Termite Inspection Sydney
TERMITE INSPECTION PACKAGE
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ABC Pest Control performs and is qualified to do professional termite inspection in Sydney. If your building has a history of termite infestation, then late April to May is the best time for termite inspections.
Sydney is no different from 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.
We offer different packages available to match the size of your building, as well as the extent of your problem. In fact, we’re the leading providers of termite control. Furthermore, Sydney knows this and our loyal customers are the testament to our proven track record.
Protection from Termites Sydney
Prevention is the best cure. At ABC, we offer a 100% safety guarantee for your family and pets. Hence, we ensure that they are not negatively affected as we perform our Sydney termite control.
We rid your residence of termites and other pests. It's because any pest like termites can lead to exorbitant, financially-crippling, and long-term costs when left untreated.
Sydney residences should have at least one termite inspection every year. Apparently, this is to ensure that there isn’t a chance for termites to enter or continue with destroying your property.
Termites Treatment Cost Sydney
As recommended, Sydney termite inspections are best performed in the spring. This is so because it 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. With this offer, you can save up to $400 for services (conditions apply), which eradicate using pest control on termites.
Sydney is a truly magnificent city. Indeed, it is Australia’s gem that the world can certainly agree.
However, it’s extremities of climate make it a hotbed for the infestation in the warmer months. In the end, investing early in the remedy works is surely cheaper than 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.
Termites Treatment Sydney
Sydney termites are some of the virulent in the world. However, with countless other critters running around, Sydney termite treatment is essential for properties with a history of infestation.
On the other hand, there are many more creatures to be concerned about aside from termites. For instance, Sydney carpet beetles can be just as hard to shift as any other insect. Hence, the same is true of cockroaches, silverfish, and Spiders.
The good news is, you can rest assured of a complete solution because our Sydney termite treatment 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. Moreover, 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.
Facts About Termites
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. However, only 10% of these are pests, causing damage to buildings, crops, and forests.
The termite season is usually late spring, late September to October. In fact, 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. However, many would die and are commonly 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. Oftentimes, you will see the cast off wings in windowsill or floor below a window.
What Attracts Termites to Your Home
Termites may live and feed in the walls of your house, the floorboards. wooden doors, or even your furniture. In addition, presence of plants and trees around your house can also invite termites.
Moreover, any wooden structure in your proper can attract termites such as the following:
- Fence posts (wooden)
- Retaining walls (wooden)
- Logs stored in the backyard in a shed (wooden)
- Decking (wooden)
A house that is over 25 years old is more likely to attract termites. On the other hand, a new house is less likely to attract termites. However, there is still a risk if it is built near an existing termite colony.
What 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.
These cockroaches are very vulnerable with a soft exoskeleton. They avoid the light by building “tunnels” to travel inside of.
A protozoan in their body digests the wood. Then, they return to their “colony”. Usually, in the soil and excrete the digested wood for other termites in the colony to feed on.
Temites Versus Ants
The Soldier Termite
This is a soldier termite. His main job is to protect the workers and other termites from ants.
Unlike the workers, the soldiers do not eat the wood. In fact, they only eat wood that the workers have digested and passed on to them. Moreover,whenever a shelter tube is broken open it doesn’t take long for the soldiers to get to the opening to “defend” the workers.
4. Appearance of Mud tubes. 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. Moreover, the shelter tubes vary in size and length. They are, generally, about 1/4 inch in diameter and can be several feet long.
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, door frames
- inside the home – check for cracks in the base of walls, windowsills, door frames
- 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 noncellulose material
- Remove and replace badly damaged timbers with sound materials. Remove infested trees and stumps.
- Where possible, don’t allow wood within 45 cm of the soil.
Other Helpful Tips to Prevent Termites
- Provide adequate ventilation and drainage for basements, cellars and crawl spaces. In addition, 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. Thus, 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. However, 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. Also, don’t allow leaves to accumulate in gutters and drains.
- Repair leaking faucets and water lines, both indoors and outdoors. Similarly, Fix leaky roofs and gutters.
- Ideally, wood siding, stucco, and foam board should be at least 15 cm away from the ground.
- Have a regular termite inspection and treatment
Mud Tubes - Termites Sydney
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. Particularly, the shelter tubes vary in size and length. They are, generally, about 1/4 inch in diameter and can be several feet long.
Signs of Termites
Termite Inspection. Anyone is at risk of being invaded with termites in their home. Thus, 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. So, 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.
- Seeing holes in the exposed wood. Keep in mind that termites work in the dark and are very hard to spot.
You can usually find mud tubes or shelter tubes hanging from a joist or clinging to a
These tubes act as protective connections between the underground colony and your house, the food source. Hence, if the colony is active, they’ll be built back up again.
Inspection and Prevention of Termites Sydney
You cannot always easily recognize termite infestations. Thus, this requires time and careful inspections of your home or area at risk.
If you just got rid of a colony, you still 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. Furthermore, if you know your neighbour has termites, it would be a good idea to have bait set out. Then, have it checked every few months.
Eaten Layers of Hardwood - Termites
This is a hardwood beam in the garage. Notice how they eat the wood in layers. Apparently, they eat the “soft” grain of wood that grows in the springtime.
Termites will eat just about any kind of wood. So, this includes hard or soft, and most wood by products and other cellulose materials.
Signs of Termites
Termite Inspection-Anyone 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.
Termites are, by far, incredible insects. The best way to protect your home and manage termites is by regular termite inspection of your home and surroundings. Hence, a routine pest control professional inspection is needed especially if you suspect your home is at risk
How to Fight Back - Termites
Fully 1/3 of all homes in Australia have been or currently are affected by termites. So, don’t wait to take action until it’s too late.
For a truly long-lasting solution, you’ll need to protect your home with both physical and chemical barriers that remain active for decades.
Living in Peace and Confidence
At ABC Pest Control Sydney, we know that owning a home or building comes with many headaches and inconveniences. However, a healthy dose of preparation can alleviate or eliminate many of them.
From termite inspections across the Sydney area to termite reticulation and refills, all the way to the cutting-edge Homeguard construction process. ABC can, certainly, help you manage and mitigate the risk of termites damaging your property.
A little bit of foresight and prevention goes a long way in the world. Particularly when you have a leading team of experts by your side. Hence, keep your structural foundation solid and secure by protecting it from these persistent armies of small invaders.
One decisive installation of termite reticulation or the Homeguard system. Plus periodic inspections and refills can end your worries once and for all. Thus, as a homeowner, advanced protection is one of the best investments you can make.
It’s never too late to protect your home. Call us now or fill out the form on this site, and put us to work for you today.
Dark or Blistered Area in Your Wood Flooring - Termites
A dark or blistered area in your wood flooring that can be easily scratched with a kitchen knife is another sign termites. Then, if you knock on the wood, you’ll hear an answering tapping. This only means that 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 have time to act before it gets significantly worse
- Do not touch them or disturb their work because it is easier to manage these insects if they are undisturbed
- Never spray them with any substance. It's because 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.
Treating termite infestation requires in-depth knowledge of building construction and termite behaviour. Since potential termite entry points are hidden behind walls or under floors, a careful examination is needed. In the same way that you need termite experts to execute a comprehensive treatment.
Know Your Enemy - Termites
The effective prevention of any problem depends on eliminating the root causes. In the case of termites, that means a multi-pronged approach. Hence, this approach is toward sealing off the potential access points. You should leave no way for these pests to enter and severely damage your property.
On the other hand, less-effective approaches to treatment may deter the invaders that are already there. However, they are unlikely to prevent the next generation of pests from picking up where the current ones left off.
Termites can get to your home through a number of difficult-to-reach access points. So, while there, they may go undetected for long periods of time, doing significant structural damages. Damages that can, eventually, cause load-bearing sections to disintegrate from within.
Although they typically feast on wood, they don't restrict themselves to it and have been known to attack other sources of nutrients. Thus, their mobility, flexibility, and perseverance make termites perhaps the largest environmental risk of all. This is as far as homes are concerned – and the damage they cause is typically uncovered by home insurance.
True protection from this menace depends on early discovery. Hence, ABC Pest Control Sydney offers comprehensive termite inspection throughout the greater Sydney area.
Termite Reticulation from ABC Pest Control Sydney
This comprehensive approach features an intricate underground waterproof barrier surrounding your home. Hence, physically preventing termites from breaching your home’s physical defences.
When installed by the professionals at ABC Pest Control, this barrier provides a formidable and long-lasting home defence system. Moreover, we also take an additional and complementary approach through the termite reticulation process.
We install a network of pipes underground in the soil surrounding the home. Then, these pipes use a multitude of tiny holes to release a faint but effective cocktail of termite-repellent chemicals into the soil.
These are perfectly safe for people, animals, plants and the wider environment. However, definitely deadly for termites that try to pass through the area to access your home.
The ideal time to make these installations is during the construction of the home. However, you can still certainly achieve the results even if the process begins long after the home has been built.
In the latter case, a crucial step is letting ABC Pest Control Sydney proceed with a thorough termite inspection beforehand. This is to ensure that the reticulation system traps the termites outside the home rather than inside.
Whether effective installation occurs during home construction or long afterwards, the resulting benefit to your home is enormous. The reticulation process enables matching physical and chemical barriers. These combine beautifully to block all openings for termites to access your home. Best of all, once installed, this method of protection will work its magic, without fail, for decades.
Termite Reticulation Refills from ABC Pest Control Sydney
The use of chemicals in the reticulation process means that there is a need to maintain the system by refilling it every 3-5 years. ABC Pest Control Sydney can provide these refills at an affordable cost.
We can apply the refill quickly and without any inconvenience. This means that your initial investment in the termite reticulation process continues to pay dividends for generations. In terms of the savings, it brings in overall time, money, effort, and, of course, prevention of termite-induced structural damage.
At the same time, there is a need to maintain the physical barriers. Soil erodes and is compacted over the years, leaving a gap known as soil subsidence between the home and the waterproof barrier.
This gap must be filled in with special materials at similar intervals. Hence, a process which strengthens the natural foundation on which your home rests.
At ABC Pest Control Sydney, we can handle every aspect of termite reticulation refill and maintenance in the greater Sydney area. By this, you can enjoy the comforts and benefits of an easy and long-lasting victory over termites.
We utilize a network of underground pipes. Thus, ABC Pest Control’s expert technicians can install a reticulation system that allows for the reinstatement of a chemical barrier. Specifically, we do it around the foundations of your Sydney property. Hence, this will ensure your complete and continuous protection from termites.
Our reticulation system and the precise application of chemicals by our highly skilled experts ensures protection against termite invasions. Moreover, this system, totally prevents the termites from entering the house. Thus, it is essential that the chemical levels within the reticulation are refilled every three years. Obviously, to provide the maximum level of protection for your property.
Premise 200 SC - Termite Control Sydney
ABC Pest Control uses one of the best termiticides to eradicate and prevent termites. Not only does it kill termites, it also is effective for a long-term termite prevention.
You don't need to worry if you had not installed a preventive system during the construction of your house. With ABC Pest Control, we can certainly install the reticulation system that uses Premise even your house was constructed a long time ago with the same effectiveness against termites.
The application of Premise 200 SC requires care and special equipment. Termite experts can apply it by spraying, trenching, or soil rodding to eradicate and block termites from entering your property.
Termites are quite clever as they also use the tiny cracks in concrete slabs as their way to get into your house. Hence, you may need a termite barrier system around your property with the Premise perimeter treatment. For example, our team can drill and inject Premise 200 SC in the concrete paths around your property to eliminate and keep termites away.
Nobody can administer the Premise 200 SC properly and effectively aside from experts. ABC Pest Control experts have been the best in terms of administering such effective method of termite control. Contact us today to get help.
Re-filling Existing Reticulation Systems
A popular feature of our service at ABC Pest Control is the ability to re-fill existing termite reticulation systems. Well, the system may not necessarily be something specific. However, this is not an issue as we are able to work with all reticulation systems.
Contact us at 0292 699 174 for further details.
Homeguard Installation by ABC Pest Control Sydney - Termites
Termite defense has been honed to perfection in the advanced and comprehensive Homeguard system. This system works differently than traditional termite reticulation.
Homeguard brings together all the essential elements of termite home defense. However, it does so at the foundational level of the property, during and within the initial home construction process itself.
Homeguard uses a highly effective chemical called Bifenthrin, which is sealed within the structural elements of the home. Thus, is perfectly safe for healthy living, while its active ingredient works as a powerful repellent for termites.
This system has also been entirely designed and manufactured within Australia. So, it is well adapted to local conditions and its customers support the Australian economy.
Designed by FMC Corporation, Homeguard is so effective. In fact, it comes with a 25-year warranty that protects your home for up to $1 million in termite damages.
The warranty is active on the condition that Homeguard is installed by an officially accredited Homeguard operator such as ABC Pest Control Sydney. Moreover, the property is also inspected annually by an accredited team.