Termite Control Sydney, Termites Sydney are the only social, organised insects that do not belong to the order Hymenoptera, which includes bees, wasps, and ants. According to recent scientific research they are highly social cockroaches, although their societies are built along much the same lines as an ant nest. Termites are nowhere near as aggressive as ants, since their diet consists of wood rather than other insects, but they can still be extremely damaging pests thanks to the fact that they will hollow out building timbers in their quest for nutrition. The termite control that Sydney and greater metro residents need to protect their houses from these wood-devouring arthropods is available from our company, Nationwide Pest Control.
Termites Sydney are divided into dampwood and drywood varieties. Dampwood termites typically nest in the ground, and build tunnels to your dwelling, with shelter tubes made out of saliva, dung, dirt particles, and sawdust snaking up your foundations to give the termites protection from their relentless predators, the ants. These termites may be nesting even on your neighbour’s property, making their removal a fairly large scale project.
Drywood termites, especially the highly destructive West Indian drywood termite, live in your house and will completely consume dry timber, as their name suggests. Their nests are relatively small, and for this reason you might have as many as five or six nests mining out different areas of your home. These nests are very hard to detect until you do renovation work and find a large area of fragile, well-chewed wood, but they can cause considerable structural damage nevertheless.
Both kinds of termites thrive in the Sydney area, with its warm, somewhat humid climate, and both may be risks for your house or timber building.
The risks of termite infestation
There can be little doubt that termites are a serious problem in Australia today. Around 25% of wooden structures are being attacked by these pests at any given moment, and millions of dollars worth of damage are inflicted every year. The destruction they cause is startling and the spread of introduced species is rapid. Although these insects perform a valuable function in their native habitat, they are quite obnoxious when they are transported out of it.
Termite Control Sydney services include preventive measures that keep new constructions safe for years to come. Nationwide Pest Control’s technicians install various termite control measures during construction of new buildings to meet both government standards and the needs of home owners and businesses.
Our termite control services are fully certified and we will provide a written, plain-English description of the problem, as well as all the professional help you need to free yourself from these soft-bodied insects. We provide a 100% guarantee that the steps we take to protect your property will work, otherwise we will continue to apply control measures at no extra cost to you until the problem is fully dealt with. Friendly, experienced staff, a thorough approach and competitive pricing are all good reasons to entrust your property’s integrity to our termite control services today.