Termite Pest Control Sydney

If your building has a history of termite infestation then late April to May is the time for termite inspections. Sydney is no different to any other major town or city in this regard, when the heat rises, it’s time to take action. Termite treatment in advance is the most effective strategy there is for defeating termites in Sydney, and beyond.
At ABC Pest Control, we have the best termite treatment Sydney has to offer, and with different packages available to match the size of your building, as well as the extent of you problem, we’re the leading providers of termite control. Sydney knows this and our loyal customers are testament to our proven track record.

Termite Protection Sydney

Prevention is the best cure, and at ABC we offer a 100% safety guarantee for your family and pets to ensure that they are not negatively affected as we perform our Sydney termite control to rid your residence of termites and other pests, which, if left unchecked, can lead to exorbitant, financially-crippling, long-term costs caused by the curse of the termite. Sydney residences should have at least one termite inspection to ensure that there isn’t the seed of a problem developing that may lead to major issues later and threaten the integrity of the property.

Termite Treatment Cost Sydney

As we’ve already said, Sydney termite inspections are best performed in the spring as this is when the first seasonal manifestations start to take place. Our termite inspections cost Sydney residents prices starting from $220, but are charged depending on the magnitude of the situation. We’ve presently got a special offer on, in which you can save up to $400 for services (conditions apply), which eradicate using pest control on termites. Sydney is a truly magnificent city, Australasia’s gem, on that the world can agree, but it’s extremities of climate make it a hotbed for infestation in the warmer months. In the end, investing early in the remedy works our cheaper that the cure, so get in touch to find out more about an inspection cost. Sydney is covered, but you can see a map here of all the areas we service in NSW.

Carpet Beetles, Cockroaches, Silverfish, Spiders and Termite Treatments Sydney

Sydney termites are some of the virulent in the world, but with countless other critters running around, Sydney termite treatment is essential for properties with a history of infestation; however, there are many more creatures to be concerned about than just termites. Sydney carpet beetles can be just as hard to shift as any other insect, and the same is true of cockroaches, silverfish and Spiders. However, you can rest assured as our Sydney termite treatment also covers these creepy crawlies too. One round of Sydney termite treatment and you will be free from these pests and sleep better at night to boot. With a history of successful termite inspections, Sydney trusts us with its termite pest control and we are proud to offer our services to you.

Termites are also referred to as white ants although they are not ants at all. They are in fact a social relative of the cockroach

There are about 4000 species of termites and 10% of these are considered as pests, causing damage to buildings, crops and forests.The termite season is usually late spring, late April to May, as this is the time when adult termites (alates or swarmers) leave old colonies to build new nests. They usually head towards sunlight or artificial light. Many die and are found on window sills or the floor near doors and windows. After swarming they spin around and break off their wings. Sometimes the swarming takes place for just one or two hours. If you are not at home when they swarm you may only find the “cast off” wings on a windowsill or floor below a window.

To download your free copy of “The Life Cycle of a Termite” There are clear differences between the ant and the termite, which are outlined in the table below

What attracts termites to your home….Food!
Termites may live and feed in the walls of your house, the floorboards, wooden doors even your furniture! The following also provide sources of food:

  • Presence of many trees around the house
  • Wood fence posts
  • Wooden retaining walls
  • Wooden logs stored in the backyard in shed
  • Wooden decking

A house that is over 25 years old is more likely to attract termites. A new house is less likely to attract termites but there is still a risk if it is built near an existing termite colony.

colour are Termites?
In this picture look for two white, creamy coloured insects. They are “worker” termites. The workers do all the damage, eating the wood. They are very vulnerable with a soft exoskeleton. They avoid the light by building “tunnels” to travel inside of. A protozoa in their body digests the wood, they then return to their “colony” usually in the soil, and excrete the digested wood for other termites in the colony to feed on.

The Soldier Termite
This is a soldier termite. His main job is to protect the workers and other termites from ants. The soldiers do not eat the wood. (they leave that up to the workers!; in fact they only eat wood that the workers have digested and passed on to them. Whenever a shelter tube is broken open it doesn’t take long for the soldiers to get to the opening to “defend” the workers.

Signs of Termites – Termite InspectionAnyone is at risk of being invaded with termites in their home. Being aware of the early signs of termites may save your home from extensive damage. The first alert is the presence of flying termites and season. Keep an eye out for loose wings on the ground, bathtubs, vents and sinks. You may notice sawdust from the areas where termites are building tunnels; or holes in the exposed wood. Keep in mind that termites work in the dark and are very hard to spot.

Mud tubes are pieces of earth and wood stuck together with a glue-like secretion.They are the termite’s highways. The worker termites build these to avoid exposure to the light and for protection from ants. The shelter tubes vary in size and length. They are generally about 1/4 inch in diameter and can be several feet long.

Termite inspection and PreventionTermite infestations are not always easily recognised. This requires time and careful inspections of your home or area at risk.If you just got rid of a colony, you need to have more frequent inspections – probably at least once every three months and then annual inspections once you’ve been termite free for at least a year. If you know your neighbour has termites, it would be a good idea to have bait set out and have it checked every few months.

Regular checks you can do inside and outside of your house. This includes checking areas that provide food sources for termites:

  • backyard – dead leaves, tree stumps
  • outside home – windowsills, doorframes
  • inside home – check for cracks in base of walls, windowsills, doorframes
  • Before buying a house, ensure it had a termite inspection
  • Remove all wooden debris from around the building.
  • Replace wooden posts, steps, trellises and other structures that contact the soil with non cellulose material
  • Replace badly damaged timbers with sound materials. Remove infested trees and stumps.
  • Where possible, don’t allow wood within 45 cm of the soil.
  • Provide adequate ventilation and drainage for basements, cellars and crawl spaces. Ventilate crawl spaces and attics to reduce humidity and cover at least 90% of the soil in crawl spaces with plastic sheeting.
  • Reduce soil moisture around the structure by directing run-off away from the foundation. Be sure gutters and downspouts are installed and working correctly.
  • Fill all visible cracks and voids in the foundation with concrete or caulking compound, which may provide a handy access point for termites.
  • Don’t affix wooden trellises to exterior walls.
  • Keep mulch, wood debris, scrap lumber, sawdust, and firewood away from your home. If you do keep firewood outside your house during the winter, keep it raised off the ground.
  • Trim all shrubs, bushes and other dense greenery away from the foundation of your home, don’t allow leaves to accumulate in gutters and drains.
  • Repair leaking faucets and water lines, both indoors and outdoors. Fix leaky roofs and gutters.
  • Ideally, wood siding, stucco, and foam board should be at least 15 cm away from the ground.
  • Regular termite treatments

Signs of Termites – Termite InspectionAnyone is at risk of being invaded with termites in their home. Being aware of the early signs of termites may save your home from extensive damage. The first alert is the presence of flying termites and season. Keep an eye out for loose wings on the ground, bathtubs, vents and sinks. You may notice sawdust from the areas where termites are building tunnels; or holes in the exposed wood. Keep in mind that termites work in the dark and are very hard to spot.

Mud tubes are pieces of earth and wood stuck together with a glue-like secretion.They are the termite’s highways. The worker termites build these to avoid exposure to the light and for protection from ants. The shelter tubes vary in size and length. They are generally about 1/4 inch in diameter and can be several feet long.

Mud tubes or shelter tubes are usually found hanging from a joist or clinging to a
foundation.
Mud tubes act as protective connections between the underground colony and your house, the food source. If the colony is active, they’ll be built back up again

This picture shows a house with major termite damage. The termite shelter tubes hanging from the joists (freestanding). Note the circled area, where the termites are building tubes up from the ground to reach the hanging tunnel.

This is a hardwood beam in the garage.Notice how they eat the wood in layers.They eat the “soft” grain of wood that grows in the springtime.
Termites will eat just about any kind of wood, hard or soft, and most wood byproducts and other cellulose materials.

Dark or blistered area in your wood flooring that can be easily scratched with a kitchen knife is another sign termites. If you knock on the wood, you’ll hear an answering tapping that means the termite soldiers are alerting the others to danger by banging their heads on the walls.

If you have found the termites in your home, there are simple strategies to maintain.

  • Remain calm, do not panic. Termites do work slowly, so you do have time to do act before it gets significantly worse
  • Do not touch them or disturb their work as it is easier to manage these insects if they are undisturbed
  • Do not spray them with any substance. Spraying encourages them to go into areas where they may be harder to track
  • Call for a professional pest control inspector to manage the problem.

Termites are by far incredible insects. The best way to protect your home and manage termites is by regular termite inspection checks of your home and surroundings; and a routine pest control professional inspection especially if you suspect your home is at risk

Treating termite infestation requires in-depth knowledge of building construction and termite behaviour. Because potential termite entry points are hidden behind walls or under floors, a careful examination and treatment by a Termite Inspection professional may be necessary.

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