Termites are known as silent destroyers, they are known to eat the timbers in your home without you even knowing. Studies show one in three Queensland homes will be attacked by termites. There are different ways to eradicate active termites, our knowledgeable and experienced termite managers will advise and recommend the best suited treatment method.
Why Can Termites Cause Damage Without Being Noticed?
Termites (also known as white ants) are rife on the Sunshine Coast The statistics show that in Australia one in three buildings will be affected by subterranean termites.
Some of the reasons why so much damage is caused by termites are;
- quite often they gain entry to the timbers without being detected and when they are eventually found they have caused destructive damage
- they are very effective at concealing their presence; they eat the timber from the inside out and we don’t realise they are present until you notice the hollow remains.
It is important as a home owner to be aware of termite risk and regularly inspect your home for signs of termite activity. A few identifying factors to help you as a home owner are mud tubes, groups of winged insects (swarmers) or discarded wings and damaged timber. Catching termite infestation early can save you as homeowner a lot of money. It is very important that if you discover an active infestation do not disturb the termite workings as the termites may withdraw temporarily and prevent effective treatment.
How Do We Treat Termite Activity?
If you find termites we cannot stress enough the importance of not disturbing them any further as they may retreat and block off the tunnels that lead back to their nest which can make treatment far more difficult and reduce the success of eliminating the colony.
Deciding on a treatment plan to treat active termites will depend on where the termites are found, the design and construction of the building and the surrounding environmental conditions.
Foaming Treatment – if we find active termites inside your home of workplace we can treat them chemically to get them out of the house. We can foam the wall voids or termite leads with Termidor, this will eliminate the termite activity. Foaming gets rid of termites quickly however we can never be guaranteed that the colony or nest has been eradicated, this is why we will always recommend installing a Termite Management System to protect the structure from further termite attack
Baiting Treatment – we install an above ground station and fill the station with Requiem Bait which termites find very palatable. We monitored the station every three to six weeks re-fill it with Requiem bait. The termites feed aggressively on the bait emptying the station and taking the bait back to the nest to feed the termite colony. The Requiem bait is a chitin inhibitor; termites require chitin to harden their exoskeleton when they moult, without the chitin their exoskeleton cannot harden and the termites die. Once we notice no more termites feeding can declare colony elimination and be confident the termite nest has been eradicated. This treatment is far slower than treating chemically however once complete you can be confident the nest is no longer
Direct Application Treatment – if we find active termites and/or termite nests in tree stumps, fences or retaining timbers we treat them by way of direct application of liquid termiticide, this reduces the termite pressure on the nearby buildings. As termites multiply daily rapidly increasing in numbers, they are constantly looking for the next food source as their existing supply diminishes. If termites are left untreated your home could be that next food source. Some termite species are more aggressive than others forcing them to look elsewhere for food at a rapid rate.
Termites pose a massive threat to your home which is one of the largest investments you may have. Be vigilant and if you think you have termites don’t disturb them and contact a licensed pest professional who can best advise on your options for termite eradication and/or termite management. Termite damage is nasty and expensive to repair. You don’t want to have this happen to your home or work place
What people say about us
We achieve great results with our treatments with many happy customers,
below are some feedback / comments from our customers
Thank you to Belinda and Deano. I was using an alternate service and we ended up with termites. I rang Top Choice Pest Control and Deano came that day, located the source, treated them and then followed up in the following weeks. Termites all gone and we haven’t seen any other pests too. Great service and great price!
Deano did our pest control and was very friendly and thorough. He was flexible in the time that he could carry out the pest control as I had limited time as I work long hours. Deano was very friendly yet professional and explained what he was doing. Since my pest control has been carried out we have not seen let alone had any issues with cockroaches, ants or any other bugs. I have and would recommend them to friends and family. Thanks again guys.
Belinda and her husband were very quick in communicating with me to provide information and a quote, and were very helpful when trying to organise an inspection and treatment. Best price I found in the area. I even got a phone call after the treatment to explain the report in details for me. Thank you! Would recommend this company to others.
We approached Top Choice Pest Control to do something a bit out of the ordinary for us. We needed our boat inspected for termites for import purposes with DAFF. This was something unfamiliar to them but they definitely stepped up to the plate. Belinda put in more than 100% effort to find out everything that was going to be required for a successful report. She went above and beyond her job even the DAFF employees were very impressed. Top Choice came out to our vessel and did a thorough and skilled search and test of the boat, us and DAFF were very impressed with its work. We would highly and definitely recommend TOP CHOICE PEST CONTROL.
Thank you Deano for your professional service and the efficient manner in which you carried out the Pest Control and Termite Inspection on my home. I will continue being a regular customer from now on and I have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family members who also need Pest Control Services
Top Choice Pest Control was brilliant with helping my mum with her pest problem I would say they did an amazing job even went above and beyond their job title to help her with the situation to help it get solved and for that I am so greatfull for.
I would like to thank Deano and his team for the great work they have done at our place. My husband and I have really appreciated making business with them. They tick all the boxes; they are professional, punctual, dedicated, hard workers, accurate, thorough, careful, and always concerned with the client’s satisfaction. To that I would like to add their kindness, patience and cheerfulness. I would highly recommend Deano and his team from Kawana Top Choice Pest Control. Greatly satisfied,
I am extremely impressed with Top Choice Pest Control. Deano located the nest and entry points very quickly and prevented a major infestation continuing dead in its tracks. He conducted himself in a very professional manner and I found him to be completely honest in his appraisal of the infestation. I was very pleased with the cost of the treatment which was less than I expected but was what was quoted. The post-treatment inspections put my mind at ease and I will refer Top Choice as the number 1 Termite and Pest Control company I have ever dealt with. My builder father was on site during the treatment and was so impressed with the feedback and explanations from Deeno that he has already referred clients to Top Choice.
We have been using Kawana’s Top Choice Pest Control for over 3 years now. we have used them for Pest inspections and pest control. Belinda and Deano are a great team! Deano is very professional and thorough – I wouldn’t use anyone else on the Sunshine Coast.
What a great service from Top Choice Pest Control. They’ve taken care of our homes for over 8 years and we’ve always been very happy. They are just lovely people who go the extra mile to help keep your home safe from pests. Can highly recommend the whole team. If you’re looking for a pest company who really does care about monitoring your home for pest management, then Top Choice are the business to choose for sure.
The team at Top Choice have been doing our pest management for over 5 years and they always accommodate us every time. They are professional and understanding to our needs having 3 dogs. We recently have rented out our property and they went above and beyond due to the fact we had furniture stored in our garage. Nothing is a drama and their service is great.
We have used Top Choice Pest Control for 7 years now and we wouldn’t go anywhere else. Other than great service and affordable prices, the guys are so professional and are always happy to answer any questions I’ve had. I have a dog that is allergic to fleas and every year we get a full flea service done with our general pest control and our dog has never had a problem since. They go above and beyond to make sure we are happy with their service.