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Termite Pest Control Sydney

Termites in Sydney can often be found in unexpected places and may cause serious structural damage to your property. Termites are often referred to as “White Ants” and they can collapse a building entirely overtime.

What do termites in Sydney look like?

Termites look like ants. They are generally pale, some with brownish heads (soldiers) from this confusion they are wrongly called “White Ants”. They build distinctive “mud tubes” to gain access to food sources and to protect themselves from open air. Their hard, saw-toothed jaws work like shears and are able to bite off extremely small fragments of wood, one piece at a time.

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At Easy On Earth Pest Control we have all the latest technology to detect termite activity at an early stage and control/eliminate those termites in your home ie Infrared Cameras, Termites Radar (Termatrac), Moisture Meter, etc.

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Signs of termite infestation/activity in Sydney

Although many people believe that termites are only active in the spring and summer, termites are actually active throughout the year. Swarms, the most visible sign of termite activity, occur most often in the spring, but detecting the less obvious signs of a termite infestation could save you a vast amount of money, stress and not to mention your home.

These are some of the most common signs of termite attack

  • Most of the time you encounter they mud tracks (mud tunnels) or timber damage first. Subterranean termites build mud tubes on surfaces, such as a home’s foundation, to provide moisture while they are searching for food.

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  • Groups of winged insects (“swarmers”) or discarded wings: Reproductive termites called swarmers take flight to create new colonies. Often caught in spider webs around windows or door frames around your home.

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  • Cracked or distorted paint on wood surfaces
  • Hollow-sounding wood: Termites prefer to be in dark, humid environments, so they do not typically feed on the surface of wood, where they would be visible to the human eye. In fact, the wood’s surface might appear smooth, even if termites are inflicting damage. If wood sounds hollow when tapped, it may be because termites are eating the wood from the inside out.

Subterranean termites

Most of the subterranean termites invade buildings from subterranean tunnels in the ground sometimes 25 meters into the ground often radiating 50 meters in any random direction from the colony. In natural circumstances subterranean termites obtain their moisture from the soil. They manipulate this moisture to rise and lower the temperature inside the colony and its passages.

As high humidity and an even temperature are essential to their survival, they keep their nest sealed, which means their presence often goes undetected.

Subterranean termites are the most destructive kind of termites in Sydney. They can eat a considerable amount of wood and they can cause extensive and expensive damage to your house. They can destroy building foundations, wooden support beams, and sub-flooring. Termites can also injure or destroy living trees and shrubs.

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Termites Facts

    • Termites have been around since the time of the dinosaurs
    • Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
    • Termites have wings that they shed once they have found a good place to build a nest
    • Termites cause up to $1 billion in damage per year
    • All Termites are social insects and raise their young as a group
    • The total weight of all of the termites in the world is more than the weight of all the humans in the world
    • A termite queen can lay up to 2000 eggs a day.

Termite Inspection

If you suspect or have any of the past signs in your home, give us a call we can carry out a termite inspection to determine the extent of the activity if any and then advice you on the next steps to eradicate those termites by implementing a termite control programme.

Pre Purchase Pest Inspection

Planning to buy or sell your property read more about our detailed pre purchase pest inspection and termite control.

Termite Prevention

Termite prevention is the best way to save money by taking proactive measures before coming across the expensive bill on structural damage repairs. Be proactive, we have a whole range of preventative termite control treatments to suit your property and budget

Termite Treatment

If you do have active termites in your home, give us a ring and we can take you through step by step on the most suitable termite treatment we can provide to protect your home.

Call now to book in a termite inspection/control on 0406 983 822, 02 8753 1802 or contact us for a Quote. We will be happy to answer any of your termite control questions.