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Termite Inspection FAQ

Here at Flick Anticimex, we've been carrying out termite inspections and treatments for more than 90 years. Our decades of experience have made it easy for us to detect termites. Finding and controlling termites is often not a simple process and should be carried out only by technicians with extensive training and experience.

Your Flick Anticimex technician will carry out a thorough property inspection and inform you of the particular termite species infesting your home and what the most effective termite control method would be. We will provide you with a full written proposal for the eradication and future control of the termites.

We exceed the requirements of the Australian Standards set out for termite inspections and give you the confidence that only a legitimate termite inspector equipped with the latest detection tools can.

What should I do if I think I have a termite infestation?

It's a mistake to think you can carry out an inspection on your own if you suspect a termite infestation. Attempting to DIY the solution could cost you more money down the road, as termites are masters at concealing themselves meaning you’ll have no idea where to be searching.

Never provoke or disturb termites or try to eradicate them with insecticides. The termite species must be identified in order for proper treatment to be prescribed by a termite technician. Disturbing termites can cause them to migrate and infest a different area. Uprooting the infested timber and spraying the premises yourself does not help either. It is essential to have an experienced termite technician carry out a termite inspection in accordance with Australian Standards AS 3660.2-2000 at the very least. Upon completion of the report, a Termite Management Proposal can be prepared setting out the technician's recommendations and how much it would cost to implement them.

What is the duration of a termite treatment?

This depends on the type of treatment recommended and chosen. A termite baiting system may take around four hours to install and then regular visits over subsequent months to monitor effectiveness.

Elimination of the attacking colony using a termite dust can take several visits over 8-10 weeks. A soil treated zone may take around a day to install and can be active for up to eight years.

How frequently must termite treatments be repeated?

Once you have a termite treatment done on your home, it is usually active for several years, depending on the specific method and formulations applied. Another variable is the residual life of the formulation in the soil, which varies according to the amount of moisture present and the type of soil substrate. However, you should have inspections performed at least once a year.

According to the Australian Standard for termite management (AS 3660), it is strongly recommended to have a property inspected for termites at least once a year or more often in high-risk areas. Having your home inspected regularly enables the early detection of termites, thereby mitigating damage to timber and the cost of repairs or replacement.

What is the cost of a termite inspection?

It is difficult to pin a specific price on a termite inspection report since the amount of work that goes into compiling one can vary greatly depending on the size and design of the property.  As a general guideline, a report for an average-sized home with three bedrooms, a garage, a study and family room should cost approximately $250 to $300, not including GST. For a quotation, call us on 13 14 40.

When can affected timbers be replaced?

If any timber structures in your home have been damaged, they should only be repaired or replaced once all termite activity has halted and the colony has been declared dead. We will perform a follow-up visit at which we will confirm successful eradication or control of the offending termite activity.

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