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Termites Myths Busted

October 11, 2021

What Can’t Be Seen Won’t Hurt You



We live in a busy age. Life for most of us is busy. Work, eat, sleep, repeat. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, in this busy age, we are time poor, and priorities such as home maintenance often get pushed down the list a bit. Sometimes they get pushed down too far, and before you know it, its too late.

While we are off busy running around with our day to day lives, we don’t see the early signs of termites happily snacking on our homes. We see the cockroaches that fly in and frankly scare the bejeepers out of us, we see the spiders webs or trails of ants to the crumbs on the bench. We see the prompts that the time has come to have the Pest Controller come and spray the house again this year. But what about the Termites?

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While having regular Pest Control to keep the cockies, spiders, ants and other disease carrying pests at bay is important, we often forget (or don’t know) we need to look at the big picture. We forget to protect the house itself. The largest and mostly valuable asset. The facts is consumers have limited knowledge about the presence or destructive capabilities of Termites. Our TV’s are flooded with over the counter sprays & automated devices and we all know and recognize Mortein’s Louie the Fly. But when was the last time you saw a commercial about Termites?  

The stats here is Queensland are scary. 1 in 3 houses in the high risk areas are susceptible to termites. Which makes sense, after all we have perfect conditions for them to set up colonies and flourish. Plenty of food sources in the form of trees, gardens, timber etc, its warm and plenty of moisture about.   

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So next time you see the Cockies and go to ring your Pest Controller, think about the pests you don’t see. Regular Termite Inspections are crucial to protect your property. For most standard domestic sized properties, an hour and a half is all the time that is needed to inspect the property for signs of Termite Activity. Allowing a Qualified Technician to inspect and report on their findings and provide additional advice could save you thousands in damage bills. The Admin staff will even set up annual reminders, so when your inspection is due each year you’ll get a friendly phone call, an email or message to remind you the inspection is due again. 

Concerned you already have termites? Free Advice is just a phone call away. Our technicians can be onsite, (usually within a day or so) to take a look and provide you with the best options to deal with the unwanted house guests.