Having over 30 years of experience in the field, you can be confident that you’re in safe hands with SafeClean`s termite division. We have inspected over 11,000 homes and buildings.
Our experience has taught us that termites are everywhere in Brisbane, and it is vital that you have a termite inspection done every 12 months; and in some cases every 6 months – depending on the termite activity in your home or area.
At SafeClean, we only use the best equipment when it comes to detecting termites; and our technicians are fully licenced and insured under the QBCC act.
Highly recommended by real estate agents and body corporate services through out Brisbane.
In order to detect and identify termites in your home, we use state of the art thermal imaging, radar and moisture meters as well as physical termite detecting tools; adhering to the Australian standards recommendations.
Our Termite Inspections in Brisbane have saved thousands of homes in Brisbane from termite damage, as the owners were unaware that they had termites in or around their homes.
Mark Walton is our senior technician and has over 30 years experience in termite inspections, treating termites and installing protective barriers.
Don`t get caught out. Simply call us on 07 3823 2333.
Yes all our pest control operators are fully licensed with the QLD Health and QLD Building Service Authority. License number 1011512. Our public liability insurance is with Pacific International Insurance Limited. Policy number AUS-12-4980 for SafeClean Carpets and Pest Control Pty Ltd.
Depending on how old the damage is, you are best to call us on 07 3823 2333 to book in a complete termite inspection. Just to make sure that it is not new damage and if the damage is caused from water or termites. Old damage is common and your home may have already been treated for termites. Our termite inspector can find out exactly what has been done and give you recommendations on the best way to protect your home from termites. If you find live termite activity please do not disturb them or spray them with bug spray. Simply tape up the area of concern until a termite inspector has inspected and treated the live termites. Prices for live termite activity starts from $330.
Subterranean termites live underground and can enter your home from ground level or below. They can also build mud tubes above the ground and climb up walls. Wood to ground contact is the most common way for entry, e.g. deck posts, door frames, supports and external stair cases. They can also travel through cracks in the concrete slabs and brick walls.
Dry wood termites begin as swarmers known as (alates) they can fly into cracks and crevices of your home and will lay eggs to start a new colony. Dry wood termites are hard to control as they can enter your home on any level. This is why it is paramount to have 12 monthly termite inspection in Brisbane.
Termite inspections can take up to 2 hours to complete depending on the size of your home and if there is any evidence of termite activity or damage. All inspections carries out by SafeClean will have an 8 page written report on what needs to be done and if any termite damage or live termites were found.
The cost of a termite chemical barrier treatment to be installed in your home is charged by the lineal metre and it also depends on what is up against your home such as concrete, pavers or garden beds. Prices can also change depending on what chemical barrier you decide to go with as repellent chemicals are the cheapest to use. Where as a Termidor chemical barriers is more expensive but has a greater success rate in eradicating termites and lasts 4 times longer. We offer a 8 year warranty when using termidore. It is cheaper in the long run to use termidore then other products our competitors use. We can also offer to install a reticulation system so when a termite treatment barrier is required after 8 years it will cost you less instead of drilling or digging up soil again.
If your home has had a termite barrier installed then you are fully covered. Keep in mind termites can still find a way around barriers that were installed this is why it is vital to keep up with your annual inspections just in case there is a breach in the barrier. Please note if the inspections are not done on a 12 monthly basis then your warranty will be voided. This applies to physical and chemical barriers.
The Australian standards and Queensland Building Service Authority also known as QBCC recommends inspecting your home for termites every 12 months. In some cases every 6 months if your home was attacked by termites initially. Even if you have had a termite barrier installed you will still need to have it inspected even though you have had a termite barrier installed. The reason for this is termites may still find a way around them and if you have a qualified termite inspector in you can be assured that the termites barrier is working and if there is termites found they will be treated free of charge.
The first thing you should do is to check your metre box to see if your home was treated for termites or if a physical termite barrier has been installed. There will be a termite sticker stating the date and what type of termite chemical was used. Keep in mind homes that were built from 2001 on wards will already have a termite physical barrier or a reticulation barrier installed. You will still have to have your home inspected every 12 months or your warranty will be voided. If your home was built before 2001 then a termite baiting or chemical barrier may have been installed. Keep in mind that the termite chemical barrier will have to be re treated every 4-8 years depending on what chemical was used.
We see hundreds of pest control termite companies offering this cheap no mess, no chemical termite treatment and we have seen customers paying more then a termite chemical barrier due to the monthly or 3 monthly inspections that have to be carried out.
The big question is do they work and the answer is NO they do not work. All termite baiting systems do is tell you that you have termites around your home. They do not stop termites entering your home. The only time they should be used is in an area that cannot have a chemical termite barrier installed, if this is the only option. Keep in mind if you have a termite baiting system installed you will have to have them inspected every 1-3 months and this can cost you a lot more annually than any other termite chemical barrier installed.
We have seen so many homes that have been attacked by termites after a termite baiting system was installed 12 months ago. Home owners have told us they have spent well over $5000 for this baiting system to be installed and now to find out there homes are riddled with termites does not go down well. If they had a termidor chemical barrier installed this would last up to 8 years and only cost around $3800. Keep in mind you will still have to keep up with a termite inspection every 12 months.
Your property manager should arrange to have your investment property inspected every 6 to 12 months depending on the infestation of termite activity in your area. You should also know if a termite physical barrier or chemical barrier was installed. Look in your metre box to see a certificate which will tell you what termite barrier or physical termite barrier was installed. SafeClean have been working with real estate property managers for over 30 years.
If you have found live active termites in your home or work place please. DO NOT disturb them or their nests. DO NOT spray them with fly spray. The first thing you should do is tape up the area of concern if you can and call us on 3823 2333. We offer a free termite inspection appraisal and can treat the live termites that we find on the day.
TIMBER STACKED AGAINST BUILDING
Timber and debris stacked up against the house should be removed so your termite barrier will not be breached.
CLIMBING PLANTS ON WALLS
Climbing plants and thick vegetation growing against the house can provide a bridge over the termite barrier, also the roots of the plants could be excavated by termites and penetrate the termite barrier.
Leaking taps, broken service pipes, open ended down pipes, leaking hot water systems can result in termites using the moisture to start a nest.
BUILT UP GARDENS
Garden beds with pine bark built up over weep-holes will provide termites access over the termite barrier.
TILLING OF GARDEN BEDS
After a termite barrier is installed around your house the making of garden beds and or the tilling of garden beds will result in a break of the barrier. Pets digging around the house will result in the same.
DEAD TREES AND STUMPS
Dead trees and stumps are good sites for termite nests.
As per Australian Standards, all property inspections should be carried out at maximum intervals at 12 months by a competent inspector are of paramount importance. In some cases every 6 months if your property has been attacked by termites.
GENERAL “ A competent termite inspector should be knowledgeable on building practice and biology of termites and have sufficient filed experience to determine if there is an infestation in the building. In general the termite inspector should know the habits of termites, The manner in which they work, the places where they are likely to be found and the signs which show they are present.
FREQUENCY OF INSPECTIONS
Regular competent termite inspections at a maximum intervals of 12 months are recommended, with more frequent termite inspections at intervals of 3-6 months where local termites risk is high.
Further termite inspections is recommended when bridging or breaching of a termite barrier has occurred.
E.G. Home additions or earth works such as gardening adjacent to the building. Refer to a pest control company consultant for advice.
Should you require anymore information, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 07 3823 2333
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