Termites are generally found on or inside different types of wood and timber, which they consume. Some species also live underground. They usually measure between 0.7mm and 1cm in length, slightly larger than the average ant. Termites are a light yellow to brown colour, with a shiny exterior. Some parts of their body may almost appear to be translucent, and they have a long body, with six legs, as well as pincers upon their mouth (soldier termites).
Each colony of termites can be home to more than one million termites, and a queen can live for up to 50 years! Within the colony, there are worker termites, soldier termites, reproductive termites, swarming termites (which fly) and a queen termite. Termites come in three distinct species in Australia, and can cause enormous damage to homes and wooden structures around the country.
At Oracle Services, our expert team of pest control specialists utilises a range of technology and environmentally friendly chemicals to remove termites and ensure they don’t cause any further damage to your home or business.
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Consult a pest control expert for severe termite infestations. We can assess the situation and apply a tailored, effective treatment to get rid of pests quickly.
We utilise safe compounds that either poison and kill termites, or keep them away from your house or business premises.
Baits that contain cellulose to attract termites can be placed in strategic locations, such as near a feeding spot or nest. They may eat the bait and spread it within the colony.
There are a number of dust products available that can be placed in problem areas or on nests. These dusts aim to kill and collapse the colony.
An aerosol foam can be delivered right into a termite infestation. This foam expands and blocks up the termites’ gallery system, and even the nest.
The most effective ways to prevent termites involve thorough inspections before you begin building your new house or structure.
Installing metal sheeting and caps on timber areas that may be at risk is a great way to protect your structure from termites.
If there are trees nearby, particularly those that are already dead or dying, drilling them to check for termites is an important step.
You should always remain vigilant. Conduct regular inspections on areas you think might be at risk. Or, better yet, hire the experts!
At Oracle Services, we know that preventing a termite infestation is always better than treating it down the track. By then, there is likely to be extensive damage. However, it’s not always easy to spot a termite infestation, which is why regular expert pest inspections are so beneficial. Our team of experienced technicians will apply all of their skills and knowledge to discover and eliminate any termite infestations before it’s too late.
The first step is a thorough inspection of your home or business. We’ll take the time to identify the types of termites that you are dealing with.
Once we have completed the inspection and identified the infestation and the offending nest, we’ll consult with you regarding treatment.
We’ll plan the most effective strategy to eliminate termites quickly, including at their nest so that they don’t simply reappear later on.
Our expert technicians will execute our pest control plan to maximum effect, aiming to eliminate all the termites in and outside while keeping you safe.
These are some of the most common questions we get asked about pest control for termites.