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Termidor HE – ‘High Efficiency’

Termidor HE - ‘High Efficiency’

New Improved Formulation – Termidor HE (as in ‘High Efficiency’)     The manufacturer of Termidor, BASF, has recently released a new improved formulation of their trusted and proven termiticide. Benefits of Termidor HE Now new Termidor HE  makes it much simpler to create even more flexible and consistent protection […]

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Sentricon Always Active Termite Treatment – Kippa-Ring 4021

Sentricon Always Active Termite Treatment - Kippa-Ring 4021

At the start of April two of the Conquer Termites Northside technicians installed a Sentricon Always Active system at Ballina St, Kippa-Ring. When we returned to carry out the first monitoring & baiting station check we found one completely eaten Sentricon rod (see below). We refilled the […]

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Pre-Construction at Wilston, Northside of Brisbane

Pre-Construction at Wilston, Northside of Brisbane

Today on the Northside, our job site is a huge concrete block building in Lovedale St, Wilston. We’re completing all of the termite protection to this new home on behalf of one of our regular builders. Conquer Termites Northside carry out pre-construction termite works for quite a […]

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How to termite proof a concrete block wall – internally

How to termite proof a concrete block wall - internally

  We get many calls from Builders about how to termite proof concrete block walls, normally just before the internal timber frames are to be constructed! If you have not applied termite proofing to the external side of the block wall down to the footings, you’ll need […]

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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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New Mabi Injecting System

New Mabi Injecting System

As a leading company in our industry, Conquer Termites was asked by Mabi Building Equipment Manufacturer , a French based company, to trial their new revolutionary application system here in Australia. It is a system that ensures even distribution of chemical when injected through concrete. For more […]

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Termites and computers are not a good mix!

Termites and computers are not a good mix!

Recently one of our Technicians was called out to a commercial premise at Archerfield, Brisbane, to check some termite damage in a staircase. Checking under the stairwell, he found an interesting discovery. Termite had started to build a nest between the wall and the company’s main computer! […]

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Termite Re-treatment in Bulimba

Termite Re-treatment in Bulimba

Today, Alex and his team did a re-treatment to one of Conquer Termites’ loyal customers in Bulimba, Brisbane. The home was protected originally with Termidor back in 2008 and has been completely termite free. You can never under estimate the “peace of mind” homeowners enjoy in having a […]

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How long does a chemical treatment last?

How long does a chemical treatment last?

The wises decision a homeowner can make to protect their home from foraging termites is to have a current chemical treatment in place. But how long does a treatment last? When should you replenish the treatment? Every registered termiticide in Australia has a “recommended life span” stipulated […]

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Sentricon Always Active – Monitoring & Baiting at Chapel Hill

Sentricon Always Active - Monitoring & Baiting at Chapel Hill

Last week Conquer Termites Northside were called to a beautiful house in Chapel Hill to install a Sentricon Always Active Monitoring & Baiting Station system as part of the termite management program. There were bricks around the perimeter of the house including throughout the pool area so […]

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Live termite treatment in Kallangur

Live termite treatment in Kallangur

Late Sunday evening after enjoying dinner at my mother in law’s I was asked to check some suspicious bubbled paint in the bathroom, my gut told me it was termites but I suggested that it could be wood rot or excess moisture to help keep everyone positive. […]

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The hum of live termite activity inside a wall – Ashgrove, North Brisbane

The hum of live termite activity inside a wall - Ashgrove, North Brisbane

Listen closely as one of our technicians investigates a hole in the wall full of live termites!! After receiving an urgent call to attend a home in Ashgrove, North Brisbane, Conquer Termites Northside conducted a termite inspection and initial treatment for a concerned home owner. Looking at […]

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Live termites treated in Rocklea, Brisbane – concealed entry.

Live termites treated in Rocklea, Brisbane - concealed entry.

You never see termites out in the open. They operate clandestinely, entering your home in a conceal manner to secretly harvest timber to feed the colony. In this video you’ll see how one of our technicians, Dan Kemp, applies a foaming treatment to the termites traveling up behind a timber […]

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Altriset approved to 7 years protection in Australia

Altriset approved to 7 years protection in Australia

ALTRISET Termiticide Proving to be a Powerful Performer APVMA approves 7 year protection label claim in areas south of the Tropic of Capricorn Syngenta is excited to announce that ALTRISET now has an approved 7 year protection claim on its label. ALTRISET has clearly proven its effectiveness […]

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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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Small spaces are no problem for Conquer Termites – Northside

Small spaces are no problem for Conquer Termites - Northside

Small Spaces – No Worries! As termite inspectors and pest management technicians we often find ourselves getting into low and tight spaces in sub floors (under the house) and roof voids. We have a great technique for accessing some of the smallest of places… hire a small […]

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Termite treatment in Holland Park

Termite treatment in Holland Park

We were recently asked to inspect a house in Holland Park, Brisbane, that had some live termites (White Ants) in a door frame of the bathroom upstairs. After applying a foaming treatment to kill the termites in the structure, we recommended a chemical treatment to the external […]

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Termidor Dry – a great new approach to eradicate termites from your home.

Termidor Dry -  a great new approach to eradicate termites from your home.

The Conquer team was invited by BASF to attend the launch of their new products, Termidor® Dry and Termidor® Foam in a can. These new products will allow our technicians to eradicate termites from your home more effectively and has the bonus of colony elimination. Conquer Termites […]

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Treating a Termite Nest in a tree – Cannon Hill, Brisbane

Treating a Termite Nest in a tree - Cannon Hill, Brisbane

Recently one of our Technician found a large arboreal termite nest up in a tree when doing the annual inspection to the complex at Bunnings Cannon Hill. When you find a nest in your garden or up in a tree, it is important to apply a controlling […]

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Live termites coming out of a drill hole during a chemical treatment

Live termites coming out of a drill hole during a chemical treatment

In the video below you can watch live termites being pumped out of a drill hole while one of our Technician was installing a chemical treatment to a house in Inala, Brisbane. The house had live termites in a downstairs door frame and skirting boards that had […]

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Termidor Dust treatment to live termites in a house in Morningside

Termidor Dust treatment to live termites in a house in Morningside

Recently we were called out to a house in Morningside, Brisbane, that had live termites. Our technician found termite workings protruding from a bedroom wall upstairs and several termite leads coming out of the ground up the concrete slab edge. In some ways the homeowner was lucky […]

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Treating a termite nest in a wall – Brisbane 2015

Treating a termite nest in a wall - Brisbane 2015

This video illustrates clearly how effective a foaming treatment can be when you apply it directly to a termite (White Ant) nest in a wall. The technician, Alex, waited two weeks after applying the foaming treatment before cutting a small hole through the wall lining to conduct […]

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How long do Termite Treatments last?

How long do Termite Treatments last?

The Golden Rule to ensure your home isn’t attacked by termites (White Ants) is to have a current chemical treatment in place. But for many homeowners in South East Queensland there is a lot of confusion about when the treatment was last done and how long it will last. […]

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Baiting Live Termites inside a house – Brisbane

Baiting Live Termites inside a house - Brisbane

This video show how the termites have eaten all the bait inside an Above-ground Bait Station placed inside a house in Brisbane. Baiting like this is an excellent way to eradicate a colony when we cannot find the nest or entry point. Call us now on 3088 […]

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Termite Treatment – Carindale, Brisbane

Termite Treatment - Carindale, Brisbane

Recently, we have been receiving more and more calls from homeowners from Carindale, Brisbane, that have found live termites in their homes. When you understand that most of the houses in Carindale were constructed 20 or more years ago on in-filled slabs, (which allows concealed termite entry) and that the original […]

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Termite Treatment – The Correct Preparation, Brisbane

Termite Treatment - The Correct Preparation, Brisbane

            Yesterday, while out and about I dropped in to see two of Conquer Termites’ technician’s preparing a site in Brisbane for a Termidor termite treatment. It was great to see just how much effort goes into preparing a site for this kind of work. They […]

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Large termite nest eradicated in a house in Carina

Large termite nest eradicated in a house in Carina

Recently we were called by the homeowner of a house in Carina, Brisbane, to check a wall in the downstairs laundry of her home. During the full termite inspection, Paul Murphy, one of our experienced technicians, found a significant amount of workings behind a wall. He applied […]

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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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Termite treatment options for home owners in Brisbane

Termite treatment options for home owners in Brisbane

Not all homes are created equally. There are a number of factors that make each home unique including the method and date of construction, the use of different building materials, various soil types, sloping or flat blocks, locations and surrounding environments. What termite treatment is best? When your Conquer […]

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Loose Timbers Under House – Cleveland

Today Conquer Termites tech Dave Bell and myself installed a chemical treatment to a home in Cleveland. The house was raised on concrete posts and a brick footing along the front perimeter. Unfortunately termite damage was evident to a number of floorboards and wooden bearers throughout the subfloor. What we […]

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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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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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Integrated Pest Management and Termite Treatment

What is integrated pest management and why should we be interested in it? In basic terms it means that more is required than just applying a chemical treatment to a house, whether it be for cockroaches, ants, termites or any other pest. When a house has termites […]

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Termite Nests and Treatment Brisbane

Most people recognize a termite mound or an arboreal (outside of tree) nest when they see one, after all they are usually pretty obvious.  But did you know that most termite nests in suburbia go unseen? Termite nests are commonly located behind timber retaining walls, inside descent […]

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How often should termite treatments be topped up? Is it necessary?

Some of our customers ask if they need to top up their chemical treatments and if so, how often? Recently, new customers have been telling us that their previous pest control company recommended an annual top up. This is ridiculous and ripping off the homeowners that don’t […]

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New safe termite treatments in The Gap, Brisbane

What is the safest way to treat Termites if you have pets? What if I have an outdoor fish pond or dam? Do you want to be eco friendly but still have an effective chemical treatment? The answer could be Altriset, DuPont’s new safe and effective termiticide. […]

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Termite treatment, Tarragindi 4121

Homeowner Phil Turner uncovered termites in his Tarragindi home recently. As the home was close to surrounding bush lands it was in a high risk zone, and it was at an even higher risk given that there was no chemical barrier in place for protection against termites. […]

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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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Termites in a house in Carindale, Brisbane

We recently treated a home in Carindale, Brisbane, where the owners found live termites when they started doing renovations. In many ways, this infestation was very much the classic case we find in South East Queensland. House was built in 1983 and didn’t have a current chemical […]

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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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Termite Barriers – Albany Creek and The Gap

Termite Barriers - Albany Creek and The Gap

While we all know that in Queensland (and this is especially true here in North Brisbane), having your home adequately protected against subterranean termites is essential. And for many homes, the best and most efficient method of protection is a Termite Treated Zone – or what most […]

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Chemical Treated Zones – Pavers

Chemical Treated Zones - Pavers

Here in Queensland, we are blessed to live in possibly the most beautiful part of the country. With our warm, tropical weather and beautiful surrounds – it really is a wonderful place to own a home and raise a family. With all of that though, comes the […]

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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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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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The Ultimate Termite Treatment – Mt Gravatt

When faced with a difficult challenge, Conquer Termites takes pride in providing Homeowners with treatment advice that is most appropriate for the house. There is not one approach that suite all structures. Some house can easily be treated with a chemical treatment by trenching and drill/injection. Some […]

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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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Termite Treatment – Runcorn – Possum Man Finds Termites In Roof

The moral of this story is “we recommend regular termite inspections”. It was just before Christmas 2011 when we had a worried customer ring asking us for a free quote and some well needed professional advice from a qualified technician, she had contacted the right people Conquer […]

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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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More happy customers – North Side

More happy customers - North Side

  Good morning Brisbane! Happy Monday.  A busy day in the office today as our phones run hot and more and more people getting inspections and treatments done. We’re certainly heading into our busiest time of year, when termites are at their most active – they do […]

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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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Termite treatment – Parkinson – another happy customer

Termite treatment - Parkinson - another happy customer

If you have concerns about termites (white ants) and you want advice from a professional company that can deliver excellent service, please read the below testimonial for, yet another, glowing feedback. After having completed an annual pest treatment on my property in Parkinson by a franchised pest […]

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Between Pest Inspections – How Bridging can undermine your Termite Treatment

Between Pest Inspections - How Bridging can undermine your Termite Treatment

There is no question that effective treatment of termites in some homes can be more difficult than in others. Installing Termite treatments to stop termites moving into your home can take time, effort and sometimes a little careful strategy. Of course it goes without saying that, while […]

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Why you should consider an Altis Reticulation system for your Termite Treatment

Why you should consider an Altis Reticulation system for your Termite Treatment

Recently, on a job in one of Brisbane’s Northern Suburbs, Enoggera, I was able to discuss the benefits of installing a reticulation system before he laid a new slab on his property. The homeowner believed, as do so many, that simply spraying a termiticide before pouring the […]

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DIY Termite Treatment – how not to do it!

DIY Termite Treatment - how not to do it!

There are many things that you have to love about the Australia male. One of the most enduring characteristics is his desire to do things himself. I’m not talking about the sissy urban pursuit of purchasing a flat pack from Ikea and arming himself with an Allen-key. […]

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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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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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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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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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Homeguard termite proofing has many applications

NO JOB TOO HARD Some houses in Brisbane make technicians really think outside the square. Not only do we need to keep termites out of the house for 8 years but we also need to retreat the house in 8 years time. Take a look at these […]

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