There are over 350 varieties of termites in Australia with some varieties infesting and damaging over 180,000 homes and buildings annually. Properties in the Canberra region are at an increased risk of infestation and damage due to the ideal climate and termite habitat conditions present in the surrounding bushland.
It is, however, possible to protect your home against such infestations by understanding the causes and ensuring preventive measures. A1 Professional Pest Control services can help you with both protecting your home and diagnosing and eliminating any termite infestations.
- FLUKE Thermal imaging termite inspections
- Termite inspections AS 3660.2 -2000
- Pre purchase property Inspections AS4349.3-2010
- Termite monitoring systems
- TERMATRAC Termite detection radar, remote thermal sensor & moisture sensor inspections
- Termite baiting
- Physical termite barriers
- Chemical termite barriers
- Non-chemical termite barriers
- Pre-construction termite barriers
Types of termites common in Australia
Out of the myriad varieties of termites, around 20 species are known to cause permanent damage to wooden structures. Since termites avoid light, they may move through mud like tubes and this can, at times, make identification of termite infestation easy to spot.
Three more common species of termite are known to cause extreme damage to trees, property and surrounding infrastructure. Termite presence in trees surrounding your home can be dangerous, potentially causing trees to become unstable and may pose a threat of personal injury or property damage.
Coptotermes acinaciformis is abundant in urban areas surrounded by eucalyptus trees, causing widespread damage in homes and trees.
Schedorhinotermes intermedius affects places around your home where timber and soil are in contact including basements, patios, gardens and fireplaces, and can form extensive networks.
Mastotermes Darwiniensis is the most destructive of the lot. From bridges to homes, they can cause immense destruction.
What to do if you detect a termite infestation?
If you find termite infestation at your home, it’s important not to panic. Avoid DIY methods like using bug repellants or dissecting the wood to ensure you don’t disrupt the infestation. You are likely to have caught the infestation at an earlier stage.
Get in touch with us right away. Experts from A1 Professional Pest Control services can identify the type of infestation you have and follow it up with adequate measures to eliminate it, no matter how severe it is.
How can we help?
Regular inspections conducted by trained personnel can help you avoid disastrous results. We can inspect your home and grounds to make sure you are in the clear. It's best to get your premises inspected every year.
Contact us today or call 6278 5858 to termite proof your home or to defend your home against an infestation.