Termites In Your Home

Termites strike fear into homeowners around the world. These tiny wood-devouring insects can chomp through your timber structures and cause severe and costly damage. They can even cause homes to collapse! 1 in 3 homes in Australia will be affected by termites at some stage in their lifetime, which causes greater damage than fires, storms, and floods combined. Unlike these natural disasters, termite damage is not covered by the majority of home insurance policies, leaving many with damaged homes and no help. The subterranean termite is the most destructive species of termite, and it can burrow tunnels of up to 100m. It’s imperative to have an annual timber pest inspection and regular treatments to protect your home.

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Signs of a Potential Infestation

Ways to identify potential termite infestiations

Termites are so difficult to prevent and find because of their size and ability to live in subterranean tunnels away from the open air. Key indicators of an infestation include mud trails leading up the sides of buildings, plus pieces of dried mud in the joins of doors or windows. There may also be damp stains or blistering on doors or skirting boards. Other signs include soft or sagging floorboards, plus – if you listen closely – the very faint sound of tapping or chewing behind plaster walls. If you suspect you have termites, it is imperative to get in touch with Flick Anticimex ASAP. The longer you leave it, the more costly damage may be wreaked.

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Termite Inspection

Early detection is crucial

A visual timber pest inspection to identify termite and timber pest activity should be conducted annually. If your home is located in a high risk area our technicians may recommend more frequent inspections. Early detection will help significantly reduce damage and the cost of repairs. Our fully trained and qualified technicians carry out all Inspections in accordance with Australian standards. Our technicians use a combination of detection techniques to help detect termite activity. During your Flick Timber Pest Inspection we will:

  1. Inspect accessible areas all buildings, structures and attachments containing timber and cellulose
  2. Inspect timber fences, decks, pergolas and outbuildings
  3. Inspect all trees and landscape timbers on within the property boundary or to 30m from the main structure.
  4. Provide a detailed report and recommendations
  5. If there is any evidence of termites or no existing termite management plan we will discuss treatment and home protection options

To safeguard your property, book a timber pest inspection today or call 1300 270 019.


Treatments

1. Spot Treatments For A Quick Fix

Spot treatments for termites in residential homes include Termite Dusting directly on the locations where termites are feeding, plus Chemical Soil Treatments underneath the home. This may require multiple visits from our expert team.

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2. Baiting

Flick’s Flixterm Termite Interception and Baiting System is an environmentally friendly termite solution that monitors, intercepts and eliminates termites.

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3.Complete Eradication (Soil Treatments)

For a serious termite infestation, complete eradication may requite a multi-pronged approach: Termite Dusting and Chemical Soil Treatment to remove a current colony, followed by the installation of our Termite Interception and Baiting System.



How Do I Get Rid of Termites

Is it time to call in the experts?

Getting rid of termites permanently and protecting your home requires the assistance of a professional. Trying DIY solutions can leave you with ineffective solutions and costly damage. Flick are accredited timber pest experts, who carry out all inspections and treatments in accordance with Australian Standards. Our first step will be a thorough analysis of your home, locating any existing colonies and prescribing a treatment package which may comprise Termite Dusting, Chemical Soil Treatment and/or Baiting Systems. Once activated, termite treatments are usually active for several years, depending on the specific methods and formulations applied. You should schedule a termite inspection at least once a year.

Call 1300 270 019 to get your home inspected for termites now.