Termite Control Services
Termites don't generally cause much concern for homeowners
... until you discover that your entire house may have
to be demolished because of a lax termite control program.
Elders offers a complete termite treatment and termite
control system, utilising the world's most effective
products. Every year termite damage costs Australian
homeowners a collective $910,000,000. Your wallet doesn't
have to be part of that - with Elders
No Pests, No Problems termite control
How We Get Rid of Termites:
The quality of your termite treatment is take very
seriously at Elders. Our termite control services include
all of the following:
inspections: At Elders, these are carried out
in accordance with Australian Standards which recommends
that Australia houses should be inspected at least annual
with more frequenct inspections advisable.
detection dogs: Our canines undergo the same
extensive training that police drug and explosive dogs
do, only for a different target. They can help pinpoint
areas of termite activity, or assist in giving a property
baiting system: These monitor and eliminate
termites from around the home.
barriers: We use Termidor as a liquid barrier
termite control to deter termites from the home immediately,
and create a protective zone.
Total Termite Plan: Starting from just
$66 per month, the Elders Total Termite Plan packages
your regular termite inspection, a termite baiting system,
and a $100,000 warranty.
Why Should You Choose Elders for Termite Control?
You have a lot of choice when it comes to termite
control companies for your home. However, none of your
other choices tops Elders' termite treatment and control
services. Here's why:
Backed by $100,000 guarantee: Elders termite
control and treatment services are backed by a $100,000
guarantee. As you can imagine, we wouldn't offer
the guarantee if we didn't have absolute and unshakable
faith in our termite control techniques, products and
skill. You can read the details of our Termite
Guarantee here. The guarantee is transferable to
anybody that buys the property.
Environmentally friendly: While chemical-free
solutions to termite problems aren't always the most
effective, you do get the feelgood factor that comes
from dealing with a certified
environmentally endorsed company. Elders adheres
to ISO14001's international environmental management
Innovative detection methods: Our termite
detection dogs offer an extra layer of certainty
in your termite control and treatment plan.
What Are Termites?
are sometimes called white ants, though they are not
closely related to true ants. They feed on any dead
plant material, and for humans this is most significant
because they will happily chew through the stumps of
an entire house without being noticed.
live in colonies numbering from several hundred to several
million insects. Their colonies contain soldiers and
workers (similar to ant colonies), but also include
semi-mature insects and reproducing males and females.
are ecologically important, because they help recycle
dead plant material. They produce quite large amounts
of hydrogen during their digestive processes, and US
scientists are actually investigating this as a source
Why Is Termite Control So Important?
There is one main reason why termite control
is so important to homeowners - the potential monetary
loss. You should know that termite damage in homes:
- Is usually not covered by insurance. This is why Elders
Termite Guarantee is so valuable.
- Can go unnoticed for some time. You may only notice
termite damage when it is too late, without regular
- Can cause the loss of an entire building.
Improper termite control currently causes more
damage to buildings in Australia than the combined effects
of fires, floods, storms and tempests combined.
Preventive Termite Control
As with all pests,
termite control begins with making sure you do
not have termite attractants on your property. Use the
following strategies to help avoid invalidating your
termite treatment and Elders-implemented termite
- Make sure water drains away from your home's foundation,
using gutters and downspouts, or rainwater tanks
- Removing in-ground wooden structures, like retaining
walls, if they are present.
There are also several termite control strategies that
should be incorporated into the design of any new homes,
to help reduce termite treatment costs later on:
- Reducing the overall amount of timber used in a home;
steel framing is ideal in areas where termite control
- Properly designed concrete slabs with exposed edges
- Allowance for easy underfloor inspection of timber
- Installing termite shields to pier and post substructures
How You Can Help with Termite Control
Ensure that your termite treatments last for as long
as possible by:
- Fixing roof and plumbing leaks as soon as they are
- If you use an evaporative air conditioner, make sure
the drips are caught and directed away from the house.
Likewise for your hotwater overflow pipe
- Store any firewood or hobby wood off the ground and
well away from your home. Let your Elders termite control
professional know of any wood stores.
Also, if you've discovered a termite nest on your property,
do not disturb it in any way. Termite treatment and
termite control is far more effective when the
termites are in their most active state. Disturbing
the nest will cause any subterranean termites to flee
... you'll then have to wait several weeks for termite
Get a Termite Control Quote
Homeowners and businesses can get a FREE
termite control quote within 24 hours! Use the form
at left, or contact us via your preferred method. We'll
get a quote to you within 24