How to Spot Termite Activity & Ways to Treat Them

A Customers Termite Experience

When one of our loyal customers, Sarah, emailed us one night we knew immediately what we were looking at …. termites!!!

Sarah mentioned she had a pot plant sitting outside and brought it in to give it a water. She decided to relocate her flower pot inside and after about a week she noticed one night small tiny insects crawling in the soil. When we interviewed Sarah for this article this is what she had to say:

As soon as I saw what looked like large insects shivers went down my spine ... I am so glad my first instinct was to contact your team because you gave me peace of mind that firstly, yes I was correct, they were in fact termites, secondly that termites can't live for very long outside of their nest or away from their Queen, and thirdly which is the most crucial and most important point - by bringing in the pot didn't mean I brought the termites inside to find a new piece of wood to feed off which was my initial thought for my hard wood floors. Thank you to your team, the KR Pest Control team, for responding to me instantly and putting my mind at ease with my termite issue!

Once we gave Sarah peace of mind, we booked her in for a Termite Inspection the next day. We did an extensive review of the property and uncovered one site where Termites had infiltrated some dead wood that was being used as an aesthetic garden barrier.  We treated the termites and offered Sarah a comprehensive termite treatment of her property which will continue giving her protection all-year round.

Sarah lives in Winston Hills, a leafy area of Sydney where some of the older standing houses were built in the 60’s. 

Sarah was happy for us to share her email to help others learn from her experience.

If you have concerns that you may have termites on your property, give our team a call on 1300 577 378.

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Give one of our friendly team a call to discuss your termite treatment needs or fill in the below form.

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Termites, Cockroaches (both large and small), spiders (all kinds) ants, silverfish and rodents.

All areas are covered in our pest sprays without exclusion. This will include all applicable areas externally, internally, gardens, pathways, letterbox, driveway, windows, eaves, guttering, weep holes, garage, sheds, cubby houses, washing lines, subfloor, roof void, storage areas and fences. We also use cockroach bait in kitchen cupboard hinges. We do not spray fruit trees or herb gardens, fish ponds and fish tanks. Please advise our technician of any area you would like excluded before commencement.

If the forecast is for heavy rain it’s best to reschedule – light rain is fine. We need enough time for the external spray to fully dry for it to be effective. If it is forecast to rain not long after the treatment we will call you to reschedule. If it is windy we may also need to reschedule as we cannot control our spray and it may pose a risk to our technician or your neighbours.

Generally, you can be home while we spray. We ask you keep some footwear on for at least two hours and stay inside. Pregnant women and young children must vacate for two hours.

Internally – We spray around all skirting boards, please move loose items at least 30cm from the wall or onto tables or beds. It is not necessary to move large pieces of furniture. The more coverage we can achieve the more effective the spray will be. We don’t use anything airborne internally so there is no need to cover benches or other sensitive areas. Externally – Ensure pet toys and bowls are put away, children toys should be neat and tidy all in the the one area so we can create a ‘safe zone’ that isn’t exposed to any spray. Please remove all washing from clothes lines.

Yes we ensure your pets are safe, our staff have tarpaulins on board for bird and rabbit hutches. We make sure pet bowls are turned upside down before we start spraying and ask for any pet toys to be put away. The pets can be stored in an area like the garage or laundry whilst the rest of the house is treated then released after one hour or alternatively if they can be taken out of the house for 1-2 hours, it will be safe when they return. During the warmer months the external spray dries within 10 minutes so if we start outside the pets can be let into the yard when we start spraying internally.

We ensure that your children are safe, this is achieved with safe practices and the use of the safest products used in the correct areas. No children’s play equipment or toys are sprayed with residual products. We have a non-residual aerosol we can use to treat spiders and other pests in these areas. We also have a company policy not to spray a house with anyone pregnant or young children inside.

No it is not necessary to clean the floors, our internal water based spray is microencapsulated meaning once it is fully dry it is safe, it is recommended you do not mop the floors for 48 hours after our spray.

We also offer termite inspections and treatments, possum control/removal, rodent proofing and bed bugs treatments, speak to our friendly staff for more information.

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