• If you find live termites in the property, DO NOT DISTURB THEM – Call (07) 5576 2602

    Do not disturb them

    • Do not Spray them
    • Just leave them
    • If you have opened the damaged areas for example – Door jamb, Skirting board or window sill, quickly grab some dark masking tape of any type and cover the opened areas ASAP. If you do not have any dark tape, cover the area with anything that will keep the termites in a dark area like cardboard, towel, cloth, if you removed the wall lining replace it back.
  • The reason is an unlicensed person cannot purchase the best chemicals nor do they have the license or expertise to treat live termites. The best chemicals available on the market that are effective in eliminating termite infestations are non repellent chemicals and baits used by licensed Termite technicians.

    When using non repellent Termiticides, Termites will not die immediately, they go about their travels slowly transferring the chemical to each other, which in return will eliminate the colony over time.

    A successful treatment takes time, due to many factors that affect treatments, prior disturbance of the termites before the treatment took place, the distance the nest is from the property, type of Termite species and the time of year, these all play a part in the process of trying to eliminate a termite colony.

    The Pest Company Gold Coast, use the best available products and equipment to ensure a successful treatment and Termite free home. Get in contact today (07) 5576 2602

  • The cost involved in obtaining a Pre Sale or Pre Purchase Building and Pest inspection

    Homes are attacked by Termites daily, leaving home owners financially stressed as they frantically try to gather the funds to repair Termite Damage, let alone afford to pay to for Termite treatments and have a Termite protection system installed to protect them home, long term.

    Selling the Home – The most devastating Termite attacks seem to be home owners selling their property. We all assume the property is OK to sell without an inspection, Common comment made – “I have had a look around and all is good”. Let me tell you, it is more than likely never the case.

    TPC have been completing Termite & Pre Purchase Timber Pest Inspections for 17 years and there is still no simple process to just taking a look around!! . None of our inspectors can just take a look around their own home, or just look around when you are at an open home, it’s crazy to think this is acceptable practice. A thorough inspection by a licensed inspector is required on every occasion using the correct tools indicated by AS4349.3 – 2010 and more are used to assist the process.

    Furthermore, If you are selling your home, thinking it is OK to wait for the purchaser to get a Building & Pest Inspection and deal with the results when it happens, could be the worst nightmare.

    Leaving you gutted – Many purchasers simply walk away leaving the home owner with a termite damaged home.

    We have seen massive damage lately, I’m talking about structural damage, wall framing, roof trusses, bearers and joists, and other areas, timber framing, architraves, windows sills, door jambs in bedrooms, bathrooms, lounge rooms and roof void damage that are all extremely expensive to repair.

    Not only does the seller on most occasions lose the sale, they then spend more money treating the termites, protecting the home and finally the the large expense, building repairs.

    Selling the home, then repeat the cycle “are you serious” this is a massive job – Think of the money spent on selling a home for eg selecting an agent, preparing the house for sale, advertising, cleaning , agents time and fees, open homes just to name a few = end result; time, time, time, time, plus money, money, money.

  • Termite management programs/systems/products – “How Many are there?”

    There are a massive amount of quality products on the market with different modes of action that lead to protecting/managing a home from termite ingress. Many home owners may feel a little overwhelmed by the options available and the process maybe just from obtaining too many proposals from too many pest control companies.

    For this article we are referring to existing homes, Australian Standards, AS3660.2-2017. It is not just about the product on offer, it is about the method of construction used by the builder and the engineer when the home was built. Once the construction method is clearly understood options on termite management systems and their limitations can be provided. The decision making process becomes clearer for the home owners when they are fully informed on which system is the best for long term protection against a termite attack.

    Few ideas here, that may even be confusing – If the home is an existing property you may have more than one option:

    1. Chemical barrier/ treated zone option or
    2. An interception baiting system, but before we go too far… Is your existing home built into a hill or partially under ground or split level?

    If yes, revert to 2.
    An interception and baiting system option that is most likely to be the best plan of attack as chemical applications may be limited in protecting the home, unless major construction works are carried out.

    If the home is on a concrete slab then options maybe available to provide a Chemical treated zone / chemical barrier or An interception and baiting system. Don’t risk it, get an expert in. A site visit will always determine the best options available.




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