Common Questions About Termites in Australia
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.
The Unfortunate Truth About Termites
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 in your home. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Termite Control
Why are termites considered as pests?
Termites are pests that are responsible for causing damage to properties. Millions of dollars each year are spent on repairing damagges caused by termites. Termites can bite through almost anything, from wood to paper, books, insulation and even your filtration systems. Termites can even cause extensive damage to trees and plants. Buildings and other properties can get infested with termites all-year round. Needless to say, a termite infestation causes tremendous stress and can affect you financially and even psychologically.
Why do termite infestations commonly happen between March and May In Australia?
Although termite infestation can happen all-year round, there are termites that reproduce and create new colonies during spring season. Winged termites, known as swarmers, emerge during spring. They spread with the goal of starting new colonies, triggered by warm temperatures and frequent rains during this season. Once these termites come down to the ground and lose their wings, they'll begin to mate and start a new colony.
How can I check if there's a termite infestation in my house?
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. Sometimes there will be absolutely no sign that your home is infested by termites as these bugs are very quiet pests that prefer to hide. There are cases where a termite infestation can last for years before being detected. When a termite infestation go unnoticed, the damage associated with it is often critical and beyond repair. That's why it is important to regularly book a building a pest infestation.
What are termite mud tubes?
Mud tubes have a diameter similar in size to a pencil. Termites use the tubes as tunnels that protect them while traveling from their colony to your home. Wood that was damaged by termites is usually hollow and has tiny bits of dried mud and soil on them. You can inspect these tunnels to check for termite presence. Even if the tunnels appear empty, they still suggest termite presence.
Can I get rid of termites on my own?
Short answer, NO. Getting rid of termites requires a set of special skills coupled with years of experience in the pest control field. A professional pest controller will identify the critical parts of your home and take care of all hidden entry points. Professional pest exterminators know how to implement the right termite protection for your property to prevent a termite infestation from happening again.
How do I choose a professional termite exterminator?
Different companies offer all kinds of different treatments and guarantees. Choose a company that offers warranty on all work. Consider contacting at least couple of different pest controllers and comparing deals. Request estimates and check references before hiring a pest control expert. 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.
At Masters Pest Control, we offer warranty on all our work. We also price match! We can match any comparable pest control quote from other companies in Sydney.
What are the most common termite control methods?
There are two kinds of termite control methods i.e. liquid insecticides and termite baits. Liquids are used to create a long-lasting barrier that stops termites from entering buildings. The most popular liquid insecticide is Termidor. Meanwhile, termite baits are made of paper, cardboard and a substance that is lethal for termites. Termite baits are placed below ground or in plastic stations. Some can be placed inside full mud tunnels. Termites eat the bait and share it with other termites in their nest. Using baiting for termite management can be complicated that's why it is recommended to seek the help of termite professionals when installing termite baits or using termidor.
Do I need to treat my whole house or just the areas that have termite activity?
Most pest controllers advise applying treatment to the whole house in order to achieve best results and diminish the chances of a termite infestation reoccurring. 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.
Are the chemicals used in termite control harmful to children and pets?
All chemical products that termite control professionals go through testing and should have passed extensive tests before they can be used for termite control. All products used by pest exterminators pose no health risk to humans and pets.
Can termites come back after treatment?
Termites returning to your home after a pest treatment does not mean that you have been scammed or that your pest controller did a poor job. Even if termite professionals build an impenetrable chemical barrier that goes deep in the ground, termites sometimes still find their way back to your home. 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.
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