Termite Control Melbourne – Termites are insects that come under the taxonomic rank of cockroach family and they are also known to be the ancestors of cockroaches. They usually feed on dead plant materials in the form of wood, leaf litter, soil, or animal dung. Termites are undoubtedly used in many traditional medicines- they have also found their use in medical science. The termite gut has inspired various research efforts aimed at replacing fossil fuels with cleaner, renewable energy sources. But, the harm they can cause overnight is frightening. They can infest your furniture and claim huge losses every year in Melbourne. Since termites are cryptic, this means, they do not come out in open usually, making it difficult to detect them.
Marks Pest Control is a leading and #1 Melbourne’s Termite Control Company. With our local termite technicians, we attempt to achieve cent per cent termite control and removal. Our expert pest treatment team uses eco-friendly chemical solutions that are safe for your family health. Our termite removal method gives you complete eradication from unwanted termite.
How to identify Termites
Different types of termites have different habits and different risks to your property. Have a look into it-
Headbanging – One indication of termites quiet clicking sounds coming from your walls. Soldier termites bang their heads against the wood or shake their bodies when the colony is disturbed to signal a threat to the other termites. The worker termites are noisy woodwork eaters. If you put ear close to infested wood by termites you can hear them munching away.
Papery or hollow sounding timber – When you knock on an area that damaged by termite, it will sound hollow or papery. This is because timber inside has been eaten away.
Tunnels in the wood – Tunnels in the wood are frequently made of mud or termite droppings, and are one of the common signs of termites. Mud tunnels provide shelter and protection to the termites & termites can travel unseen.
Type of Termite
- Subterranean Termite – Subterranean termites are eating dead wood in contact with the soil. They are the most destructive termite.
- Drywood Termite – Drywood termites live in small colonies inside pieces of furniture. Drywood termite infests both softwood and hardwood timber.
- Dampwood Termite – Dampwood termites are found where is high moisture content and wood decay
- Formosan Termites – Know as destructive pests, They first make mud nests in the soil and begin eating wood components.
- Flying Termites – Flying termites are also called swarmers or alates. They leave their nest due to lack of sufficient food and then establish a new colony which could be in your home. Flying termites lose their wings after finding a mate.
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Marks Termite Inspections Melbourne
If you’re worried you have termites & want termite inspection, Specialist of Marks Termite Control Melbourne are here to help. Our professional controller is an expert in looking for the signs of termites around your apartment and have various types of method to detect termite when there are no visible signs. Our Professional inspection to detect termite infestation as early as possible and minimize the risk of damage to your property. Our affordable & certified Termite Controller use their experience and excellent training to carry out a comprehensive inspection of your house or office premises.
Standard Termite Inspection
We use the latest termite detection equipment & method. We do termite inspection as per Australian Standards 3660. We have fully trained & insured termite technician. It can take approximately 1 hour for termite inspection depending on the size and type of structure, for 3-4 bedroom home will take us 2-3 hours. After inspection, we will give you a detailed multi-page report with photos & explain our findings on-site and if you have further questions, we will give you answers with explanation. Our exterminator also provides to you termite prevention tips.
Pre-Purchase Termite Inspection
We also provide pre-purchase timber inspection service – know what you’re buying! Buying your new property is one of the huge investments you will make in your lifetime. If you book us to provide you with an inspection before purchase, we will give you the best termite inspection result. pre-purchase pest inspectors go all accessible areas on your property for termite’s inspection also checking for moisture in wet areas. The technician will identify and report on termite inspection. Our inspection fulfils your requirements. Every inspection is performed by fully trained & certified exterminator team.
Possible Threats and Damages Posed By Termites
Termite damage is more severe than the damage caused due to storms, fires etc.
If a termite colony attacks anything made up of wood in your house like – furniture, walls, drawers, showpieces etc, then those things are likely to get damaged. This ultimately results in money loss.
The cost of termite- related damages are rarely covered by homeowner’s insurance.
Termites can also cause several diseases. Due to this, they pose a constant risk to the health of your family members, especially the kids who keep on moving here and there.
They make the environment of your house unhygienic.
Termites also attack trees (mainly crops) during the dry season. This leads to the loss to the farmers.
Termite Treatments Melbourne
Termite Monitoring System
Termite monitoring stations installed when a property currently has a termite infestation or to monitor for future infestation. Termite infestation monitoring needs to be serviced every 2-3 months. By monitoring process, termite activity & infestation are eliminated & risk of termite attacking property is reduced.
Aim of this method is to destroy the termite’s colony. We mostly use dusting as the first step in the process of reducing the activity of termites at the home. Dusting method highly skilled approach & work best with high levels of termite infestation when a large number of termites can be coated with the dust. We use the best dust for more effective results and of lower toxicity.
Chemical Soil Treatment
In chemical soil treatment applying a chemical to the soil around the perimeter of building a foundation and under concrete flooring. Our Termite Control exterminator is fully skilled & trained to take care of your home or business, create an effective barrier with the minimum disruption to your premises and its surroundings. Our experienced Termite Control Technicians use the latest technology for termite treatment.
Termite baiting is the modern & eco-friendly method to control termites. Termite baits are the preferred method to remove termites from inside buildings. We placed termite bait material inside a bait station. By installing a termite monitoring system inside building & into the soil around a building, it provides an early warning system for termites trying to attack your home.
Termite Nest Destruction
If your building is under termite attack, do not worry!! Our skilled technician will eliminate termite infestation with the best techniques. We take swift action to eradicate the termite colony from your home.
DIY Termite Control Melbourne Methods
- Avoid having gardens just against your house
Termites breed where they find moisture and mulch, and gardens are the best site for them. Termites enter into your house easily if the walls are weatherboard.
- Make sure that there is no water leakage in and around your house
As mentioned above, termites love moisture. Humidity acts as a cherry on the cake, it makes their working easy. This is due to the reason that they have a soft and thin cuticle that dries out easily.
- The house should have proper drainage and ventilation
Simple things such as hot water system overflow or air-conditioner pipe drained against the wall are enough to attract termites in your house. So, make sure that there is proper air moving in and around your house to keep humidity and moisture at bay.
- Store goods especially timber safely
Having goods sitting up against or leaning on the wall can turn into a disaster. It provides a bridge or a runway for the termites to enter your house. Timber is also bad because it attracts termites. Try to stock timber outside the house on the bricks; this prohibits them from entering the premises of the house and saves your timber too.
- Be careful while doing DIYs
Often, after doing the DIY renovation of the house, people keep the untreated timber in and around the area of the house, which is just attached to the walls of the house. This gives termites direct access to the house. The best way to avoid this is to hire a good builder to do the renovation.
How to Recognize a Termite Pest Infestation?
Termites are often mistaken as fly ants due to their similar appearance. Termites have usually two- body segments, straight antenna and 2 sets of wings equal in length. Flying ants, on the other hand, have 3 segment body, bent antenna, and 2 sets of wings which are usually equal in length.
Following are the indications of termite pest infestation:
- A temporary swarm of winged insects in your house or around your house.
- Any kind of bubble-like structure or crack on wood items. (These are called as termite dropping).
- Wood that sounds hollow, when it is tapped.
- Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams or in crawl spaces.
What are the differences between ants and termites?
Termites are light in colour. They are usually a white colour and can sometimes look quite translucent. The waste section of a termite is thicker than that of an ant. Both flying ants and termites have the same looking wings. But, termites set are both the same size compared to an ant who has one set larger than the other.
Melbourne Termite Treatment Cost
We will provide you with an obligation-free quote with a detailed treatment plan and all the information you need to know to rid your home of any termite problem. We will provide a termite treatment plan that is best for you, so you can trust our methods and techniques for termite eradication.
Melbourne’s Termite Protection Methods
- Keep a regular check on your yards
If you find any kind of hole around any tree, stumps, or timber, and you happen to see termite around it, just call the termite expert as soon as possible. Don’t try to treat it yourself, as that can invite the entire colony of the termites which you may not be having an idea.
- Keep an eye on the timber and timber products in your house
Any imperfection in timber products is a sign of termites. On poking it with your finger- you may get access to the hole they have made. Put some masking tape over the holes, if they are less and small in number. If you find many such holes, it’s better to get rid of that timber product or piece to save other things.
- Get regular termite inspections at least once on an annual basis
An appropriate termite protection system can help you in termite control Melbourne. For example – installing a chemical barrier in the soil may help.
By following the above mentioned simple methods you can keep the termites away from your home easily. However, if the situation is out of control, do not delay things and call a termite specialist immediately.
Marks Pest Control Melbourne is a reliable Pest Control Service provider in Melbourne. We deal with all sorts of pest eradication, no matter how uncontrolled the situation is. So, you can contact with Marks professional controller, we will give you outstanding treatment of termite problem at a reliable price. If you find termites then immediately contact our termite control team.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are white ants or termites the same thing?
Do termites eat wood?
Termites eat wood and it results in wood getting recycled in the soil as humus and increasing the ability of the soil to hold water.
How much damage termites can cause?
Average 4-5 billion dollars of property is damaged and repair cost is caused by termites every single year.
Is a termite treatment expensive?
Honestly, termite treatment is a little expensive from others because of the long procedures and use of different methods. Mark’s Pest Control provides termite treatment at the best affordable price
I’ve found Termites, What do I do?
The first and foremost thing to do is ‘Do Not Disturb Them’. Yes, you read that right. They don’t do much harm overnight. Disturbing them or spraying them will lead to scaring them for a few hours and then making it difficult for the experts to remove them.