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Termites – not a happy surprise for an Underwood Renovator

Termites - not a happy surprise for an Underwood Renovator

I received a phone call from a new customer in Underwood last week, who had found probably the last thing that a renovator wants to find.  He and his builders had been cutting a hole in his brickwork and found live termites! Obviously, we organised a thorough termite […]

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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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Termites and Ant Capping – Detecting Termites in an Albany Creek Home

Termites and Ant Capping - Detecting Termites in an Albany Creek Home

One of the most common misconceptions we face in the Termite industry is regarding physical barriers, especially Ant Capping.  A lot of new homes are built with phyical barriers in place to help ward off termites.  And while in many cases physical termite shielding can deter termites;  this […]

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Termites attack a house in Tarragindi

We recently treated a house in Tarragindi for termites with Termidor. Like most homeowners, they were completely unaware of the infestation until it became evident in damaged skirting boards. They thought they were protected as they have ant capping on top of their concrete walls. Sadly, a piece […]

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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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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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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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Termites will climb!

Termites will climb!

Did you know that termites don’t only need edible materials to be a threat to your home?  Termites can access your home via steel piers, treated timber and other non-susceptible building materials. Here is a photo we took of a termite mud lead we found on a […]

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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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