Termites

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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 or Professional?

When it comes to getting rid of termites, you have two basic options: DIY or hire a professional.

The DIY option requires you to purchase and correctly use termite control products.

The professional option requires you to to hire a pest controller to get rid of the problem for you.


  • DIY Termite Control Options

    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.


  • Benefits of Professional Termite Control Services

    How to Get Rid of Termites in Your Home

    Termites find Australian homes particularly appetising and are widely regarded as a damaging pest to have that can cost thousands to repair.

    Did you know termites can devalue a home by more than 25%? If you find yourself under attack by the destructive nature of termites, you want someone you can trust to quickly restore your sense of comfort and safety. Termite treatment plans are tailored specifically for your particular needs.

    It is estimated that 1 in 4 properties will be attacked by termites over its lifetime and most home insurance policies do not cover against termite damage. Rentokil’s Termite Home Protection Plan acts as a warranty against termite attack, offering the best protection available on the market for your home. The warranty provides for the replacement of structural timbers in your home, which have been damaged by termites (conditions apply).


  • How To Choose your Pest Control Professional

    To find the right professional pest control company, you need to ensure the entire organisation, as well as the pest control technicians are able to fulfill key criteria.

    You should expect the same level of competence and duty of care as provided by any other professional service provider.

    A good pest partner should be able to anticipate and answer all your health and safety concerns. Services and treatments should be tailored to suit your needs as much as possible.

    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.

  • Why Use Rentokil

    With Rentokil Pest Control, you can be assured of complete pest protection.

    Our focus on control solutions will ensure complete removal of your pest problem. At the same time, our approach to pest protection will help your home or business remain pest-free long-term.

    With over 85 years of experience serving pest control customers, our expertise in the industry should reassure you of the quality of our service and our expertly trained pest control technicians.

    • We tailor our products to target pests by species.
    • We customise our solutions based on the uniqueness of your home, building or business premises - recognising that every pest problem is different.
    • We use advanced solutions approved by industry governing bodies - helping to ensure reliability and success.
    • Our large network of entomologists and field biologists support the services and products used by our technicians on-site.

Take Action

Contact Rentokil today to get rid of your termite problem and eliminate pest concerns you have in your home or business.

Benefit from a range of services and complete protection offered by a leading pest control company. Join thousands of satisfied customers throughout the Australia.

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