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Termite Treatment in Toorak

Termite treatment in Toorak

Eating your home from under your feet

A homeowner in Toorak recently noticed a soft spot in their floor, they were not sure what it was and not wanting to risk their beautiful home to just any pest controller, they contacted Dawson’s Australia, the pest control professionals. An accredited termite inspector conducted a visual termite inspection to Australian Standards. As part of the inspection, it was identified that the damage was caused by subterranean termites.

Termite tunnels in Toorak

The inspector knew that the home had an infestation as they found termite mudding in the subfloor. Termites don’t have many defences against predators, so in order to travel safely when they are not underground or inside a piece of timber, they build small tunnels made of mud and cellulose. The tubes look like little brown straws.

Wanting to protect their beautiful Toorak home that they had worked so hard for, the homeowner opted for a full termite treatment using Termidor HE® 

Termite Treatment

Dawson’s Australia sent not one or two, but 3 fully-trained and licenced pest control technicians to carry out the full termite treatment to Australian Standards. This was done by treating the subfloor area – around each pier and internal wall foundations and trenching the garden bed as the product binds to the soil to stop the termites in their tracks.

Termite treatment in Toorak Termite treatment in Toorak

The inspector explained to the homeowner that termites are attracted to warm damp areas such as subfloors, hot water services and bathrooms, which makes every property in Victoria potentially their next meal. With one in three Melbourne homes having termites, the odds are against you.

If you suspect you have termites or have found a suspicious door frame or skirting board, it is vital that you do not disturb or break open the damaged timber or workings as the termites will shut down the disturbed area and potentially begin new damage elsewhere in your home.

If you have or believe you may have termites on your Toorak property, the first thing to do is to call us and arrange one of our accredited professional termite inspectors to carry out a termite inspection. Call the expert pest control professionals at Dawson’s Australia on (03) 9222 2266 or fill out our contact form online.

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