Termites in treeHave you just put your hand through a door frame?  Or found suspicious looking timber outside?  Don’t stress!  Termites can be destructive if left undisturbed – but if you have just discovered them – waiting a few hours or days for a professional to come out will not make a difference in the damage they cause.

If you think you have found termites, we recommend you follow these steps:

1. Do not spray them!

Spraying them yourself will only kill what is there – which may seem effective when you are in a panic.  But unfortunately the termites are very good at hiding, and it is very likely that they will be hidden in other areas.  Spraying the termites that you find, will kill some, but will cause the rest to flee – making identification and professional treatment difficult or impossible.

2. Contact Sandgate Pest Control

Contact our office straight away on 3269 6198.  We will send out a technician who will look at the area, quote for a treatment, and explain all treatment recommendations.  This is a free service – and means you now have information about what is the best way to successfully eradicate the termites and protect your home.

3. Book an inspection and eradication treatment

An inspection by a licensed, experienced technician means all areas of your home will be examined, and all active (live) termites can be identified.  Unfortunately it is very common to have several areas of termite activity (sometimes on completely opposite sides of the house).  So completing the inspection means you can be sure that ALL of the termites are being eradicated.  Following the inspection a technician will then complete the eradication treatment.  Please note that whilst this eradication treatment will kill all of the live termites – it is not a preventative treatment – meaning there is nothing to stop the termites returning to the same area or other areas in the future.  This is why it is then very important to proceed to step four…

4. Book a Termite Barrier

Installing a termite barrier is the final step in protecting your home.  Termite barriers provide long lasting termite protection, and Sandgate Pest Control provides a 5 – 10 year warranty (conditions apply – see your quote).

Termite Damage Covering Slab Edge
Termite Mudding on Slab Edge

Frank with termite workings