Frequently Asked Questions About Termites.
Knockout Pest Control by Rentokil answer some Termite FAQ’s about Termite Infestations, Inspections and treatments.
If you think you might have termites in your home you will need to act fast as early detection is essential to protect your property.
For a Termite Inspection you will need to contact Knockout Pest Control by Rentokil. You can call our service team on 1300 858 140. or you can send us an email by using the Contact Form by clicking here >
Frequently Asked Question about Termites and Termite Control
Q. Everything looks OK, how do I know if I have termites?
A. You may not see any signs of termites until it’s too late. The only way you can be really sure you don’t have termites is to have an annual Timber Pest Inspection by a qualified timber pest inspector.
Q. What’s the first step?
A. The first step is a thorough, detailed, systematic inspection of your home.
Q. How long does it take?
A. Depending on the site, the first inspection for timber pests will take between 1 and 1.5 hours
Q. Will I get value for money?
A. What is your home worth? Can you afford to not give your home a yearly safety check. It’s a critical part of maintaining your home. Contact our office for a free phone/email quotation.
Q. Will I have to leave the house during the inspection?
A. Not usually. Most work can be undertaken with you at home.
Q. I’m building a new house, or extending my current house. What should I do to keep termites out of my new home?
A. There are many options available for minimizing the risk of termite entry into your new home or renovation. It will depend largely on the construction of your property and we will recommend the best options for your specific circumstance. The methods that we recommend may include physical barriers, chemical barriers and combinations to ensure that you have the best protection available.
There are two Common types of Termites
Worker termites undertake the labors of foraging, food storage, brood and nest maintenance, and some defense duties in certain species. Workers are the main caste in the colony for the digestion of cellulose in food and are the most likely to be found in infested wood. This is achieved in one of two ways.
The soldier caste has anatomical and behavioural specializations, providing strength and armour which are primarily useful against ant attack. The proportion of soldiers within a colony varies both within and among species. Many soldiers have jaws so enlarged, they cannot feed themselves, but instead, like juveniles, are fed by workers.