For most of us, the purchase of a house is one of the biggest investments we will make in our lifetime. When it comes to termites and your home, it is important to protect your investment – especially in Perth, since we are considered at high risk for termite attack (see map). An estimated 130 000 buildings (one in five) across Australia are treated for termite damage at some stage of its life.
Termites are social insects that live in colonies. A colony can number several million individuals. Winged males and females from the parent colony emerge in flight to search for a new colony site. The queen is capable of producing up to 30 000 eggs per day!
Termites travel up to 100 metres from their colony in search of food. In order to reach food sources above the soil surface, these subterranean termites construct mud tubes. These small mud tubes are often obscured by building structures and any infested wood is generally not obvious because termites take care to minimise damage to the outer surface in order to maintain the humidity of their tunnel networks.
When we think about what termites attack, we automatically think of timber – jarrah, pine and the like. However, termites will happily chomp through furniture, paper products, fabrics, clothing, footwear, and even non-cellulose materials such as soft plastics, building sealants and rigid foam insulation.
Termites are the cause of many electrical faults such as power failure, because the heat given off by the cables attracts them. They can inflict major damage before you even notice they are there, leaving you with very costly repair bills – approximately $80-$100 million worth of damage is caused across Australia each year. Standard home insurance policies do not cover damage caused by termites!
Pesti Termite Treatment in Perth, WA
If you have seen live termites at your property, it is important not to disturb them, as it makes treating them more difficult. Get in touch with our office immediately. At Pesti Pest Control, our technicians have years of training and experience in both exterminating termites, and preventing their return. They are very knowledgeable in finding the tell-tale signs of termite activity. After a thorough inspection of your home and property, our technicians will recommend the most suitable treatment for your property.
At Pesti Pest Control, we have a range of termite treatments and control strategies to protect your home and property.
Termiticides are used in different applications and methods. In most cases, they are used on new homes, as well as treating the soil surrounding new and established homes.
Baiting monitoring system
Strategically placed bait stations can be used to attract termites with food such as dry wood or paper refuse. About 30 bait stations are needed for a typical house. Bait stations need to be inspected regularly to assess any termite activity.
We offer a $1,000,000 Termite Warranty for every treatment using FMC products!