Found Active Termites? Don't panic you just need an effective Termite Treatment.
It's no secret that when you do find Termites at your place the best thing is to leave them alone and call a licensed professional. At Certified Home Inspections we don't just do Inspections we can do an effective Termite Treatment that is backed by warranties!
Unfortunately once you see signs of termites the termite damage can be widespread. They have the ability to eat timber from the inside out only leaving a wafer of wood and paint on the outside.
Other signs of termites are bubbling or raised paint, commonly seen on window frames and architraves.
Depending on where the termites are found will mean the difference in the termite treatment options used. Our choice of insecticide (one form of Pesticide) for a Localised Termite Treatment is Termidor which is the market leading treatment solution available in a dust, liquid or foam. This covers all options for Termite Treatment.
The most common areas we carry out termite treatments surround wet zones. With homes, either houses or units, termites target high moisture areas. Laundries and Bathrooms are the most common followed by specific parts of the dwelling that have dampness issues from a conducive environment that hasn't been repaired. Termites will exploit these favourable environments causing damage and potentially building a sub nest there.
What do Termites look like?
Termites or otherwise known as White Ants are mainly a little bigger than a black ant (depending on the specie). Typically the soldiers have a white transparent body with a darker head and straight (bead like) antennae.
White Ants With Wings or Flying Termites have the job to go forth and prosper. They have the job of reproducing and creating a new nest. Outside they normally get swept along with the wind and the majority are eaten by predators. However if a male and female find each other in a favourable environment then a new nest can be made.
Just like most house hold Pests, you can better protect your house with a proactive approach of annual Termite Inspections and a Termite Barrier if need be. Hot spots will be reduced by removing conducive environments. More details can be found on our Termite Barrier page. Some termite species will have a nest out in the yard and use your house and a food source. By getting a Termidor Chemical Barrier you can catch these termites entering and leaving the dwelling. Termidor is scent free so termites forage through treated soil unknowingly.
Why do we use Termidor in our Termite Treatments?
The major reason is due to it's unique transfer effect. Termites communicate through touch and also groom and feed each other. The Termidor Termite Treatment puts the chemical on them and then unknowingly they spread it to other termites in the colony. Being low toxic it is slow acting letting an affected termites go about its duty for a day or two.
Termidor exploits the nests one major weakness. A Termite Nest needs a minimum number of termites to survive. We go into a job wanting good chemical contact on the white ants. From there we want the transfer effect to get to the Queen or at least contact enough termites to reduce their numbers below the critical level.
Most of the time the nest found in the house is only a subnest. The more termites we can treat with Termidor the greater the chance of them making it back to the nest. We know how to kill termites and it starts with Termidor.
Our Pre Purchase Inspection Just Found Termites
In our experience with Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspections if termites are found in a property you are buying then it's much better to deal with them yourself. We say this due to the level of risk associated with active termites. Can you be sure that an effective termite treatment has been done. Too many times we have seen cheap band-aid fixes done to push the sale contract through. Sounds horrible but we have walked away from jobs organised through some (not all) estate agents as what they were after 1. wouldn't be effective and 2. didn't meet Australian Standards. Our advice would be to extend the building and pest inspection clause. Then find a reputable company to do the termite work and have the invoice either paid by the vendor or the money discounted from the contract price. Consult your conveyancing solicitor for more information.
Termite Treatment Cost
The Termite Control Cost will vary depending on the size of the Termite activity. A Localised Termite Treatment is counted as a Termite Treatment on Trees or Termite Treatment on stumps or a small area inside of your house/unit. Prices start from $220 (Inc Gst). If the termite activity is in the house we recommend a termite inspection first. That way we can possibly see the extent of the activity. We pop in for a chat and give you an accurate free Termite Treatment Quote.
The service area we cover for termite treatments is brisbane, ipswich, the gold coast and their surrounding areas.
Get peace of mind knowing you are getting a Termite Treatment that will be professionally administered. Each treatment is backed by our warranty. We offer a complete range of Pest Control Services, from basic Pest Control to thorough Pre Purchase Inspections. Call us for a free fast quote or click on the "Instant Quote" bar at the bottom of this screen.