Termite Treatment Adelaide & Termite Control Adelaide

Termites such as white ant are incredibly destructive pests, and if left untreated, can cause irreversible structural damage to homes and commercial properties. Termite Inspection Adelaide will Identify a termite problem early assists with fast and effective treatment by a pest control professional. We offer the best Termite Inspection Adelaide services.

Termite Destruction & How To Detect Them

Termite infestations & Termite Control Adelaide 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 unexplained power failure

A house’s age is a key factor that determines the likelihood of a termite control Adelaide. If you notice a termite nest in your home or on your property, it is crucial that you engage a pest control expert right away. If they are disturbed, they will likely just relocate to a nearby property, thus the risk still exists.

The World’s Number One Termite Protection

At The Local Guys – Termite Control Adelaide, we are dedicated to using the most reputable pest control products that provide the highest level of protection for you and your property. When it comes to Termite Treatment Adelaide, Exterra is the only brand we trust to get the job done right the first time.

Termite Inspection Adelaide

Exterra is the only termite baiting system that creates a complete Termite Interception Zone™ around your home. Their patented FOCUS Termite Attractant™ works by intercepting termites before they even have the chance to reach your home. You don’t need to worry about the Termite Treatment Adelaide with us.

You don’t even have to worry about harming your family or pets! This technology eliminates the entire termite colony using bait that is less toxic than table salt! It is 100% safe for the environment, and any other human or animal that enters the property.

If you have a termite problem that you need taken care of, or you suspect there may be one looming, call The Local Guys – Termite Control Adelaide today for a termite inspection Adelaide! We guarantee to provide you with the absolute best in service and solution, every time.

Termite Destruction & How To Detect Them

Termites such as white ant are incredibly destructive pests, and if left untreated, can cause irreversible structural damage to homes and commercial properties. Termite Inspection Adelaide will Identify a termite problem early assists with fast and effective treatment by a pest control professional. We offer the best Termite Inspection Adelaide services.

Termite Treatment Adelaide & How To Detect Them

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 unexplained power failure

A house’s age is a key factor that determines the likelihood of a termite infestation. If you notice a termite nest in your home or on your property, it is crucial that you engage a pest control expert right away. If they are disturbed, they will likely just relocate to a nearby property, thus the risk still exists.

The World’s Number One Termite Protection

At The Local Guys – Termite Control Adelaide, we are dedicated to using the most reputable pest control products that provide the highest level of protection for you and your property. When it comes to termites, Exterra is the only brand we trust to get the job done right the first time.

Termite Inspection Adelaide

Exterra is the only termite baiting system that creates a complete Termite Interception Zone™ around your home. Their patented FOCUS Termite Attractant™ works by intercepting termites before they even have the chance to reach your home. You don’t need to worry about the Termite Inspection Cost Adelaide with us.

You don’t even have to worry about harming your family or pets! This technology eliminates the entire termite colony using bait that is less toxic than table salt! It is 100% safe for the environment, and any other human or animal that enters the property.

If you have a termite problem that you need taken care of, or you suspect there may be one looming, call The Local Guys – Termite Treatment Adelaide today for a termite inspection Adelaide! We guarantee to provide you with the absolute best in service and solution, every time.

Protect Your Home From Termites!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have termites?

To answer this question, you need to know how to spot the signs of a termite attack. Identifying a termite problem early by spotting these signs and hiring a pest control professional can prevent irreversible damage to your greatest asset – your home, through a termite inspection Adelaide.

Some key signs of a termite attack 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 unexplained power failure.
  • Timber flooring has movement (feels ‘spongey’ under your foot).

How quickly can termites do damage to my home?

There are many variables that can contribute to how quickly termites can do damage to your home which your pest control technician can investigate. Key factors include the colony size, species of the termites, food sources and the weather. At The Local Guys – Termite Control Adelaide, our technicians are trained in understanding all of these aspects. If you suspect or have found evidence of termite activity in or around your home, you should not wait as termite damage can be irreversible. Book an inspection with one of The Local Guys – Termite Control Adelaide technicians today!

What attracts termite activity?

There are a number of factors that attract termite activity. The main reasons that contribute to termite activity are food and water sources. Our homes provide the ideal conditions for termites to thrive. Factors to consider that promote termite activity:

  • Homes built with timber framing
  • Timbers in the yard (ie. Timber sleepers, timber play equipment, bark chip coverings, firewood piles, old tree stumps, timber fencing)
  • Water leaks, excessive moisture, and poor drainage

What is the difference between white ants and termites?

There is a misconception that white ants and termites are different. White ant is simply just another name for a termite. It is important to note that although termites and ants look similar, they are vastly different and therefore require very different treatments.

What do I do if I find termites?

If you suspect that you have termites, do not worry.. the professionals at The Local Guys – Termite Treatment Adelaide have got you covered. Contact us immediately, so that one of our expert technicians can investigate and determine the best treatment process for your individual needs. 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 relocate, which can cause further damage elsewhere and make it more difficult for them to be eliminated.

How often should I have my house inspected for termites?

As per the Australian Standard, The Local Guys – Termite Control Adelaide recommend you have your home/business inspected for termites every 12 months as a minimum.

Is a termite treatment safe for my children, pets and garden?

At The Local Guys – Termite Control Adelaide, 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 children, pets or garden, 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, animals and anyone who enters the property.

Why should I have a pest controller complete my termite inspection?

Although a building inspector may be licenced to complete your termite inspection Adelaide, we recommend an experienced pest controller to do this as they can offer an experienced eye, knowledge about termite habits, species, and lifecycle, and can recommend and create the best treatment plan based on these factors. A pest controller’s professional life is dealing with termites every day. This is why they understand the ins and outs of termite activity and know exactly what to look for during an inspection, as opposed to a building inspector, who is only looking to find termites.

What damage can termites cause?

Subterranean Termites live underground and travel in tunnels to go foraging for their preferred food source (timber). They enter into our homes via tiny cracks and crevices, often undetected. Termites cause millions of dollars in damages annually. It’s estimated that one in five homes have been attacked by termite – and if left untreated, the home can become unrepairable. This is why termites are often referred to as “the silent destroyer”.

Does my home insurance cover termite damage?

Most people are unaware that unfortunately 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 home (as per the Australian standard).

I have a steel frame home... Can it still be attacked by termites?

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

I have found termites in my garden. Is my house at risk?

The short answer is yes. Termites have been found in your area, so your home is at a higher risk of being attacked. However, if your home has had a termite protection system installed your chances are dramatically reduced in termites attacking your home. Regardless, if you find termites in your area, contact your pest control technician to inform them of your findings. They will discuss with you the best course of action & book in a termite inspection Adelaide.

What is involved in a termite inspection with The Local Guys - Pest Control?

A termite inspection is the first step in determining termite activity. Our experienced technicians use the newest technology to inspect for termite activity and conditions conducive to termite activity. At The Local Guys – Termite Control Adelaide, our expert technicians conduct thorough inspections throughout the whole property, including:

  • All internal walls (with a moisture meter)
  • Subfloors, where accessible
  • Roof voids
  • The yard (sheds, trees, pergolas)
  • All timbers within 50 metres of property

You will also be provided a comprehensive written report outlining our findings and future recommendations.

What termite treatment options are available with The Local Guys - Pest Control?

With termites there is no “one size fits all” treatment as each termite infestation is different. This is why The Local Guys – Termite Treatment Adelaide are the leaders in termite treatment and protection as we tailor our approach to each termite infestation for optimal results. Our expert technicians will assess the best course of action for your home, depending on the termite species, location of activity, building construction and your budget. There are two options available for termite treatment: remedial treatment and preventative treatment.

Remedial treatments are used to eliminate live and current termite activity. These processes include:

  • Chemical treatments
  • Baiting treatments
  • Dusting
  • Foaming

Preventative treatments are used once the colony elimination has occurred to prevent future infestation. You can also put these preventative measures in place without having a termite attack to avoid going through the heartache of dealing with the costly termite damage. Again, we will assess what termite protection system best suits you and your home. These options include:

  • Chemically treated perimeter barriers
  • Termite monitoring systems, such as the Exterra system

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 – Termite Treatment Adelaide, 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.

What is the best termite protection option for me?

Every termite situation is different as it depends on these key factors:

  • Building structure and surroundings: Floor make up (concrete slab, suspended timber frame), framing (timber, steel, brick), footpaths, and earth quality.
  • Budget: There are different options available for different budgets. At The Local Guys – Pest Control, we have a range of payment options available, including payment plans (conditions apply).
  • Client’s preference: We have a range of different protection options available to meet our client’s preferences (ie. Chemical, chemical free).

Your technician will create a termite protection plan that considers each of these factors and best meets your needs. Request a quote today. 

Is DIY termite control an option?

Every termite situation is different as it depends on these key factors:

  • Building structure and surroundings: Floor make up (concrete slab, suspended timber frame), framing (timber, steel, brick), footpaths, and earth quality.
  • Budget: There are different options available for different budgets. At The Local Guys – Pest Control, we have a range of payment options available, including payment plans (conditions apply).
  • Client’s preference: We have a range of different protection options available to meet our client’s preferences (ie. Chemical, chemical free).

Your technician will create a termite protection plan that considers each of these factors and best meets your needs.

The short answer is no. Although there are similar options available, it is highly recommended that a licenced professional carries out any termite services for the following reasons:

  • No warranty: Pest controller are accredited to use termite manufacturer’s products that are not available to the general public, such as Exterra. These manufacturers only offer warranty to accredited installers, such as The Local Guys – Pest Control!
  • Lack of experience: DIY methods are often a one-size-fits-all… and this is not the case when it comes to termites! An experienced technician will determine the best course of action based on your needs.
  • Risk of further damage: Don’t risk your biggest asset by not performing a treatment effectively due to lack of experience and knowledge. You can potentially disturb termite activity and have them relocate to another area of your home, creating more damage.
  • Incorrect installation: When you are using a pest controller, they are trained in installation of protection and treatment options. Don’t let a YouTube video or online guide fool you… you won’t want to pay the price later.