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!
Your service begins with a pre-arranged termite inspection when the experts evaluate the level of the timber munchers infestation. You’ll be offered a personalised quote, based on how far the problem has gone, on the recommended number of insect treatment visits that your property requires, and on the type of termite control method that will be used.
There are various termite eradication methods that we use to combat the infestation. For instance, visible white ant nests can be successfully destroyed with an appropriate liquid or powdered insecticide.
Unfortunately, termites are notorious for giving a hard time to homeowners because they “like” to nest, reproduce and hide deep into the timber structure and away from sunlight. Therefore, we apply a termite treatment method, which involves several visits by placing above or underground monitoring and bait stations around your property. They effectively help exterminate the termite population through the gradual transfer of the insecticide contained in the bait. This is done by the termite workers as they are attracted to the bait. The worker white ants carry the contaminant to the nest, and thus, the entire colony becomes exposed to the poison.
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 2 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.