The Importance of Termite Treatment in Sydney

Termites are a pain and termite control in Sydney is very important. Regardless of its construction, any building can suffer from termite infestation – so termites may be a very real threat to your home or business. Fortunately, Expert Pest Control provides the very latest, state-of-the-art techniques for the treatment, prevention and monitoring of termite infestations in any premises.

Necessities for Termite Control In Sydney

Conventional barrier termite treatments or repellent systems, consisting of trenching, digging, drilling and in some cases, injecting termiticide around the exterior of your home or business, to give a protective barrier against termite attack. Once active, this termiticide actually binds with the soil to repel advancing termites and reliably kill any that come into contact with the treated area. This traditional repellent barrier offers robust protection to a property for many years.

Non-repellent programs for termite treatment, which have offered a new and exciting option to Expert Pest Control and our customers since 2002. Non-repellent termiticide technology works by killing termites as they move through the treated soil, as well as transferring the substance from termite to termite. Cleverly, this effect is not detected by the termites, so the termiticide is carried back to the colony creating the total elimination of the termite population.

Baiting and in-ground monitoring of termites. This innovative process involves the introduction of small, discreet stations, placed into the ground that is affected by termites. They are made from timber, which the termites find highly palatable, and this naturally attracts them to the wood. When they are removed, we replace them with termite bait stations, which act to effectively destroy the entire termite colony.

White ant/termite inspections. Expert Termite Pest Control offers a wide range of termite, timber pest and pre-purchase inspections, for all residential, commercial and industrial properties. A thorough and full visual inspection is carried out and encompasses roof void, subfloor cavities, all internal walls, external areas and local grounds. A full report is completed at the end of every inspection. We also carry out ‘tier two’ or invasive termite inspections if a Sydney property is thought to be at particular risk. This involves the use of borer scopes and other equipment for a more detailed termite inspection Sydney residents can rely on. So for the best termite control, Sydney has to offer, call our expert team for areas including Northern Beaches, Inner West, The Northern Suburbs, The Hills, Wahroonga, Blue Mountains and North Sydney. As part of our extensive range of services, we are pleased to offer termite control that Sydney home owners and commercial property owners can rely on to swiftly resolve any such problems. Our specialist team here at Expert Pest Control thoroughly understand how distressing the issue of a termite problem can be but there is absolutely no reason to feel discouraged as we have a range of efficient methods of ensuring successful removal and ongoing prevention.


Termite Inspection Sydney

Termites, whilst appearing to be relatively innocuous insects, can literally eat your house from underneath you. If an infestation is not dealt with quickly then, after a period, the walls or floor could actually begin collapsing. As they are usually subterranean creatures they can be difficult to spot so any evidence of their presence at all will inevitably be just the tip of the iceberg.
In fact, they can be impossible to spot up until the point at which serious financial damage has occurred, so it is very wise to have an inspection even if you have not witnessed any physical presence of termites yet. Bear in mind that many insurance companies will not cover the damage to your home caused by a termite infestation so you could end up in an incredibly dire situation. It’s better to be safe than sorry so we recommend you be proactive with the situation rather than reactive.
We offer highly effective termite inspections that Sydney residents can trust to pick up on any termite problems before they can cause large-scale property damage.

Termite Pest Control Sydney

We are highly experienced in removing and preventing future infestations of both types of termites house owners often experience. Both subterranean termites which reside underground and drywood termites which live inside and eat the wood of your property and furniture can be targeted and destroyed through our various methods.

Subterranean species are treated through baiting and monitoring systems. By surveying where they are located, we can position strategically placed bait which the termites will take back to their colony, thus destroying them from within and focusing on the heart of the problem. We then regularly monitor this procedure to maintain its effectiveness. Another method of termite control Sydney residents can expect is their removal through the use of water-based pesticides.

If you are seeking preventative measures then we can construct both physical and chemical barriers around your property to either avoid the issue entirely or stop a recurrence of any previous infestation. This can be implemented through a barrier of metal or crushed rock or, if you would prefer, pesticides which will destroy the termites swiftly after they consume it.
The removal of drywood termites is administered through a combination of wood treatment and fumigation. It is not necessary to do these methods across an entire structure and is highly effective at targeting just the specific problem area, therefore causing minimum disruption to your home.

Termite Pest Control FAQ's

Termites, also known as white ants, can cause significant damage to your Sydney property if left unchecked. Here are some frequently asked questions about termite pest control services in Sydney, Australia:

What are the signs of a termite infestation?

  • Mud tubes: These pencil-sized tubes running up the exterior walls of your home are a common telltale sign of termite activity.
  • Hollow-sounding wood: Tapping on wood that sounds hollow could indicate termite damage beneath the surface.
  • Swarmers: Seeing winged termites, often near windows or doors, indicates a mature termite colony and imminent swarming season.
  • Frass: Tiny piles of wood pellets near walls or furniture may be termite droppings.
  • Damaged wood: Door frames, skirting boards, or furniture with soft, crumbling wood could be termite-infested.

Do I need a professional pest control expert for a termite infestation?

Termites can cause extensive structural damage to your property, thus leading to costly repairs. Here’s why professional help is crucial:

  • Identifying the species: Different termite species require specific treatment methods. A professional can identify the type of termite and develop a targeted treatment plan.
  • Locating the nest: Finding the source of the infestation is essential for complete eradication. Trained professionals have the expertise to locate termite nests and deal with them accordingly.
  • Choosing the right treatment: There are various termite control methods, and a professional can recommend the most effective option for your situation.
  • Safe and effective application: Pest control professionals are highly trained in the safe handling and application of termite control products.

What can I expect from a termite pest control service?

  1. Inspection: A qualified technician will thoroughly inspect your property to identify signs of termite activity and locate the source of the infestation.
  2. Treatment plan: Based on the inspection, the technician will recommend a treatment plan that may include physical barriers, chemical treatments, or a combination of both.
  3. Treatment: The technician will apply the chosen treatment method safely and effectively.
  4. Monitoring: Regular monitoring is crucial to ensure the complete eradication of termites.

How much does termite pest control typically cost?

This all depends on the size and type of your property, the severity of the infestation itself, and the chosen treatment method. 

Expert Pest Control offers upfront pricing and can provide a free quote after inspection.

Are termite treatments safe for my family and pets?

Expert Pest Control uses safe and effective products that are registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). 

Your technician will discuss the treatment plan with you and advise on any necessary precautions, such as keeping pets and children out of treated areas for a specific timeframe, etc.

How can I prevent future termite infestations?

  • Reduce moisture: Address any leaks or moisture problems around your foundation.
  • Eliminate wood-to-soil contact: Ensure there’s no wood touching the soil around your house.
  • Maintain a gap around your foundation: Keep a gap of at least 75 mm between the soil and any wooden structures.
  • Store firewood away from the house: Firewood can attract termites. Keep it well away from your home.
  • Regular inspections: Schedule regular termite inspections to detect any problems early on.