What do termites look like?
Termite swarmers can look like flying ants, and they are often confused. Both Carpenter Ants and Fire Ants can look similar to termites, especially as their winged mating cycles are usually during the springtime – the same as termites. With our termite species guide you can easily see what termites look like and recognize the common features between termite species.
Am I looking at termites or ants?
Winged ants are strong flyers and they do not shed their wings, whereas termite swarmers fly only a little and they shed their wings quickly. You can be fairly certain you have identified termites if you’ve found discarded wings around window sills or doorways.
What are the signs of a termite infestation?
What does termite damage look like?
Termites will eat away at any wood – be it wall, ceiling or floor.
Did you know that all properties can be at risk from a termite infestation?
Although termites prefer a moist environment and structures that are primarily made of wood or cellulose, even properties built primarily of brick or stone can still suffer from termite problems. This is because structural supports as well as other building components are constructed of wood and other cellulose-based materials, just the stuff that termites like to feed on. This is how termites can seriously damage the foundations of a building.
Did you know that termites can go undetected for many years, causing extremely costly damage?
Termites are responsible for billions of dollars worth of damage each year. A termite infestation can be hard to spot as termites live underground and eat away at wood from the inside. They can damage a property for many years, without your knowledge and without any obvious signs. This damage can be very expensive to fix.
Did you know that taking preventative measures can save you huge sums of money?
While no one can guarantee that you will never have a termite problem, having a termite prevention plan can ensure early detection of a possible problem and the opportunity to solve it quickly before it turns into a serious infestation. Termite specialists can suggest simple steps to protect buildings and prevent a small termite problem developing into a damaging termite infestation.
How do I prevent termites?
Termites need three things to survive – wood, moisture and shelter. If you are able to minimize wood and moisture, you will be protecting your property from the risk of a termite problem and the need for a potentially costly termite control solution.
Where should I check for termites?
What attracts termites?
How do I kill termites?
Working out how to kill termites is dependent on a whole range of environmental and geographical factors. Successful treatment requires a thorough understanding of termite biology, familiarity with construction methods, and the proper tools and materials to actually kill the termites themselves. In short, you need to call in the experts. Link to contact form.
How do I get rid of termites?
Termites are secretive pests, incredibly persistent and without specialist knowledge notoriously difficult to get rid of. They are also very hard to detect unless you have had years of training in termite pest control.
Termites can be active in a home or commercial property for years, causing untold damage whilst remaining undetected the whole time. It takes a trained eye to be able to spot the early signs of an infestation, and chances are, if you have seen evidence of an infestation – it could already be too late to avoid the costly repairs involved with resolving the problem. Once again, you need to call in the experts, for your home or your business.
Is termite treatment safe around children and pets?
Yes, but you may be asked to cover aquariums or vivariums in some cases.
Do I need to leave the property while it is being treated?
Are there any side affects?
How long does termite treatment take?
Treatment can be done in a day.
Are the results guaranteed?
How long will the downtime be for my business during treatment?
There is no disruption to your business.