Termite Inspections | Termite Treatments
Termites (commonly known as white ants) are one of the most destructive pests in Australia. They cause millions of dollars of damage to homes and structures throughout Melbourne and Victoria every year, which is why termite protection is so important. Early detection through termite inspection and preventative (or post-detection) termite treatments are the key to keeping one step ahead of these destructive pests.
According to CSIRO, 1 in 3 homes will be affected by termites within the economic life of the structure. Termites are found in Melbourne and throughout all of Victoria, and all too often the presence of these home invaders goes undetected until damage is discovered by chance. This damage is not covered by most insurance companies, therefore it’s best to ensure all preventative termite protection methods have been established. Regular termite inspections, prevention methods and termite treatments are essential for protecting your property from these pests.
Do you think you have Termites?
If you think you have termites or you have found a suspect skirting board or door frame it is very important not to disturb or break open the damaged timber or workings as the termites will shut down the disturbed area and possibly begin damaging elsewhere in your home.
We will guide you through what to do next, including booking you an appointment for one of Dawson’s premium tailored termite treatments or termite inspection services.
How do you tell if you have termites?
Termites eat timber, hollowing it out from the inside, which can cause the timber to appear like it is bubbling or wrinkled. Sometimes the termites eat through and will patch the hole up with mud.
Inside a home most people find termites in flooring, skirting boards and doorframes.
If your flooring feels soft under foot or your vacuum cleaner goes through the skirting board, the first thing to do is to call Dawson’s to arrange for one of our accredited professional termite inspectors to carry out a termite inspection. We provide in-depth termite inspections Melbourne locals have been relying on for over 60 years to protect their properties.