Subterranean termites are the most destructive kind of termite and Newcastle is FULL of them.
Termites are by far one of the most destructive pests in Australian homes. If you have ever had a termite infestation you will know they are expensive to treat and can require expensive repairs to your home.
Termites, also known as white ants, require moisture from the soil to live and when the exterior humidity and Temperature are just right, they fly their nest to find a mate and create a new colony.
They will find their way into any structure through crevices, pipes, and even the smallest gaps in concrete slabs where they mercilessly attack your home for food.
The main characteristics of a subterranean termite infestation are the mud tunnels they build to access your home.
Facts about Destructive Termites
Flying Termites (Alates) leave the nest (A tree for example to find a mate and start a new colony.
If there is a nice moist area in your garden or in your house, you could end up with a termite infestation.
About Termites in Maitland, Hunter, and Coast
There are thousands of species of Termites all over the world with approximately 250 species of them in Australia. Out of these 250 species, only some are economically significant, meaning potential damage to Australian homes.
All Termite colonies have Sterile Male and Female Workers and Soldiers and Female (Queens) and Male (Kings) and Colony size can range from hundreds to millions and the Queen Termite can live up to 50 years.
Signs Of Destructive Termites in Maitland, Hunter, and Coast
Newcastle Pest Exterminators are fully capable in doing the identification of a variety of Termites.
Termites cannot live in the open and they become difficult to detect. By then, it could be too late, and the average repair bill for Termite damage to Australian homes being approximately $15,000.
Termite damage is not covered by insurance and regular termite inspections are important as they are difficult to locate.
Some signs of Termites include Mud trails on brickwork, blistering on walls/architraves, and even softened floors. Newcastle Pest Exterminators are trained to find these signs.
If you find Termites call Newcastle Pest Exterminators immediately. Do not spray or attempt to treat Termites yourself as most off-the-shelf products contain repellent chemicals! You will more than likely end up with another Termite attack 6 months later!
Termites thrive in most places on Earth excluding Antarctica and Termite colonies range between hundreds and millions.
Termite Queens can live up to 50 Years
There are three ecological groups of termites: dampwood, drywood, and subterranean.
Some Human Cultures consider Termites a delicacy
Recent studies indicate that Termites evolved from close ancestors of cockroaches
Frequently Asked Questions
The price of a termite barrier will vary depending on the requirements and size of your property. Termite barriers usually encompass the perimeter of a building. They usually place them under the surface to disrupt termite tracks. Due to the differing conditions and labor-intensive work, the cost of a complete barrier can range from $1600 to $7000.
Upon installation, the termite barrier will become effective almost immediately.
Both physical and chemical termite barriers can help stop termites from entering the home as soon as they are put in place. In order to help prevent termites smaller than a match head from penetrating the walls, you can install a physical barrier.
The best type of termite control is a combination of chemical insecticides, termite baits, and regular inspections.
Liquid soil treatments can last from three to eight years depending on the conditions at your property. You can use this for almost any home and is super effective at killing termites and deterring future colonies from coming any closer. Unlike other pesticides that are sprayed outdoors, liquid-based solutions are easy to use. You can just inject it into the ground and do not pose a threat of airborne exposure to chemicals for children or pets.
Baiting methods are also a very successful tool for the fight against termites. Modern baiting methods are odorless to termites which means they often consume and spread the bait without knowing. These destructive termites return back to the nest and eradicate the problem at the core.
Each house is unique and requires its own combination of methods to deter termites.
Newcastle Pest Exterminators can assess your property and discuss the best options with you
Termites can be incredibly difficult to find. Often by the time, there are obvious signs it means there may already be an infestation and they already start damaging your stuff.
Some of these signs include:
- Faint tapping noise behind the walls.
- Mud tubes along building walls.
- Bubbling paint on doors, windows, and skirting boards.
- Easily damaged floors and skirting boards.
Regular Termite Inspections can uncover termite activity but also conditions conducive to termite activity.
Every year termites cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to businesses and homes across Australia. Many property owners are often afraid of discovering that this damage is not typically covered under most kinds of home insurance. These termites can also cause irreparable damage within just a few months of their infestation.
Investing in high-quality pest control and booking regular termite inspections can save you thousands of dollars. The team at Newcastle Pest Exterminators is passionate about protecting their clients and equipping them with sound advice so you know the best options to keep your home safe from termites.
If you’re interested in controlling termites with purely natural methods the team at Newcastle Pest Exterminators can discuss possible options that may be available.
Natural methods will not be as effective at stopping termites, but regular inspections may help to reduce the likelihood of a severe infestation.
Do-it-yourself/DIY termite control is not recommended because it is difficult for non-professional to spot the signs of termites.
Additionally, many DIY methods often simply unsettle the termites and they move to a new spot in the house.Some houses have more conducive conditions for termites like damp ground and old buildings and this can raise your chances of an infestation.
Newcastle Pest Exterminators can discuss these issues with you and offer possible solutions. Contact us today to find out more.
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