When it comes to termite control, Jim’s is your local trusted expert. Our techs servicing Newcastle and the Hunter Valley area are experienced, fully trained, and insured. You can trust the Jim’s name to eliminate these home wreckers.
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Termites maybe be small, but they are one of the most feared pests we have in Australia. Although, they do not have the directly capability of harming a person (unless, of course, your name is Pinocchio). The stress, heartache, and financial pain they cause is another matter.
Subterranean termites are, as they name suggests, a pest that travels underground. They are quite secretive, and when disturbed will often flee the area. Most Newcastle residents will not know they have been affected by them until it is too late.
Jim’s Pest Control Newcastle receives calls weekly from distressed locals who have found termites in or around their homes.
Termite control: identify the species first
Did you know that there are over 300 different species of termites in Australia?
Most termites are not destructive as they prefer to eat grass or decaying vegetation. There are only a handful of termites which will consume building structures if the opportunity arises. Your local Jim’s Pest Control tech spends an extensive amount of time in the field correctly identifying termites.
They are shown by a senior tech where to look for them, and what signs to watch out for. By the end of their training they will be able to instantly identify termite species. It is extremely important to identify exactly what type of termites you have as the treatment plan will depend on this.
Stage 2: the extermination of the termite colony
Once the termite species have been correctly identified, the next step is to exterminate them. This can be done using several methods, but will depend on the species you have.
For example, if you have Heterotermes a simple dust can be applied to their workings. Heterotermes are a small colony termite, numbering usually only a couple of hundred. In this case, a simple dust treatment is sufficient to eliminate them.
However, if Coptotermes are found, the treatment needs to be far more extensive. Termite baits may be applied to the activity using either foaming or injection methods. The area will then need to be checked several times to confirm that the activity has ceased.
The cost of termite treatment will therefore depend on what species you have. Prices for just treating a colony can range between $400 to $1200, depending on the situation.
To get a more accurate figure, please contact your local Jim’s tech who will be able to provide you with a free quote on 131 546.
Final stage: termite management plan
The final stage for complete termite control is to put in place a termite management plan. Researchers have shown that a house which has had a termite attack is likely to be reinfested within 3 years. This is why it is so important to put in place a preventative measure.
Jim’s Pest Control Newcastle have lots of different options to suit all budgets. Your property will need to be thoroughly assessed first though. After this assessment, your local tech will run through all options with you and let you know the advantages and disadvantages of each one.