Annual termite inspections are essential for early detection of termite activity on your property to prevent the potential for large scale damage and expensive repairs. Inspections also assess the conditions that make a property more susceptible to timber pests and ways to minimise the risk of attack. A great majority of homes in mainland Australia are at risk from termite attack.
Did you know termites can devalue a home by more than 25%?
The CSIRO recommends a competent pest inspection at least on an annual basis and in some cases more frequent depending on your risk of termite’s activity and surrounding pressure.CSIRO Termite Surveys find that 1 in 3 homes in Australia will be affected by termites at some stage which is more prevalent and costly than damage caused by fire, storm and flood combined
A comprehensive annual termite inspection by Redknight Termite & Pest Control is the best protection against termites. It can detect termite activity and prevent long term damage to your property.
Upon completion of the inspection a full written report is provided to you. Redknight Termite & Pest Control expert Technicians will draw upon their knowledge about your area: from the surroundings to the seasons; from the wood types to the weather. After a comprehensive inspection of your entire premises, inside and out, they will provide you with recommendations on the best solution for your individual situation.
Protect your investment by calling us now 1800 70 90 88.
19 Termite Conducive signs to watch out for
- Hot water and air conditioning down pipes plumbed away from the house at least by 1.5 meters. Make sure that your rain water tank is plumbed directly to the sewer and simply not onto the ground.
- Make sure when it rains the water doesn’t flow towards the house. Adjust your drainage flow.
- Get rid of all wood debris in your garden including branches from trees lying on the ground. As it’s a great food source and will attract them to your property. And don’t leave any stored wood ,logs or timber in direct contact with the soil.
- Make sure that you firstly have adequate ventilation in your subfloor area. And that the current vents are not blocked with dirt or concrete.
- Remove old tree stumps, dead trees or roots in your property. If cant best to treat them. With an approved non repellent termiticide like TERMIDOR. (Call us)
- Use only termite resistant timber in your garden. No red gum sleepers, especially.
- Never place any wood source leaning against your home as you have basically given them a ladder to climb in. (Relevant when you have a termite barrier already in place).
- Fix all water leaks in and out of your house. Especially No leaking roofs , no shower pipes leaking especially too.
- Make a hundred percent sure that there is no moisture under your subfloor. And also that there is no timber off cuts, cardboard etc lying on the ground. Do not use the subfloor to store your goods.
- Remove heavy plant growth around your house as it provides the termites with moisture and restricts your view when you perform your inspection. (mud tubes will be so much harder to view).
- Construct timber fences and support posts with a 50mm clearance between the timbers and the soil - Often the bases of timber fence palings and/or sub-floor timbers breach the soil surface. This allows termites access without detection.
- Don’t use mulch in your garden as it’s known that when you purchase your mulch termites might come with the mulch too.
- Where a house is located on a concrete slab on ground construction, Australian standards state that there should be at least a minimum of 75mm of Slab edge exposed. This is to allow you visual inspection of termite entry.
- Never bury especially waste wood, branches, cardboard around your property. It acts as a magnet to termites which will direct them later to your home.
- Ensure that termite shielding is not damaged or breached in any way - Metal strips or ant caps around the foundation of your home do not prevent termite entry but force termites out into the open where they can be detected with regular termite inspection.
- Ensure all form work timber is removed after construction as in most cases they are simply buried under ground in your property. This in time will attract termites to your property.
- Don’t grow large type trees near your house as when they grow large the root systems get under the concrete slab. Which than acts as a passage route for the termites to enter your house from under the slab. Any Termiticide liquid barrier that have been placed around your house will Now be breached and the system ineffective. Allow at least 30 meter distance or talk to your local horticulturist regarding which tree root system aren't so notorious growers.
- Prune back any plants or bushes growing against the house wall.
Any Building alterations or additions can alter or render ineffective previous termite protection treatments e.g. Adding a new awnings , pergola , shed or veranda, concrete slab extensions, or even new plumbing can provide a route of entry for termites into the property across the termite protection barrier previously applied. And do remember that any impregnated soil with Termiticide cannot be disturbed.
Never disturb the termites if you have found them or suspect you have activity in your home never try to eradicate the termites yourself.
Our barriers are highly effective against termites (white ants) – Termidor
We offer 8 years written warranty on chemical termite barrier protection.
Contact us at Redknight – Experts in Termite protection, Termite Barriers & Termite inspections in Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong.
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