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3 Clues it is Time to Call Your Sydney Termite Extermination Company

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“Help! I’m Looking for Exterminators Near me” – Termite Control Companies Sydney

We had a call from a Sydney woman who needed help. She said, “I am hoping you can help me. I’m looking for termite exterminators near me in the inner-west who can exterminate termites for good.” As a licensed extermination company (and being one of the most experienced termite control companies in Sydney), we were happy to help. Is time for you to call in the exterminators? Read on to find out.

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3 Clues it is Time to Call a Termite Exterminator

Australia is home to 100s of termite species. Unfortunately, Sydney provides impeccable conditions for termite colonies to thrive(*1). Termites are also excellent at remaining undetected. That is until a structural beam gives out or the verandah railings crumble in your hands. Before it gets that dire, read the following three clues to establish whether it is time to call in the professionals.

1. Termite Inspection Overdue

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You haven’t had a termite inspection in the last 12 months – call us now! Termite colonies usually establish their nest some distance away from their food source. Annual inspections empower you to get on top of new colonies before they get to your house(*1,2).

2. Damage

You have noticed timber damage and you are not sure of the cause. When you can see termite damage, it usually means there is a lot more hidden beneath the surface. This is because termites eat from the inside out.

They get into crawl spaces, foundations, attics, wine cellars and even behind drywall and insulation(*3). Termite exterminators know exactly what to look for and they have tools to help them estimate the severity of the damage. These professionals go into areas most people don’t care to visit – like your damp subfloor or your tight roof void.

3. You Cannot Find the Nest

This is a big problem. If you cannot find where the pests are breeding, termite professionals need to step in. Termites can commute easily in places we find hard to see (and access), i.e., cracks, around cabling, and in downspouts and interior walls.

Just as our team of technicians would go to a mechanic for an oil leak in our car, homeowners across Sydney come to us for pest control solutions. It is best to have an expert eye look over your house to make sure it is protected.

Not Sure if You Have Termites?

If you are not able to identify which pest is causing the problem, a pest controller will be able to:

• Identify the insect.
• Advise if it is an invasive or damaging species.
• Provide you with treatment options specific to the pest(s) identified(*3).

The cost of an inspection and minor treatment is nothing in comparison to a major treatment and repairs.

Call Home Termite Control if you are concerned you have termites or other pests in and around your home. Rest easy knowing we will take care of any pests we find.

References

*1. Home Termite Control. Termite Inspection. 2021.
*2. Leicester, RH, Wang, C-H & Cookson, LJ. A Risk Model for Termite Attack in Australia.
Conference: The International Research Group on Wood Preservation. Brisbane. 2003.
*3. Better Health Channel. Pest Control in the Home. Department of Health, State Government of Victoria, Australia. 2021.