Melbourne’s Termite Specialists

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Our History

At Specialist Termite Control Pty Ltd, we know about termites because that is all we do.
We have been protecting homes and businesses in Melbourne for more than 25 years, and we pride ourselves that we provide our clients with the best service possible.

Our comprehensive range of services includes:

  • Termite Inspections
  • Treatment of Termite-Infested Buildings
  • Protective Termite Barriers
  • Non-chemical Termite Baiting and Monitoring Programs
  • Termite Colony Location
  • Termite Treatments for Builders or New Construction

Our Origins

Specialist Termite Control Pty Ltd was formed in 1990 with the specific intent of providing an alternative to the conventional organo-chlorine spray approach to termite treatments.

In the early days, Tom Boschma was the sole operator of the business. It was down to basics, with termite colony location and the use of a few grams of arsenical dust as the central approach.

During this time new methods were being developed and experimented with. One of these was putting the new “CSIRO box bait” system into live building infestations. Whilst this method produced mixed results at first, the response from the public was overwhelmingly positive as home owners looked for safer alternatives to the infamous spraying of chemicals.

The word spread and Tom performed box bait poisoning demonstrations on TV programs such as Burke’s Back Yard, Healthy Wealthy Wise and Our House. All of a sudden “baiting” became the buzz word in the industry.

However, early baiting methods were difficult to perform and unpredictable in outcome. It was also difficult to train technicians in the subjective art of luring termites and the methods never became widely used.

Since these early days of box baiting with arsenic dust, the termite control industry has produced a new range of highly effective and low toxicity poisons that has allowed termite baiting to blossom into the fantastically successful mainstream termite treatment method that was only dreamed of back in the 90s.
Termite baiting does not now involve the damaging and intrusive measures often associated with chemical soil treatments.

Fast forward 20 years, and today Specialist Termite Control is one of Melbourne’s few genuine termite specialists, employing a team of qualified technicians and friendly customer service consultants. Our headquarters are located near Eltham from where we service most of Melbourne and surrounding regional areas.

We have no franchise or commercial link to any supplier and our clients’ own interests are placed before any commercial arrangement. Typically, we offer our clients a range of options and help them choose the option that best suits them. If we use termiticides, they are always waterbased and odourless and our hallmark is to leave the our client’s building free from termites but uncontaminated with anything toxic or smelly.

We service the following suburbs:

City of Casey

Berwick – Blind Bight – Cannons Creek – Clyde – Clyde North – Cranbourne – Cranbourne East – Cranbourne North – Cranbourne South – Cranbourne West – Devon Meadows – Doveton – Endeavour Hills – Eumemmerring – Hallam – Hampton Park – Harkaway – Junction Village – Lynbrook – Lysterfield South – Narre Warren – Narre Warren North – Narre Warren South – Pearcedale – Tooradin – Warneet

City of Darabin

Alphington – Bundoora (shared With City of Whittlesea and City of Banyule) – Fairfield – Kingsbury – Northcote – Preston – Reservoir – Macleod (shared With City of Banyule) – Thornbury

City of Hobsons Bay

Altona – Altona Meadows – Altona North – Brooklyn (shared with City of Brimbank) – Laverton (shared with City of Wyndham) – Newport – Seabrook – Seaholme – South Kingsville – Spotswood – Williamstown – Williamstown North

City of Hume

Attwood – Broadmeadows – Campbellfield – Coolaroo – Craigieburn – Dallas – Gladstone Park – Greenvale – Jacana – Keilor (shared with City of Brimbank) – Meadow Heights – Melbourne Airport – Roxburgh Park – Somerton – Sunbury – Tullamarine (shared with City of Brimbank) – Westmeadows.

City of Kingston

Aspendale – Aspendale Gardens – Braeside – Bonbeach – Carrum – Chelsea – Chelsea Heights Cheltenham (shared with City of Bayside) – Clarinda – Clayton South – Dingley Village – Edithvale – Heatherton – Highett (shared with City of Bayside) Mentone – Moorabbin – Moorabbin Airport – Mordialloc – Oakleigh South (shared with City of Monash) – Parkdale – Patterson Lakes

City of Knox

Bayswater – Boronia – Ferntree Gully – Knoxfield – Lysterfield (shared with Yarra Ranges) – Rowville – Sassafras (shared with Yarra Ranges) – Scoresby – The Basin – Wantirna – Wantirna South

City of Maroondah

Bayswater North – Croydon – Croydon Hills – Croydon North – Croydon South – Heathmont – Kilsyth South – Ringwood – Ringwood East – Ringwood North – Warranwood

City of Monash

Ashwood – Burwood – Chadstone – Clayton – Glen Waverley – Hughesdale – Huntingdale – Mount Waverley – Mulgrave – Notting Hill – Oakleigh – Oakleigh East – Oakleigh South – Wheelers Hill

City of Mooney Valley

Aberfeldie – Airport West – Ascot Vale – Avondale Heights – Essendon -Essendon North – Essendon West – Keilor East – Moonee Ponds – Niddrie – Strathmore – Strathmore Heights – Travancore

City of Moreland

Brunswick – Brunswick East – Brunswick West – Moonee Vale – Coburg – Coburg North – Merlynston Newlands – Fawkner – Glenroy – Westbreen – Gowanbrae – Hadfield – Oak Park – Pascoe Vale – Pascoe Vale South – Coonans Hill – Tullamarine (shared with City of Brimbank and City of Hume)

City of Port Melbourne

Albert Park – Balaclava – Beacon Cove – Elwood – Garden City – Middle Park – Port Melbourne(part) – Ripponlea(part) – Southbank(part) – South Melbourne(part) – St Kilda – St Kilda East(part) – St Kilda Road – St Kilda West – Windsor(part)

City of Whitehorse

Blackburn – Blackburn North – Blackburn South – Box Hill – Box Hill North – Box Hill South – Burwood – Burwood East – Forest Hill – Mitcham – Mont Albert – Mont Albert North – Nunawading – Surrey Hills – Vermont – Vermont South

City of Whittlesea

Bundoora (split with Cities of Darebin and Banyule) – Doreen (split with Shire of Nillumbik) – Epping – Aurora – Lalor – Mill Park – South Morang – Thomastown

City of Yarra

Abbotsford – Alphington (Shared with City of Darebin) – Burnley – Carlton North (shared with City of Melbourne) – Clifton Hill – Collingwood – Cremorne – Fairfield (shared with City of Darebin) – Yarra Bend – Fitzroy – Fitzroy North – Princes Hill – Richmond

Shire of Banyule

Bellfield – Briar Hill – Bundoora – Eaglemont – Greensborough – Heidelberg – Heidelberg Heights – Heidelberg West – Ivanhoe – Ivanhoe East – Lower Plenty – Macleod – Montmorency – Rosanna – St Helena – Viewbank – Watsonia – Watsonia North – Yallambie

Shire of Manningham

Bulleen – Doncaster – Doncaster East – Donvale – Park Orchards – Templestowe – Templestowe Lower – Warrandyte – Warrandyte South – Wonga Park

Shire of Mitchell

Broadford – Kilmore – Seymour – Tallarook – Pyalong – Wallan

Shire of Murrindindi

Alexandra – Eildon – Kinglake – Yea

Shire of Nillumbik

Arthurs Creek – Bend of Islands – Christmas Hills – Cottles Bridge – Diamond Creek – Doreen – Eltham – Eltham North – Hurstbridge – Kangaroo Ground – Nutfield – Panton Hill – Plenty – Research – Smiths Gully – St Andrews – Strathewen – Warrandyte North – Watsons Creek – Wattle Glen – Yarrambat

Shire of Yarra Ranges

Belgrave – Belgrave Heights – Belgrave South – Chirnside Park – Upper Ferntree Gully (shared with City of Knox) – Ferny Creek – Kilsyth – Lilydale – Montrose – Mooroolbark – Mount Evelyn – Selby – Tecoma – Tremont – Upwey (shared with City of Knox)

Rural

Beveridge (split with Shire of Mitchell) – Donnybrook – Eden Park – Humevale – Kinglake West – Mernda – Whittlesea – Wollert – Woodstock – Yan Yean (split with Shire of Nillumbik)

We also travel to:

Beveridge – Clonbinane – Heathcote Junction – High Camp – Kilmore East – Upper Plenty – Wallan East – Wandong

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