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Termites & Pests – Frequently Asked Questions

Termites & Pests - Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do in preparation for my termite inspection? We recommend checking around your home to make sure our technicians will have clear access to all timbers – skirting boards, architraves, decorative timbers etc. Check that we can gain access to the roof void and sub-floor […]

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5 Reasons to have a Termite Treatment in place

5 Reasons to have a Termite Treatment in place

5 Reasons to have a Termite Treatment or Barrier in place The CSIRO found that termites cause more damage than fire and that more than 1 in 5 houses have termite damage with an approximate damage bill of more than $100 million annually. Termites are subterranean which […]

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Termites? What Termites?!?

Termites? What Termites?!?

If you live in Queensland the chances are you have had Termites (white ants) or you are going to get Termites! What species could you have (there are others but these 3 are quite common)? Coptotermes – Mostly nest in tree stumps, retaining walls and inside living […]

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Aagh a termite nest in my roof!

Aagh a termite nest in my roof!

“I just found a termite nest in my roof” is not something anyone wants to say or hear! But this was the sad discovery this morning for a homeowner in Durack, Brisbane, when the Roofers were taking off the old iron sheets.           […]

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It’s that time of year – Flying or Swarming Termites

It's that time of year - Flying or Swarming Termites

Today, we have been inundated with calls from customers about finding these strange little insects inside their homes. . Most termites you’d be familiar with are quite pale in colour, almost transparent and are wingless.  They are also blind. Swarming termites however, or Alates are specially produced […]

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Make annual Termite Inspections a priority!

Make annual Termite Inspections a priority!

Annual termite inspections are essential if you want to save yourself thousands of dollars in the long run and  prevent damage and expensive repairs. Our experienced Termite Technicians at Conquer Termites would be more than happy to come out and assess your property. What is involved? Our […]

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What do Termites look like?

What do Termites look like?

Ever wondered what termites look like? It’s not as if they are out in the open and commonly seen. In fact, they always operate in a concealed manner, travelling through their constructed tunnels in the ground. Below is a brilliant video that clearly displays all the castes […]

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Do I need a pre-purchase inspection?

Do I need a pre-purchase inspection?

5 Reasons Pre-Purchase Inspections are crucial! It seems like such a logical step on my end, I arrange these inspections almost every day, but to some, pre-purchase pest and building inspections are an unknown, something that had scarcely been thought of and certainly not something that comes […]

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Live Termites North Brisbane

Live Termites North Brisbane

Over the past few weeks Conquer Termites Northside have been inundated by calls to inspect and treat live termites (or white ants) in bathrooms and ensuites across various suburbs in North Brisbane. With the ongoing showers and humidity recently it’s no surprise to us that termite activity […]

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Termites in a tree near a house in Bellbird Park, Brisbane

Termites in a tree near a house in Bellbird Park, Brisbane

Recently we were called out to a house in Bellbird Park, Brisbane, to treat live termites. The infestation was severer to the point a door fell off! After a thorough inspection of the property, the technician, Alex, found a large pine tree with multiple termite leads on […]

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Sub-floor ventilation

Sub-floor ventilation

Moist soil and humid air within a sub floor makes ideal conditions for termites to forage and attack timbers.  There is also the strong possibility that fungal decay will damage structural timbers. This is why there are Building Codes and Australian Standards for sub floor ventilation. The […]

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Termites & Body Corporate’s – Bowen Hills

Termites & Body Corporate's - Bowen Hills

The importance of everyone in a Body Corporate working together. I recently was called out to a unit complex in Brisbane’s Northside in Bowen Hills, it was a 6 unit complex governed by a body corporate. Five of the unit owners were working together getting regular termite […]

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Live Termites under a house in Brisbane

Live Termites under a house in Brisbane

In summertime, it’s warmer and more humid, allowing the termites to be more active and forge closer to the surface of the ground. If there is a piece of timber laying on the ground, there will be a good chance the termites will be directly under, eating […]

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Termite Flight Tubes – Forest Lake September 2015

Termite Flight Tubes - Forest Lake September 2015

A customer from Forest Lake, Brisbane, called us this week concerned about some “mudding” appearing between the concrete path and external brick wall. Our Technician, Paul, immediately realized it was flight tubes originating from a Heterotermes nest. The flight tubes were very visible on the outside but we […]

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Termite nest coming out of a wall – Yeronga

Termite nest coming out of a wall - Yeronga

A video of a termite nest detected in a wall under a house in Yeronga, Brisbane. The homeowners were unaware that such a large termite nest had located inside a wall under their house. On the outside it was hard to visually detect but immediately became apparent […]

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Termite nest found in a wall – Capalaba

Termite nest found in a wall - Capalaba

When our technicians come to your home to do an inspection, one of their greatest thrills is to find a termite nest inside the house. We understand that homeowners don’t share the same enthusiasm! But the “Unknown is better Known”. To help us find this unpleasant discovery, […]

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Live Termites in a floorboard – East Brisbane

Live Termites in a floorboard - East Brisbane

We were called out to a house in East Brisbane recently to check a soft floorboard. The technician quickly discovered live termites eating a floorboard upstairs. Once exposed, the solider termites came to the hole to defend the workers. they also made a “clicking” noise to notify […]

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How a Thermal Camera is used in a termite inspection – Brisbane

How a Thermal Camera is used in a termite inspection - Brisbane

When our technicians do an inspection for termites (White Ants) they use various devises to assist them in discovering termite activity. One tool that they greatly value is the Thermal camera. Conquer Termites embraces any legitimate technology that enables a more thorough inspection of your home. That […]

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Termites found with a Thermal Camera in a house in Wakerley

Termites found with a Thermal Camera in a house in Wakerley

We had a call from a very upset homeowner in Wakerley, Brisbane, who had just found live termites in the wall behind his fridge. Of course it is upsetting to find termites in your home, but it is more upsetting when you have had the all clear […]

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Termites attacking a house in Holland Park

Termites attacking a house in Holland Park

Recently we were called out to a house in Holland Park, Brisbane, to check for termites. There was reported damage in some weatherboards and in a wall in a bedroom. It quickly became apparent that the house was being attacked by a significant termite infestation. This was […]

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Termites under a house in Upper Mt Gravatt

Termites under a house in Upper Mt Gravatt

Recently, Dan, one of our senior technicians, found live termites in loose timbers that were stored directly on the soil under a house in Upper Mt Gravatt. Luckily, the termites were only confined to the timbers but it would have only been a matter of time before […]

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Why hi-tech isn’t always the answer – Termite inspections

Why hi-tech isn’t always the answer – Termite inspections

Here at Conquer Termites, we use a variety of tools to help us inspect properties. We value our thermal cameras and with good reason – after all, anything that helps us detect termites has to be a good thing, and we’ve blogged more than once about how […]

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Termite Treatment in Norman Park – a good story

It’s not often that we are able to tell a good story about termites but just this month one of our customers made a very wise decision to get their investment property in Norman Park, Brisbane, inspected for termites. They had a recent fright with an infestation […]

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Ant Caps and Termite Shields – Termite Management

Ant capping {or termite shielding, the terms are used interchangeably} is very common in Queensland homes. In fact, for many, they are a requirement under the State Building Code. They’ve proved incredibly useful in preventing termites moving undetected through timber piers. Many a Queensland home has been […]

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Albany Creek, Bridgeman Downs, Carseldine – Brick Veneer Homes

Have you got an infill type concrete slab?  When most people think of termite infestations, they usually think of a timber house which is obviously termite prone.  However according to pest industry insurers in Australia, the most vulnerable homes when it comes to termite infestation are brick veneer […]

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The Importance of Annual Termite Inspections

In December 2013 I arrived at the property of a regular customer to complete her Annual Termite Inspection in Bulimba, Brisbane. She hadn’t had a Chemical Treated Zone protecting her property from termite attack and so her home was fair game for any foraging termites in the […]

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South East Queensland sees increase in Subterranean Termites

It may not come as a surprise to note this, but we as professional termite technicians have definitely seen an increase in active termite infestations in recent years.  And this is due largely to the increase in rainfall.   One of the interesting facts is the increase […]

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Licenced Termite Inspector – what you should expect

As a consumer, you cannot just rely on face value and smooth talking to know that you have hired a fully licenced inspector to check your home for termites. You should ask to see their Queensland Pest Management Technician Licence card that is issued by the Queensland […]

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Termite nest found under a concrete patio

It is not uncommon to find a termite nest under a patio eating on the old timber form-work. A lot of termite inspectors forget that this is a high risk area and make the mistake of not investigating if there is a cavity under concrete patios attached […]

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Termite Attack in Murarrie, Brisbane

We recently treated a house in Murarrie that was under attack from termites (White Ants) that came up the ramp at the rear. When you first look at the house you really wouldn’t think it was being chewed by termites as it has a suspended floor, on […]

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Dry-Wood Termite Indentification – Brisbane

At Conquer Termites we specialize in identifying the type of termites that might be attacking your home. This is important to implement the most appropriate treatment. We would normally identify the type of subterranean termite from it’s solider caste. They are quite distinctive by head shape and […]

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Pest Inspections – Monster Nest Brisbane North

Pest Inspections – Monster Nest Brisbane North

Just when you think you have seen it all…..something comes along to shock you.  Or at least, it did when Joel, one of our North side termite technicians visited a job in Brisbane City recently. Joel was called out to this city pub to help the owners […]

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Termite Inspections in Brisbane during winter

Termites are one of the few insects that work night and day. Even Black Ants slow down during the night. But there are two factors that slow down the termites’ work rate – temperature and availability of moisture. As we enter the chillier months of winter the […]

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Pest Inspection – Calamvale – Why is my roof sinking?

Pest Inspection - Calamvale - Why is my roof sinking?

It was a gorgeous day in Calamvale when we received a call from a very concerned customer wanting a pest inspection and he also explained the distressed situation he was in. The customer in Calamvale explained to us that the cornices of his home (cornices are the […]

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Thermal Inspection – Robertson

Thermal Inspection - Robertson

It was a rainy Saturday in Robertson, while we were installing a chemical treatment we received a phone call from a worried customer in Robertson. On the phone the customer informed me he inspects his house regularly for termites and has just spotted what seemed like mud […]

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Termites – Brisbane and the Big Wet

Termites - Brisbane and the Big Wet

If you live in gorgeous Brisbane, you will know, love or hate the climate we live in. Unfortunately Subterranean Termites also love our high humidity and our beautiful weather. Brisbane is a sub-tropical city and most summer days are fine, hot and humid. When we have a […]

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Pest Inspection: The Gap – Moisture and Drainage Issues

Pest Inspection: The Gap - Moisture and Drainage Issues

One of the first things any termite expert will tell you is that termites are drawn to moisture. It is, in fact the number one attractant for termites even above food sources (timber etc). So it’s safe to say that when termites are given free reign of […]

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Termite Inspection – Algester – High Risk House

Recently a customer who owned an investment property in Algester received our flyer in her letterbox and rang Nick from Conquer Termites South Central to book in a full termite inspection.  The home was a typical house in Algester, three bedroom, lowset brick and established gardens.  On […]

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Common Termite Myths – Debunked!

Common Termite Myths - Debunked!

  We often see and hear so many false theories about termites, that we thought it about time to address some of the most common termite myths. You may have heard and trusted a few of these yourself.   1. Termites, or as they are often referred […]

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Shailer Park Pest Inspection – Just in the nick of time.

Shailer Park Pest Inspection - Just in the nick of time.

  Another quick post about Conquer Termites South Central. Nick was doing a termite inspection recently on a property at Shailer Park and very quickly confirmed the presence of active termites in one of the bedrooms.  As he made his way around the home, speaking to the […]

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Termite Inspection – Kingston – Why it pays to have our free half hour check

Termite Inspection – Kingston – Why it pays to have our free half hour check

Nick from Conquer Termites South Central popped over to do a free half hour check at 4pm on afternoon last week. The Kingston home owner had some concerns about termites and just wanted Conquer Termites to have a quick look to see if indeed she did have […]

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World’s worst termite now in South East Queensland.

World's worst termite now in South East Queensland.

Last night, Today Tonight did a story speaking further on our earlier article about the colonies of Mastotermes found on the Gold Coast last week. Though they made a couple of mistakes (this is NOT the first time Mastotermes have been found in South East Queensland, it […]

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Parkinson Termite Treatment – NO job too hard for Conquer Termites

Parkinson Termite Treatment - NO job too hard for Conquer Termites

Recently we were contacted by a home-owner in Parkinson.  He had previously had a treatment done on his property by a well known local franchised Pest Control company.  In their yearly inspection, they had discovered that the termites had returned and had an active nest in the […]

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Brisbane Pest Inspections: Termite Classification.

 Brisbane Pest Inspections: Termite Classification.

Did you know that there are approximately 4000 species of termites worldwide?  Well you maybe more interested in the fact that there are over 350 species in Australia.  And while that is a lot and most people cringe when I tell them that (none more than my […]

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Termite Inspections – meet some of the tools of our trade.

Termite Inspections - meet some of the tools of our trade.

If you’ve ever wondered what to expect during your termite inspection, we thought now was a good time to introduce you to some of the tools we use on the job.  A termite technician’s tools range from the hi-tech thermal imaging products all the way down to […]

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Nothing better than a happy customer!

Nothing better than a happy customer!

  Here at Conquer Termites, we value your opinion and your satisfaction on our perfomance over anything. As far as we’re concerned, if we’ve gotten rid of your termites or pests, and left you happy with our professionalism and approach to you, then it’s a job well […]

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Good Timing with a Termidor Treatment in Morningside

Good Timing with a Termidor Treatment in Morningside

    We say to all of our customers that the best way to protect your home from a termite infestation is to have a current chemical treatment in place. This became strikingly apparent when we were installing a chemical treatment around a house on Thynne Rd, Morningside. […]

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A tricky termite treatment in Camp Hill – lifting a timber deck

A tricky termite treatment in Camp Hill - lifting a timber deck

We all enjoy the wonderful lifestyle Queensland South East has to offer – warmer winters and outdoor entertaining with friends and family, to name a few. And a “must have” to maximize that lifestyle is a deck with a six burner BBQ. But sadly, not much consideration […]

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How Termatrac can be a useful tool in detecting termites – West Chermside Termite Treatment

How Termatrac can be a useful tool in detecting termites - West Chermside Termite Treatment

Back in 2011, we were called to a house in the North Brisbane suburb of Chermside West, where the home owners suspected that they had termites inside their home. When we arrived at the job, we did, indeed find evidence of Schedorhinotermes – a very common termite […]

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Which Termite Treatment Is The Best? Case Study – McDowall

Which Termite Treatment Is The Best? Case Study - McDowall

What is the best product for a termite treatment? For anyone involved in the Pest Control and Termite Inspection industry, this is probably the most common question of all.  What is the best product?  And while it is true that some termite management products hold advantages over […]

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Pest Inspection for Termites in Carindale

The incidents of houses in Carindale being found with live termites (white ants) have ominously increased over the summer of 2010/2011. Recently, our company has been requested by Carindale homeowners to treat not one, but several homes in the same street!  Many homeowners are asking us what […]

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Horror House of Termites in Manly

Luckily, it is not often that you find more than one type of live termites in a house at the same time. Recently, when conducting an inspection at a house in Manly, Queensland, we found that it had four different types of termites chewing away at the wooden […]

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Termites going over concrete slab edge

Sadly, many homeowners have been given a false sense of security about their new homes. A new Building Code, introduced in 2005, stipulates that if the concrete slab edge was exposed more than 75mm from the ground, the structure would able to be certified. This is a very miss-leading notion. […]

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Super Termites – Channel 7

Super termites as report on Today Tonight 22 Nov 2010 Alarmist news articles that regularly appear on our TV news can cause a lot of unnecessary concern for homeowners. The case of the recent story that appeared on Channel 7’s Today Tonight show is a classical example. They named […]

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A Mother of a nest under a customers home

Access all areas! There aren’t many better ways to highlight the importance of making sure you gain access to all areas of a home while doing a Termite Inspection. This photo was taken during an inspection today  in a North Brisbane suburb, where access under a concrete […]

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Live termites in a 100ft launch

It’s not often that you get a call to treat a boat for termites, especially a 100ft Launch. But we were asked to inspect and treat an infestation that came apparent in the Bow when the launch was in dry-dock while having a major revamp. You might […]

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