Subterranean termites are similar in sizes comparing to ants, which is why people often got confused between the two species. However, if you look closely, both termites and ants have their own distinct characteristics. Check out our termite identification guide to learn more about the differences between termites and ants.
Yes, termites are sometimes known as white ants, although the term “termites” is more accurate. Our white ant treatment services are therefore exactly the same as our termite control solutions. Take a look at our termite species guide for more information about termites.
No, they do not, but they can use treated logs and footings as a bridge into your house.
No. Most home insurance policies DO NOT cover damages done by termites. Hence, regular termite inspections by the termite experts are important so that early detection of any termite activities can be made to lessen your risk of costly damages.
Termites can squeeze through very small cracks and holes. This means that termites will either enter your home using timber in contact with the ground or via “mud tunnels” from the ground through cracks in concrete or pipe penetrations through the slab or foundation walls.
Termites are always looking for new sources of food, so if they discover a large amount of wood in or around your house which isn’t properly treated, they could move in the same day.
If you discover termites in your home or business property, you should not attempt to get rid of them yourself. If termites are disturbed, they will simply re-route their activity to another area. Give our termite specialists a call immediately or take a look at our termite treatments.
DIY termite control or DIY termite treatment is a bad idea, as identifying the termites is a very important step towards successfully treating termites. DIY termite traps are not effective, as disrupting termites could mean that they re-route to attack another area of your home. You may read more about the disadvantages of DIY termite solutions here.
A treatment for termites can be proactive or reactive. Treatments are generally indicated whenever you notice termite activity; however our baiting and monitoring solutions are two-pronged approach to termite control. The under-ground bait stations can be left monitoring all year round for termite activity, so when termite activity does increase our technicians can add bait to eliminate the termite colony.
At Rentokil, we provide a wide range of termite control solutions that are tailored specifically for your particular needs. You may check out the termite control page for information.
All of our termite bait is non-toxic and not harmful to children, pets or adults. For more information about our termite treatments, please see the treatments section.
There are simple and very practical steps you can take to greatly reduce the chances of an infestation. Find out what you can do to minimise your risk of termite infestations with these proactive tips.
Most people would look for a well-established company which has the ability to support you and your home for years to come. Besides continuously developing latest pest control innovations, the service provider also need to have experienced and licensed Termite Control Technicians who understand your local area.