Termite Inspections & Control

What's the Difference Between White Ants and Termits

Termites are usually not covered by Household Insurance leaving many hardworking Australians, like yourself, stressed and out of pocket.

Termites cause hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property damage every year in Australia and unfortunately in most cases the damage expense is not covered by regular home insurance.  They can burrow long distances underground to reach their desired food source. If you find a nest in your back yard, chances are they have already infiltrated your home, you just can’t see them, yet.

Termites are most active in the warmer months, so if you see Flying White Ants emerge in Summer then you definitely have a Termite infestation. Also, termites have been known to be serial offenders, coming back to finish the meal they were making of your beloved home, so on-going termite management and prevention is crucial.

Some clients enquire about white ant treatments, but termites and ants are very different insects. Termites are not a member of the ant family but the term ‘White Ant’ is firmly embedded in the Australian language.

As Termite Specialists we provide all Termite Inspection and Control services, including:

  • Visual Termite Inspections
  • Thermal Imaging White Ant/Termite Inspections
  • Pre-Purchase Pest Inspections
  • Termite Prevention & Management
  • Termite Treatments
  • Termite Baiting & Monitoring Programs

What we do to inspect for Termites…

Our Expert Termite Specialists have many years of professional experience and are all fully qualified and comprehensively insured. Our Insurance covers us for Public Indemnity and Professional Indemnity which gives you complete peace of mind.

Using the latest Termite Inspection Equipment:

  • Sounding – a specialist technique to test the integrity of wood
  • Listening Equipment – detects termite movement
  • Moisture Meters – detects elevated moisture in wood which may indicate the presence of termites
  • Borescope – an invasive technique that can take pictures of active termites in timber
  • Termatrac T3i – detects moisture, thermal variations and movement
  • Thermal Imaging – detects thermal variations and available in some areas

A termite inspection is highly recommended to be carried out annually by the Australian Standard AS3660 even if you have termite protection systems in place. Generally, termite protection systems make termites easier to detect, however won’t actually stop them from attacking the property or building. Also, your current termite protection system may be malfunctioning or compromised in someway, which you will need to be aware of.

Our comprehensive RSA TI 17 page report gives you essential information on:

  • Current Termite Activity
  • Evidence of Previous Termite Damage
  • The Conditions around your Property that are Conducive to Termite Attack
  • Evidence of a Current Termite Protection System
  • Advice on how to minimise the Likelihood of Termite Attack
  • How often You should have a Termite Inspection
  • Various options for a termite Protection Program
  • And much more

Our Termite Treatment services fall in to two main categories, Preventative and Remedial.

Once you have taken advantage of our On-site Termite Inspections and Assessments you will be provided with a customised range of Termite Treatment and Termite Management options to suit your particular needs. Remedial Treatment is followed up with various Preventative measures.

Remedial Treatment

After an inspection and evaluation have been completed, our Licensed Pest Control Technicians will provide you with the best options for your situation.

These options include;

  • Pesticide Barriers – an in-soil pesticide barrier is applied into the soil under and around the foundations
  • Dusts – settle on Termites and they ingest the pesticide and infect the colony
  • Baits – specifically formulated for Termites

Preventative Control

Physical and chemical barriers designed to deter White Ants. After your inspection and evaluation we can provide the best options for your particular situation.

  • Physical Barriers – made from metal or crushed rock or other materials that Termites cannot chew
  • In-soil Pesticide Barriers – either in-soil or in-plastic containing a pesticide formulated for Termites
  • In-plastic Pesticide Barriers – can also form a physical barrier

Interesting Fact – The average Termite that Australians come across is white in colour or an off-white. The colour of a Termite is usually determined by their choice in diet (timber). A darker coloured timber, like redwood for instance, when ingested will give the termites a darker colour. A lighter coloured timber will not change the colour of the termite so much.

Get a Free Quote for Termite Inspection and Control services – Just Call Jim’s Pest Control on 131 546 or Book Online at a time that suits.

Termite Treatment Service Areas:

VIC:  Termite Treatment Melbourne – Termite Treatment GeelongTermite Treatment Mornington Peninsula
NSW:  Termite Treatment SydneyTermite Treatment Newcastle – Termite Treatment Wollongong
QLD:  Termite Treatment BrisbaneTermite Treatment Gold CoastTermite Treatment NoosaTermite Treatment Townsville
SA:  Termite Treatment AdelaideTermite Treatment Mt BarkerTermite Treatment Adelaide Hills
WA:  Termite Treatment Perth
ACT: Termite Treatment Canberra 
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