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If termites are eating timber in my garden, will it stop them attacking my home?

If termites are eating timber in my garden, will it stop them attacking my home?

Sadly, for Homeowners, there are plenty of untruths and conflicting information about termites, what we call “Suburban Myths”. Normally it’s an idea that supports not spending money and probably why so many people readily adopt them. Suburban Myth No1: “If I have lots of eatable timbers in […]

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KEEP OUT! Formosan subterranean termite

KEEP OUT! Formosan subterranean  termite

The Department of Agriculture & Water Resources recently published information about the Formosan  subterranean termite – a termite species (Coptotermes formosanus) that Australia is very keen to keep out of the country for many reasons. This pest is aptly known as the super-termite! They originated in China […]

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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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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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Conquer Termites asked to talk to the Queensland Institute of Architects

Conquer Termites asked to talk to the Queensland Institute of Architects

Conquer Termites was asked to organize an “information seminar” for the members of Queensland Institute of Architects. Understandably, it is a daunting task to speak to such a well informed and educated group. Conquer Termites was happy to recommend an industry leader, Chris Hill, from Prestige Training, to be […]

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Winged Termites taking to flight – Brisbane

Winged Termites taking to flight - Brisbane

In this video you are able to see winged termites (Alates) crawling out of a small hole in a tree stump that one of our technicians, Paul Murphy, disturbed when he was doing an inspection to a property in Brisbane. It is usual to see Alates take […]

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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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Altriset – Ultra Termite Treatment, Brisbane

Altriset - Ultra Termite Treatment, Brisbane

Recently Conquer Termites’ customer have been asking about the safety of children, pets and the environment when it comes to getting a termite barrier installed. Thankfully, it’s an easy question for us to answer – Altriset. It’s so good we’ve nicknamed it “Ultraset” – The ultra safe, ultra […]

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Termite Nest found in Chandler

Termite Nest found in Chandler

Recently we were carrying out a termite inspection at Chandler, Brisbane, and found a massive termite nest only a few metres from the owners home. While going about our full termite inspection of the house and groundsI discovered this termite nest and a few others. Certainly one way to panic the […]

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What’s the safest way to kill termites in Brisbane?

Firstly, let the experts do it! Here at Conquer Termites the staff are fully equipped with personal protective equipment, the right chemicals, the right detection equipment such as thermal cameras and most importantly years of experience! The technicians have been trained to provide you with a safe […]

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Why Termite Management Systems are so important in Brisbane

For Brisbane Homeowners {in fact, for home-owners all across South East Queensland}, termites are an unwelcome reality that can cause plenty of stress and money. Nobody likes the idea of one of their most valuable investments coming under attack from these prolific pests. Of course, one of […]

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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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Termite Ripoff – Brisbane

An interesting call today from Andy (one of our Senior Technicians) after visiting a Homeowner.  Andy was there to measure up for a Termite Treatment Proposal.  This service is free.  The Homeowner recently discovered termites in the house, and had another Company visit yesterday afternoon.  The technician […]

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The biggest arboreal termite nest found in Brisbane?

We think we have come across the biggest arboreal termite nest found in Brisbane. Certainly the biggest Rowan Bate has found in the 18 years of doing termite inspections throughout Brisbane. We see many arboreal nest sprouting from the side of a tree. But they are usually […]

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Channel 7 – Today Tonight asks Conquer to talk about termites

It is reassuring that customers trust your opinion and advise. It is a validation when a TV channel wants to hear what you are saying. And that what happen recently when journalist, Adam Marshall and his crew from Channel 7’s  Today Tonight came out to a house […]

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Flying or Swarming Termites Brisbane

Your home might have been one of the thousand of houses that were inundated with “flying termites” in the few past weeks here in Brisbane. It’s a phenomena that occurs annually during the months of November and December. If the humidity and temperature is just right and […]

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Three types of Termites found in Carina, Brisbane

When doing inspections at two different houses on the same street in Carina, our inspectors found evidence of the three major types of termites that cause the most damage to homes in the South East Queensland: Coptotemes, Schedorhinotermes & Nasutitermes. Sadly one home had two types of […]

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Rapid Solutions release – TimberSecure Termite Insurance

Conquer Termites strives to offer you the best outcomes and peace of mind solutions available. That is why we are thrilled to announce the new “Termite Insurance” for homeowners that has no strings attached. It you have had termites and had an appropriate treatment installed, then you […]

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The Importance of a Termite Treatment – Morningside

Many Homeowners ask us this single question – “what is the best thing to do about termites?” Without hesitation, we state that you should ensure the house is protected by a current chemical treatment. This advice became very pertinent to Matthew Green, a homeowner in Morningside, Brisbane. […]

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Conquer Termites in the Quest Newspaper

Conquer Termites was approached by the Quest Newspaper to contribute to a story about termites. We are always happy to advise and inform homeowners about the unseen dangers of the secretive destroyers of homes. This was what was written in the article that appeared in the Quests […]

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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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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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Mastotermes, the world’s most aggressive termite Moves South

Mastotermes, the world's most aggressive termite Moves South

The world’s most destructive termite, mastotermes darwiensisis or the Giant Northern Termite is almost never seen below the Tropic of Capricorn. It is considered the most aggressive and destructive termite in the world and is also the largest.  It is generally limited to the Northern Territory and […]

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Conquer Termites asked to talk on Channel 7 News

Conquer Termites asked to talk on Channel 7 News

As a leading company in the pest control industry, Channel 7 News approached Conquer Termites to offer an insight into the reported increase in termite infestations due to last year’s summer of rain. It was a devastating time for the homeowners that were affected by the January […]

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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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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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Termites and Electricity

Termites and Electricity. Earlier this week, I was speaking to a customer on the North side of Brisbane and he asked me if it was possible for termites to trip electrical switches. It seemed he had one lighting and one power circuit out and he wondered if […]

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Pest controlling a boat – Manly Royal Yacht Squadron

We often get called out to tackle tricky jobs. One that causes a certain challenge was when we pest controlled an 80 ft. luxury yacht at the Manly Royal Yacht Squadron for cockroaches. You cannot spray the outside perimeter nor do roofs void dusting. Basically you need to […]

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Can termites survive flooding?

With the incredible extent of flooding that has occurred in Brisbane we have been receiving many enquiries asking if termites can survive such prolonged flooding. The answer is – Yes. This is based on the experience and observations in New Orleans after the dramatic floods that affect large areas of […]

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Will Flooding affect my Termidor treatment?

We have been receiving calls from concerned customers asking if their existing  Termidor chemical treatment has been affected due to the record rainfalls experienced in the South-East Queensland and the recent “once in a life time” inundation around Rockhampton with over 200,000 homes flooded. The good news is […]

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What is a Termidor termite treatment?

The subject of which termite treatment is “the best” is the one area which usually causes the most confusion for consumers, largely as a result of conflicting opinions, recommendations and prices they may receive from different companies. What is the right chemical? …….What is the right treatment? […]

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Record wet in South East Queensland will cause increase in termite infestations

We are facing a natural phonomena that we haven’t experienced in over 10 years that will lead to an increase in termite (White Ant) infestations.  With the record rainfall that we have experienced in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast this spring and into summer, the ground has soaked […]

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Winged Termites take to flight in Brisbane

We have received many calls this morning (Monday 6 Dec 2010) informing us that people have woken to discover masses of crawling termites in their homes. This is a natural annual occurrence that happens in South East Qld between November and December. Every mature termite colony will […]

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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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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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Buddha termite nest

Buddha termite nest

A small village in Vietnam has gained notoriety with the establishment of a very unusual termite nest in the shape of Buddha. Villagers are cashing in on the influx of visitors that travel large distances to visit this aberration of the Buddha. This is probably one of […]

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