Termites (also sometimes known as white ants) are a serious threat to any property in South-East Queensland. If left untreated, termites can cause major damage to your beautiful Gold Coast property, and the repairs can cost thousands of dollars. The only way to make sure your home is protected is to have regular inspections by a professional pest control company and to proactively implement a protective termite protection management program.
Termite treatment and protection is the best way to protect your Gold Coast home from termite damage. Suburban Pest Management is a leading professional termite treatment provider. We offer a broad range of termite treatment and protection solutions. Call us today in order to keep your property safe and healthy from these unwanted pests.
Termite Solutions for Gold Coast Properties
Termites feed on cellulose which includes wood that is used for foundations, furniture, and other wooden products. One can find these termites in any climate as they can survive in any temperature, but they particularly love the warm humid conditions we have on the Gold Coast.
At Suburban Pest Management, we offer a variety of termite control solutions. These include:
1. Termite Inspections
A termite inspection is not a treatment but it is the first step in the process of controlling termites at your Gold Coast property. A qualified timber pest inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of your property, both inside and out, to identify any evidence of active termites and any potential points of entry. Suburban Pest Management's experienced inspectors use the latest detection equipment including heat detection and moisture meters to identify signs of termites in wall cavities, window and door frames, sub-floor, roof cavity, garden and in any moisture rich areas such as kitchen and bathroom, and provide you with a comprehensive inspection report.
For more information, go to our Termite Inspection page.
2. Limited Area Treatments & Colony Control
Limited Area Termite Treatments only focus on treating one small area. We use a non-repellent chemical which eradicates the termites you can see, and kills the termites in the colony via the transfer effect. This means that when termites who have come into contact with the chemical return to the termite nest, they expose the other termites to the chemical, who die as well. Colony control is limited in its effectiveness, because it doesn't offer protection from future termite infestation. Termites leave a pheromone trail, and without protection and monitoring, another termite colony might make its home where the previous inhabitants left off.
3. Chemical Soil Treatments/Termite Barriers
Often the most effective termite solutions is a chemical barrier around the building. Subterranean termites track through the ground up to half a metre below the surface. When they hit the footing or foundation of the building, they will often come up and enter the building via the mortar joint in that first course of bricks. A chemical treatment binds to the soil and creates a protective zone around your home which termites cannot avoid. Termites affected by the chemical carry it back to the termite colony and pass it on to other termites which eliminates the colony. Whether a chemical soil treatment barrier is right for you depends on a number of factors including the design of your building.
We also offer physical termite barriers and pre-construction termite protection for new building constructions.
For more information, go to our Termite Barrier page.
4. Termite Baiting Stations
A termite baiting system is an extremely effective method of treatment to protect your home. They are there to intercept termite activity as they track towards your home. Termite stations are installed in the ground around your home, and baits are installed in the stations wherever termite activity is present. The bait used in a bait station is highly palatable to termites and they will readily consume it in preference to timber, which lures them into the stations.
Termite monitoring is an important element to consider in termite baiting systems because it allows the client and the technician to know how effective the bait system is.
For more information, go to our Termite Bait Stations page.
5. Termite Proofing
Termites enter buildings through cracks, walls, pipes and floor joints etc, and termite proofing means implementing measures for preventing access to termites. Your pest control expert can help you by suggesting strategies for preventing termites from entering your home including identifying any source of moisture, adding water sealants on window frames, installing caulking around pipes, and many others.
6. Termite Protection
Termite protection is a way to future proof your home from any risk of termite attack. Suburban Pest Management's pest controllers will work with you to implement a termite management system to include regular monitoring if you have a termite baiting system, and an annual termite check to thoroughly inspect your property for evidence of termites. Ongoing monitoring, early detection and treatment will give you peace of mind knowing you are keeping your property pest-free.
For more information, go to our Termite Protection page.
Benefits of Termite Control Services on the Gold Coast
Once termites enter your property, they start doing damage immediately and they can grow into a significant problem very quickly. Make protection against them a part of your regular property maintenance. For the most thorough job, you should get the job done by a professional pest control company like Suburban Pest Management.
The benefits of termite treatment and protection services are:
- Preventing and eliminating termite infestations
- Protecting your family
- Avoiding property damage
- Ensuring your property keeps its value
- Reducing or eliminating costly repairs caused by termite damage
Hire Suburban Pest Management for the Best Termite Treatment for your Gold Coast Property
Don't risk damage to your beautiful Gold Coast home by choosing a cheap deal from a company using generic products. To rid your property of termites and to keep it termite free, it is crucial to hire a professional pest control company like Suburban Pest Management. Suburban is a termite specialist with decades of experience that provides effective pest control services to homeowners and business owners who need help getting rid of these pests, as well as preventing them from coming back.
Whether you are currently experiencing termite issues or not, you should book a free termite assessment today via our live online booking system, or don't hesitate to give us a call and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about termite control services on the Gold Coast.