Termite control on the Central Coast

Termite control on the Central Coast

Why do I need termite control?

Termite control on the Central Coast is an important part of maintaining the value of your home and ensuring that you are not faced with the cost of repairing thousands of dollars worth of termite damage. Termites enter your home via a network of underground tunnels, which often means that by the time you have discovered termites in your home they have already caused extensive structural damage. It typically takes only a couple of months for termites to cause significant structural damage to your home, so if you are interested in protecting your biggest asset, ensure that you have taken the proper steps to protect your home from a termite infestation.

IMPORTANT: If you have found termites in or around your home it is essential that you DO NOT disturb themCall us immediately and we will verify if they are termites and provide a free quotation to eradicate termites and protect you home.
Although there are roughly 350 termite species in Australia, there are several termite species on the Central Coast that are notorious for causing extensive damage to homes. These are:

  • Coptotermes acinaciformis
  • Coptotermes frenchi
  • Schedorhinotermes intermedius.

How do termites enter my home?

A survey undertaken in New South Wales discovered that one in five homes either had previously experienced active termites on the property or buildings had previously been under attack from termites:

  • Termites usually enter a home via a network of subterranean tunnels.
  • The tunnels travel underneath the ground and can extend up to 50 metres away from the termite nest.
  • If neighbouring properties are experiencing a termite problem, your home may also be at risk of being attacked.
  • Termites use ‘mudding’ when travelling above ground.

Mud tunnels

Termites process soil into a type of mud and build mud tunnels because they need to maintain a stable temperature in their environment at all times. These external mud tunnels, however, can easily be detected by one of our experienced Precision Pest Control professionals during an annual inspection for termites.

What termite control options are available on the Central Coast?

When it comes to treating termites in your home, there are two main types of treatment available: termite baiting and a chemical barrier.

Termite baiting treatment

Termite baiting is the preferred method of treating termites at Precision Pest Control as it eliminates the entire termite colony, not just those termites that are currently attacking your home. It works by leaving termite bait in strategic positions around your home that the termites feed on and carry back to the nest. The termite bait eliminates the whole colony over time.

Further information on termite baiting can be found here.

Termite chemical barrier treatment

Termite chemical barrier treatment is performed in two parts:

  • Eliminate the termites currently in your home using a chemical foam or dust that is pumped into the areas where there are live termites.
  • Inject a long-life chemical barrier into the soil surrounding your home that will stop any further termites from entering your home.

Further information on termite chemical treatments can be found here.

How can Precision Pest Control solve my termite control problem?

Precision Pest Control employs a four-step plan to protect your home against termites:

Step 1 – Termite inspection

A full inspection of your home and the surrounding property for any evidence of termites.

Step 2 – Termite treatment planning

We will work with you to select the most effective method of termite control for your property and develop a tailored treatment plan that suits your needs.

Step 3 – Long-term termite protection

We want to develop a long-term termite protection program that meets your needs and will ensure that your home receives ongoing protection from termites.

Step 4 – Follow-up termite inspection

Follow up the termite treatment and perform a full inspection to determine if the termite infestation has been eliminated.

Further information on our four-step termite control plan can be found here.

Call Precision Pest Control on 1300 655 524
 for more information about how we can provide fast and effective termite control in and around the Central Coast region.