Termite Behaviour & Risks

Termites are beneficial to the environment as they break down detritus and add essential nutrients to the soil. However, the same feeding behaviour is harmful to our homes as it causes severe damage to our properties. Termites commonly feed on wood and can compromise the safety and strength of the structure of a home. Unfortunately, this can lead to expensive repairs – and if left untreated, the home can become unrepairable.

Besides the obvious potential damage that can be caused to timber frame homes from termite activity, there is a misconception that steel frame home cannot host termite infestations. Termites can traverse through plaster and along metal. Additionally, termites feed on wooden floors, cabinets, ceilings and wooden furniture in these homes. It is also very common to find termites in yards, including sheds, timber retaining walls, old tree stumps, pergolas and wine barrels.

Often in the initial stages, the damaged caused by the termites goes unidentified, however, later with time, considerable damage can occur. Did you know that your home insurance does not cover you for termite damage? This is why regular termite inspections and termite protection systems are essential for protecting your most important asset. We recommend to homeowners suspecting or experiencing termite infestation to contact The Local Guys – Pest Control professionals immediately. Do not try to rectify your termite issue on your own as this can become a costly mistake. If you do find termite activity on your property, it is best not to disturb them as this can cause the colony to retract, which can cause further damage elsewhere.

Termite Inspection & How To Detect Them

Termites are incredibly destructive pests, and if left untreated, can cause irreversible structural damage to homes and commercial properties. Identifying a termite problem early and hiring a pest control professional assists with fast and effective treatment.

Termite infestations can be detected when:

  • Timber sounds hollow, as a result of the inside being destroyed.
  • You can see mud shelters which are built by termites for protection.
  • Cracks appear in paint or plaster as a result of the nearby timber being eaten.
  • Skirting boards or doors are easily damaged with very little force.
  • Your home or business experiences an unexplainable power failure.
  • Timber flooring has movement (feels ‘spongey’ under your foot).

The age of your home is a common factor that can determine the likelihood of a termite infestation. If you notice a termite nest in your home or on your property, it is crucial that you contact a pest control expert right away. If they are disturbed, they are likely to relocate to a nearby location.

At The Local Guys – Pest Control, our expert technicians conduct thorough inspections throughout the whole property and provide a full written report with findings and recommendations.

Australia’s Number One Termite Treatment & Protection

There is no one-measure-fits-all approach to dealing with termites as each situation is different. This is why The Local Guys – Pest Control are the leaders in termite treatment and protection as we tailor our approach to each termite infestation for optimal results. We are dedicated to using the most reputable pest control products to provide the highest level of protection for you and your property. As a result, our technicians are trained to use the latest and most effective technology and treatment processes. When it comes to termites, Exterra is one of Australia’s trusted brands, which is why our technicians are accredited to provide and install their products. Not only is Exterra trusted to get the job done right the first time, but they also provide a $250,000 timber replacement warranty (conditions apply).

At The Local Guys – Pest Control, the safety of our clients is paramount. This is why all of our pest control technicians are trained to the highest standard to ensure they are experts in their field. If you are concerned about toxic chemicals used around your pets and children, then please don’t be… We can successfully terminate the entire colony with products less toxic than table salt! Our processes are nearly 100% safe for the environment and for animals and children that enter the property.

If you face a termite problem, leave it to us; we will take care of it. Even if you suspect the presence of termites, call The Local Guys – Pest Control. We assure you will receive the best solution and service every time you engage with us.

Termite Behaviour & Risks

Termites are beneficial to the environment as they break down detritus and add essential nutrients to the soil. However, the same feeding behaviour is harmful to our homes as it causes severe damage to our properties. Termites commonly feed on wood and can compromise the safety and strength of the structure of a home. Unfortunately, this can lead to expensive repairs – and if left untreated, the home can become unrepairable.

Besides the obvious potential damage that can be caused to timber frame homes from termite activity, there is a misconception that steel frame home cannot host termite infestations. Termites can traverse through plaster and along metal. Additionally, termites feed on wooden floors, cabinets, ceilings and wooden furniture in these homes. It is also very common to find termites in yards, including sheds, timber retaining walls, old tree stumps, pergolas and wine barrels.

Often in the initial stages, the damaged caused by the termites goes unidentified, however, later with time, considerable damage can occur. Did you know that your home insurance does not cover you for termite damage? This is why regular termite inspections and termite protection systems are essential for protecting your most important asset. We recommend to homeowners suspecting or experiencing termite infestation to contact The Local Guys – Pest Control professionals immediately. Do not try to rectify your termite issue on your own as this can become a costly mistake. If you do find termite activity on your property, it is best not to disturb them as this can cause the colony to retract, which can cause further damage elsewhere.

Termite Inspection & How To Detect Them

Termites are incredibly destructive pests, and if left untreated, can cause irreversible structural damage to homes and commercial properties. Identifying a termite problem early and hiring a pest control professional assists with fast and effective treatment.

Termite infestations can be detected when:

  • Timber sounds hollow, as a result of the inside being destroyed.
  • You can see mud shelters which are built by termites for protection.
  • Cracks appear in paint or plaster as a result of the nearby timber being eaten.
  • Skirting boards or doors are easily damaged with very little force.
  • Your home or business experiences an unexplainable power failure.
  • Timber flooring has movement (feels ‘spongey’ under your foot).

The age of your home is a common factor that can determine the likelihood of a termite infestation. If you notice a termite nest in your home or on your property, it is crucial that you contact a pest control expert right away. If they are disturbed, they are likely to relocate to a nearby location.

At The Local Guys – Pest Control, our expert technicians conduct thorough inspections throughout the whole property and provide a full written report with findings and recommendations.

Australia’s Number One Termite Treatment & Protection

There is no one-measure-fits-all approach to dealing with termites as each situation is different. This is why The Local Guys – Pest Control are the leaders in termite treatment and protection as we tailor our approach to each termite infestation for optimal results. We are dedicated to using the most reputable pest control products to provide the highest level of protection for you and your property. As a result, our technicians are trained to use the latest and most effective technology and treatment processes. When it comes to termites, Exterra is one of Australia’s trusted brands, which is why our technicians are accredited to provide and install their products. Not only is Exterra trusted to get the job done right the first time, but they also provide a $250,000 timber replacement warranty (conditions apply).

At The Local Guys – Pest Control, the safety of our clients is paramount. This is why all of our pest control technicians are trained to the highest standard to ensure they are experts in their field. If you are concerned about toxic chemicals used around your pets and children, then please don’t be… We can successfully terminate the entire colony with products less toxic than table salt! Our processes are nearly 100% safe for the environment and for animals and children that enter the property.

If you face a termite problem, leave it to us; we will take care of it. Even if you suspect the presence of termites, call The Local Guys – Pest Control. We assure you will receive the best solution and service every time you engage with us.

Protect Your Home From Termites!