Yes, the term “white ants” was used by early European settlers but it is not strictly correct. Termites are not really white and they are not ants – they are actually distantly related to cockroaches.
No. The roof structure in a full brick home is supported by timber framing and termites can gain access by traveling inside the cavity walls. Also, where this type of home has a suspended timber floor, termites can severely damage the flooring and supporting bearers and joists.
This depends on the control solution you choose and can range from a few days or upwards. What is important here is that solution is put in place urgently. In more that 90% of cases, no further significant damage occurs once we implement your solution.
Soil barrier applications can offer many years of protection and where a termite colony is destroyed by means of termite baiting, it can never again pose any threat to your property. However, as recommended in Australian Standard 3660, regular inspections are essential to monitor for any new infestation.
Our free service period means that if the pests we treat come back, so do we – with no further charge to you.