Termites will attack 1 in 5 homes; termites will nearly always be concealed making it difficult for the untrained eye to find. Termites will eat timber and paper products. They eat the timber from the inside out and create a paper-thin veneer on the surface, causing the timber to appear crinkled, corrugated, wrinkled and sometimes spotted with mud, the timber will usually be hollow. In a home termites can be found infesting finished timbers (skirting boards, door frames, architraves etc), framing and subfloor timbers.
Termites in Victoria are a nuisance and they can present a real problem in a residential or commercial property. Termites can present a particularly difficult issue and are a constant threat to your property. If undetected, they will create serious structural damage. Damage can occur in roof framing, flooring, wall framing, Sub floor framing, carpets and more.
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Steel frame homes, or homes on concrete slabs are also susceptible to termite infestations.
The structure type of your home or work place will not keep termites out.
Living your life worrying about your health or property getting damaged due to termites is unnecessary. If termites are wreaking havoc in your life, it’s time to evict them. Take control of nuisance termites; don’t allow them to take control of your property. At Neighbourhood Pest Control, we can make your pesky pest problem go away today!
Termite Control in Melbourne
If you’ve got a termite problem, we can be your heroes. With years of experience of “eradicating pests” call the team of professionals, highly trained termite management specialists, Neighbourhood Pest Control are the leading providers of termite control Melbourne has to offer. We can safely eradicate any termite issues so that you can get your life or your business back to normal as soon as possible.
Indications of a Termite Infestation
There are key indicators to look out for when identify a termite infestation. If you notice a swarm of winged insects in your property or the soil around your property, any cracked or bubbling timber or paint, droppings or mud tubes on the internal /exterior walls or wooden beams, the timber architraves, window or door frames or the flooring has become soft or brittle on the property, you could have a termite issue. If wood sounds hollow when tapped, this may also signal a termite issue.
With termites, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you have any inkling of a termite infestation on your property, call our expert team straight away to investigate. Doing so could save you a lot of money in the long run by preventing serious structural damage.
Whatever type of property that’s infested – be it a one bedroom apartment or a 10,000 square metre commercial warehouse – we have you covered. We have the experience and skills to serve both residential and commercial properties in Melbourne effectively. Rest assured that safety for both people and property is a key priority for our team. We always use fully biodegradable products that are targeted specifically to the pests but quite harmless to everything else.
What do I do if I find live termites?
Do not disturb the termites in any way or spray with insecticide. Termites need to be identified for proper treatment by the termite technician and we do not want to chase them away to another area. You cannot control termites by pulling out the effected timber and spraying the area. Call a qualified termite technician who has the experience and training to complete a termite inspection report; using the Australian Standards AS 3660.2- 2000 as a minimum guide line. Once the report is done a written Termite Management Proposal can be completed outlining all the treatment recommendations and the cost.
How do I know the Company is reputable and doing the right Thing?
Neighbourhood Pest Control is a members of the AEPMA (Australian Environmental Pest Management Association), we have the necessary State Pest Control Licence to use pesticides and ID card, Neighbourhood Pest Control has Public and Professional Liability Insurance. Ask lots of questions and see if the technician has all the answers. How long has the Company been in business? Does the Company employ casuals or sub contract to carry out the work? Ongoing training and development in termite management is crucial for effective termite control and therefore full time employees are strongly recommended.
How much does it cost?
The cost of termite management can vary considerably, each home or building provides a different set challenges and not all buildings are equal in size or structure. There are a number of termite management systems that may be applied to manage your environment.
A full timber pest inspection is the first step to providing the required information when managing your home, i.e. is your home on a concrete slab or suspended timber floor,
Is your home free standing, what conducive features are present, what type of system may be applied, where is the termite damage, is it termite damage, is it active, is the termite damage/activity isolated, this information and more is critical in the planning and implementation of a termite management system.
Can I have a Termite inspection report done on a home I am looking at buying?
Yes. It is called a pre purchase timber pest inspection report .We inspect the property for termites, borers and fungi, timber pests, conducive features such as ventilation, drainage and moisture issues. The inspection is arranged with the estate agent before the auction and a typed report of recommendations and findings is mailed or emailed to you after. We can assist you with making the right decision when purchasing a home.
How long does the termite treatment take?
It depends on the type of treatment. Chemical applications are able to be carried out in one day for an average size home. Do I need to vacate my house overnight?
No. There is no need to vacate the home overnight with the new termite treatment chemicals like Premise and Termidor. They have no solvents, no vapours, and no odours. For further information please refer to the web sites of the manufacture. Baiting programs do take longer.
What type of management systems are there?
There are traditional chemical applications, using non odors products such as Termidor, Premise, Maxthor, Biflex.
Or there are baiting systems such as Exterra, Nemises, Sentricon just to name a few.
Please ask your technician for information about what system might suit your home and why.
How do I know if the chemical is safe?
In Victoria all chemicals have to be registered and have an approved label. Chemical registrations are done by the APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medical Authority). A good web site for information on chemicals used for termite treatment is www.dpi.vic.gov.au All our termite technicians are fully trained in handling and applying chemicals as per the label.
Of course, we aren’t just Melbourne’s leading termite control experts – we can eradicate any pests. Whatever pests you are dealing with, we can help you to get rid of them. We can eradicate ants, spiders, cockroaches, rodents such as rats and mice, possums, birds, fleas, flies and much, much more. No pest is a challenge for our team of experienced pest control experts.
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