Termite Control Adelaide
Termites are small soft bodied insects, commonly referred to as white ants. Although they look similar to ants, they are not related. There are hundreds of species of termites in Australia. Some are important recyclers of dead and decaying timber, others feed on grasses, while only a few species cause economic damage to timber.
These economically significant species of subterranean termite travel through soil as they constantly forage and evaluate the size and quality of potential food resources.
CSIRO surveys estimate that the risk of termite attacks and damage is high. One in three houses will be attacked at some stage during their economic life. Bare in mind that most home insurance policies do not cover termite damage.
The Termite hazard map below puts Adelaide homes and buildings at high risk of termite attack therefore termite control, inspections and treatments are essential.
What should I do if I find termites in my home or on my property?
If possible put everything back as you found it and CALL US IMMEDIATELY ON 08 7123 0840.
We highly recommend NOT to disturb termites if found, too much disruption can push the Adelaide termites into more concealed areas and delay our baiting and elimination process.
DON’T spray them with ANYTHING such as fly spray or insect spays, this also causes issues with treatment and elimination.
What method is more effective, spaying or baiting?
Our years of experience shows us that baiting and eliminating the colony is far more effective than chemical barrier sprays that have little or no effect on the colony, leaving it to re attack as soon as it finds a weak point in the chemical barrier.
Do termite baiting and monitoring stations attract termite to my home?
NO, termites randomly forage through soil looking for a food source in a wide spread pattern, Pest Aid’s Adelaide termite control stations are design to act as an early warning system to detect the presence of termite activity.
Can termites bi pass the monitor stations?
The failure rate of the Pest Aid Termite Adelaide baiting and monitoring system is VERY LOW, A unique termite tablet designed to emit CO2 and mimic decaying timber which is a termites preferred food source is place underneath each station at the time of installation, this greatly reduces the risk of termites missing the stations.
If my house is built on a concrete slab am I safe from termite attack?
The answer in most cases is no, most concrete slab homes are very susceptible to termite entry in areas such as construction joins, slab edges and plumbing penetration not to mentions construction faults.
If I have black ants around my property am i safe?
NO NO this is an old wives tale, whilst black ants often attack some termites this has very little if any effect on the colony, termites are very good at defending themselves.
What do termites need to survive and thrive?
The main 3 elements termites require are 1/moisture 2/ warmish temperature 3/ food source, this descibes most home right? Yes a house is the perfect environment for termites to thrive.
How long does a termite inspection take?
Depending on the construction type and size of the property, a good thorough inspection should take between between 2-4 hours.
Can you inspect under my floor if its polished timber?
Yes we have specialised equipment such as borescopes to enable us to look underneath subfloors and inside wall cavities.
Pest Aid Adelaide Termite Statistics
We customise all our pest control services to suit your individual needs and provide unbeatable value for money, call us today and we wont let you down. Pest Aid is a small family South Australian owned and operated, Adelaide pest control company with years of industry experience.