Termites or ‘White Ants’?
Termites are often called ‘white ants’ because to the human eye they look exactly like they belong to the ant family and are of course, white! Termites are sometimes also called wood ants. There are over 350 types of termites in Australia but only 4 of these are a problem for home owners in Dubbo and Central West.
Everyone either has personal experience with or knows somebody that has termites. They are a major problem that threatens the integrity, comfort and safety of the homes and business premises of around a third of properties across Australia.
The best possible action that anyone can take on realising that they have a colony in their home or on their property is to call professional technicians. When you need termites eradicated in Dubbo, the team here at Dentec Pest Management are a perfect choice and promise nothing short of a high-quality termite prevention treatment backed by exceptional results.
Eradicating Termites in Dubbo
We have been working throughout the area for over two decades. As a family-owned and operated company, we take pride in the work that we do within our community and always put the interests and health of our customers first. We protect your home & trees from termite damage and those that live or work on the premises from the many different problems that termites can lead to.
Rest assured, we believe in sourcing and using the very best products that have maximum impact on eliminating your pest problem and minimal effect on you. We would never use dodgy treatments and you can trust that we will do a very thorough job, which is backed up by a reminder service that affords you a simple way to maintain high standards of termite pest control in your home.
Why Routine Termite Inspections are Important
At Dentec Pest Management, we believe that while the treatment for any problem is always important, routine termite inspections and follow up checks are essential to ensure that the work done lasts. Termites are persistent, so even if you buy some over-the-counter DIY treatment, this may only serve to push them to another location in your home, or keep them at bay for a short time.
Professional treatments are designed to actively deter and lead pests away from the property. Our technicians use the EXTERRA termite baiting and monitoring system, which has a proven track record that was earned through consistent success since 2002. It has been used on over 100,000 Australian homes and businesses alone and is backed by peer-reviewed scientific studies.
Once you have it in place, it is important to maintain its effectiveness through professional intervention. Just because one colony of termites vacated the premises does not mean that another will not follow the scent left behind and make their way into your home. Vigilance is the key to maintaining a comfortable, healthy home.
While keeping up with your treatments is essential, there are also other issues to consider. Any damage sustained to the property or works that took place can leave the structures open to invaders. As such, whenever you are working on the home, or if repairs are needed, then calling in the professionals to complete pest inspections is wise.
The Termite & Pest Free Home Pros
Here at Dentec Pest Management, we have earned a great reputation in the community. Past customers appreciate our fast, friendly and professional approach, not to mention our commitment to keeping them updated. We consistently complete detailed inspections and believe that the value proposition that we offer is unparalleled.
So, if termites are present in your Dubbo residence or business premises, call, email or drop into our office and let’s have a chat about how we can eradicate the problem safely and reliably.
Signs Of Termites
Because termites naturally prefer a dark, humid and protected environment, this makes them difficult to spot until they’ve caused damage – in other words, when it’s too late!
What you’re actually spotting is the damage they’ve caused – not the termites themselves.
You definitely don’t want to have to deal with termites in your home. Book a termite inspection with us and we’ll recommend the best solution to avoid the cost and misery of an infestation later down the line.
Signs Of Termites In Your Home
Hollow Sounding Wood
When termites feast on your timber they eat from the middle out. They don’t eat paint, so you end up with a hollow sound when you tap the wood.
Mud tunnels are created by termites for protection. This allows them to travel in safety or protect their food sources. The mud is sometimes difficult to see as it will be behind your walls but you can sometimes find termite mud around your foundations or corners of your walls and ceilings.
Problems With Doors And Windows
Cracks appearing around your door and window frames might not be due to movement – it might be a loss of structural integrity because termites have eaten away at the wood. Other problems include tight fitting windows and doors which are caused by the termite mud occupying the space.
You ‘Go Through’ Wood
A common sign is you can press your finger through a piece of wood or your vacuum goes through the skirting board.
Check out our Top 10 signs that termites have infested your home