Expert Service from Our Friendly Team
Our team of friendly experts services residential homes and commercial businesses throughout the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Our comprehensive range of services include Termite Inspections: A systematic search for termites and termite damage that comes with a written report including recommendations. A termite inspection should be carried out regularly in order to prevent and minimise the extent of termite damage.
Treatment of Termite-Infested Buildings
Preventive Termite Barriers: A chemical barrier is placed around your home by trenching the soil and drilling paved or concreted areas.
Reticulation Systems: A system of interconnecting pipes that are laid around the property dispersing termicide through the soil to create a barrier. This may be a repellent termite barrier or a termite death trap barrier.
Termite Monitoring Programs: These systems cannot stand alone and may be used in conjunction with chemical treatment barriers around your property that are checked regularly.
Termite Colony Location Services
Termite Treatments for Builders or New Constructions
Termite Consultation (Private clients and businesses)
Thermal Imaging Inspections
Physical Termite Barriers
Free Assesments and Advice
As the cost of Termite damage can really add-up, prevention and early intervention are the keys to a better outcome.
Termvision Termite Specialists offer a 24 hour service guarantee with on-site assessment, free advice and no obligation quotes for all Termite treatments. We will assess the termite risk to your home or business and advice you on how to better protect your property. If it turns out that you do have a termite infestation, we`ll advice you on the best way to solve it . We also provide online and telephone information which will help you decide what steps to take to help reduce your risk of infestation.
Termite Prevention Tips
Here are some tips from Termvision termite Specialists to reduce the risk of termite attack.
Building alterations or additions can alter or render ineffective previous termite protection.
Adding a pergola, new awnings or veranda, concrete slab extensions, or even new plumbing can provide a route of entry for termites into the property across the termite protection barrier previously applied.
Where a house is a concrete slab on ground construction, leave a minimum of 75mm of slab edge exposed.
Weep holes in between brickwork, found immediately above the slab, should also be left exposed. if you construct gardens, allow soil to be deposited abve the edge of the slab, or above pavers over the slab face, termites can gain entry undetected into your property and breach the previously applied termite barriers.
Remove stored timber, debris and cellulose materials from around the property and under the house.
Storing timber against or under your house or property on a soil sub-floor will provide an attractive food source and nesting site for subterranean termites. Remove any timber and/or debris and store it away from the house.
Ensure that termite shielding is not damaged or breached in any way.
Metal strips or ant caps around the foundation of your home do not prevent termite entry but force termites out into the open where they can be detected with regular inspection.
Repair leaking taps and pipes under or around the property.
These include leaking taps, pipes and hot water overflow pipes under or around your home. Repairing these will reduce moisture levels, which attract subterranean termites to nest close or under your property.
Ensure that vents to sub-floor areas are never blocked.
Substandard ventilation in the sub-floor areas of your property will result in high humidity, and high moisture levels. Good ventilation and extraction fans where necessary are essential to reduce the risk from subterranean termites.
Use only timbers treated for termites in garden beds or retaining walls.
Do not use untreated timbers to form garden beds or retaining walls, as these will attract termites around your property.
Construct timber fences and support posts with a 50mm clearance between the timbers and the soil.
Often the bases of timber fence palings and/or sub-floor timbers breach the soil surface. This allows termite access without detection.
Don't allow climbing plants or bushy gardens to grow againts the structure.
Climbing plants growing against the side of the structure of your property provide termites with entry undetected. The roots of some plants can also penetrate the foundations of your property, allowing termites access that is very difficult to locate. Allow at least a 30cm clearance. Plant trees that are notorious for sending roots under slabs well away from your home.
Remove dead trees or stumps.
Dead trees and stumps are ideal sites for termites to nest in. Remove these or have them treated to reduce the risk to your property.