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Innovative and unique treatments that resolve pest problems effectively

Termites

Termites can cause extensive damage to the structure of a building and go for years undetected without a monitoring and inspection regime. Over 100,000 homes suffer from termite attack each year in Australia. They can significantly devalue your home or property and cause large costs in repairs to any building containing timber — in March 2018 a primary school in Melbourne needed A$6 million to repair long-term termite damage.

Contact us now online or phone on 01300 307 825 if you would like a free quote, or continue below to find out more information about termites and our control solutions.

Termite control solutions

Professional solutions are the most effective way to detect, monitor and treat termites. The Building Code of Australia requires structural components of new buildings to be protected from termite attack. Our termite protection systems conform to Australian standards AS 3660.1-2000 and AS 3660.2-2000, for protection of new and existing buildings respectively.

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How to identify termites

It is important to identify which type of termite is invading your property. Different types of termite behave differently and leave different signs of their presence as they search for food and eat away inside timber.

Read more about identifying termites and termite damage by clicking on the links below:

How to get rid of termites

Identify your pest

All types of termites can cause damage to your home, but knowing a bit more about the different species of termites can help identify them more easily.

The location of your property as well as its component structure will both have an impact on the termite species, which you may be at risk of.

However, some of the points below could be of help to you, when checking your building for signs of activity:

  • Subterranean termites begin their feeding process (damage) from the ground up and typically enter a building through the sub-structure. Homes with crawl spaces are at great risk. It is here you should look for evidence of damaged wood and mud tubes. Wood damaged by this particular species develops “galleries” (hollow tunnels), which run along the grain of the wood.
  • Drywood termites typically enter structures near the roof line or other exposed wood to begin building a colony. Inspect your attic for evidence of damaged wood. Look for tiny holes in the wood with evidence of frass collecting nearby. Probing the wood can also expose galleries as well.

Choose your method

  • DIY termite control is not recommended. Termites are very small and similar in size to ants, which often leads to confusion. Correct identification ensures the use of the most effective control methods and allows you to choose the most appropriate prevention steps to try and avoid problems in the future.
  • The professional option requires you to to hire a pest controller to get rid of the problem for you. Crucially a professional should also respect your home, property or business site and operate with the greatest care and attention. He or she should be able to voice any challenges or restrictions right from the start. Equally, as a customer, you should always feel able to voice any concerns and ask as many questions as you need to.

Key criteria for selection

  • 1. Certifications - Licenses and certifications will demonstrate that your treatments are carried out to the highest industry standard practices.

  • 2. Affiliated associations - Membership of recognised industry associations such as the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association will ensure your services are provided by a trained, insured and trusted company, which has to comply with strict membership criteria.

  • 3. Personal recommendations - Even today, word-of-mouth and personal recommendations can be more powerful than a company’s own word. Speak to neighbours, peers, friends or family to find out about customer satisfaction.

  • 4. Transparency - Complete honesty and transparency early-on regarding the cost, level and duration of treatment required will help you see if the company is reliable.

  • 5. Expertise & experience - A well established, recognised company can offer a peace of mind in the services provided and its relationship with customers.

Rentokil’s termite control service

Rentokil are the experts in termite control across Australia. Our termite experts have extensive local experience. They are trained monthly on the very best technologies and they’re backed by 90 years of global experience in pest control. Our comprehensive termite inspections and treatments are backed by the Rentokil termite warranty.

Below are details of the four stages in providing services to our customers, from contacting us, to a survey of your property, treatment and aftercare.

1. Contact

Call us and we will arrange for your local team to contact you

  • Local experts
  • Calls returned within 24 hours (Mon - Fri)

2. Survey

We will discuss your pest problem, arrange a survey if necessary, and provide a quote and recommendations.

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Solutions tailored to your pest problem

3. Treatment

Our local, expert technicians will come out to provide your treatment

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Environmentally sensitive approach
  • Child & pet friendly treatments

4. Aftercare

We'll make as many visits as you require to ensure your problem is resolved

  • Guaranteed solutions
  • Prevention advice
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