Termite Control

Termites are the only members of the insect order Isoptera.

They are commonly referred to as 'White Ants' even though they are not even closely related to ants.

There are more than 300 species of termite found within Australia, of which only 30 could be considered to be pests of timber in service, with the species Coptotermes acinaciformis being the one that causes the most problems.

Termites will eat any cellulose based material. These include timber in buildings but can also include furniture, paper materials and fabrics. They can also damage non-cellulose materials such as polystyrene and plasterboard or the plastic coating on electrical wiring. Pictured is an example of this activity on some bricks in the sub floor of a house. The mud, denoting the termites are clearly visible.

Termite Management

Management of termites is an ongoing procedure.
First a full inspection is conducted to measure the full extent of the infestation. Then, the appropriate product is introduced to manage the pest infestation. No system can offer 100% protection, but with ongoing annual inspections as recommended by the Australian Standards any subsequent activity can be treated before any major structural damage occurs.

There are a variety of environmentally friendly pest management systems to choose from:

  • Chemical Barrier Systems
  • Reticulated Termite Systems
  • Greens Termite Baiting Systems (Green Pest Website)
  • Exterra Termite Baiting Systems
  • Sentricon Termite Baiting Systems

Pre-Construction Termite Control

When constructing a property it is wise to consider pest control. For this reason we use, install and recommend:

  • Chemical Barrier Systems
  • Reticulated Termite Systems
  • HomeGuard – Pre Construction Termite Prevention System
  • Termseal – Pre Construction Termite Prevention System

Call us for more details on 1800 24 22 21