Residential & Commercial Termite Solutions AustraliaTermites are a menace to homeowners everywhere. Often referred to as white ants, these wood-devouring insects also eat any materials which contain cellulose, like cardboard and paper. Termites are closely related to cockroaches on the evolutionary scale and are active 24/7, 365 days per year. Every year, termites cause hundreds of millions worth of damages to Australian homes. Termite surveys find that 1 in 3 homes in Australia will be affected by termites at some stage, which causes greater damage than fires, storms, and floods combined. Many Australians will also find that termite damage is not covered by most home insurance policies, leaving many with damaged homes and no help. Conducting frequent termite inspections is paramount to detecting problems early. Our Home Protection plans cover timber pest inspections and termite warranty inspections – Learn More If you find termites, DO NOT disturb them and call 1300 270 019 immediately to speak to an expert for more information. Get A Free Quote Now!
From Preparation to Treatment
Flick is a trusted name in termite treatment. Options include the Flixterm Termite Interception and Baiting System, which is an environmentally friendly termite solution that monitors, intercepts and eliminates termites. A termite baiting system may take around four hours to install, then regular visits are required over subsequent months for monitoring.
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Our expert technicians will do a full site analysis. A Chemical Termite Soil Treatment will be implemented if there is termite access underneath your home. A soil treated zone may take around a day to install and can be active for up to eight years. We have numerous customised solutions available. It starts with a site analysis. Start yours today by calling us 1300 270 019
If we find that there are live termites in your home, we will perform Termite Dusting directly where termites are feeding on timber. Elimination of the attacking colony using a termite dust can take several visits over 8-10 weeks.
Common Termite Questions
01How big are termite colonies?Termites are social insects, living together in colonies. The colonies of subterranean termites can contain up to several million termites. They are divided into castes which determine their activities. Termites in the worker caste dig tunnels and ensure food supply. Soldiers prevent intruders from harming the colony, while reproductive termites perpetuate the species by ‘swarming’ annually to start a new colony. Termites are active 24/7, 365 days a year.
02Are termites and white ants the same thing?White ant is the common name for termites of which there are many species. While termite is the correct term, they are often called white ants due to their appearance. They resemble ants and are a milky white colour. However, termites have little in common with ants from an evolutionary perspective and are more closely related to cockroaches
03What do termites like to eat?Termites eat wood and the cellulose that is found in paper and timber-based products. The timber is often eaten from the inside, leaving a paper-thin shell on the outside that appears mottled or wrinkled and often stained with spots of mud. On residential properties, termites may infest finished timbers such as door frames, skirting boards and architraves, subfloor timbers and framing.
04How can Flick help with your termite problem?If you suspect a termite problem, it is imperative that you have a timber pest inspection done by an accredited professional, who should provide you with a comprehensive written report and a proposal for eradication and future control. All Flick Anticimex timber pest inspections are carried out in accordance with Australian Standards. Suspect a problem? If you find termites DO NOT disturb them and call us on 1300 270 019.
05How long is a termite treatment active?Once you have a termite treatment done on your home, it is usually active for several years, depending on the specific method and formulations applied. Another variable is the residual life of the formulation in the soil, which varies according to the amount of moisture present and the type of soil substrate. However, you should have inspections performed at least once a year.