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A1 Pest Control Canberra Termite Inspection, Termite Barriers – Queanbeyan

A1 Pest Control Canberra experts at termite inspection, termite barriers and all general pests in Canberra, Queanbeyan and surrounding areas.

The sprawl of both Canberra and Queanbeyan nearly has both cities touching toe to toe.  Our team at A1 are over the border to Queanbeyan NSW daily and have a number of our staff life in the NSW border town.

As the bush capital has seen a huge increase in the number of properties that termites have attacked it is time to be proactive and to be more vigilant with termite inspections.

The inspections should be done on an annual basis as part of your maintenance plan. There are 2 types of inspections that are done:

1: Visual inspection requiring the technician to look for physical signs with his knocking tool and moisture meter and visual signs of sawdust and mud tracks providing that he can gain access to roof voids and underneath the property.

2: Thermal imaging and T3i cameras can pick up body heat, moisture and movement. The technology used can also see in behind walls for leaking plumbing issues and some electrical faults. Space restriction is not a problem as the operator will just need to point the instrument at the inspected area and get his reading.

For either of these inspections please call our team on 0407 065 413
or visit our website at https://a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

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“ATTENTION PEST OWNERS CANBERRA”

Yes I said pest owners because you are caring for and feeding pests without knowing it!

People are under the impression that pests are seasonal which some pests are of course as they use the colder months to breed and will immerge with their young in spring and summer.

BUT the pests that I am talking about is termites who can happily munch away throughout the different seasons undisturbed and doing a lot of damage before they are discovered. It’s usually when you see physical signs that just do not look right like the bubbling of paintwork or touching solid surfaces that are now spongy OR you could see sawdust on the floorboards that first alert you that you now have a termite problem.

The trouble is that people as a general rule are reactive rather than proactive with their pest control meaning that they wait for a problem then treat it. This sort of reactive treatment is more expensive because if you are waiting to see signs it means that there is already costly damage to woodwork done and its not until you have a termite inspection that you can then add up the cost of the repair.

Include annual termite inspection as part of your general maintenance to keep you pest free.
Call our team on 0407 065 413

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PEST CONTROL TIPS FOR LANDLORDS

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Being a landlord is rewarding as property values increase around Canberra and I know that many landlords depend on feedback from property managers to make them aware of any pending maintenance issues..

PEST CONTROL definitely comes under the maintenance banner as having regular general inspections will protect your property against infestations by general pests or from causing property damage from termites.

TAX ADVANTAGES TO THE LANDLORD

Getting near the end of the financial year is a great time to book in any general pest control, termite inspection or termite barriers if termites are found. Its a claimable expense for investment properties.

WHAT PEST CONTROL IS POSSIBLE THIS TIME OF YEAR?

– termite inspection either visual or thermal imaging
– chemical termite barriers if termites are found
– general pest all the creepy crawlies, cockroach, spiders etc
– mice/rat baiting this time of year they head indoors
– possum removals are one of our biggest call outs this time of
year.

Call Bob 0407 065 413 or email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

 

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TERMITE TREATMENTS – DON’T PAY TOO MUCH

Termite Treatments – Don’t Pay Too Much
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As a business of course we will charge you for our services but there is a BIG difference to paying for one of our services and paying through the nose.

Only last week we called out to quote on a termite barrier and another pest company do a quote on bait stations before I tell you the cost I need for you to know the difference between the two treatments.

BAIT STATIONS Vs TERMITE BARRIERS

BAIT STATIONS
Bait stations is when the pest control manager places the barriers in the ground with wood in the barriers to attract the termites and then check the barriers every 12 weeks to see if there are any termites that have been attracted to the stations.

TERMITE BARRIERS
Termite Barriers are when we dig a trench and dig 200 mm out from the footings and 70mm wide x 100mm deep if there are concrete paths we drill holes 12mm holes 200 apart and then add Termidor.

This protects the whole property and we give 8 years 2 million assurance against termites coming back in that time which I think gives anyone peace of mind.

Back to my story, Bob attended a property in Ainslie a suburb of Canberra and found live termites in both the fence line and they had built mud tracks into the home eating away at a new bathroom and we prepared a report that had our plan of treating the termites and laying down the barrier.

The homeowner was given our quotation and he nearly fell over as our quote was $6,000 less than the quote for given for the bait stations! That is a huge difference in the cost, needless to say we got the job.

*It is in our opinion that bait stations that we have seen that are installed are rarely get checked leaving your property unprotected and giving you a false sense of security as you can see the bait stations, whereas the termite barriers is more cost effective using quality chemicals and giving the property owner 8 year 2 million dollar assurance gives the home owner peace of mind and is a more cost effective method in dealing with termites.

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