Termites are a destructive pest and do serious damage to Australian homes. They are able to survive in any climate but they love the warm, humid weather in South-East Qld, which means they do damage to homes in Brisbane all year round. These wood-eating insects cause thousands of dollars worth of property damage each year if left untreated. At Suburban Pest Management, we have a team of timber pest inspectors with years of pest control experience in termite treatment in Brisbane. We also provide our customers with the most effective and safest termite prevention systems available in the market.
Your SPM pest controller is an expert on termites - they know where to find these nasty creatures who can infiltrate your property and cause severe damage. Our team has over 25 years of experience providing better termite treatment solutions for clients in Brisbane. Contact us and get a FREE quote today!
Termite Treatment Services in Brisbane
Termites feed on cellulose, an organic compound found in wood, plants and other materials used by humans such as paper, cardboard, and cotton fibres. This means they feed on wood that is used for homes, furniture, and other wooden products. Termite treatment services are most effective when used as a preventative measure before any infestation occurs.
Our termite solutions include:
1. Termite Inspection
Although a termite inspection is not, and does not, include a termite treatment, it is the first step in identifying if there's a potential termite infestation on your property. These insects are sometimes hard to find so early termite detection can help you find signs of termite activity before they cause damage to your home. If you notice any unusual activity in your home or commercial property, we recommend getting it inspected by one of our professional termite management technicians.
The inspection starts with a walk around the exterior of the house for visible signs of termites such as mud tunnels and damaged wood such as garden bed sleepers in the yard. A visual inspection will be done inside the house to find wood-destroying insects either dead or alive, or droppings on window frames, as well as damage to wood siding, timber, fascia boards, gutters and drainpipes. External walls will also be checked for potential termite entry. Your termite inspector will also check your roof void and sub-floor plus any other "high risk areas" such as under decks or landings.
A regular termite inspection is recommended to keep your property pest-free.
See our Termite Inspection page for more details.
2. Termite Colony Control
Colony control means exactly that, managing the colony of termites. All termites must stay connected to the colony, so eradicating termites includes killing the active termite colony. Simply removing termites you can see using a DIY method does not do anything to kill the millions of termites living underground in the colony.
Treatment of termites within the home using professional products and expert technicians is the first step in treating termites, but that is not the whole solution. Colony control alone won't prevent termites from another colony re-infesting your property. The next step is to implement a termite management system. This will ensure your property remains protected from future attack by termites. At Suburban, we use two different termite control systems, chemical barriers and baiting systems. Which option depends on a number of factors and following a termite inspection, a professional technician will be able to determine the right choice for you.
3. Termite Barriers and Protection - Chemical Applications
A chemical termite barrier treatment is the most common type of termite treatment. A chemical is used to create a long-lasting chemical barrier around the perimeter of your home which prevents termites from breaching the treated area, in other words, gaining access to your property. Chemical treatment barriers are installed at ground level and can be as low as 20mm in height or it can go up to 150mm in height depending on the treatment requirements.
See our Termite Barrier page for more details.
4. Termite Baiting Systems
Termite baiting systems are a type of termite treatment that uses traps to lure termites in to feed on a cellulose material which contains a slow-acting insecticide. These termite baits are applied outdoors at regular intervals around the perimeter of your property where they will continue working for up to one year. There is no issue placing a termite baiting station in a high traffic area, and they don't require any special construction or drilling of holes around the home.
For more information, go to our Termite Bait Stations page.
5. Termite Proofing
Termite proofing is the last step in the process. It is identifying the places where termites are coming into contact with your home. These can be in the ground, under concrete patios or other paving surfaces, and any other places where there is an opportunity for termites to enter your home. These openings should be sealed to keep out pests from entering your home. Our ongoing termite management programme is the best protection against termites over the long-term.
How do I know if there is termite activity on my property?
Here are the signs that may suggest that there is an infestation of termites or other unwanted pest inside your home. It is important to be aware of these signs and take immediate action before it becomes a costly issue:
1. Mud tunnels in your backyard or on foundations coming up from the ground - this is a sign of subterranean termites
2. A papery feel when you touch doors or window frames
3. A musty smell
4. Crackling munching type sounds in walls (caused by them eating)
5. Damage to floorboards or bowing in ceilings
6. Mudding on your walls
7. Visible termite damage or holes on your house framing, siding, or trim, deck, garden beds
8. Alates flying around lights or wings on the ground (these are not a sign that you have termites, rather, a sign that there are termites in the area looking to start a new colony)
Hire Suburban Pest Management for your Termite Control
Termite control services can be very expensive due to the severity of the infestation and the different treatments available. The cost of the initial treatment may be fairly high, but you may not need another one again for at least a year, but if you do nothing, even if you do not currently have termites, the cost of damage caused by a termite infestation can be much more.
Termite treatment in Brisbane isn't something that you can put off, so we recommend that anyone who identifies the need for these services should make an appointment as soon as possible to ensure that the job gets done right. Suburban Pest Management is a reputable pest control company with a track record of helping clients prevent thousands of dollars in termite damage.
We would be happy to provide you with a free quote on your termite treatment service, so please don't hesitate to give us a call. Remember, too, that we are happy to answer any questions you may have about termite control services in Brisbane.
If you have a termite issue or you just want peace of mind, experience the SPM difference for all your termite solutions and pest control services.
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