Termite infestations are one of the most serious problems since they can cause severe damages to properties if ignored. Termites are destructive pests. People spend millions of dollars annually on repairs caused by termites.
Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, our Termite Inspection Gold Coast process will help you to identify whether you have a termite infestation at your place or not. Early termite inspection helps us to treat the problem faster before they cause severe damages to your property. Our Termite Treatment Gold Coast team will provide you with all the information you need.
If you suspect that you have a termite problem, do not panic. Just contact The Local Guys – Pest Control and we will take care of everything for you. Our Termite Inspection Gold Coast approach will address the problem and we use the best products, latest technologies, and most effective techniques as part of our Termite Treatment Gold Coast services.
Termite Destruction & How to Detect Them?
Termite Inspection Gold Coast services detect termite infestations when:
One of the most important factors that determine whether your home needs our termite treatment Gold Coast services or not is the age of the property. If you suspect that you have a termite infestation or noticed a termite nest on your property, you should contact our Termite Inspection Gold Coast Team immediately without taking any actions to get rid of the infestation. When disturbed, termites find another location quickly and relocate their nests. But the danger still exists.
The Local Guys – Termite Treatment Gold Coast services are reputable, and our team is dedicated to providing the best and safest services for our clients. Our safety approach means getting rid of termites in the safest way for our clients, their properties, children, and pets.
When it comes to termite treatment, Exterra is the most reputable brand on the market. We deal with them and put our trust in their treatments knowing that it is the best for our clients.
Why do we trust Exterra? Because it is the only termite baiting system on the market that can create a complete Termite Interception Zone ™ around your property. Exterra’s patented FOCUS Termite Attractant™ can prevent termites from having access to your place in the first place by intercepting them. With The Local Guys Termite Inspection Gold Coast services, you do not have to worry about termites anymore.
In addition, you do not have to worry about your family members, especially children, or your pets. Exterra’s technology is safer than most of the products at your place. In fact, it can eliminate the entire termite infestation and all the colonies at your place and still be less toxic than table salt. Besides, this technology is 100% environmentally friendly. It is safe for all humans and animals entering your place.
If you have a termite problem, we are here to take care of it. Call The Local Guys – Termite Treatment Gold Coast Team and ask about our in-depth Termite Inspection Gold Coast services. We guarantee our work and have complete trust in our practices.
Termites are not easy to spot because they prefer to remain hidden within tunnels they build. They form large colonies and can cause major destruction to your property. Drywood termites usually stay within wood structures all the time while subterranean termites build mud tunnels and invade your property via them. Some of the most common signs of termite infestations include mud tunnels, discarded termite wings from swarming, termite droppings, and of course, structural damages to your property. The Local Guys – Termite Inspection Gold Coast technicians will help you to determine if you have a termite infestation or not in addition to determining the main source of the colony.
There are many species of wood-destroying termites. The most common three species in Gold Coast are drywood termites, subterranean termites, and dampwood termites.
Drywood termites are common in Gold Coast. They usually leave piles of droppings or pellets near the location of their nest. They also tend to leave their nests to breed on warm days. When they swarm, they look like red ants but with wings because of their red heads and long brown bodies.
Subterranean termites are also common. They are ground-dwelling termites that are famous for building mud tubes to reach their food. Subterranean termites mud tubes and swarmers are common in the spring months. The swarmers usually look like black water ants but with wings. Non-professionals usually find it difficult to differentiate between subterranean termites and flying ants. The easiest way to differentiate between them is to check the wings of the insect. Flying ants have short, stubby wings that end at their rear ends. On the other hand, termites’ wings are long, tear-shaped, and their length is twice the length of the termite itself.
Look for hollow holes in the wood. It is one of the strongest indicators that you have termites.
Generally speaking, termites are not harmful to humans. However, allergic reactions may occur due to termites, especially swarming ones. Swarming termites shed their wings, which may lead to certain allergic side effects such as sneezing and itchy skin.
Allergic reactions to termites are very rare. Therefore, most people do not notice that they have a termite infestation for a while until they start noticing termite signs or visible destructions.
Yes, termites can live in cities and literally anywhere. As long as they can form a termite colony and find a good source of food and moisture, they can thrive.
On the other hand, termites are not as prevalent in cities as they are in other areas, especially subterranean termites because they can form colonies in only exposed soil.
In nature, the main purpose of termites is that they break wood and any other cellulose-containing plant material and turn them into smaller components that can be reabsorbed by the soil.
In addition, ground-dwelling termites are great for the soil because they help aerate it by building tunnels through it. Without the existence of termites in the soil, dead grass and trees may accumulate and invade the whole planet.
Termites do a great favor to us and nature, which sounds pretty good. They become a problem when they cannot differentiate between a dead tree and the lumber we extract from dead trees to use in building our houses since they both contain cellulose, which termites love to consume.
Termites consume anything that contains cellulose. This includes wood, plant materials, products made from plant materials such as paper, cardboard, cotton fabrics, and many more. Worker termites, also known as nymphs, chew off cellulose-containing materials and ingest them. The materials are broken down by the existing bacteria and protozoa in the digestive tract of the worker termites. They transfer the digested materials to other termites in the colony by mouth-to-mouth or anus-to-mouth sharing. Certain termite castes such as soldiers, kings, and queens are not able to feed themselves and they depend on worker termites and their liquid meals completely as a feeding source.
That is why all termite treatments target worker termites in the first place.
Termites start swarming then the colony is large enough. When they reach a certain number, termites divide, and part of the colony will fly to other locations and start reproducing in order to form new colonies.
Horizontal tunnels indicate that some termites are coming out of the wood, and they will start swarming or the swarming has already occurred.
In most cases, you will not be able to hear termites inside your walls. Some people think that because there are thousands of termites inside their walls, they will be able to hear their noise. However, termites work in silence, and you will be surprised by how quiet they are.
On the other hand, you can hear some noise inside your walls when termites start actively swarming. Otherwise, you will not hear them.
Furthermore, in some rare cases, when soldier termites sense any kind of danger, you may hear a very light tapping. This sound indicates that soldier termites are using their jaws to communicate and warn other termites.
If you suspect that your place has an active termite infestation, the best thing to do is to contact The Local Guys – Termite Inspection Gold Coast Team to check your place and determine whether you have an infestation or not.
Yes, termites consume literally any dead wood they find. Therefore, it is recommended to keep any firewood or lumber off the ground to prevent subterranean termites from reaching them. Also, any wooden products should be kept dry to deter all termite species.
Furthermore, you should be aware of the trees around your home. Dead trees around your property can be the home of termites. Therefore, you should make sure that there are no dead limbs from trees within your property. Also, cut down and get rid of any dead trees that may attract termites and allow them to form colonies.
In addition, you should keep any firewood, trees, or lumber on your property away from your home by elevating them off the ground and/or keeping them well-contained.
Yes, mulch attracts termites. In fact, it creates an ideal environment for termites and other pests to reproduce and live. The thicker the mulch is, the better the environment will be for termites, especially if it is deeper than 4 inches. Mulch provides termites with the necessary protection, perfect temperature, food, and moisture that help them to survive for a long time. The Local Guys – Termite Treatment Gold Coast technicians recommend keeping mulch at least 6 inches away from your property without piling it up too high.
Once you notice termite activity at your property, it is crucial to contact The Local Guys – Termite Inspection Gold Coast team right away. Termite infestations are usually active during the summer and spring months. However, they can swarm at any time as long as the weather is warm enough.
Acting fast and treating termite infestations immediately will help to prevent swarming. Also, it will prevent the severe damages that may occur to your property.
At The Local Guys – Termite Treatment Gold Coast, we guarantee our work. That is why we provide our clients with a free service period guarantee. During this period, we will return to your place and deal with any existing problems for free.
Unfortunately, every home in Australia is at risk for termite infestations. These destructive pests can breed and invade as long as the conditions are suitable for them.
Studies show that masonry and steel construction are at the same risk of termite infestations as timber houses.
There have been many cases of permanent damages to properties observed in termite infestations. Certain household items are famous for attracting termites such as certain clothing, artwork, carpets, books, and many more.
The location of your property also plays a crucial role in increasing the risk of termite infestations. Gold Coast properties are exposed to many environmental conditions, which can increase the risk of termite infestations.
If you suspect that your home is under the attack of termites, The Local Guys – Termite Treatment Gold Coast team is here for you. If the infestation is heavy, our technicians may advise having a professional building contractor and an architect on board too to assess the situation.
According to our technicians, the most recommended treatments after inspecting the property are:
Inspection and maintenance are as important as treatment. Homeowners should talk with our Termite Treatment Gold Coast technicians about regular inspections and maintenance.
Regular inspections are the best preventive measure against termites. They add an additional layer of protection against future termite infestations. According to the Building code regulations based on the Australian Standard-AS3660.2, annual inspections for homes are highly recommended and at The Local Guys – Termite Treatment, we strongly recommend more frequent inspections if that is possible.
Furthermore, we suggest avoiding undoing barriers that are put in place by our experts or builders. We have seen a lot of cases that indicate poor maintenance of barriers. It is crucial to avoid undoing the applications, especially when engaging in landscaping works around your property. It is one of the most common maintenance problems we see in paving, mulching, and gardening around properties, especially in the treated areas.
We strongly recommend collaborating on termite control and landscaping works before installing termite barriers.
Yes, termites can be visible. You can notice them during their mating phase, especially in the early spring season after rain. Some clients report seeing alates and/or wings. Also, swarmers can be seen while looking for mates to start new colonies. Most of these cases are usually reported in the fall, but they can be seen around the year as long as the optimal environmental conditions are met.
Our Termite Treatment Gold Coast experts suggest the following tips to keep high-risk termite sites protected.
Homeowners should invest in regular inspections and maintenance instead of blaming other conditions such as the location of the house, a dead tree, or an entry point. You are responsible to schedule regular inspections and contact The Local Guys – Termite Inspection team if you suspect that there is an active termite infestation.
The most important thing to do before moving in is to get your home inspected. Unfortunately, no termite system can ensure 100% protection against termites. You should be aware that products and systems are not designed to prevent termites from building tunnels and finding their way into your home but to prevent any termites from entering your home without being detected. The main goal of termite barriers and systems is to make it easier to detect entry points and find the exact locations of termite colonies.
That is why contacting The Local Guys – Termite Inspection Gold Coast team is the best investment you can do when you are about to move into a new home. In fact, some home insurance policies cover these kinds of inspections and provide building warranties and coverage if there is an active termite infestation at your place.
We know how stressful it is when people find that their properties have active termite infestations. Our technicians are highly trained and qualified to provide you with the peace of mind you need in this situation. They will inspect your place thoroughly and treat it in the best way possible to eradicate the existing termites and prevent any future infestations.
With The Local Guys – Termite Treatment Gold Coast Team, your property is in safe hands against termites.
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