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There are three different types of termite:
Drywood, Dampwood and Subterranean. Contact us:
Drywood termites are social insects that live in colonies in sound, dry wood.
Dampwood termites, sometimes called the “rotten wood” termite-is associated with high moisture content and wood decay.
Subterranean termites live in wood and need contact with soil.
Termites are the main risk of damage to timber in buildings and building structures.
We specialize in termites, termite control, inspections and treatments. Targeting and treating termites early can help to prevent of termite damage.
If you have only a few insects that are problem, here are some natural methods you can use at home:
If you’re having problems with ants: Pour some cream of tartar out in a line across the entry point in the house. Ants won’t cross it. You can also use paprika, red chili powder, or dried peppermint. Benchtops and kitchens can also be washed with vinegar and water. To prepare, mix equal measures of vinegar and water together and then wipe over counters or floors.
For cockroaches, place whole bay leaves in several places around the areas where cockroaches are appearing.
For mosquitoes, fresh basil plants may deter mosquitoes from staying inside the home. Natural repellant candles may also be a good deterrence.
If you find an insect in your home, that you know isn’t poisonous, try using an inverted jar to trap them and release them outside. Check a spider chart, to make sure it isn’t dangerous, before catching and releasing a spider. Keep kitchens clean to prevent insects having a food source. Fill gaps where insects may be entering the home.
Ants can build up in large colonies and sometimes enter the home. Their stings can be painful. We’re able to identify and control ant problems.
Bed-Bug On-site Inspection, Treatment, and Advice
Bed bugs can cause bites and irritation. They may also be difficult to remove without a professional pest control treatment.
We are skilled in identifying and locating bed-bugs, while also providing treatments that can resolve bed-bug problems.
Cockroach Pest Control
We treat cockroaches to prevent problems with hygiene and disease. Some serious illnesses they can cause include dysentery, salmonella, and gastroenteritis.
Our bird control techniques can stop birds from landing, nesting, and roosting. It is important that these techniques do not harm birds.
These strategies may be effective for common birds such as pigeons, starlings, Indian mynahs, and sparrows.
Rodent Pest Control and Eradication
Rodents can spread disease and cause damage to property. Some diseases they can cause include Hantavirus, Bubonic Plague, Salmonellosis and Rat-Bite Fever (RBF).
They also spread bacteria which can trigger allergic reactions.
Our effective treatments can eradicate mice and rats.
Spider Pest Control
Some spiders can be poisonous and life threatening. We have treatments that can help to prevent spiders.
Possums sometimes get caught in roofs. We’re able to capture and release possums nearby the property.
In order to control termites, one must understand how the termite lives and the proper methods to destroy them. Here are some important facts about termites.
Termites love wood. Now, as common sense would dictate, removing the food supply of pests is the rule of thumb in most household pest control. But in this instance of termite control, we can’t. In fact, as you’d learn very soon, many pest control techniques commonly applied to other bugs simply do not work with termites. Termites are social. Adult termites will help the younger ones with securing food. A colony of termites will cooperate with each other in locating existing food sources or discovering new ones. More information
The two types of termites, subterranean termite and dry-wood termite each have different ways of locating wood, which is their food supply. Subterranean termites reach new supplies of wood by making shelter tubes that are under the surface and relatively unnoticeable. Dry wood termites leave traces of powder-like dust, which makes their presence more noticeable. Subterranean termites enter wood through the soil.
Preventing termites begins with making sure that the building foundation is termite proof. This includes taking care of the moisture level, humidity and other environmental conditions of the building. November and December are commonly known as the “wet season” and it is during this period that household individuals should be more observant in respect to such concerns. Closely inspecting wood (wooden furniture, flooring, texture etc.) to make sure that they are clear from fungi, mold or damp substance is a crucial first step.
Remember again that termites rarely surface and are largely invisible. Without preventive measures, most household individuals only discover termites when the damage has been done. When it comes down to it, preventing termites is really about vigilance and observance. Here’s a few more tips to help with your observation of termites:
You may notice winged termites, sometimes called swarmers, appearing indoors (usually gather around lightings)
Look for mud shelter tubes on walls, piers, floor joists etc. This is what termites build and travel in as protection.
Take note of irregular bubbles on and around painted wood surfaces. This may indicate termite infestation.
Wood damaged by termites, appears hollowed out along the grain, usually with bits of dried mud lining the feeding galleries. Wood damaged by other types of insects or moisture will not appear this way. This coupled with the appearance of winged termites indoor, is a strong indicator of infestation. This combination would warrant immediate termite treatment. However, presence of winged termites alone does not necessarily imply an infestation. These winged termites might emerge from neighboring tree stumps, woodpiles and other outdoor locations.
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