Residential & Commercial Termite Solutions Australia
Termites are a menace to homeowners everywhere without proper termite treatments. 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 properties 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 and figuring out treatments. Find out more when you download our Termite Fact Sheet!
Flick Home Protection makes protecting your family and home from pests easier than ever. Our effective and affordable pest control plans include exclusive 12 month warranty. Timber Pest Inspection or Termite Warranty Inspection are included in our Gold, Silver and Bronze Termite Home Protection Plan. Find out more here.
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Flick's Home Protection Plans
Flick's Home Protection Plans provide effective and affordable protection for your home and family from a wide range of pests. Our Gold, Silver and Bronze Termite plans include preventive measures to stop termites from entering your home in the first place, as well as reactive and emergency termite pest control services if needed. All plans come with a 12-month warranty* and easy monthly payments. With a variety of plans to choose from, you can find a plan that meets your specific needs and budget. Contact your local Flick branch to see if Home Protection is available in your area and begin shielding your family from termites today!
Common Termite Questions
How 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.
Are 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
What 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.
How 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.
How 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.