Termite Control, Inspection, Removal & Treatment in Melbourne
Termites are one of the most damaging types of pest you can have. They’re quietly destructive, trees, under patios, under slabs or sub floors, I wall cavities and slowly chewing their way through the integrity of a structure. It’s possible to have a very serious problem before you even begin to notice any signs. That’s why it’s so important to work with a reliable company for termite control. Melbourne is a busy and populated district. That means your neighbour’s problem could easily become your own.
There’s no need to worry when you work with Neighbourhood Pest Control. We’re here for you whether you need treatments or inspections for your residence or commercial property.
Don’t Ignore the Sawdust
When it comes to termites, you may not see signs until well into an infestation. subterranean termites can go undetected for several months because of their nesting habits. That’s why we always recommend yearly inspections. Our technicians are trained to look for things you may not recognise as signs of a problem or potential sources for infestation, such as:
- Hollow sounds when knocking on timber structures
- Clicking noises
- Sagging infrastructure or other signs of settling
- Leaking Water
- Blistering plaster board or timber
- Poor ventilation
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 treatment 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 termite 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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Everything you need to know About Termite Control in Melbourne
There’s a simple recipe for termite infestation: all it takes is a little wood and a lack of knowledge to create a big problem. Don’t worry, however, Neighbourhood Pest Control is here to cook up a solution for your troubles! Our company has more than 20 years’ experience in pest removal, and that’s why you can trust us for professional termite control in Melbourne.
In all our years of service, we’ve found that knowledge is the quickest route to prevention when it comes to pests. That’s why we’ve put together a short list of everything you need to know to keep your property safe.
Know the Termite Species Common to your area
There are many different kinds of termites throughout the world. In Australia, we have subterranean, drywood and dampwood termites. Each variety prefers different things when it comes to building nests, and they also leave different signs of infestation:
- Subterranean Termites build nests underground, but they still eat the wood in your home and around your property. These termites are known to build the largest nests, constructing complex mud tunnels that lead to their favourite food sources: the wood on your property.
- Drywood Termites live in dried woods and are the species most likely to nest directly in your structure. They especially like your hardwood floors. This species builds smaller nests than the Subterranean varieties and will cause damage at a much slower rate.
- Dampwood Termites are the most common species found in Australia. They are less likely to nest in the dry wood of your home and will likely choose rotting wood around your property. They’ve also been known to nest in soil, and they will still eat the drywood structures and furniture. What makes this type of infestation so troublesome is that the source of the damage is often located outside of your main structure, so it may take longer for you to notice that a problem is quietly growing.
Learn how to Prevent a Swarm from Nesting
This is the most important aspect of any pest control. There are always simple measures you can take to keep termites and other insects from deciding your property is their ideal location. We recommend taking down any old, dead trees around your home as this type of wood is an ideal nesting place. Once a swarm moves into a tree, it’s only a matter of time before they discover your building.
It’s not just old trees that can be an issue, either. Subterranean termites build nests in the dirt beneath buildings, and this can be prevented by ensuring you make this space an inhospitable environment for them. Our technicians can help to assess your property and offer advice on any changes that would help to protect you against future infestations.
When in Doubt, call the Experts!
Even if you only have a small little doubt in the back of your mind, it’s best to call in the professionals. A passing swarm may just decide to move in, after all! Neighbourhood Pest Control works with highly trained and qualified technicians who can advise you as to whether you need treatments or preventative measures.
We provide termite inspections in Melbourne and throughout Australia. Contact us for a free onsite quote today and we’ll send one of our experts along at your earliest convenience. They will do a thorough assessment of your property, and that means you can let go of the worry and get back to your daily routine.
Whether you need pest control services for your home or workplace, Neighbourhood Pest Control provides fast and friendly service with great prices. Covering most Geelong and Melbourne areas.
Termites May Be Living on Your Property
Sometimes these things may have other causes and a technician knows how to read all the signs and trace them back to their source. It’s the only way to know for sure that you’re building is protected.
Another reason we recommend yearly inspections is that termites can nest in areas around your property. It’s far better to find a nest before it sends off swarms that move into your home or commercial building! If you have dry wood, rotting stumps, standing water or any old structures around your building; then you should definitely have yearly inspections. Your technician may even recommend that you remove certain things from your property to prevent infestations in the future. That’s why we like to think we offer the most comprehensive termite control in Melbourne. We’re interested in both treatment and prevention.
- Food Manufacturers
- Development Sites
- Shopping Centres
- Commercial Spaces
- Food Outlets
Stop the Problem Before it Moves Inside
There are two main types of termites common to Australia: drywood, dampwood and subterranean. all are prone to nesting around your property. While a technician will be able to give you specific advice as to your property, there are a few general rules of thumb that will help protect you from infestations that start in your yard. To start with, remove any dead or rotting wood and seal up any sources of leaking water. If you live near standing water, make sure there are no dead or dying trees near the area. Subterranean termites live underground but tunnel up to rotting woods for sustenance. Even if they have water nearby, if there’s nothing to feed on, they will move to another area.
By making sure your property isn’t an ideal environment for termites, you will prevent breakaway swarms from nesting near or in your structure.
Termites Don’t Stand a Chance Against our Technicians
When you work with Neighbourhood Pest Control, you’re working with our highly skilled and trained technicians and backed by 26 years of experience. We’re committed to ensuring your property is protected from all types of pests. Not only that, we can help you understand how to prevent a problem from reoccurring in the future. Call today and enjoy peace of mind with the best termite control in Melbourne.
Termite Pest Control in Melbourne
When you need to eliminate termites from your residential or commercial premises, you need to call in the help of the best providers of termite pest control Melbourne has to offer – Neighbourhood Pest Control.
We’ve got over 24 years of industry experience so we know exactly how to swiftly and safely identify and remove termite infestations from any property. We provide specialist termite pest control Melbourne services to residential homes, hotels, offices, development sites, restaurants, food outlets and other commercial businesses with our commercial pest control Melbourne & Geelong services. Our pest control specialists are among the most knowledgeable and extensively trained in the wider Melbourne area. When pests present an issue, we can be on site to eliminate the problem today.
Termites can make a home unliveable and they can disrupt business operations significantly if they are allowed to stick around. If you identify a termite problem, you need to call our team immediately. If you notice any bubbling on paint, ceilings or floorings, gatherings of insect wings, dust-like droppings, hollow wood or a mould-like scent, these are indications that you have a termite issue.
The faster you act in this scenario, the less significant the damage will be. Termite infestations are responsible for millions of dollars of structural damage in Australia every year. A termite problem simply won’t just “go away”. It will only become a more serious issue.
Effective Termite Treatment in Melbourne
Neighbourhood Pest Control not only offers specialist termite control, we can effectively eliminate all types of pests. If rodents, birds, cockroaches, ants, flies, spiders, possums or any other pests take up residence in your property, we’ve got the skills and knowledge to swiftly serve them their eviction notice. We only use biodegradable chemicals that are effective for termite and pest control but safe to the environment and everyone on the premises.
Neighbourhood Pest Control can take care of your pest problem today. We’ll even ensure a follow up service, on-going advice and will provide a service guarantee for our work.
Call us today to eliminate your pest problem.
Protect your Property with Termite and Pest Control in Melbourne
For such little creatures, termites and other insects can cause a lot of trouble. If an infestation is allowed to fester, over time it can literally cause an entire building to collapse. This is especially true if termites have managed to find their way into the main structural support of a building.
Don’t mess around with your own future: protect your property with quality termite control. In Melbourne, Geelong, or anywhere along the Gold Coast: Neighbourhood Pest Control has got you covered.
Termites can do an Extraordinary Amount of Damage
Termites have been known to eat furniture and older electrical wiring. Even if they don’t decide to chomp down on your wiring, the dust and debris they leave behind your walls can become a fire hazard. There are known cases where heat released during wood decomposition has actually caused the sawdust residue left by termites to spontaneously combust!
It’s far more likely that you’ll experience creaking floorboards and loose-fitting doors than a spontaneous fire, but that should give you an idea of just how bad an infestation is for your property.
Your Assets are on the line
You’ve worked hard to create a life for yourself, and termites can easily undo all of that hard work. Your assets are literally on the line when you’re dealing with a potential infestation. Don’t risk everything you’ve earned by working with an unreliable company or attempting to treat for termites on your own. There are too many variables to contend with, and that leaves you vulnerable.
You see, it’s possible to quiet the infestation. This means you’ve reduced the number of termites in your structure, but you haven’t gotten rid of the queen: the real heart of the colony. So, as long as she’s alive, the problem will continue to return.
Not only that but a small number of termites are able to quietly cause a huge amount of destruction; and they won’t leave nearly as much evidence. In that way, it can be very detrimental to reduce colony numbers without destroying the colony itself.
We Treat more than Termites
It’s not just termites that can cause damage to your home and surrounding property. There are all sorts of pests that can cause absolute chaos. They’re not limited to the insect kingdom either. At Neighbourhood Pest Control, we have more than 20 years’ experience in treating for pests of all kinds. We are also members in good standing of the Australian Environmental Pest Management Association (AEPMA).
This organization is the only nationally recognized institution in Australia that is charged with overseeing the safe and comprehensive management of pest control. They offer accredited trainings to all of their members, and we’re also required to hold insurance for both public liability and professional indemnity. This offers you complete protection and a guarantee that you will get our best work. We ensure our technicians undergo regular training so they remain abreast of the most current industry standards for all types of termite and pest control in Melbourne and throughout all of Australia.
Don’t let Pests Control your Future
You should be proud to own property, whether it’s your own home or a commercial business. Sometimes, it can seem like a bit of a burden. All the upkeep that goes into simply maintaining a property can be both time-consuming and expensive. Don’t let something as simple as an insect become a threat to all that hard work. You’ve earned your place in this world, and termites don’t get a say in your future.
At least they won’t have one when you work with Neighbourhood Pest Control. We are dedicated to ensuring the long-term protection of your assets. Contact us today for an onsite consultation and quote.
What Our Clients Are Saying:
"I had never had a problem with pests before, but when we moved in to our new house I was devastated to find out that there was a termite infestation! I called Neighbourhood Pest Control, and they came to the rescue. They were fast and thorough, and we even had them in for a follow up inspection and we are now, very happily, termite free! Don't make the same mistake we did, get your home inspected before you move in."− Michelle Baker, Geelong
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One thing that’s never changed during our 16 years in business and our 24 year of industry experience, is that our clients want to know exactly what we’re going to do, how where going to do it and what the result will be.
You’re welcome to ask any questions you like as our technicians are always happy to share their knowledge of insect & pest biology as well as the applications we use. That way you know exactly how we intend to deal with the problem and what you can expect soon after.
Our staff has access to the very latest in training and keep their licenses and accreditations up to date. So when you call for one of our staff to attend your site, you can rest assured you’re dealing with a professional.
If you’re bugged by the bugs in your building, it’s time to call in the experts. Neighbourhood pest control has over 26 years of experience in treating and preventing termites throughout Australia. If you think you may have a problem, it’s time to make the call. That’s because termites have likely done a lot of damage by the time you see any signs of an infestation. If you see swarms around your property, it’s possible they’ve already chewing through your structure. Don’t take a chance and risk expensive repairs on top of treatments, set an appointment for inspection today!
We Only Use Safe Termite Treatments
We’re devoted to providing the best service possible for our clientele. That means using treatments we know to be both reliable and safe. All of our treatment plans are developed according to the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association. That means our methods for removal are safe for your family and the environment. They’re also proven to work!
Not only that, our technicians have access to training through the AEPMA. We ensure all our employees undergo regular training, so they are always apprised as to the latest methods and standards for removal. You can be certain your technician will have the latest industry information when you work with our company.
We follow the Australian Standards when applying any form of termite management, and only use accredited equipment.
Prevention is the Best Method for Control
Everyone cares about the environment, whether you realize it or not. Taking care of the world around us is an important part of life, and that’s why we always work to help you prevent future problems. This can save you a lot of money by ensuring your property doesn’t develop a quiet problem between yearly inspections. It also limits how often treatments are needed in the future, and that cuts down on the amount of pesticides used on your property. While all of our treatments are safe for the environment, prevention is still the best way to treat for termites while doing the least amount of damage to the world around you.
Treat, Prevent and Live Without Worry
It’s very important to take preventative measures for termite treatment in Melbourne. City areas and places where buildings are closely grouped together can make one infestation exponentially worse. Swarms will travel around at different times of the year, settling in other people’s properties. That’s no way to be neighbourly!
By working with a company that treats and prevents, you’re taking every step possible to protect your building in the present and the future. More than that, you’re also helping to protect your neighbours.
Neighbourhood Pest Control is Here for You
Our business is built on strong foundations. Knowledgeable technicians, certified treatments and excellent customer service are what make us the best at what we do. You’ll never have unanswered questions when you work with Neighbourhood Pest Control, and you’ll know all our treatments are safe and effective as we only use AEPMA recommended methods. Call today and speak with one of our representatives. They’ll help you schedule an appointment for inspection or treatment based on your needs, and our technicians will teach you how to prevent future problems. Don’t hesitate to call if you’re seeking termite treatment in Melbourne or any part of Australia.