1 in 5 Homes in Australia Are Infested With Termites. Willing to Bet it Won't Be You?
Termites (also known as “white ants”) are among the most elusive pests. Notoriously difficult to detect, they are also the most destructive to your home. If you don’t catch a termite infestation in time or don’t use proper termite pest control, the damage to your home is guaranteed. From here on out you’re looking at substantial repair expenses. This only serves as treating the symptoms if you don’t deal with the termite infestation. This is why Fantastic Pest Control is at your service!
On top of that, statistics show that termites affect more than 20% of homes in Australia at some point in time. Because of all that, regular termite inspections in Melbourne will go a long way toward saving your house from the damage an infestation brings along.
The exterminators in Melbourne are at your disposal! We are prepared to provide you with both termite inspection and treatment!
We provide 2 ways of inspection:
- The first one is by using an infrared camera. A detailed report is sent to you afterwards with findings on what type of termites your property have and what is the best insecticide that should be used.
- The second type of inspection is by using a moisture meter and termite trapper.
It is vital to identify the type of termites in order to provide the most effective long-term control of the pests.
The inspection includes a detailed check of the entire property, including underneath the house. We follow the Australian code of practice for termite management.
- After the inspection, our exterminator will inform the office of the level of the termite infestation and the suggested price.
- The last step before the treatment - the sales agent contact you and confirm the quote.
If our technician finds the nests he can exterminate them immediately. He will use spraying and dusting techniques.
If he decides to use treatment stations, there are two types: above ground treatment stations and underground treatment stations. They are full with a matrix of bait and contaminant that termite finds attractive. The termite workers will begin to transfer the contaminant throughout the colony back to the nest where it will affect all the termite population.
When it comes to termite pest control in Melbourne, the process of monitoring is an integral part of the treatment, as explained above. Depending on the level of the infestation, you can expect from us between 3 and 6 visits in the space of 3 to 6 months.
We recommend that your property is regularly observed by a specialist over a period of time. This is an important measure, which will ensure that the selected termite treatment method offers the most effective result. And often, the only way to succeed in the outright extermination of a termite colony is to combine both methods - the use of baiting stations and the application of insecticides.
The termite treatment in Melbourne includes free prevention advice and proofing tips. Your pest control technician will be more than happy to offer you further information on how to protect comprehensively your home against future termite infestation.
Furthermore, our company provides annual termite inspections at competitive rates as a safeguard and an effective means of monitoring and control.
Frequently Asked Questions
What else can I do to prevent termite repopulation in the future?
Apart from having your property regularly inspected by professional pest controllers, you can also ensure that you restrict the timber-loving insects from settling in the structure of your property. White ants love moisture and damp wood, therefore, make an effort to eliminate favourable conditions. Proofing measures include the following: maintain low humidity levels at your home; repair leaks and address plumbing issues; keep firewood dry and away from the house; seal/varnish exterior wooden surfaces of your property, etc.
Why is not advisable to deal with the termite problem myself?
To fight successfully a serious termite infestation involves taking a set of meticulous measures, and steps, which should be followed in a particular order. Above all, without the experience and expertise of a certified professional, you are likely to cause more harm than good. For instance, if you attempt to investigate the problem yourself and break open the wood, you suspect that has been affected by termites, the disturbance of their colony will make the insects abandon the nest. They will move to a different part of your home structure and bring on further damage and disrepair.
I’m not sure if I have a termite problem or a woodworm infestation?
There are several signs that indicate what type of infestation your property may be suffering from. For example, woodworms leave a characteristic type of exit holes in the wood. Termites, on the other hand, produce earthen flight tubes, which project horizontally and are usually located at the joints of the house. Frass and powdery heaps around your property may also hint at a termite problem. However, to determine what exactly you are dealing with, seek a specialist opinion.
What is the warranty on this service?
The service warranty will largely depend on the type of termite treatment methods we have applied in your situation. Certain products come with an 8-year guarantee if an annual inspection is performed for the whole of this period. Furthermore, as with any pest control treatment, failure to take proofing measures may result in a recurring infestation. As an example, if you don’t address dampness issues in your home, it is likely that the termite problem will reappear.