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November 22, 2022

What Time Of Year Is Best To Spray For Termites?

Nobody wants termites on their property. Termite activity can quickly escalate into a full-blown infestation, which can cause serious structural damage. Spraying for termites can be an effective form of pest control. 

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November 22, 2022

Is Summer The Best Time For A Termite Inspection?

As the weather warms in Australia, termite activity begins to increase. Spring and summer are when termites thrive. Does that mean you should get termite inspections done in the summer? The answer will depend on the purpose of your termite inspection. 

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November 22, 2022

Should You Install Termite Barriers Before Summer?

As the weather gets warmer, more Australian homeowners are noticing termite activity. Termites are pesky bugs that can cause extensive building damage, as they can chew through just about anything. One of the most effective ways to prevent a termite infestation on your property is to install a termite barrier. 

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November 1, 2022

Are Termite Barriers Worth The Money?

Termites wreak havoc on Australian homes every year. Read on to find out how you can protect your home today.

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October 7, 2022

Benefits of Thermography

Thermal imaging by Termite solutions inspections is a non contact procedure as the camera passively reads the surface temperature of the surface you are pointing at.

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October 4, 2022

Your Treatments Explained

Any termite treatment always starts with a full and thorough inspection of the property in accordance with the Australian Standards.

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October 3, 2022

Why we use Termidor

Because Termidor Works, Everytime, First Time!

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October 3, 2022

Consumer Warning Generic Termidor Products Released

The first concern we observed was the consistency ( viscosity ) of the liquid. The generic product we trialled has a gluggy appearance.

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October 3, 2022

Types of Homes and their Level of Termite Risk.

Brick veneer homes and homes built on concrete slabs are at much higher termite risk than homes on stumps such as Queenslanders.

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October 3, 2022

Why some inspectors ‘miss’ termites

Some homes are built with termite resistant skirting boards, architraves and door jambs.

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October 3, 2022

There’s no such thing as a ‘Free Inspection’

It may involve, inspecting fences trees and the grounds and crawling under the house and through your roof, and inspecting the walls with expensive equipment such as moisture meters, infra red imagers, borescopes and the provision of a report.

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October 3, 2022

Tennyson

The elderley homeowner was frustrated by another pest controller who claimed he could not get under the house and was only interested in selling a baiting system around the home.

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October 3, 2022

Kenmore

The chalk marks show the extent of the mud packing in the areas where we expected to find a large number of termites for the proposed Termidor Dust treatment.

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October 3, 2022

Camp Hill

The home owners wisely called Termite Solutions and we were onsite within an hour of the call.

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October 3, 2022

Does your home have these?

Meranti is a timber commonly used inside brick veneer homes to decorate the windows, door frames and skirting boards.

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October 3, 2022

Termites Marsden

Like many of the homes we have inspected, this home was constructed with a hardwood frame and Meranti trims around the windows and skirtings. Minor damage was evident in a window architrave, but our roof inspection revealed serious structural damage in several areas.

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October 3, 2022

Mount Gravatt East

Once we know where termites are hiding in the walls, we can treat them using Termidor products with pinpoint accuracy. This ensures the best result without product wastage.

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October 3, 2022

Gumdale

It’s not often that we see a home under such heavy termite pressure as is this home in the Brisbanes outskirts.

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October 3, 2022

Capalaba

Termite Damage in this Capalaba home was only evident in the roof and wall framing, but not evident to the homeowners until severe damage had occurred.

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October 3, 2022

Termites Bardon

Termite Solutions technicians are often challenged by the styles of construction encountered in Bardon. We have a name for some of these homes: Architect designed Nightmares.

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October 3, 2022

New Code of Practice

This Code of Practice sets a minimum standard for Professional Pest Inspectors who carry out such inspections and lifts the bar on the quality and scope of inspections

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October 3, 2022

Termites Nathan

The Queensland Academy of Sport currently uses the facilities located at the stadium. The Mount Gravatt Cemetery is part of Nathan. Those that know Nathan will be aware that it is a heavily treed suburb, and that along with trees, come Termites!

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October 3, 2022

Termites Holland Park

Holland Park is a suburb of Brisbane, that is situated approximately 8 km south of the Brisbane central business district. Holland Park is an older suburb made of largely post-World War II wooden homes. In fact over 89% of dwellings are older style houses.

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October 3, 2022

Termite Baiting Albany Creek

Termites are seen feeding on the bait ‘matrix’ that we placed into the monitor station once feeding was observed in the timber attractant blocks.

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October 3, 2022

Is your new home safe from Termites?

I’m sure most people reading this report will have heard the sad stories of New Homes being seriously damaged shortly after being occupied.

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October 3, 2022

Termites Eat Hardwood

We hear it all the time: “Termites don’t eat hardwood”.

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October 3, 2022

Termites Alexandra Hills

Almost half of the roof, including Roof Tiles, was removed in order to replace roof trusses, top plates and wall framing of the laundry, living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom.

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October 3, 2022

Invasive Inspections using a Borescope

Using a borescope is less destructive than removing wall sheets but these inspections have their limitations.

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October 3, 2022

Termites Fig Tree Pocket

Our inspector found termites tracking up the walls under the house today.

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October 3, 2022

Termites Springfield Lakes

Severe extensive damage was observed to the garage walls including top plates and bottom plates.

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October 4, 2022

Termite Baiting and Monitoring Systems

Xterm is the Termite Baiting and Monitoring division of Termite Solutions. Xterm was registered in Queensland in 2006 and our specialist technicians have a vast amount of experience in Termite Baiting.

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October 4, 2022

Manly West

It wasn’t until the owners decided to remove some walls that the owner found the termite damage to several internal walls and a hardwood floor joist.

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October 4, 2022

Flying Termites

And today, for the first time this year, we observed Alates ( flying reproductives ) from a Microceretermes nest beside a home in Algester. Last year our first sighting was in October.

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October 4, 2022

Flying Termites September and October

For the first time this year, we observed Alates ( flying reproductives ) from a Microceretermes nest beside a home in Algester and 4 days later some Heterotermes alates at a house in Murarrie. Last year our first alate sighting was in October.

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October 4, 2022

Termites Murarrie

Even though the home has a full Termimesh perimeter treatment, they still entered undetected.

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October 4, 2022

Photo Submissions

We welcome photo submissions, and we try to identify issues where possible. Many of the photos we receive are of ants and ant debris found on window sills.

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October 4, 2022

A World First – Insure your home against Termites

Rapid Solutions, an Australian owned insurance agency, has released TimberSecure®, a policy that covers the homeowner for up to $100,000 worth of termite timber damage to their home.

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October 4, 2022

Termite stalactites

Termite treatments under buildings, such as seen below, stop termites from entering buildings.

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October 4, 2022

Chermside

This Chermside home has been beautifully restored and the flooring replaced after a termite treatment was carried out, but as you see termites had damaged the floors so badly that they had to be replaced!

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October 4, 2022

Albany Creek Treatment

The owners claimed that they’d had annual inspections by Hit man pest control franchisee who only found evidence outside the front door.

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October 4, 2022

Termidor: 6,000 treatments and counting with no product failures.

Over his twenty years in the business, he has tried a wide range of products and technologies: generic and patented; repellent and non-repellent; and pre- and post- construction.

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October 4, 2022

Dusting

But, what is the correct option when a thorough inspection reveals an infestation which is very light, with only a relative few termites showing up in areas where activity has been found?

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October 4, 2022

Termidor Homeowner’s Video

Termite Solutions are accredited and trained Termidor applicators which means that we have signed a statutory declaration that we will apply Termidor at the correct rate, at the correct amounts and to the highest standards as set by BASF, the Termidor manufacturers.

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October 4, 2022

Termite Baiting in Wynnum

Coptotermes species are Brisbane’s most destructive species, and can attack homes more than 100 metres from their nest, so finding the nest location is not always possible.

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October 4, 2022

Termites Eat Churches Too!

A few years later was flattened by a cyclone in 1885. The church was rebuilt using the original timbers. Recently the Church was restored by the Friends of Tingalpa Heritage Group.

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October 4, 2022

Termite Treatment Capalaba

Early this morning we were asked to attend a home in Capalaba, a bayside suburb in the Redlands, where we have treated several thousand homes over the last 16 years.

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October 4, 2022

Termites Wellington Point

The tenants of this Wellington Point home called Termite Solutions Brisbane to investigate an issue under the kitchen cupboards.

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October 4, 2022

Flying Termites are Here

It’s common for Flying Termites to make their way into homes under screens or around downlights and through extraction fans and the like, and many of our callers have found the insects, sometimes without their wings near these areas. These guys are harmless and can’t set up a colony in your home.

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October 4, 2022

Termites in Queenslanders

One of the the misconceptions about termites and timber homes such as the Queenslander style home on wooden stumps, is about termite attack.

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October 4, 2022

Termite Nests and Photos.

Here are a few interesting pictures of termite nests and their workings from our photo library.

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October 4, 2022

Queen Termites

So when we find some termites in a property, we use special products such as Termidor Dust, when we don’t know where the nest is located, that can be transferred from termite to termite and hopefully go back to kill the Queen termite and the nest.

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October 4, 2022

Drywood Termites

Kryptotermes Primus, is our native species and although the damage they cause is not generally of a structural nature, they can be difficult to eradicate.

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October 4, 2022

Termites Northgate

Termite Solutions were asked to provide a free quote at these units in Northgate recently.

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October 4, 2022

Termite nests and where to find them

There are several species of termites commonly found affecting South East Queensland properties, so when we encounter termites during an inspection, it is essential to determine the species of termite involved.

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October 4, 2022

Termite Nests

Our most destructive termite, Coptotermes Acinaciformis, are commonly found inside very large gumtrees

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October 4, 2022

Springwood damage

The owner had carried out his own treatments, but the termites progressively moved to other areas of the house.

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October 4, 2022

Drilling and Injecting under Concrete Slabs.

In situations where termites may be entering a building under concrete paths, ideally we’d have the concrete removed to allow us to treat around pipes and penetrations such as water

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October 4, 2022

Without thermal, you’re only seeing half the picture…

This gives us a big advantage as we detect problems long before they would have been seen with the naked eye.

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October 4, 2022

What else does thermal imaging find?

Used during Termite inspections to monitor buildings for issues such as roof leaks, construction issues, electrical faults, possum and rodent infestation, moisture issues and very importantly in our warming climate, inadequate or missing insulation.

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October 4, 2022

Thermal Imaging and Leak Detection

In my opinion you should insist that your building and pest inspectors have a quality camera available on each inspection that you have carried out.

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October 4, 2022

Termites nesting in an outdoor switchbox

Termite nest found on an outdoor switch box

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October 4, 2022

Termites in a Pinjarra Hills Shed

Termites have climbed this old timber ladder to access the mezzanine level in this Pinjarra Hills shed.

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October 4, 2022

Typical Microcerotermes Mud Lead in Carindale

This is a typical Microcerotermes mud lead running up a post at this Carindale home.

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October 4, 2022

Termite Lead In Wynnum

The home owners of this Wynnum home didn’t see this large termite lead coming up inside the store room and into their bathroom.

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October 4, 2022

Black Termites

Black termites are seen in this photo taken by one of our technicians on his vacation in Palawan Philippines. They are very similar to a common species that we find in Queensland called Nasutitermes.

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October 4, 2022

Termite Damage In Old Timber Homes

Old timber homes such as the Queenslander style home are generally at much lower risk of sustaining serious termite damage than brick veneer homes.

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October 4, 2022

Termite Nest in Pullenvale

No need to panic. They are a very common termite in Queensland and are rarely associated with structural damage.

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October 4, 2022

Termite Damage in Belmont

Termite damage in a roof can be concealed by insulation, but at this Belmont home the damage is visible.

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October 4, 2022

Coptotermes

Of all of the local species of termites, this is the gang that you don’t want to meet!

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October 4, 2022

Heterotermes

Heterotermes account for very few of the attacks in South East Qld. So why are they getting a high rating?

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October 4, 2022

microcerotermes

There are many common species of Microcerotermes, and they are amongst the most visible termites in suburbia and on bushwalks.

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October 4, 2022

Nasutitermes

There is a species of Nasutitermes in Southern Australia called Nasutitermes Exitiosus, which is a significant threat to homes.

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October 4, 2022

Schedorhinotermes

This species is the one that we seem to encounter more often than any other in greater Brisbane inside peoples homes. Their behaviour can be quirky and even downright odd. Make no mistake though, these guys are house-eaters.

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October 4, 2022

Protection History

Queensland in general has a varied past in terms of what was required to protect new dwellings from termites. The law has changed several times over the years, affecting what sort of treatment your home would have received during its construction.

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October 4, 2022

Invasive Pest Species Right in Your Backyard

Keeping always an eye on you are backyard is highly essential. You never know when the pests will invade the backyard and gradually intrude your house.

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October 4, 2022

Tips to Keep Unwanted Guests Out of Your Home

It is better to be aware and take action in the initial stages than delay and get troubled later. Not all may really realize the threat of the ternites in the initial stages.

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October 4, 2022

The Winds of Change Bring Flying Termites

Yes, it’s that time of year when flying termites please to bask in the glory of seasonal winds.

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October 4, 2022

Knowing Signs of Termite Damage

Termites are recognized as the silent destroyer of your biggest investment: your home. They secretly hide and thrive in your home, yard, and structures built from wood without any obvious signs of damage.

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October 4, 2022

Wynnum, Manly and Tingalpa

The Wynnum and Tingalpa areas are very familiar to Termite Solutions. Bordered by Thorneside and Capalaba to the South, Belmont and Cannon Hill to the West and by the river and the Moreton Bay to the North and East

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October 4, 2022

WAKERLEY and GUMDALE are Termite Hot Spot Areas

What used to be strawberry, potato and bean farms and horse paddocks is rapidly becoming one huge housing estate. Dozens of separate developments have evolved over the last 20 years into a single solid suburb.

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October 4, 2022

Warnings to Wakerley Home Owners

Over the last few years Termite Solutions technicians have been involved in treating a large number of termite infestations in Wakerley homes.

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October 4, 2022

First Stage Of Treatments for Termite Infestation

The first, very important stage is to get them out of your house. . This is efficient and commonly carried out using insecticidal dusts or foams such as Termidor Dry or Termidor Foam.

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October 4, 2022

The Inner West – Red Hill To Bardon

I always have a nostalgic feeling driving through this area. When my family first moved to Brisbane in 1986 we lived in the ‘suburb’ or Rosalie, first in Elizabeth Street and then on top of the nearby hill in Howard St.

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October 4, 2022

Protect your Home with Termidor in Forest Lake

To many, the story of Forest Lake is well known. The development was commenced not long after the banning of the Organochlorine class of chemicals and the dodgy practices of several large pest control companies was exposed as a result.

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October 7, 2022

Make Sure You Eliminate Termites to Protect Your Home in the Long Run

If you are facing termite issues in your area, Termite Solutions can help you be safe.

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October 4, 2022

Thermal Image Showing Moisture

Moisture Exposed By Thermal Imaging! This thermal image is of a typical gyprock wall as found in most brick veneer homes.

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October 4, 2022

Alate Season is Coming

Once a year, termites do a mating flight to start new nests. In South-East Queenland and greater Brisbane

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October 4, 2022

Termite Activity During Winters

Do not hesitate when it comes to termites in Gold Coast homes, because their destruction lasts all year, winter included. Learn…

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October 4, 2022

Protect Your Property Using the Following Termite Barrier Solutions

Their thorough inspection would have rescued both your property and your money from irreparable loss. Now open you eyes, and take the

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October 4, 2022

Defeating Pests at Hide & Seek with FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras

Professional Termite inspections In brisbane , Termite Solutions, have a catch phrase.

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October 4, 2022

Think You’ve Found Termite Damage?

When you think you’ve found termites in your house, get free expert advice by calling

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