Reliance Pest Control Termite Treatment
One in 5 houses will have some sort of Termite attack in their lifetime.
If termites are detected early enough, then the extent of damage caused by the colony is often significantly reduced. We can come to your home and do up a no obligation free quote/plan to eradicate these destructive pests.
We offer very competitive rates, Call us today for a free quote and advice regarding your pest problem.
What are Termites?
Termites are whats called social insects that nests in soil or wood. Termites are sometimes called ‘white ants’, however they belong to a completely different insect group (Order Isoptera) to true ants (Order Hymenoptera). Termites have brown to white bodies and a darker head with no waist between the thorax and abdomen. There are two forms of Termites in Australia, reproductive and non-reproductive forms. Reproductive forms have two pairs of equal-sized wings, one pair of compound eyes and a thicker skin that protects them better from drying out when exposed. The non-reproductive forms will never develop any wings, they are blind, and have thin skin which makes them vulnerable to drying out.
How to Spot Termite Damage?
Termite infestations are quite easy to spot and find. It is best to always take precautions and test for termites in your home regularly. When conducting whats called a periodic inspection of your home which is a test where you tap sections of wood with a large screwdriver. If the wood sounds hollow, it might have been damaged by a wood-boring pest, most commonly a termite. Inside your home, hold a stethoscope or other device against different walls. You can’t hear termites unfortunately, but carpenter ants make soft, rustling sounds as they rummage around in your walls.