As Bendigo’s leading termite and pest control provider, we take care of any pest infestation or problems affecting your home or business.
Bendigo’s hot, dry summers and leafy surroundings are an ideal breeding ground for termites and other pests. Our professionally trained termite and pest technicians provide safe and effective treatments targeting affected areas of your property.
We offer preventative termite and warranty inspections along with a selection of termite management solutions to suit your home or business.
If you find termites, DO NOT disturb them and call (03) 4418 2989 immediately to speak to an expert for more information.
Termites are social insects that live in trees, underground or in mounds of caked soil. In nature, termites are a valuable part of the ecosystem, breaking down wood and providing nutrients to other organisms. But some species can infest homes in Bendigo and across Victoria causing structural damage, with repair costs in the tens of thousands.
Whether it’s for your existing property, renovating or building a new home call (03) 4418 2989. Speak to our experts and book a termite inspection or install a termite management system.
Termites are insects that belong to the group Isoptera. They are sometimes mistakenly called ‘white ants’, but they’re not white or ants. They eat cellulose, which is found in wood, but large infestations have been known to chew through other materials, including electrical wire.
There are over 300 species of termites in Australia, with only a handful causing damage to homes and buildings. Termites are found everywhere in Australia, including our largest cities and industrial areas such as East Bendigo.
What damage do termites cause to buildings in Bendigo?
Subterranean termites are the most destructive in buildings in Bendigo, including suburbs such as Long Gully, Flora Hill and Kennington. They live and nest in the soil or sometimes inside a tree or log. They come up out from the soil to get into our buildings. As their body can dry out in the open air, they create mud tunnels on the outside of the building to gain entry.
Once inside the building, worker termites live for four years, eating tunnels through the wooden structure of the house, 24 hours a day. Workers provide food for the rest of the colony. They tunnel within the wood, the damage hidden until the wood is broken. As the wood is weakened, structures within the home, such as skirting boards or window sill can be easily broken. In badly damaged homes, floors start to sag and wood feels hollow when tapped. A munching sound can be heard at night in the walls when the house is quiet.
At this point, repairing a home with this level of infestation can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Where do termites breed?
Subterranean termites make their nests in or near the ground. They need to be near a source of moisture to survive, such as damp soil, as their body can dry out.
What conditions encourage termite activity in homes across Bendigo?
Termites need wood to eat and water, which helps to keep their nest humid. Homeowners can prevent termites from attacking their homes by blocking termite entry to any wooden parts of the house and removing moisture.
As termites in Bendigo live in soil, homeowners should remove soil from timber structures and make sure the sub floor is well ventilated and dry. Don’t stack firewood up against the house and fix leaking plumbing.
If you suspect you have termites, don’t disturb them. Call (03) 4418 2989 and get your home inspected by a professional now before it’s too late.
Flick provides pest control and termite services to homes, body corporates, real estates, commercial properties, schools, government organisations and so much more in Bendigo. Our service areas include, but are not limited to, the following suburbs:
We provide professional integrated and SMART digital pest control services for business in Bendigo, using the latest technology and tailored solutions to ensure a pest-free environment for your business. A pest infestation can ruin your business reputation, lead to costly damage and pose a serious health risk to your staff, clients and customers.
Regardless of the type and size of your business we can customise a plan for your workplace today.
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