Termites

Termites attack 1 in 3 homes in the Bathurst NSW region

Termites are a major worry: Recent industry surveys suggest that about one in three homes in the Bathurst NSW region will suffer a termite Infestation.

To make matters worse your home insurance policy will NOT cover the damage which may involve costly replacement of structural timbers in the floor, wall and roof.

Termites (or 'white Ants' as they are often called) are not ants. Termites have a highly developed social organization, which, in many ways, resembles that of the ants and bees. All known species live in colonies, numbering from a few hundred to millions.

In each colony there is a division of labour, with several distinct castes, each specializing in a particular activity. The great majority of termites in Australia live in the soil. In fact, they depend on the soil and its associated moisture content for survival. Those species that live in the soil, are known as subterranean termites.

Termites’ diet consists mostly of cellulose, which is obtained from a variety of sources such as living trees, seasoned timber, books, grasses, etc. Termites attack untreated wood, and usually by the time their work is visible, the timber is virtually eaten away.

Subterranean termites gain entry in homes and buildings in a number of ways e.g.

  • By constructing mud tubes over masonry piers and foundation walls
  • By crawling under bricks where the slab edge is buried and then into cavity walls
  • Through hairline cracks which appear in concrete slabs around plumbing and electrical conduits.

Your property is your investment for the future. Let us help you maintain the value of that investment by developing a flexible, tailored solution in order to reduce the risk of termite attack.

Immediate Assistance

Your best protection is to arrange for a Termite Inspection and Report to Australian Standard 3660, including written specifications for a complete chemical soil barrier treatment, where practicable, to protect your home.

We are on call to provide you with prompt service. Your problem will be in our hands. Our skillful team is efficient and professional with extensive pest experience.

Termites Eat Fast

WARNING: Termite damage to a building or other timber structures can be severe and your home insurance does NOT cover the repair costs. Termites are known to destroy roofing and wall framing timbers within a few months in the Bathurst region.