Termite infestation is a serious problem because it can cause serious damage to your property. Good thing we can help you prevent termite infestation and provide safe and eco-friendly termite pest control anywhere in Sydney. We follow Australian industry standards when it comes to termite control.
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Termites will eat anything that is made of wood and can even damage electrical wiring and plaster walls. When they come to eating the plastic and electrical wiring, this typically means that they are all over your place and that significant damage has been done. Even houses with steel frames are not immune to termites as they can still enter and destroy wooden roof, furniture and everything else made of wood. To make it simple, termites come to your house in search for food. They can come from their nest which can be over a hundred metres far. They travel through their underground tunnels and can squeeze through cracks to enter your house.
Termites in Australia
Termites are known to be one of the most destructive insect pests in the world and many homes and business have been destroyed by them over the years, causing significant financial losses to their owners.
Termites are social insects and have multiple castes in the colony. The colony is comprised of the queen, king, nursery, soldiers and workers. Termites reside in a central colony and spread out from there approximately 100 metres in all directions while searching for food (timber and all other wooden or cellulose materials). The worker termites always digest the cellulose materials before going back to the nest in order to bring food to the colony. These termites cause damage to our homes, our offices and our wallets, as many Sydney residents can testify. All this damage can happen in a matter of weeks and this is why a detailed termite inspection in Sydney needs to be done at least once each year.
There are over 300 different species of termites that can be found all over Australia, but only the following are known to cause property damage:
- Coptotermes acinaciformis
- Coptotermes frenchi
- Cryptotermes spp. (native)
- ‘West Indian Drywood Termite’ Cryptotermes brevis
- Schedorhinotermes intermedius
- ‘Giant Termite’ Mastoternes darwiniensis
- Natsutitermes fumigatus
- Natsutitermes walker
- Heterotermes ferox
From all the species listed above, the Captotermes is the species that is causing most damage to Australian properties.
These termites do not usually build any mounds except those found in Queensland and tropical parts of Australia. They usually build their homes in trees, poles and stumps, as well as other areas where there is buried wood. They prefer trees such as English oak, eucalyptus plants and peppercorns. Their colonies are usually found around the root crown in the lower part of the trunk.
Termites in Sydney
Coptotermes termites can be found all over Australian mainland except in a few rainfall areas and in the eastern coastline. As mentioned above, these termites are the most destructive termite species in Australia – they attack almost all wooden structures and cause serious damage to forests, fruit trees and ornamental trees in the cities. This termite species likes to have a contact with the soil but it is not essential for them as long as they have a steady supply of moisture and secured habitat. In some cases, their colonies have been found atop of multistorey buildings that had a constant water supply without any ground contact. Large size colonies have also been found inside wooden barges that do not come in contact with the ground. They used moisture that was entering the barges through the timber. They have been known to cause fires by tampering with electrical wirings and in one such occasion, a Sydney hospital had wire damage so severe that it has resulted in a total blackout in a most sensitive part of the hospital.
The main reason why Sydney termites are difficult to predict and why they are so destructive is because they are blind and do not have a sense of smell. They simply cannot make a difference between a tree and your home. Alate termites swarm at least four times a year and they do this usually over the summer. Each time they do this, they spread around and build several new colonies close to their mother´s termite nest. If you do the math, that is 28 new termite nests started each year and all of them started from just one nest.
- One of the most interesting things about termites is the fact that they feed each other through their trophallaxis which means that they feed by licking the sweat of another termite’s back.
- They swarm between November and January and during warm humid nights, thousands of winged white ant termites (males and females), also known as alates, take off from their colonies.
- Only a small number of them survives the flight and mate after shedding their wings. If they are able to find a convenient location after mating, they start a new colony.
- These suitable locations can be everywhere where there is moisture that comes from a constant water supply, such as root balls of trees, behind walls and below houses that have plumbing problems.
- Control methods
Why hire us for termite pest control services?
Treating your home usually takes no more than one day. Masters Pest Control Sydney pest managers will dig a trench around the foundations of your house. The trench is then filled with an insecticide that acts as a repellent and the soil is returned back to the trench. Ask about our termite control methods. (READ: Australian Termite Control Fair Trading Guidelines)
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Here at Masters Pest Control Sydney we know how busy you can get, and the last thing that you want to hear is that your building or your business is disrupted because of a pest infestation. We know that lost productivity is lost money so we take our every job with utmost care.
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Termites in commercial properties
There is a chance that termites may already be close to or inside your home. Home owners should act immediately before there is any damage and with termites, there is a high chance that they will cause severe structural damage to your home. There have been situations in which homeowners had to abandon their homes because of termite damage.
Termites will eat anything that is made of wood and can even damage electrical wiring and plaster walls. When they come to eating the plastic and electrical wiring, this typically means that they are all over your place and that significant damage has been done. Even houses with steel frames are not immune to termites as they can still enter and destroy wooden roof, furniture and everything else made of wood. In simple terms, termites come to your house in search for food. They can come from their nest which can be over a hundred metres far. They travel through their underground tunnels and can squeeze through cracks to enter your house.Call (02) 8007 4666 now to solve your termite problem
Termidor: A common termite solution
The major reason why Termidor is so successful is its unique “Transfer Effect“. Termites are very social insects and live in large colonies. They watch out one another and feed together. They are also in constant contact as they search for food. Termidor takes this behaviour as an advantage. When a termite comes in contact with Termidor, it will transfer it back to the colony on its body and infect termites that have not even been in direct contact with the zone that was treated with Termidor. This “Transfer Effect“ is the key reason why no other product performs better than Termidor. Some older products are repellents and are used as a barrier to keep away termites rather than kill them. The problem with this approach is that the barriers need to be 100 percent complete and without any holes in them. This is almost impossible to achieve as termites will search for these gaps as long as they find one. Termidor on the other hand is not a repellent and termites cannot detect it. This means that they will not try to avoid it at all and will continue to walk over the treated area and pick up a lethal dose. You might be offered an alternative treatments such as various baiting systems. These systems attract termites to bait stations before being fed bait. This can take months and during that time, termites will still attack your home. Termidor provides proven protection against all termites and will continue to control them for 8 years. Termidor is number one brand for termite control in Australia!
You might be offered some cheap alternatives instead of Termidor. The common saying is that is the same thing but only cheaper. This is not true!
Termidor is made of a number of different and carefully selected ingredients that ensure a product of highest quality. These ingredients have a large impact on performance. The manufacturer of Termidor, BASF, hired an independent NATA accredited laboratory to test cheap alternatives against Termidor. The results obtained by these alternatives are shocking. 6 out of 8 total chemical properties have proven to be inferior to Termidor. From these 6, half were over 5 times inferior and one of these properties was an ability to penetrate soil. This means that cheaper alternatives leave gaps in the soil which act as a free passage for termites. The cost savings of these alternative products is less than 5 percent of the total cost of termite treatment. If you take into an account the total cost of your home and all associated risks, it is not worth the risk. Termidor has a track record of over 200,000 satisfied users in a 10 year period. Termidor has been used in over 4 million buildings in the US. Always remember, there is only one Termidor.
Treating your home with Termidor usually takes no more than one day. Licensed pest controllers will dig a trench around the foundations of your house. The trench is then filled with Termidor and the soil is returned back to the trench.
Holes are drilled in slabs and paths, while the concrete is cut away so the ground beneath can be treated. Heavy soils such as clay soil must be removed and replaced before doing any treatment. Every termite treatment will require a follow-up visit. Plumbers and electricians can open the access for termites when they do their work underground. Tree roots can also make access to termites as they grow throughout the ground. We recommend that a thorough termite inspection should be carried out each year.
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The right step to take is to call a professional pest control service. Since pest extinguishers have the knowledge and equipment to take care of the problem, they are reliable and will be able to take care of the problem in a quick and timely manner.
Secondly, since certain types of termites use defense mechanisms and release venom, the average homeowner does not stand a chance. Pest control services know which type of termite they are dealing with and bring tools accordingly.
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