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Termites – EPC – Enviro Pest Control
Termites
Latin Name:Cryptotermes cavifrons Banks
Length:4 to 15 millimetres
Color:pale in color
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Digestive Tract:Yes

 

Termites are infamous for their ability to cause destruction to homes and other buildings, termites, also referred to as white ants, can quickly cause severe structural damage to a building if they are not removed and prevented from returning by experienced termite pest controllers.

Any timber building in Australia is a termite target, and Melbourne is no exception, particularly in the sprawling green suburb areas.

If you think you may have a termite problem, or just want the peace of mind a termite inspection can bring, then contact EPC – Enviro Pest Control for for a quote today.

Signs of Termite Infestation

Termites do not live out in the open. They spend the majority of their lives in the ground searching for food. This can make them difficult to locate until they have already begun eating your buildings’ wooden structure.

Some signs indicative of a possible serious termite problem include:

  • Timber that appears blistered or wrinkled.
  • Soft feeling timber
  • Hollow sounding timber
  • Presence of termite mud
  • Hard to open tight fitting doors or windows
  • Sagging floors on hollow wood

If you notice any such problems, or have any suspicion of termite activity at all, you should call a termite control expert such as us immediately.

How to get rid of termites?

There really is no shortcut to removing termites. In reality, you require an accredited termite specialist to inspect, identify and remove them for you. It is recommended that following removal of existing termites, a Termite Barrier be installed by an accredited operator.

Preventing termite attacks is also important and here are some ways to deter termites from entering your home or commercial building in the first place.

  • Remove all loose timbers from the ground around or under your building. This provides direct access for termites
  • Ensure the home or office has proper ventilation, as poor ventilation provides room for termites to invade
  • Repair broken tiles on your roof as moisture can collect and provide an entry point
  • Remove old tree stumps which are a big termite attraction
  • Do not mulch with woodchips up against your home
  • Use termite resistant wood when building decks / fencing
  • Have your property inspected by a termite specialist on a regular basis

Why hire EPC - Enviro Pest Control?

As a local pest control company operating in Melbourne, we have effectively treated numerous residences and businesses affected by termite infestation. Our experienced team of termite pest controllers are skilled, trained in the latest pest control techniques, that can provide effective solutions to exterminate termites, and help prevent them returning.

Do not wait, contact us now. We can also address other pest control problems such as rodents, rats & mice, cockroaches, flies, bees, wasps, birds, fleas & ticks, earwigs, spiders and more.