White ants, how to treat white ants and protect your house

 



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If any white ant (termite) activity / damage is present
within 50 meters of your property,
to prevent extensive damage,
get it checked for free by a local professional with local knowledge.
Don't delay, it's not worth risking your biggest investment.

White ants

White ants are small insects, similar shape and size as ants.

Many Australians use the term white ant when they are describing termites.

Termites are close relatives of the cockroaches, and so are very different to ants.

White ants are termites


Termites (white ants) are prevalent in subtropical Queensland and are the major cause of damage to any wooden structures inside and outside your home.

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White ants are well organised.

A typical colony contains nymphs, workers, soldiers, and reproductive individuals of both genders,
sometimes containing several egg-laying queens.

Producing up to 30.000 new termites per DAY! (have a look at National Geographic video on the right)

Together these millions of little creatures are able to achieve great things;
building big structures above or below the surface, hollowing huge trees, moving vast amounts of soil,
eating any stored (wooden)items in or around your house made out of cellulose.

When showing signs of fungal decay, this can include your treated fence, retaining walls and/or any other decorative timbers lying around in the garden, next-, in- or underneath your house, these areas become a food source for termites and will attract them.

Usually wooden items start to show the first signs of fungal decay, have a higher moist content than their surroundings and give direct (concealed) access.

Very hungry and they DO fly!
(into roofvoid, over barrier, etc)

Always on the lookout for new food sources, they specialise in finding the smallest entry points into a house, either underground or through air.

Beware of any leaking /moisture areas inside, underneath or outside your house, this will attract white ants.

Subterranean termites usually operate in the top 20cm of the soil, common entry points into a building:
  • weepholes
  • little cracks in the concrete slab
  • cracks in the grout covert by soil,
  • moist area behind drainage pipes,
  • behind/underneath hot water system
  • next to a dripping tap
  • near leaking gutters / downpipes
  • etc, etc, etc.

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If you are not sure if you are dealing with ants or termites, always call a pest professional to verify and be sure;
We use specialised equipment like moisture meters, listening devices, thermal imagaging, etc, etc.

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Different types, different habits

Just like the huge variations you seen in the ants, termites are similarly diverse with lots of different life styles.

Different types of termites have different habits,
this is important from the perspective of controlling white ants.
To be able to give you adequate advise and do a professional job,
our licensed timber pest inspectors will always try to identify the exact genus of the white ants.

Because people often panic, they unfortunately disturb termite attacks into their property.
This usually results in termites attacking the property from all different directions.

White ant and termite inspection

If any termite activity / termite damage is present within 50 meters of your property, it is strongly recommended to have a detailed termite inspection.

DO NOT DISTURB THEM

A termite (white ant) inspection will provide detailed information about the extent of the infestation as well as the possible options for eradicating the termites and protecting your property against future infestations.   

White ants are termites!

White ant treatment

Eating from the inside out, termite damage can be substantial by the time it is detected.
1) Do not disturb them.
In this way we can treat them in the most effective way

2) Don't panic, just call a licensed Timber Pest inspector
( if you're located in South East Queensland, call TERMITE HOTLINE 0477 055 044.)

3) If you find termites/white ants, they probably have been there for a longer time.
So do not spray or disturb them, this will just scatter them over a larger area.

4) A termite queen can lay up to 2000 eggs per day,
there are many different types of termites. Different behaviour need different treatment.
So you'll need a experienced licensed timber pest inspector to eradicate them effectively.

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  • You found termites, often they are not only at the place where you found them. First we need to find out where exactly they are
  • On the basis of this information we will give you detailed proposal and treatment plan to eradicate the termites
  • We will also provide you with information how to protect your property against future termite attacks
  • Being completely independent, we are able to give you advise which is most effective according your budget.

Termite inspection

Termite invasions are very frustrating, costly, damaging, and downright devastating.

Fast results

Because of the destructive nature of termites,
we will always prioritise appointments for termite inspections,
usually within 48 hours we will be inspecting your property.

Thorough inspection

A thorough timber pest inspection for an average house
including sub-floor and/or roof void takes about 1.5 to 3 hours.

After an inspection you want to know in detail what is going on in- and around your property.
Every wall, every void, inside and outside needs to be inspected.
Our technicians use state-of-the-art Thermal imaging equipment at NO EXTRA COST for white ants removal.

Detailed report

After this our fully government licensed timber pest inspector writes a detailed report
which most of our clients use as a checklist
to reduce the risk of a termite attack in- and around the property.

We use state-of-the-art
termite inspection/detection equipment
(including thermal imaging) to
effectively detect any termite activity
in your home and to look for white ants signs.
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The inspection reports includes:


  • Termite activity
  • Termite workings and damage
  • termite nests
  • Susceptible areas
  • Conducive conditions
  • Moisture areas; drainage problems & water leaks
  • Fungal decay
  • Suspected trees and stumps
  • Treatments required
  • Recommendations how to resolve any found issues

Our thorough inspections result in reports which are understandable for everybody
with lots of photographs, recommendations and findings.

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SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

Each year we spend hundreds of dollars on car insurance, home insurance, contents insurance and health insurance.
Unfortunately, many people tend to ignore to protect their home against termite(white ants) infestation or to invest in a termite protection system.
Termite protection is better than any cure and certainly a lot less costly.
We offer affordable termite protection, which may save you thousands of dollars in damage bills.


What not to do In termite protection(white ants):

  • When you find them, do not disturb them. White ants are needed alive to allow a more effective treatment.
  • Do not spray the area with insecticide or any other product
  • Any cellulose based materials (wooden piles, wooden articles, cardboard boxes etc.) should not be stored in direct ground contact or underneath houses. These materials provide termites with an excellent food source and, in some cases may assist in creating an entry point for termites into your home.
  • Do not have gardens, trees, plants, mulch or bark too close to the perimeter (walls) of your home. To avoid conducive conditions for timber pest, a clearance of at least 300mm should be allowed. This also makes termite protection(white ants) an easier task.
  • Any circumstances that may create high moisture (leaking taps, showers, air-conditioning or hot water overflows, etc.) be taken care of as soon as possible to minimize conducive conditions for timber pest. Any effective termites treatment in these areas can only be done when these moisture problems are fixed, otherwise the moisture will wash away the Termiticide.
  • Subfloor ventilation should be adequate. White ants like moist. Check for moisture on a regular basis and make sure there is enough ventilation under the house.
  • Subfloor drainage should be checked to prevent excess water accumulating. High moisture levels may attract termites to your home.
  • Use less susceptible materials (no wood) to to form garden beds or retaining walls.
  • Termite inspections should be carried out as a minimum every 12 months, or in high-risk areas, it may be suggested that more frequent termite inspections are necessary.(every 3 or 6 months) A termite protection system is always highly recommended.
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  • A full written termite inspection report regarding any white ants activety and recommendations will give you a adequate overview about the current state of you property regarding any timber pest activity, conducive conditions and recommendation to improve any problem areas. All this will assist in termite prevention and termite control.

Moisture is essential to termite(white ants) survival and a major attractant. Minimising moisture from in and around the dwelling is half the termite prevention battle.

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