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TERMITE CONTROL BENDIGO

Termites are nasty and destructive pests that feed on the wooden parts of your property. Termites are attracted to many parts of your home or business property, especially cellulose fibres. Your property typically has a wooden structure and a garden with plenty of cellulose material that would pose as an extraordinary buffet for your termite critters! Where parts of your property are moist, damp or humid, termites like to play. They enjoy that environment and will continue their destructive process quietly without you knowing they are there!

WHAT ARE TERMITES?

There are many species of termites; approximately 355 in Australia. Termites are small ant-like creatures that play a vital role in the environment and are often hard to find. Should they be discovered, they share a close resemblance with ants and are a pale white-yellow colour with claws at the head. If spotted, you need to act fast otherwise they may slowly destroy your property. The three categories of destructive termites are: subterranean, drywood and dampwood.

Subterranean termite

The most common type of termite and is often pale white in colour. These termites are commonly known as ‘white ants’. They require a source of moisture to survive and enjoy eating through wooden materials that are moist and wet. They thrive when a property has wooden stumps submerged in soil and earth. The termites will tunnel their way through the earth to reach various parts of the stumps that are surrounded by moist conditions.

Drywood termite

As the name suggests, these termites live inside dry wooden materials. They typically infest softwood and hardwood materials and are commonly not found near wet or moist environments. This type of termite is usually found feeding on the structure and wooden elements of your property such as the flooring, door jambs, window frames and skirting boards. Since drywood termites require a high level of humidity to survive, make sure all parts of your property are appropriately ventilated to keep humidity levels low.

Dampwood termite

This type of termite feeds on decaying and rotten wooden substances. For example, a decaying tree stump, rotting wooden floorboards or infested garden structures are common homes for this type of termite. Like drywood termites, they live completely inside the wooden material so it may take many months or even years to discover their presence. Colonies are generally small, and swarming may occur over several months. To treat these termites, it is best to remove the source of moisture, safely dispose the rotting or decaying material, and to treat the surrounding area to kill any larvae.

TERMITE TREATMENT BENDIGO

While most insects come and go, termites come to stay. Termites will not go away from your property naturally. Termites need to eat to survive, and they like to breed. Therefore, they always enjoy nesting in wooden materials. The more they feed, the greater the damage. To strengthen their dominance, they will breed new termites for extra help. Without targeted termite treatment, the infestation can spread and result in large repair costs.

Since termites are hard to locate, we use special equipment. Termatrac thermal technology allows for an investigation of termites without the need to make inspection holes in the property. A non-invasive method of detection will prevent the property from being exposed to decomposing termites. This not only saves time for our technicians but increases customer satisfaction because no repairs to the home or business need take place after any inspection. This is how we provide targeted treatment.

SIGNS YOU SHOULD BOOK A TERMITE INSPECTION IN BENDIGO

Booking a termite inspection early rather than later is preferable. Termites are destructive and each day you wait can lead to higher repair costs. Here are five handy indicators of termites.

White ants

White coloured ants are termites. Spotting these pests around your property is not good news. These nasty critters can destroy your property. They thrive in warm and humid conditions. Ensure that your property is well-ventilated.

Moisture and woody substances

Many people are unsure about what attracts termites in the house. Termites love moisture, especially when it is near woody substances. For example, mulch, firewood, rotting wood stumps and piles of untreated timber can encourage termites to form a colony. Dispose these off immediately!

Hollow wood

Although it is rare for householders to inspect the flooring, internal structure, decking, roof cavity and more for termites, it is wise to make this a periodic task if you live in an environment where termites are prevalent. Where there are hollow wooden items at your property, it might be likely that termites are present.

Mud tubes

Termite mud tubes are small tunnels connecting your surrounding garden to your property. Crafted by cunning termites, these mud tubes are moist to enable healthy termites to eat at the foundations to your property. Locating these mud tubes can be difficult and a professional will be able to identify which tubes are causing damage to your property.

Termite swarms

A colony of termites is where the breeding process takes place. Identifying the nest is crucial to eliminating the source of termites. The swarm can be located anywhere around the property, both inside and outside. Whilst they are hard to detect, you might spot termite droppings, discard wings, and damaged pieces of wood.

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HOW TO GET RID OF TERMITES IN BENDIGO

When looking for a pest control company, engage a service provider that has the skills, experience and tools to treat termites effectively. Understanding how termites’ nest and travel is crucial to targeting the treatment application directly at the source. Professional termite controllers also have access to useful equipment that can detect termites under surfaces without having to make holes in the property. In addition, professional service providers use quality treatment products that are safe for humans, pets and plants.

The best time to treat your property for termites is either on a proactive or reactive basis. If you know your property exists in an area where termites forage, it is best to have a professional attend periodically to treat the entire property for termites as a precaution. However, if you sight termite destruction then it is crucial that you immediately engage a professional to treat the area and to prevent the spread of termites and their destruction at your property.

You can avoid a pest controller attending your property if you keep your home or business clear of materials that attract termites. Here are some helpful tips to consider:

  • Ensure your property has watertight plumbing, gutters and downpipes. If moisture continuously ponds near wooden structures, an infestation is likely to occur.
  • All parts of the property need ventilation to keep the internal structure of the property dry.
  • Clear the basement of any rubbish and unused wooden materials.
  • Ensure that the property is not resting on stumps submerged in soil. Especially, check that any decks, patios, pergolas and fences do not have wooden parts exposed to the earth.
  • Seal your property completely and undertake regular inspections.
  • Make sure your garden is clear of waste and that all rotting wood is securely disposed.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A TERMITE INSPECTION IN BENDIGO?

When our termite technicians attend your property in Bendigo for an inspection, they consult with you, inspect the property and take their time to find the cause of the termite infestation. Our technicians are trained to look for signs of termites. There are many ways to know if you have termites at your home or business. You might sight, to name a few, degraded wooden stumps, a mound, a termite infested tree stump, or rotting timber. For termites in properties, we also use thermal imaging technology to detect termites that are lurking inside your walls, under your floor or in your ceiling.

Once these indicators of termites have been detected, it is crucial that our technicians record the location and attend soon after to conduct the treatment in a timely manner. The use targeted treatment will help to eliminate the source and prevent the multiplication of the infestation. We offer complete services and try to treat all possible sources so that there are no termites left. We may also visit your property after a couple of days or a week to check in on the progress of our treatment.

TRUST OUR EXPERTS FOR QUALITY TERMITE TREATMENT IN BENDIGO

As termites secretly eat the timbers in your property, they are always looking for new sources of food. Like any living organism, finding foods requires effort and often they will eat anything that is easiest to obtain. As their feeding frenzy continues, it will become more apparent that termites are roaming around in your property. It is important that you engage a professional pest controller and do not attempt to treat termites yourself. Termites are notoriously destructive and if treated incorrectly, they can cause even more damage and relocate to a new area in your property.

It is best to engage a professional termite controller who will conduct a survey of the property and ensure that the entire property is appropriately and adequately treated for termites. Completing a partial job is not an ideal solution because living larvae can transform into termites and then reproduce to create even more termites. Often, termite treatment requires multiple visits to protect the property from termites completely over the longer term and to maintain the initial treatment that was applied.

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TERMITE TREATMENT COST IN BENDIGO

The cost of termite treatment in Bendigo varies depending on the type of services required. Depending on the size of the property, the severity of the infestation, the damage caused to the property, the environment and many other factors, the average cost will range between $210 and $2,800. Before we work with you to remove the termites from your property, we assess the property, draft up a scope of work and share the scope and estimate with you for your review, consideration and approval.

We will always be transparent about our services so that you receive cost certainty. If we suspect there might be further issues with your property, we will promptly let you know. All of our termite treatment technicians are fully equipped with the latest knowledge and equipment so that they can proactively identify issues in advance of them materialising into larger problems.

Remember, proactive protection of your property on a regular basis will minimise unwanted costs in the future. Should damage occur, the costs to repair your property will far exceed the periodic payments made to your licenced and experienced termite removalist who has undertaken regular visits. Do not fret at the sign of a small cost when it provides more value in the short and long term.

WHY CHOOSE OUR TERMITE TREATMENT SERVICES IN BENDIGO?

At VIP Pest Control, we provide complete termite treatment services for the residents of Bendigo. We understand that termites are a nuisance and can damage the structural integrity of your property. That is why we implement proven treatment methods that successfully stop termites in their tracks and eradicate their nests from your home or business. Our skilled, trained and experienced technicians are familiar with both invasive and non-invasive techniques depending on the circumstances of the infestation and the condition of your property.

Before we implement our treatment methods, we assess the property to locate the termites, their trails and their nests. This helps us to target our applicants and equipment so that we achieve the best results. We recommend following that following our visit, no conflicting chemicals, applicants or powders are used in the area to negatively affect our treatment. To ask us a question, make a booking or enquire about our services, call the team on 1800 198 041.