Tag Archives: Specialist Termite Control

Buying a home? Everything you need to know about pre-purchase pest inspections

When you’re thinking about buying a property, it’s important to know you are making a sound investment decision… and not buying a lemon! There are two inspections that buyers should commission for any property they are intending to buy; a … Continue reading

How do termite baiting systems protect my home?

There are two main types of termite management system for protecting existing homes from termites; chemical soil treatments and termite baiting systems. Both systems have their pros and cons, allowing the quality pest professional to choose the best system for … Continue reading

Termite inspections – A Health check for your home

Most people have their car serviced every 6 months or so. Visits to the GP are recommended at least once a year, even for those “who never get sick”. But how often do you get your house checked out to … Continue reading

NATIONAL AWARD WINNER – SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR – TWO YEARS RUNNING!

We are delighted to announce being awarded the AEPMA Pest Manager of the Year national award for 2015 as the NATIONAL SPECIALIST. The award was presented to Robert Boschma (director) at the recent AEPMA national conference for the SECOND YEAR … Continue reading

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The Next Big Move In The Termite Industry – Altriset

Every now and then there are some really important moves in our industry, in 1994 it was the banning of organochlorines which included products such as Dieldrin and Aldrin (carcinogens). At the beginning of the 2000’s it was the introduction … Continue reading

It might be winter but termites are still on the move

Termites can be said to be seasonal especially down here in Victoria where we get particularly cold winters compared to say Brisbane. The cooler weather does affected their mobility and certainly we associate these months with a slowing of activity … Continue reading

Look Closer – Can you see the termite entry point!

If you look at the corner of between the brick pier and the footing wall of this typical brick veneer in Greensborough you can make out a 2cm wide by 5 cm tall termite tube. It almost looks like a … Continue reading

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Termites Ain’t Termites

Termite aren’t just termites, in fact there are over 350 different species in Australia alone and although the majority of them don’t cause us any issues there are some species that create huge amounts of damage throughout Melbourne. This photo, … Continue reading

Termites flying out of a door achitrave in Ivanhoe, Melbourne

  Termites are predominately a subterranean species but just like most colony organisms each member of the colony has a role to play. In the video you can see an example of the ‘reproductives’ or ‘alate’ termites flying out of … Continue reading

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Termite entry point at Basketball Stadium in Northern Melbourne

This is a classic example of termites entering a building, in this case in a basketball stadium in Greensborough, up a concrete stump. Also of note is the ‘ant cap’ between the stump and the buildings bearer, however this has … Continue reading

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