South Canberra Termite Treatment
As South Canberra’s leading termite and pest control provider, we take care of any pest infestation or problems affecting your home or business.
South Canberra’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 (02) 6147 2613 immediately to speak to an expert for more information.
South Canberra Termite Protection and Control
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 South Canberra and across the ACT, causing structural damage, with repair costs in the tens of thousands.
Whether it’s for your existing property, renovation or building a new home call (02) 6147 2613. Speak to our experts and book a termite inspection or install a termite management system.
What are termites?
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.
Termites can infest new houses by either flying or transported in wooden furniture. South Canberra is a very transient area. Diplomats and military personnel are constantly on the move due to the many consulates and the Defence Force Academy being close by. This movement can also disturb nests in soil, forcing termites to seek refuge in your backyard.
What damage do termites cause to buildings in South Canberra?
Subterranean termites are the most destructive in buildings in South Canberra, including suburbs such as Curtin, Garran and Hughes. 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 sills 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 South Canberra?
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 South Canberra 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 (02) 6147 2613 and get your home inspected by a professional now before it’s too late.
Reliable Termite Solutions in South Canberra
Flick provides pest control and termite services to homes, body corporates, real estates, commercial properties, schools, government organisations and so much more in South Canberra. Our service areas include, but are not limited to, the following suburbs:
St Clair, Horsley Park, Minchinbury, Wetherill Park, Pemulwuy, Smithfield, Guildford West, Greystanes, Seven Hills, Lalor Park, Marayong, Kings Park, Quackers Hill, Toongabbie, Wentworthville, Glenwood, and Parklea.
Subscribe & Save With Termite & Pest Protection in South Canberra
We offer four termite management plans to suit your home and budget. Subscribe and save with affordable monthly plans for complete pest protection from termites and pests, year-round.
Simply choose the right ongoing termite management plan for your home, then gain peace of mind knowing your protected 24/7, 365 days a year.
We been servicing thousands of local homes in South Canberra and surrounding areas for over 100 years. Protect your property from termites. Call (02) 6147 2613 today.
Commercial Pest Control in South Canberra
We provide professional integrated and SMART digital pest control services for business in South Canberra, 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.
Book in a site analysis or call (02) 6147 2613