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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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.
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