Termite Pest Control Sydney
If your building has a history of termite infestation then late April to May is the time for termite inspections. Sydney is no different to any other major town or city in this regard, when the heat rises, it’s time to take action. Termite treatment in advance is the most effective strategy there is for defeating termites in Sydney, and beyond.
At ABC Pest Control, we have the best termite treatment Sydney has to offer, and with different packages available to match the size of your building, as well as the extent of you problem, we’re the leading providers of termite control. Sydney knows this and our loyal customers are testament to our proven track record.
Termite Protection Sydney
Prevention is the best cure, and at ABC we offer a 100% safety guarantee for your family and pets to ensure that they are not negatively affected as we perform our Sydney termite control to rid your residence of termites and other pests, which, if left unchecked, can lead to exorbitant, financially-crippling, long-term costs caused by the curse of the termite. Sydney residences should have at least one termite inspection to ensure that there isn’t the seed of a problem developing that may lead to major issues later and threaten the integrity of the property.
Termite Treatment Cost Sydney
As we’ve already said, Sydney termite inspections are best performed in the spring as this is when the first seasonal manifestations start to take place. Our termite inspections cost Sydney residents prices starting from $220, but are charged depending on the magnitude of the situation. We’ve presently got a special offer on, in which you can save up to $400 for services (conditions apply), which eradicate using pest control on termites. Sydney is a truly magnificent city, Australasia’s gem, on that the world can agree, but it’s extremities of climate make it a hotbed for infestation in the warmer months. In the end, investing early in the remedy works our cheaper that the cure, so get in touch to find out more about an inspection cost. Sydney is covered, but you can see a map here of all the areas we service in NSW.
Carpet Beetles, Cockroaches, Silverfish, Spiders and Termite Treatments Sydney
Sydney termites are some of the virulent in the world, but with countless other critters running around, Sydney termite treatment is essential for properties with a history of infestation; however, there are many more creatures to be concerned about than just termites. Sydney carpet beetles can be just as hard to shift as any other insect, and the same is true of cockroaches, silverfish and Spiders. However, you can rest assured as our Sydney termite treatment also covers these creepy crawlies too. One round of Sydney termite treatment and you will be free from these pests and sleep better at night to boot. With a history of successful termite inspections, Sydney trusts us with its termite pest control and we are proud to offer our services to you.
Termites may live and feed in the walls of your house, the floorboards, wooden doors even your furniture! The following also provide sources of food:
- Presence of many trees around the house
- Wood fence posts
- Wooden retaining walls
- Wooden logs stored in the backyard in shed
- Wooden decking
A house that is over 25 years old is more likely to attract termites. A new house is less likely to attract termites but there is still a risk if it is built near an existing termite colony.
In this picture look for two white, creamy coloured insects. They are “worker” termites. The workers do all the damage, eating the wood. They are very vulnerable with a soft exoskeleton. They avoid the light by building “tunnels” to travel inside of. A protozoa in their body digests the wood, they then return to their “colony” usually in the soil, and excrete the digested wood for other termites in the colony to feed on.
This is a soldier termite. His main job is to protect the workers and other termites from ants. The soldiers do not eat the wood. (they leave that up to the workers!; in fact they only eat wood that the workers have digested and passed on to them. Whenever a shelter tube is broken open it doesn’t take long for the soldiers to get to the opening to “defend” the workers.
Regular checks you can do inside and outside of your house. This includes checking areas that provide food sources for termites:
- backyard – dead leaves, tree stumps
- outside home – windowsills, doorframes
- inside home – check for cracks in base of walls, windowsills, doorframes
- Before buying a house, ensure it had a termite inspection
- Remove all wooden debris from around the building.
- Replace wooden posts, steps, trellises and other structures that contact the soil with non cellulose material
- Replace badly damaged timbers with sound materials. Remove infested trees and stumps.
- Where possible, don’t allow wood within 45 cm of the soil.
- Provide adequate ventilation and drainage for basements, cellars and crawl spaces. Ventilate crawl spaces and attics to reduce humidity and cover at least 90% of the soil in crawl spaces with plastic sheeting.
- Reduce soil moisture around the structure by directing run-off away from the foundation. Be sure gutters and downspouts are installed and working correctly.
- Fill all visible cracks and voids in the foundation with concrete or caulking compound, which may provide a handy access point for termites.
- Don’t affix wooden trellises to exterior walls.
- Keep mulch, wood debris, scrap lumber, sawdust, and firewood away from your home. If you do keep firewood outside your house during the winter, keep it raised off the ground.
- Trim all shrubs, bushes and other dense greenery away from the foundation of your home, don’t allow leaves to accumulate in gutters and drains.
- Repair leaking faucets and water lines, both indoors and outdoors. Fix leaky roofs and gutters.
- Ideally, wood siding, stucco, and foam board should be at least 15 cm away from the ground.
- Regular termite treatments
Mud tubes act as protective connections between the underground colony and your house, the food source. If the colony is active, they’ll be built back up again
Termites will eat just about any kind of wood, hard or soft, and most wood byproducts and other cellulose materials.
- Remain calm, do not panic. Termites do work slowly, so you do have time to do act before it gets significantly worse
- Do not touch them or disturb their work as it is easier to manage these insects if they are undisturbed
- Do not spray them with any substance. Spraying encourages them to go into areas where they may be harder to track
- Call for a professional pest control inspector to manage the problem.