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Termites Around Bundaberg
Q: I have been told that termites do not eat hardwood, is this correct?
A: This is not accurate. While some species of termites might prefer softer types of wood, there are plenty of instances where hardwood has been destroyed by termites, while soft timbers remain unharmed. Don't believe this misinformation.
Q: My house is a steel frame home, do I need to worry about termites?
A: Despite the protection that the steel frame offers to your home, termites don't only eat the frame. It's important to remember that floorboards, window frames, cabinetry, and other wooden fixtures within the house are also vulnerable to termite infestations.
Q: Will my building insurance cover termite damage?
A: Unfortunately, building insurance does NOT cover termite damage in Australia. If you find any insurance company that covers termite damage, please let us know!
Q: What's the difference between white ants and termites?
A: White ants and termites are not related in any way. The term "white ant" was coined as part of an advertising campaign in the 1970s in Australia, and some people still refer to termites as white ants. Fun Fact: Termites are more closely related to cockroaches than ants!
Q: The last pest control company I used did a termite spray every year, why can't you do the same?
A: While this type of termite treatment may have been performed in the past, the standards in Australia have changed, along with the chemical termiticides and treatment methods. Today, a typical chemical termite treatment can last between 5 and 8 years. You won't need to repeat the treatment unless there is a breach in the system. Nowadays, your pest control operator will perform a Timber Pest Inspection (termite inspection) annually to ensure the warranties are maintained, identify conducive conditions, and find any breaches in your termite management system.
Q: How do you treat termites?
A: In simple terms, a chemical termite treatment is performed by a qualified technician who creates a chemically treated zone around your home's foundation. This is typically done by injecting through concrete slabs or trenching the perimeter of the home. There are also termite and baiting programs available, and we'd be happy to provide you with more information if you're interested.
Q: What are subterranean termites?
A: Subterranean termites are a type of termite that live in underground colonies and feed on cellulose in wood and other plant-based materials. They are a common pest in the 4670 postcode area, including Bundaberg and Bargara, and can cause significant damage to homes and structures if left untreated.
Q: How can I tell if I have subterranean termites?
A: Subterranean termites are often challenging to detect as they live and feed within the structures they infest. Signs of an infestation include termite mud tubes, swarmers, damaged or weakened wood, and a hollow sound when tapping on wooden surfaces. If you suspect you have subterranean termites, it's important to have a professional inspection as soon as possible.
Q: How do subterranean termites enter my home?
A: Subterranean termites enter homes through the soil, constructing mud tubes for protection and as a direct pathway into the structure. These tubes allow termites to feed on wood and other cellulose-based materials inside the home.
What damage can subterranean termites cause?
Subterranean termites can cause significant and expensive damage to homes and other structures in the 4670 postcode area, including Bundaberg and Bargara. As they feed on the cellulose in wood and other plant-based materials, over time their feeding can weaken and even cause the collapse of the structure. Furthermore, termite damage is often not covered by building insurance, making it crucial to detect and treat infestations as soon as possible.
What are the signs of subterranean termite infestation?
Subterranean termites are often difficult to detect, as they live and feed within the structures they infest. Some signs of subterranean termite infestation include the presence of termite mud tubes, swarmers, damaged or weakened wood, and a hollow sound when tapping on wooden surfaces. If you suspect you have subterranean termites, it's important to have a professional inspection as soon as possible.
How can I prevent subterranean termites from entering my home?
There are several measures you can take to prevent subterranean termites from entering your home in the 4670 postcode area. These include reducing moisture levels in and around your property, sealing cracks and gaps in your foundation, and removing sources of cellulose like firewood, paper, and cardboard. In addition, having regular termite inspections, as well as a termite management system in place, can greatly reduce the likelihood of subterranean termite infestation.
Can I treat termites myself?
While there are DIY treatments available for subterranean termites, it's important to note that these are often not effective in controlling the entire colony. In addition, if not performed correctly, DIY treatments can be harmful to you, your family, and the environment. It's best to leave termite treatment to professionals who have the training, experience, and equipment needed to get the job done right.
What should I look for in a professional termite control company?
When looking for a professional termite control company in the 4670 postcode area, including Bundaberg and Bargara, you should look for a company that has a proven track record of success and is committed to providing safe, effective, and environmentally-friendly treatments. In addition, the company should be fully licensed and insured, and have knowledgeable and experienced technicians who can accurately diagnose and treat your termite problem. Finally, you should choose a company that is dedicated to supporting its local community, like our local family-operated business!