Do you think you have termites in your home? If you’re uncertain, contact Stewarts Pest Control specialists for a thorough termite inspection at your Perth property. Our extensive experience with termite pest control for the past 60 years has given us many insights into how to detect termites, how to treat them, and what measures to take to avoid a re-infestation.
Termites – also known as white ants – can cause extensive property damage before you even begin to realise that you have a major pest problem. They eat wood, from the inside out, and prefer dark, humid environments where they thrive. Our white ant inspection in Perth homes is designed to effectively weed out and eradicate these destructive pests.
Using a selection of treatments that will remove the pests, and protect your building, we are able to safely eliminate the problem. We offer two termite control services, which includes baiting and interceding. Our white ant treatment includes using baiting systems to draw out the termites. The bait box is left at your home for a period of weeks, after which it is then inspected by our team. The interception process is slightly more involved and includes monitoring stations strategically placed around the outside of the home.
Based on the results of the baiting box and interception process, we then determine which type of termite treatment is best suited to deal with the problem at your Perth home.
We use non-toxic baiting systems, ensuring your home and family are entirely safe from chemicals. Each of our team members are certified and carry Police Clearance Certificates, so you can have peace of mind. Working to your convenience, we will visit your home and discuss the best treatment, and preventative measures, to deal with the pest problem, and prevent future issues.
Due to the nature of termite infestations, the process and treatment require routine monitoring to ensure complete pest removal. We offer a regular report on the movement and eventual inactivity of the termites, and the condition of the structure, which is based on our timber pest inspection. Created by our Perth-based team of highly qualified termite pest control specialists, the report includes the condition of the wood, details about the type of termite, the type of conditions that could make the structure attractive to future infestations, and how best to combat all of these challenges.
For all termite protection barrier treatments in Perth, we do ask that all residents and pets are removed from the property and are kept at least one meter away from the outside of the building.
Contact us today for a free quote on termite inspection and protection. Our Perth-based specialist team will visit your property, inspect it and provide you with a quote. We look forward to assisting you.
Termites also commonly know as “white ants” but more are closely related to the cockroach and have recently become part of the order of insects called Blatella. They are social insects and work within a colony structure.
Termites play an important role in nature by recycling fallen trees, limbs and stumps and return nutrients back into the soil.
There are over 300 species of termites throughout Australia most species feed on grass and decaying wood and are not a pest of man but some species that travel underground “Subterranean” are destructive to our buildings and timber structures. These few species are responsible for tens of millions of dollars of damage to buildings and property throughout Australia each year.
Termites forage for their food source cellulose, from wood by tunnelling under ground as much as 50-100m from their nest. When above ground protect themselves by building shelter tubes of mud.
Termites are very secretive and silent, eating their way through timber from the inside and leaving just a thin veneer to protect them from the outside.
Understanding how termites work is the key to discovering their presence in a building, and applying an eradication plan and preventative strategy.
Only an inspection by a trained professional can reveal the hidden presence of termites, their entry route into the structure and any potential problems that may be conducive to termites entering a building in the future.
The queen can produce up to 2,000 eggs a day. These are taken to the nursery by the worker termites, and looked after until they develop into workers or soldiers and can work for the colony.
The Queen controls the colony and directs its members to seek out food supplies and build and maintain the nest and colony structure. The nest is usually in the ground, often under the roots of a tree.
By building protective mud leads, the termites can tunnel up to one hundred meters in search of food, usually timber. Once they find your house they can access it through minute cracks or gaps, or they can build their leads over constructions in order to get at the timber structure.
Stewarts believe that one of the most important elements in the protection of buildings against termite attack is constant monitoiring.
Regular inspections, by a licensed pest controller are important. A Stewarts inspector will be able to discover hints and clues of termite presence, long before a householder becomes aware of them.
If termites are present on a property the eradication of the colony is helpful in reducing the chance of further damage to the building. Stewarts have a range of options available to monitor the presence of termites and to eradicate them.
Stewarts have been applying chemical barriers for many years to protect buildings from termites. Some people prefer not to use toxic chemicals around their home. There are alternatives.
Stewarts have available a number of non-chemical monitoring programs, and low toxic products available. Call Stewarts Pest Control for an obligation free assessment of your property.
This is a video of how termites attempt to defend their nest. This nest is exposed in the base of a tree.
The video shows how termites can enter a home through a concrete slab.
The video shows some worker termites which were uncovered.