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Termites

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Subterranean termites or "white-ants" are a highly destructive pest, causing major structural timber damage to domestic and commercial buildings in Western Australia.

The more common use of softwood building and other landscaping timbers that termites find irresistible, such as hardwood timber mulch and railway sleepers on the ground has lead to an increase in the amount of major damage to homes and business.

A mature colony of termites has the ability to cause structural damage to your home within only a few weeks.

 

calendar1Treatment of Termites in & around the Home
"Do not Disturb" - Call Southcape Pest Management NOW

If you have or suspect you have termites in your home then please do not disturb them. If the termites are disturbed it can cause them to retreat underground and this makes it very difficult to treat them effectively.

Treatment of live termites can take several weeks to complete. Once it is established that the termite activity has ceased then a Termite Inspection in accordance with Australian Standard AS3660.2 will be carried out. This is to ensure that the termites have not made their way to other areas of your house. The next step is to correctly install a perimeter termite treatment to prevent further termite attack.

Their are many choices of treatment treatments that Southcape Pest Management are accredited to install. We are able to come to your house and provide an obligation free quote at a time that suits you. Southcape Pest Management are accredited installers of Altis Anti Termite Reticulation Systems, Exterra Non-Toxic Termite Interception and Baiting System, Termidor and Altriset. We can also offer our clients the FMC $1million dollar timber replacement warranty.

 

Safety Measures 

Our pesticides are water based, odourless, will not stain or mark and are often derived from plants

By correct application of our pesticides we ensure the safety of the entire family, including your much loved pets

   

How do I know I have a Termites and how do I prevent infestations

  • termites are attracted to wood, so remove potential termite food away from buildings - their food can include timber stacks, old stumps, building refuse, garden decoration such as sleepers and logs

  • waste timber from construction activities is often left in place or stored under the house – remove all timber formwork

  • timber can be treated to prevent termite attack, and some timbers are naturally resistant - use treated or naturally resistant timber when it is in contact with, or close to, soil

  • termites are attracted to water, so fix leaking water pipes, drains, showers, sinks etc, plus capture water from air conditioning units

  • termites prefer humid conditions, so keep air under the house dry by improving sub-floor ventilation, drainage and access

  • termites cannot chew through properly laid concrete, so ensure concrete slab is properly designed, compacted, and cured

  • termite colonies can sometimes be located - it is possible to eliminate colonies by killing the reproductives (the queen and the king).

Regular inspections are the most important part of controlling termites before they do any damage.  Therefore:

  • arrange regular inspections – at least once a year in cooler areas and twice a year in warmer areas

  • inspect during periods of high termite activity - early spring to late summer is generally the best

  • keep the edges of the house (slabs, foundation, piers and stumps) clear of clutter, including garden beds and vegetation

  • professional pest controllers are trained in inspecting houses for termite activity - use their services

  • home owners can inspect houses themselves more frequently than a professional, if they can identify termite activity.

 

At Southcape Pest management we understand the habits of each of the many species of termites found in the south-west. We use that knowledge when developing a control program for your home.

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