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.
Safe Pest Control offers Termite inspection from $239.00 AUD for Units/Apartments, Single Storey and Double Storey houses and Commercial/Industrial properties. For Termite Treatment in Sydney, please contact us for a free quote.
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.
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!
The fact they love eating wood ensures that termites can cause plenty of damage to unprotected homes and wooden structures.
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.
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.
How do I get it?
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).
What does it cover?
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.
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