WHAT & WHY?
Termites, often referred to as 'white ants' have the potential to cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to homes.
While they are pests, these insects serve an important role in nature, feeding on dead trees and converting them into organic matter.
Secretive by nature, they work within mud tunnels that they create within or external to timber or non timber materials.
DID YOU KNOW?
Termites cause five time more damage to homes than fires.
HOW TO MANAGE TERMITES
It is important that a termite inspections is included in your home maintenance regime. Termite inspections are recommended to be completed by a professional, at least annually and protective treatments completed to AS 3660, every five years.
Chemical treatments to AS 3660 are installed to prevent termites from entering a building. There are two types of treatments on offer, localised or perimeter treatments.
A localised treatment (spot treatment) can be applied to an area away from a building, eg. a tree stump, garden edge, fence post, as an interim treatment, while perimeter treatments keep termites away from the main dwellings.
We strongly recommend perimeter treatments in accordance to AS 3660.
HOW CAN I TELL IF WE HAVE TERMITES?
Crumbling or damaged skirting boards/ smooth edge / floorboards
Mud galleries on the house ceiling/ work bench or stored boxes in the shed
You discover them in landscaping timbers/ old stumps/ mulch