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Termite FAQS

How much damage do termites cause?

Termites eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning damage to wood in and around your property can happen very quickly. In fact, the CSIRO estimates that termites cause over $3 billion in property damage each year. The good news is that termites can be controlled with the partnership of a trained pest professional.

Is termite damage covered by home insurance?

No it is not. Most home insurance policies specifically exclude damage from termites. So you will have to pay for damage caused by termites. Remember the average cost for repairs for termite damage can be as low as $5,000 but more likely to be $50,000 This is why having regular termite inspections and treatments is so important.

What sort of damage do termites cause?

Termites will attack any material containing cellulose, which is generally found in timber. Termites will enter a house unseen and will attack and destroy timber wall frames, roof timbers, bathroom cabinets, kitchen cupboards, timber door frames, electrical wiring, carpets and even furniture and books.

Why is termite control important?

Underground termites are active throughout Australia. You cannot see them, in fact you rarely hear about them, but termites cause more damage to homes each year than do floods, fires and storms combined. According to the CSIRO 1 in 5 homes will encounter termite damage. Termites cause $750 million damage per annum Australia wide.

Pest Control FAQS

How often should I have a Pest Control treatment done?

This may depends on where your house is located and if you have a lot of gardens and bush for pest to hide. You should talk your pest controller, but generally it is recommended to spray a home once every 6 months.

What is the general cost of a pest control treatment?

The cost of a pest control treatment varies depending on the pest and size of the property and the treatment required. Most companies will give you a FREE quotation over the Phone in the case of a commercial property the company will send a representative to the property to give a free quotation.

Can a funnel web spider kill you?

Yes it can.It has a potent toxin that can kill you in 3 days.Call 000.If you have been bit.

Can red back spider bit kill you?

It is very rare to die from a single red back bite ,you will feel nausias , feel like vomiting and the bite will be painfull ,swell to a red welt and be painful to touch But multiple bites from a nest may prove to be fatal

What is a bed bug?

A bed bug is a small nocturnal insect of the family Cimicidae that lives by hematophagy (or in other words by feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts). Bed Bugs can be found all over the world, generally in human inhabited environments. The reason bed bugs are normally found in these areas is because they feed off the blood of humans.

Bed Bugs are fairly small; an adult may grow to be the size of 4-7mm. They are a reddish-brown color and their shape is flat and oval.

Although misconceptions have led people to believe that they are not visible to the eye, they are in fact visible and easy to spot because of their slow movements.

When should i spray my yard for fleas

Best time to do this is just before summer, you can hire an exterminator to come to your home and spray your entire yard to get rid of any fleas and to prevent any eggs that already exist from hatching. You can also treat your yard using sprays that are specifically designed to kill fleas without harming your pets, plants or your family.

Treating your home is also a step in the right direction to keep fleas from taking over. If the fleas are in your yard and on your pet, chances are they are also in your home. When you treat your yard for fleas, you should just go ahead and treat your home at the same time.

It will save you time and money down the road if you do all of the treatments for preventing fleas at the same time. If you have chosen to use a professional exterminator they will be able to treat your home during the same time you treat your pet and at the same time they treat your yard.

You have many choices when it comes to preventing fleas in your home, yard or on your pet.

It is important to choose whatever option works for you, your family and your pet. Just remember that you have to maintain a regular schedule when trying to prevent or get rid of fleas or it will continue to be an ongoing issue.

It is important that when you treat a pet for fleas you also treat your home and your yard. If you don’t do this then there will be a never ending cycle of trying to treat your pet for fleas when the pet will simply continue to get them over and over. Preventing fleas before they take over is your best defense.

How to Rid Your Home of Mice and Rats?

Keep your lawn mowed. Mice do not like to travel through short grass.

Remove wood piles, trash and debris from your home's perimeter. Tell tale Signs of Mice

The typical signs of a mouse or rat problem are:

Scratching noises - in the walls or ceilings as mice scurry around

Droppings – rodents leave small, dark droppings particularly along walls or in areas of significant activity such as in cupboards or under sinks

Distinctive smell – mice leave a trail that leaves an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in more enclosed areas such as under cupboards and in roof spaces

If left untreated, an infestation of mice can quickly spread you should contact a pest control professional to help remove the problem.

How to Rid Your Home of menacing ants?

Many ants enter homes from outside nests as they forage for food. You should seal of all entry points that you can findyou should try to locate the ants nest.

To find their nest, follow the ants. The nest may be found by watching where the ants go; for some ants, such as carpenter ants, this works best at night. If the nest is discovered, it can be treated or removed best to contact a pestprofessional for this.

Common insecticides for treating ant nests in the lawn are listed below.

permethrin as a liquid or granules

carbaryl (e.g. Sevin) as a liquid or granules

bifenthrin as granules

cyfluthrin as granules

Common dusts for treating voids/cracks/crevices are listed below.

deltamethrin

permethrin

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