Termites Control in Melbourne

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Termites Control MelbourneAt Everyday Pest Control, we provide the best termite control in Melbourne, and offer the best termite inspection in Melbourne. We offer the two key forms of termite treatment in Melbourne, which are prevention and remediation.

To Prevent an Infestation from Occurring

  • We install physical and chemical barriers that deter termites from infesting your building, and provide you with optimum termite protection in Melbourne.
  • Physical barriers include both natural materials, and specifically made synthetic barriers.
  • Chemical barriers are termiticides that are applied to soil or structure, deterring termites.

Removing an Infestation Once it Has Been Found

If the building is already infested with termites, there are a number of different remediation methods we offer. These include monitoring, baiting, dusting, spraying, and the implementation of barriers. The key is to locate the Queen, as the colony only continues while she is present. For this reason, it is vital to allow the experts to conduct the remediation.

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Termite Control FAQs

Can You Treat For Termites Yourself?

Treating for termites yourself is only recommended in certain situation if you have some experience in dealing with chemicals for termites, and you feel confident executing a treatment. Most of the time however, it is highly advisable that you use a professional pest control company to handle termites. The main reason for this is that there are many layers to the way termites invade a property, and trained specialists have the knowledge and the tools to carry out the process safely and efficiently—ensuring every part of a building is checked and treated.

What Are The Signs of Termites in Your Home?

In many instances, termites can create a colony within a building without being detected for long periods of time. If termites are not treated in the infancy stage of their colony production, which is usually 3-5 years, there is a good chance that the colonies will multiply and potentially cause further damage. Winged swarmers are usually created in this period and are often released outdoors, still remaining undetected.

As for the signs of termites in your home, you may hear clicking sounds coming from your walls–which are caused by soldier termites banging their heads against the wood when they sense danger. You may also hear them noisily eating if you put your ear close to any infested wood. What most people notice first is the presence of the winged swarmers. These flying termites tend to swarm at night and are attracted to light sources. Another sign of these termites are discarded wings, as they tend to lose them shortly after finding a mate. To find out more about the signs of termites in your home, please contact us directly on 1300 841 856.

What Attracts Termites in The House?

Just like with any other insect, termites are drawn to certain things within a house. As a matter of fact, they need these things in order to thrive in a house. The more you know about what attracts termites, the more power you have in ensuring your home in not appealing to them. Termites love damp, warm areas to live in and they feast off untreated wood, cardboard, and paper. By far, the condition of your property, and its location are usually the biggest factors. Buildings in tropical climates are more attractive to termites.

How Do I Know If I Have Termites?

In most cases, homeowners do not catch on to the fact that they may be sharing their home with termites. They are quite discreet at first and can sometimes go unnoticed for some time. It usually takes around 3-5 years for flying termites to be bred and start to create new colonies. Sound is often one of the more obvious signs of termites. You may hear the sound of clicking and munching through your walls. Another thing you might notice is that timber may become papery or hollow sounding, as termites tend to consume wood from the inside out, leaving behind a thin veneer of timber, and in some cases just the paint. Often people notice this when they are vacuuming and the vacuum goes through the skirting board, or their finger goes through a door frame. To find out about more indicators of termites, call us on 1300 841 856.

How to Control Termites in House?

The best way to control termites is to prevent them in the first place. By keeping your home clean and dry, you are doing the best service for your property. It is also wise to get a termite inspection carried out on your property and have preventative treatment carried out on the premises to deter any termite attacks. We can do this for you and help you make sure that your home remains as termite resistant as possible.

Where Do Termites Live in House?

There are two main types of termites that invade urban properties. The dampwood termite lives in wet and rotting wood sources. They tend to reside in older homes that have undetected water damage and decaying structures, especially around the foundations. Unlike other termites, they tend to chew the outside of the wood, rather than the inside. The drywood termite is generally considered the most destructive and evasive of termites to a home. They can spend long periods in dry wood and are often found in attics, as they fly.

What is The Best Termite Killer?

The best way to treat termites is to prevent their entry in the first place. This is done by keeping your home in a clean condition and ensuring that there is no damp or rotting wood in your home. Next, it’s a good idea to get your home treated for termite prevention. If you find out that you have termites, contact our team on 1300 841 856, and we will use the best technology we have to clear your property of termites.

How To Identify Termites?

There are a number of indicators that allow you to Identify termites. The most common one is seeing flying termites flying around. Seeing wings on the floor is also another indicator as when termites mate, they tend to dispose of their wings. If you put your ear to a wall, you might hear clicking and munching sounds, which usually indicate the presence of termites. Papery or hollow sounding timber is another indicator that termites might be inside the timber. They often eat the insides, leaving a thin layer on the outside. Another thing to keep an eye out for is frass, also known as termite droppings.

How To Stop Termites?

Stopping termites is best done via good solid prevention. Ensuring that all loose timbers that are in contact with the ground in the subfloor and around the perimeter of your home are removed, as they are vulnerable to termites, is a great start. Keeping garden beds below the weep holes and vents in the external walls are a smart way to prevent concealed termite entry. One of the best things you can do is make sure that any leaking water pipes, drains, showers, and sinks are fixed. This is because termites are attracted to damp areas. An annual termite inspection can be helpful, as all these things are checked for.

How To Find/Detect Termites?

The best way to find or detect termites is to have an annual termite inspection carried out on your house by us. We have a specific method for ensuring that all at risk areas are inspected and preventative measures are taken. You can also keep an eye out for droppings, wings, and sounds coming from within the walls.

How Much Does it Cost for Termite Control?

The cost of termite control will vary, based on the situation at hand. For a free quote, contact us today on 1300 841 856. We offer a fixed price estimate.

How To Treat Termites?

There are various ways to treat termites, depending on the magnitude of the situation and where they are living. We believe in prevention being the best form or treatment and therefore we engage in pre-construction termite protection and reticulation systems before even the possibility of termites is created. If there is already a termite invasion, then we engage our state of the art technology and training to eradicate and mitigate the problem as best as possible. We utilise an array of methods to treat termites, based upon the particular situation at hand.

How to Get Rid of Termites in Wall?

There are a number of ways to get rid of termites in walls. As always, we recommend that preventative measures are taken, as to stop the invasion of termites in the first place. If termites have found their way into walls, we don’t recommend you try to control the situation on your own. It is best to contact us on 1300 841 856, as our expert team are trained and have the technology to best get rid of termites. In the meanwhile, there are some natural DIY control methods you could attempt to try, as we detail in the question below.

What to Use to Get Rid of Termites?

To get rid of termites, there are a number of things you can do before contacting pest control professionals. You can use a wet cardboard trap and place it near where you suspect a colony, as this will draw termites out and onto the box. Natural sunlight is another great way to control termites. By exposing termites to bright sunlight, you are going to get rid of them. You could also purchase parasitic nematodes, which are worms that consume termites. Letting them loose in a colony will reduce your issue. Finally, remove all mulch from around your home, as it contains cellulose and can easily get wet. This can sometimes eliminate an entire termite threat on its own.

How to Get Rid of Termites in Your Home?

Depending on the size of the situation you have at hand, the treatment methods will vary. In a lot of cases when you suspect a termite infestation, and it is in its infancy stages, you can use some natural methods of termite control, such as a wet cardboard trap, sunlight, nematodes, and mulch. When this isn’t enough, contact us on 1300 841 856, and we can provide you with a free fixed price estimate to treat the situation professionally.

How to Get Rid of Flying Termites?

Flying termites are a form of termite that, as the name implies, fly. As a matter of fact, they are actually just ordinary termites that have reached the winged stage of their lifespan, which signifies that they are in their reproductive cycle. To prevent termite issues in the first place, make sure there are no moisture issues in the property, such as leaky faucets, water pipes, and air conditioning units. Make sure that there are also no loose timber supplies or dead vegetation around your foundation and crawl spaces. You can also use bug zappers and fly swatters to get any termites that are outside. A more natural approach that you could try would be to use orange oil spray, which is highly recommended by professionals.

What Do Termites Look Like?

Termites are quite small and similar in size to ants, and can be quite evasive. At a certain point in their lifecycle, they have wings and look like flying ants. This is when they have not yet mated. In terms of appearance, termites are traditionally straight-waisted and have bent antennae.

Are White Ants and Termites the Same?

The term white ant is another name for a termite. This term was originally coined as termites look very similar to ants, but are whitish in colour.

What Do White Ants Look Like?

White ants are usually very close to white in colour. Across the board, the colour of white ant can vary based on what they are eating. Termites become a darker colour when they eat darker timbers, while they tend to mostly stay the same colour when eating lighter timbers. They look like ants with a straighter waist and bent antennae

What To Do if You Have Termites?

If you have termites, you can attempt to engage in some natural DIY pest control at first to see if it solves your issue. Some natural methods of DIY pest control include placing a wet cardboard trap near where you suspect a colony or exposing termites to bright sunlight, as this tends to get rid of them. Another good idea is to remove mulch and timber from around the home’s foundation. If this fails to work, contact our expert team on 1300 841 856. We provide fixed price quotes and have the right tools to take care of your situation.

Customer Reviews

  1. John
    Rating 5

    I called Everyday pest control for a termite inspection and they were very professional and efficient. I would recommend to anybody who has an issue with termites.

  2. Reggie
    Rating 5

    No fuss, not expensive an turned up when they said they would.

  3. Luice T.
    Rating 5

    Great service – came back to check if there was any active termite activity. Thanks Team Everyday Pest Control for such as great service.

  4. Joanna O.
    Rating 5

    We are new customers with Everyday Pest Control, but we were happy with the results. Very nice people to work with and would highly recommend.

  5. Dale P.
    Rating 5

    Professional, reliable and good results for termite treatment! Thank you, Everyday Pest Control!

  6. Kendrea L.
    Rating 5

    Thanks Team Everyday Pest Control for great termite inspection and pest control help. They were very professional & knew everything about pests and termites and answered many questions. Highly recommend.

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