Termite Inspection & Treatment


 Termite Inspection and Treatments Sydney

A termite inspection is something you should never skimp out on. Termites are nasty little critters that can have a devastating impact on your home. Termites have been known to eat through various timber and in a home that spells serious trouble from a structural standpoint. Statistics suggest that one in every four homes will have some sort of termite presence every year. The good news is that Safe Pest Control are the experts when it comes to dealing with termites. We offer a warranty on all our work and that includes any potential threat that termites can pose to your home. On the flip side, insurance companies won’t insure you for termite damage which leaves you and your home at risk of an infestation if you don’t regularly have a pest spray carried out. Benefits of a termite inspection:
  • Early detection can reduce cost of repair and damage
  • Preserve the value of your home by remaining termite-free
  • Uphold the structural integrity of your home
Termite Signs

If you are concerned about termites in your home there are a few ways of identifying signs of termites. We treat:
  • Mud tunnels
  • Blowholes in trees
  • Earthen packing
  • Flight tubes
  • Excavation of wood
  • Noise
  • Presence of alates
  • Tree nests
  • Collapsed timber

TIMBER SECURE


Safe Pest Control is proud to arrange termite insurance up to $100,000 for our clients. Don't be eaten out of house and home. Protect yourself with a $100,000 TimberSecure Termite Insurance Policy for 5 years for just $360. How would you like the peace of mind of knowing that if termites invaded your home and caused structural damage, you wouldn't have to pay the repair bill. Well now this peace of mind can be yours! What is it?
TimberSecure is a five year termite insurance policy designed to give you complete peace of mind following the installation of an approved termite management system. The policy is underwritten by specialist pest management insurer, Pacific International Insurance Pty Limited and is offered in Australia via Rapid Solutions. It gives you security and peace of mind knowing your policy is backed by a company that understands the devastation these pests can cause. You can relax knowing that the policy is a 'no fault' policy and you can be assured that claims can be settled quickly. HiRes
What does it cover? If termites enter your home and cause timber damage during the insurance period, your TimberSecure insurance policy will cover all structural & decorative timber repairs or replacement, up to the value of $100,000*.  And, you don't have to pay an excess! Also, if you sell your home the insurance policy is fully transferable to the new owner (an administration fee is applicable to the new owner). How do I get it? To get started, we need to install a complete termite management system (or you need to have a pre-construction barrier in place). Within four weeks of installation you need to complete an application form and provide payment details. Following payment, all you need to do is have regular inspections of the protected structure (as per our recommendations). If during the next five years termites enter your home, there's no need to panic because you will be covered for the repairs. How much does it cost? The TimberSecure insurance policy costs $360, inclusive of all government charges. For the 5 years of protection, that's less than $1.40 a week. This policy is administered by Rapid Solutions Pty Limited (AFS: 232422: ABN:49 055 149 203) on behalf of the issuer, Pacific International Insurance Pty Limited (Pacific International) – ABN 83 169 311 193). Pacific International is authorised by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority as a general insurer in Australia. The Pest Controller that arranges TimberSecure and its representatives have been authorised by Pacific International to do so. Before making a decision about this policy, read the combined FSG/PDS to see whether this product is right for you.

TERMITE TREATMENT


Depending on what area of Australia you live in, termites can prove a real nuisance for your home. Areas considered ‘very high risk’ include Brisbane, Perth and Darwin while Sydney, Newcastle and Dubbo are ‘high risk’. Termites can live in your floorboards, bearers and ceilings and can ultimately compromise the safety of your home. In fact, homes with termites are seriously devalued! Think about it, would you purchase a home that has a termite problem? That is why it is important to have a termite treatment carried out on your home.By having regular pest inspections this will ensure that those nasty termites won’t put your house at risk.

FAQs about Termites


Termites are generally classified as one of the most successful insects in history. They have a presence on almost every continent on earth except Antarctica and their colonies can span from a few hundred to several million. How many different types of termites are there? There are over 3000 species of termites on earth, however, a third of those are found in Africa while in Australia there are over 360 different types of the little buggers. How big can termites grow? You will usually find that termites grow between 4 to 15 millimetres in length. The exception here is the Queen of the species Macrotermes bellicosus which can grow up to 10 centimetres long! How much damage can termites do? The fact they love eating wood ensures that termites can cause plenty of damage to unprotected homes and wooden structures. Is the presence of termite damage clearly visible? No. They have a habit of remaining concealed when they are doing their dirty work. That means they can excavate through wood and leave a thin layer on top so you wouldn’t know they were there because there is no visible damage on the surface. Of course not all termite damage is hidden. There are many occasions when you will see timber beams, trees and supports with some sort of termite damage. Interestingly, less than 200 species of termites can actually cause damage. Reducing the Risk of Termite Attack
  • Dispose stored timer
  • Repair any leaking taps and pipes
  • Remove any stump or dead trees
  • Have regular termite inspections
  • A/C drains and hot water tank overflow pipe needs to drained further away from the house or in to a drain
  • Remove or replace any timber structures in contact with the soil and are attached to the building
  • Any formwork left in place in the subfloor or under suspended slab to be removed
  • Sub floor must be ventilated to prevent any moisture build up
Termite Signs If you are concerned about termites in your home there are a few ways of identifying signs of termites.
  • Mud tunnels
  • Blowholes in trees
  • Earthen packing
  • Excavation of wood
  • Noise
  • Presence of alates
  • Tree nests
  • Collapsed timber