Termite control in Sydney

Termite control in Sydney

Why do I need termite control?

Termite control in the Sydney region is one of the most important parts of protecting and maintaining the value of your home or property. Termites typically enter your home via underground tunnels, meaning that by the time you discover termites in your home they may have already caused extensive structural damage. Termites can very quickly cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home, and because your house is your biggest asset, ensuring that you have taken the proper precautions to termite-proof your home is vital.

IMPORTANT: If you think you have termites 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 about 350 species in Australia there are several termite species in Sydney 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 typically invade a home via a subterranean network of tunnels.
  • Tunnels are built under the ground and can extend up to 50 metres away from the nest.
  • If neighbouring properties are experiencing a termite problem, your home is also 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 tunnels, however, can easily be detected by one of our trained Precision Pest Control professionals during an annual inspection for termites.

What termite control options are available in Sydney?

With any termite control treatment there are two main options for protecting your home: 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 whole colony, not just those termites 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 entire 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 injected 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.