Termite Questions – Frequently Asked Questions About Termite Control

Termites in your home

Even if you don’t see them, termites may already be lurking inside your home. Even with proactive termite pest control, Sydney termites are quite resilient. The damage of an infestation can be devastating and may even cause you to abandon your home.You need a termite specialist to help you address your termite problem before it’s too late.

Masters Pest Control Sydney is a professional pest  control service provider that is able to deal with all types of termites quickly and efficiently. Consult us about any termite control questions.

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Termite Facts

Termites will eat anything that is made of wood and can even damage electrical wiring and plaster walls. When they gnaw through the plastic and electrical wiring, this typically means that they have already done significant damage to your place. Even houses with steel frames are not immune to termites as they can still destroy wooden roof, furniture and everything else made of wood. To make it simple, termites come to your house in search of 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 home.

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Termite Control – Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Termite Control

Why should I worry about termites?

Answer: Termites are pests that are responsible for causing damage that can be measured in millions of dollars. The structural damage they can cause should make you worry about termite control. Sydneyweather, in particular, encourage termite activity especially between November and January. They can bite through almost everything, from wood to paper, books, insulation and even your filtration systems. They do extensive damage to trees and plants. Buildings and other properties can get infected by termites at any time, however, a special level of attention needs to be given to termites when buying or purchasing a property. Besides the lost money this can cause, thousands of termites in your home or business can impact you psychologically.

Why most termite infestations happen between March and May in Australia?

Answer:  Winged termites, known as swarmers, emerge during spring and can end up in your home. They spread with the goal of starting new colonies, triggered by warm temperatures and frequent raining. They then drop down to the ground and lose their wings. After mating, they attempt to start a new colony in the ground. Swarmers that end up inside your home, cannot eat wood or do any damage but they are still a sign of an incoming infestation.

How to know if I have a termite infestation?

Answer: Typically, seeing winged termites indoors is the first sign of a termite infestation. Some other signs of infestation include spotting mud tubes that extend over your foundations, support columns, floor joists and other. Mud tubes have a diameter similar in size to a pencil. Termites use the tubes as tunnels that protect them while travelling from their colony to your home. You can break these tunnels to check for termite presence. Even if the tunnels appear empty, they still suggest termite presence.  Wood that was damaged by termites is usually hollow and has tiny bits of dried mud and soil on them. Sometimes, there will be absolutely no signs that your home is infested with termites as they are very shadowy pests that prefer to hide. Termite infestations can last for years before being detected and the damage associated with these infestations is often critical and beyond repair. If you think that you have a termite infestation, call an expert pest manager who will spot hidden and hard to see signs of termite infestation and deal with it using effective termite treatment procedures.

Can I get rid of termites in my home myself?

Answer:  Short answer, NO. Getting rid of termites requires a set of special skills coupled with years of experience in the field. Our experienced pest controller will identify the critical parts of your home and treat all hidden entry points. They will also give the appropriate termite protection to prevent the infestation from happening again.

How to choose a pest controller?

Answer:  There is not a short answer to this question like there was with the previous one. Different companies offer all kinds of different treatments and guarantees. Choose a company that gives a guarantee on all their services. Consider contacting at least couple of different pest controllers. Request estimates and check references before hiring. Most importantly, take some time before making a final decision. A safe and complete termite management requires an expert and not someone who has limited field experience in treating termite infestations.

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Which treatment method and products are the best to use?

Answer: There are two kinds of treatment methods—liquid insecticides and baits. Liquids are used for a long-lasting barrier that stops termites from entering buildings. The most famous one is Termidor which is our product of choice as well. Baits are made of paper, cardboard and a substance that is lethal for termites. The baits are placed below ground or in plastic stations. Some can be placed inside over full mud tunnels. Termites eat the bait and share it with other termites in the nest. Using baiting for termite management can be very complicated. For detailed information and best quotes on the market, please call us on the number below.

Do I need to treat my whole house or just the areas that have termite activity?

Answer:  Underground termite colonies can have thousands of termites that go in all directions. Applying localized treatments can be a gamble and there is a high chance that termites will emerge somewhere else again. Most pest controllers advise applying treatment to the whole house in order to achieve best results and diminish the chances of termite recurrence.

Will the chemicals you use be harmful to my family and pets?

Answer: All chemical products that we use have passed extensive tests for all possible effects on health. Based on all knowledge and experience that we have, all products used by our pest controllers pose no health risks to humans and pets.

Have I been scammed by a bad pest controller if the termites return after treatment?

Answer:  Termites returning to your home after the treatment does not mean that you have been scammed or that your pest controller did a poor job. Even after thousands of successful termite management jobs, we still encounter clients that call us saying that they have returned. While we build an impenetrable chemical barrier that goes deep in the ground, termites sometimes find their way back. The best way to reduce chances of termites returning to your home is to call a professional pest manager who will give you a full guarantee on all services.

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