Successful termite treatment will require a local Jim’s Pest Control expert. Our techs servicing Wollongong and the surrounding area are experienced, fully trained, and insured. You can trust the Jim’s name to help you with any pest problem.
Get in touch with us, by simply calling 131 546 and our friendly staff will take your details.
Discovering termites inside your walls can be a harrowing experience. The sheer thought of your home being devoured by bugs can be extremely upsetting.
For many people, the immediate thought when this happens is that you will have to demolish and rebuild. In most cases though, this will not be necessary because not all species do significant damage to homes.
A quick phone call to your local Jim’s Pest Control business owner can put you mind at ease. They will visit your home and identify the species you have, as well as give you an indication of the amount of damage done.
Termite treatment starts with identification
It is critically important to identify the species of termite you have as it will dictate the termite treatment necessary.
There are many different species in Australia and their diets are varied. The most destructive ones will prefer to eat timber, while others eat grasses and other organic material. Some species of termites have even been known to consume skeletons of animals.
The starting point for identify termites is to have a visual termite inspection done. We will investigate your termite activity and identify the reasons they are there.
During this investigation it is not uncommon for two or more different species to be found. After the initial inspection has been carried out, we will come up with some recommendations on what can be done.
When discussing what can be done with your tech, please feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Site evaluation dictates treatment measures
Evaluating your site is critically important regarding what termite treatment measures can be put in place. Our local techs will look at what obstructions there are and even look at soil types.
After this evaluation they will determine what options are available to you. They will discuss what can be done to the current termite colony and what preventative measures should be put in place.
Please note not every treatment option will be available to you.
Short treatment FAQs
How do you know if termites are in your walls?
The first visible signs that you have termites in your walls will be brown mud-like holes and marks on your walls. It is even possible to hear termites in a wall as they make a very distinctive tapping noise. Termite treatment is needed as soon as termites are found.
Can I spray for termites myself?
It is not advisable to spray the termites yourself. There are well over 300 different species of termites in Australia, and each have different behaviors. Each species will need a different approach, so DIY termite treatment is definitely not recommended.
How do professionals get rid of termites?
Professionals get rid of termites by working out what species you have, and then applying the correct treatment to exterminate them. Some will be able to be treated with liquid chemicals and dusts. Other species will be exterminated using baits. It will depend on what species you have as to which treatment will be best suited to your situation.
How much does termite inspection and treatment cost?
Termite inspections can cost as little as $200 for a small home. A larger home with more rooms will cost more as it will take a licensed technician more time. The better question you should be asking is how long will a thorough inspection take? The minimum should be 1 hour. Termite treatment cost will depend on what the inspection discovers.
Preventative measure costs
Have you ever been driving with someone who has just obtained their driver’s license? They are new to driving and not confident in what they are doing. Often, they will make little mistakes and, occasionally, this will result in an accident.
The same can be said for engaging someone to treat your termites. If they are new to the industry, they will not be confident in what they are doing. They can often make mistakes which results in termites not being eliminated.
At Jim’s Pest Control Wollongong, we are fully aware of this. We extensively train all our techs in correct termite identification and what treatments should be applied.
We have regular training meetings every 6 weeks to discuss difficult sites and new products entering the market.
On top of this, we have a senior experienced technician who is available 7 days a week to discuss any problem sites. They often visit sites with our techs just to ensure the best possible results are being achieved for our clients.
It is why we are now the preferred option when it comes to termite treatments in Wollongong and the surrounding areas.