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Pest Licence No: 12115
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What are the risks of do-it-yourself pest control?
We all know pesticides can be easily obtained from your local hardware, supermarket or produce store but due to their toxic nature, if carelessly used, they can be very harmful to you, your family and your pets.
What are the benefits of using a licensed D-Tec Pest Controller?
If you have a pest control problem or concern it may save you a few bucks to do it yourself but call in the professionals especially when it comes to safety, knowledge and experience on how to treat the problem effectively and without risk to you, your family or pets.
How do I protect my home from termites?
With simple environmental considerations and regular timber pest inspections, the risk of an infestation can be reduced. Measures that should be taken around your home are:
D-Tec offers a free termite quote or consultation. We can provide a range of effective termite treatment and preventative options including monitoring and baiting systems that can help give you peace of mind.
What are signs of termites?
Any signs of termites should be addressed immediately. This includes:
What to do if you have found flying termites?
Flying termites, known as ‘Alates’, are the winged male and female reproductive of termites. They are the potential kings and queens of new colonies. They have reproductive systems and wings and usually fly away from their colony due to lack of food or overcrowding.
Flying termites have an equal pair of wings. The difference between flying termites and flying ants is the ants wings are larger at the front and smaller at the back.
They usually swarm at dusk and following swarming, they usually shed their wings and the mated pair finds a suitable place to establish a new colony.
Around your home they can sometimes be mistaken for moths or flying ants as they fly around the light. You may even see signs of their ‘dropped’ wings outside your front door or near a window sill.
If you find flying termites (Alates) around your home contact don’t panic. These reproductive termites have no chewing mouth parts but as the colonising flight originates from a main nest close by, we recommend having a termite inspection.
If possible, collect a few samples for the technician to see and analyse the type of termite colony when he arrives. You can also contact our termite experts directly on 0433 420 011.