Frequently Asked Questions

Definitely not. Termites cause more damage than fires, storms and floods combined. Therefore it’s
important to put some sort of detection system in place. (Go to home page for more information)

Yes it does, for that particular day. They may move in, however, the following day. You’ve just spent $1000’s on stamp duty, termite inspections, engineering reports, solicitors, loan applications, insurance etc. Why not spend another few hundred on a termite protection system that will protect you from the critters that cause more damage to homes than storms, floods and fires, combined. It’s a once-only-cost, there’s no ongoing fees, once they’re installed.

Get a pest controller now, and worry about monitoring later.

When this happens home owners usually freak out and think that they have just arrived. That is definitely, not so. Termites are in every bodies garden, minding their own business and have been there for 1000’s of years. In fact, the CSIRO state that 80% of Australian homes are within 25M of a termite colony. Termites are only a problem when and if they actually get, inside the house itself.

Detecting termites with wooden stakes placed in the garden around a house have been around for 30 years. The big difference is we position out timber monitors inside the actual house. Very close together and concentrated in all the high-risk wet areas where termites like to sub nest and breed. When the monitors are inspected every 3 months you can catch them early when and if they gain entry. For more information go to our “Technical information menu”

No not at all. If you are checking the monitors every 3 months, they haven’t had time to establish themselves in your house, breed or cause any damage. In fact, the other 3 methods of termite control, definitely have issues.

  1. Yearly inspections Allows termites to run amuck before the pest controllers, next visit. Termites can cause a lot of damage in 12 months. (For more information go to Technical information)
  2. Garden monitors Termites can go between or under these monitors without your knowledge. You could be diligently inspecting the devices outside the house and they could be devouring it, inside. (For more information go to Technical information)
  3. Chemical barriers Termites can tunnel under barriers that are placed around your house or go through poisoned area that have lost their strength. (For more information go to Technical information)
No they won’t. Termites are blind and tunnel underground in the garden looking for food (Wood) and blindly go in all directions. Termites are not attracted to wood like a magnet. They need to literally bump into the wood, to realize that there is a meal available.

Yes they will. In a good way. It proves to a potential buyer that you have been monitoring your house for termites as an ongoing process. The buyer will engage a pest controller to carry out a pre purchase inspection who can also check the monitors. They can also view inside the wall cavities with their bora scopes (tiny cameras) through the existing termidetector access holes throughout the entire house for any other activity.

No, you’re not. The words brick veneer describes a house that is constructed from a wooden frame with the outer skin of brick. The strength of the house comes from the timber wall frames, the timber roof beams and trusses, inside the brick work. Termites can find their way through cracks in the brick work and especially through minute cracks in the concrete slab and attack the frame work of the house without your knowledge. Once the timber frame is weakened the house could collapse.

Firstly, it cost nothing to inspect them and takes 10 or 15 minutes. 3 months is the minimum time they
should be checked. If termites are discovered in your house, they haven’t had much time to cause any
damage. The sooner they’re discovered, the cheaper and easier it is to eradicate them. We send our clients email inspection reminders every 3 months.

If your house is in a high-risk area, we suggest you inspect them, more frequently. If you have recently
had a pest controller carry out a termite eradication program in your house, I would check the monitors
every couple of weeks, until you felt comfortable that the termites hadn’t come back.

If a timber dowel has been attacked, replacing it, should be the least of your worries. Get a pest controller in as soon possible and get the termites eradicated. The most expensive outlay in replacing the timber dowel is the cost of the postage stamp. Just give us a call.
No they can’t. (Go to the Once-only-cost menu for more information)
No, not at all. We have installed our system into many individual multi-unit complexes with no body corporate involvement, whatsoever.
Part of the slab barrier warranty stipulates that a pest controller inspect your home for termites every year. If you miss a year and you get termites, there’s no warranty. When the warranty expires, you’re on your own and time to select a backup system.

And so you should be. They are the size of a 20C piece and sit will down, just above the skirting boards. (Go to the Product Range menu for more information)

You can buy poison on line, but why take the risk. This is serious stuff. Termites are actually in your home. Probably your biggest asset, is in danger of being destroyed. If you have detected them early it won’t cost very much at all, for a pest controller to eliminate the colony.

Most pest controllers would consider our system to be a threat to their ongong inspection business.

If they sold termidetectors, home owner wouldn’t require their services anymore.

Why not. “The first line of defence and the last line of defence” “The belt and braces effect” or the “Air bag and seat belt approach” “To be sure… to be sure”

That won’t work. Termites can gain entry from the other side of the house to get to these moisture areas, so it’s important to place the monitors around the entire house. …No gaps.

No termite prevention or monitoring system negates the need for yearly termite inspections by an accredited pest controller. Australian standard (AS3660.2) …That’s the law

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