Homeguard Pest Services - Cairns Termite Barriers
We are the experts in all aspects of termite management systems for Cairns and the greater region, talk to our friendly staff about your free termite barrier quote today, call us on 0401365239
Pre-construction termite management
HomeGuard Precision Termite Management Systems, is a physical and chemical subterranean termite barrier in one. Designed for the construction industry. HomeGuard is installed to foundations and penetrations of new buildings or extensions. This is why HomeGuard precision termite management systems is the preferred choice for many leading Australian building companies. Call us today to discuss protection for your property.
Chemical soil termite barries
Termidor is applied as a continuous chemical soil zone around your home. Termidor is a non repellent to termites, This means that they cannot detect the product and will not avoid the treated area. As a result termites continue to forage through the soil until they encounter termidor and pick up a lethal dose. Termidor has a transfer effect from termite to termite allowing the product to be taken back to the nest. Eliminating the queen and the termite colony.
Termite colony elimination system
Sentricon always active. Is a in ground termiticide rods, that have the benefit of being both a chemical and baiting system in one. Sentricon always active is active from installation, in ground stations around the perimeter of a structure providing continuous protection from day one. The termiticide is transferred through out the colony, providing colony elimination. Sentricon always active provides effective safe and affordable termite control.
Termite control in Cairns
Cairns is a beautiful place to live surrounded by lush rain forest and abundance of wildlife. It is also home to many species of very destructive subterranean termites, causing an estimated 1 billion dollars of damage to homes and businesses across Australia each year. 1 in 3 homes in Cairns will be affected by termites with the potential to cause substantial damage and property loss, which house insurance does not cover. Leaving a financial burden on home owners to pick up the repair costs or even rebuild. We are the professionals in termite control and termite management systems. Joe is our fully licensed termite technician and is also a qualified and licensed carpenter. With Joe's knowledge and skill acquired from both Cairns pest control and construction industry. Joe will advise on building design issues that are conducive for termite activity and provide you with solutions to improve or rectify problem area's in the most cost effective way. We offer termite and timber pest inspections, pre-purchase inspections, termite treatments and termite colony control. Termite baiting systems, chemical and physical pre-construction termite management systems and under slab reticulation systems, No matter what style of building design you have, we have a termite management system to suit.
Utilizing the latest technologies in termite detection, you can rest assure that Homeguard Pest Services - Cairns Termite Inspections will provide the most comprehensive termite inspections and termite management systems available. Keeping your home and property investments in Cairns secure, Call us today for your no obligation free quote.
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Termites and ants how do you tell them apart
Ants and termites can be easily mistaken for each other especially when their tracks and leads may look the same at first glance. Both enter your home through small cavities in your walls and floors, however on closer inspection. There are some obvious differences if you know what to look for, Termite tracks or mud leads are quite firm to touch and may require a little force to break open for an inspection. As for ant tracks and leads they are very fragile and will fall apart at the slightest touch though it is only an indicator to what the tracks may belong to. Collecting a sample of the insect is the only correct way to have them identified.
One of the most obvious differences between ants and termites is their eyes, (termites do not have eyes they are blind) but ants do! Just like ants, when a termite colony has reached a certain size and maturity. The termite queen will start to produce winged female and male termites called (alates) in readiness to repopulate and find new nesting sites. Once winged termites emerge from the nest and take flight, throughout Cairns they can be witnessed swarming in their thousands, where ant swarms may only reach few hundred in numbers. In Cairns, summer through to about March is termite swarming season, and these winged termites take flight normally when the weather conditions are warm and very humid, usually after a good rain-fall.
When this event takes place, it is not a time to be overly concerned about flying termites outside your property. They are not going to land on your porch and start eating your house away. Though it is a good idea to check for area's around your house that may be conducive for termite activity, such as leaking taps, timber in contact with soil, any old wood plies or materials stored against your house and pull back any built up garden beds in contact with your house that may be concealing termite entry points. These winged termites are looking for a mate and a suitable place to build a nest, and the conditions have to be near on perfect for this to take place. 99% of them will die, and those that do survive will need to find an area with a constant supply of water an instant food source and ultimately a place to build a nest.
There is only a very short window of opportunity for their survival after the swarming event takes place. Old tree stumps, logs and decaying vegetation is the ideal environment for this to happen. When termites start to swarm this will normally occur at dusk, so it's a great time to grab your torch, and try and find where there coming from. If possible collect a sample so you can have them correctly identified. However if you do notice any winged termites emerging from your house, through a holes or a crack in your walls. This is definitely a cause for concern, and means that you already have a major well established termite colony in your home.
In this situation, it is essential to contact a qualified termite technician to perform an inspection. They will advise on the extent of the infestation and what steps need to be taken and what your best options are moving forward. If you have any concerns about potential termite activity around your house, Homeguard Pest Services - Pest Control Cairns offer a free 20 minute check to put your mind at ease, we are only a phone call away. Call Joe on 0401365239.
- do not develop eyes (blind)
- have a thick waist
- have straight antennae
- have two sets of uniform wings
- feeds on cellulose from timber
- Ants have eyes
- have a pinched waist
- has segmented antennae
- two sets of unequal wings
- feed on sugars and protein
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