We don’t give termite quotes over the phone as every house and every termite attack is different. We come on-site to investigate first hand and if it proves to be termites, we discuss the various treatment options and provide an obligation free quote.
If the quote is accepted we need to carry out a comprehensive termite inspection before carrying out the treatment. This is different to the initial investigation that would have been carried out for the quote. It is designed to identify the species of termite present, all areas of termite activity and how they are entering the building – vital information to use in designing a treatment plan and for later monitoring to ensure the treatment has worked.
We utilise the latest termite detection equipment. In addition to our skills as termite inspectors we can use boroscope cameras, which can probe wall voids and small spaces and other specialist equipment, such as Termatrac, to locate activity hidden behind walls.
The first step is to get rid of termites from the building. We always try and locate the nest and destroy it directly, but in the majority of cases the termite nests are so well hidden, that this isn’t possible. Using termite baits are a great solution as they eliminate active termites from the building and kill the termite colony.
Eradicating termites from the building and even killing the termite nest does not protect the building from future termite attack. Quite often there can be more than one nest in the area and termites can travel up to 100m from their nest to a feeding site!
To protect a building from future attack, either a termite monitoring and baiting systems is placed around the building or a termite soil treatment is carried out around (and under) the home. The choice of termite treatment will depend on construction type and soil conditions, whilst taking into account any preferences of the homeowner.
No matter the termite management system installed, to maintain any warranties, regular inspections are required to make sure the system remains intact and the home protected from termites.
All our termite treatments and protection systems come with a variety of warranties.
Baiting systems: As long as a baiting system is in place and serviced by Pink Pest Services, we will deal with any termite activity at buildings protected by the baiting system.
Chemical treatments: Pink Pest Services offer a warranty in line with the expected life of the chemical in the soil (typically 8 years), providing annual termite inspections are carried out by Pink Pest Services.
TimberSecure Insurance: Customers who have an eligible, complete termite protection system installed (baiting system or chemical soil treatment) have the opportunity to purchase a 5 year insurance policy (TimberSecure), which provides cover from termite damage for 5 years from the date of installation. This policy is offered by Pacific International and gives homeowners great peace of mind. If you sell the home, it can even be transferred to the new owner. More information on TimberSecure insurance.
Suffering a termite attack can be an upsetting experience. You need to know you are getting the best advice and guaranteed results, to put your mind at ease.
** Performance guarantee. If termites appear after treatment from Pink Pest Services, we return at our expense to make sure your property is termite-free. No questions asked.
** Price-beat guarantee. We will beat any quote for an equivalent termite treatment, delivered to the same standards, by $100.
You probably felt a great deal of uncertainty when you noticed the first signs of termites. You’re probably wondering about the extent of your termite problem, the amount of damage and the likely cost of treatment and repair, let us put your mind at ease.
At Pink Pest Control, provided your request is received within business hours, we’ll get back to you on the same day to arrange a time to visit the property so we can prepare a quote. In the mean time, we’ll send you a copy of our special report – “First Response: Must-Know Termite Facts”.
The best way for us to provide a thorough, obligation-free quote is for us to inspect the termite problem in person at a time that’s convenient for you. Our trained experts will examine the extent of the infestation and quote on the best method to get rid of your termites before they can cause further damage.
Be very wary of any company prepared to provide a quote over the phone – each home and termite problem is different and it’s impossible to understand the problem and provide the correct termite solution unless you have viewed the property.
Once we evaluated your situations, often we may provide more than one option. Different construction types and different situations will be unsuitable for some treatments – we choose the correct options for your situation. Be wary of companies that push only one option, without explaining why.
Any company carrying out termite work needs to have the appropriate license and insurance to carry out termite / timber pest work. A general pest control licence is not sufficient. Pink Pest Services are fully licensed and insured, provide warranties and ofte termite damage insurance for qualifying treatments. All of which protect your property and gives you peace of mind.
Unlike some of our competitors, our quotes are genuinely obligation-free. While we’d love for you to choose us, we’ll never pressure you to do so! When you choose Pink, you’re choosing Sydney’s termite control specialists – backed by 36 years of proven results.
We do not try to be the cheapest termite control company, we try to be the best, by delivering superior results and first class customer service. However, we will beat any comparable quote by $100! (Quote must be for the same treatment, delivered to Australian Standards, using the same products).
We will always use the best termite products for your situation; depending on termite species, construction type, soil and environmental features and any personal preferences.
All our recommendations will deliver excellent performance on termites, whilst also being environmentally smart and in the case of termite baits, chemical free.
To eradicate termites, there are three key products available; termite dusts, termite foams and termite baits. The choice of product will depend on the location of the activity, how much activity is present and the termite species concerned. However, all things being equal, termite baits are our preferred method of control.
The key reason for our preference for baits, is that it remains the only proven technique to consistently eradicate the termite nest causing the problem. Our customers don’t just want termites out of the house, they don’t want them back, ever!
Termite baits contain an attractive termite food (cellulose) and slow acting insecticide. The baits are placed where the termites are feeding, they take the bait back to the nest, passing it around to the nest mates and the queen. Over a period of weeks, the whole termite nest is destroyed.
But baits don’t always work well on all species. In such situations we will use one of the other products to eliminate termites from the building.
The are two main termite management systems designed to protect buildings from termite attack; chemical treatment to the soil around and under buildings or the use of a termite baiting and monitoring system.
Chemical soil treatments for termites:
The idea of a soil treatment is that the chemical treated zone which, in conjunction with the physical properties of the building, prevents termites getting into the house without being noticed. However, chemical treatments to the soil do not create a “barrier”, they create a chemical treated zone. For example, termites can still build a trail over the treated zone, either within a mud tube or using a tree root or other “bridge”.
Chemical treated zones are useful, but they are not a set and forget – 6 or 12 monthly inspections are still required to maintain any warranty. It is also not possible to use chemical treatments in all situations. For example the soil type may not allow chemical application or the building construction is such that it does not allow the application of a continuous treated zone, which would leave gaps in the treatment.
Termite monitoring and baiting systems:
Termite monitoring systems consist of a range of plastic bait stations placed in the ground around the property. Wood is placed in the bait stations. Any termites in the area will find the bait stations and start feeding on the wood. This activity will be picked up in the regular inspections (every 3 months) and bait will be added. Termites will then start feeding on the bait (containing slow acting insecticide), killing the termite colony and protecting the property.
Monitoring and baiting is our preferred termite treatment
Whilst we use both chemical soil treatment as well as termite monitoring systems, we generally have a preference for termite baiting and monitoring systems for the following reasons:
If you find termites or thing you might have termites, the golden rule it to phone us immediately.
All these actions can disturb the termites, only for them to re-appear somewhere else in the house. If the termites are not there, it makes it very difficult to treat them! So, however tempting it may be to investigate yourself, please give us a call immediately