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Are your products and procedures safe for my family and pets?
My home is on a concrete slab, will this prevent termite activity?
My property is not very old, am I still protected against termites?
How long does the chemical that is protecting the house last for?
Will the termite nest be close to the house if termites are found on our property?
The house was inspected two years ago, is it likely that termites could have affected structural timbers in that time?
The house is a solid brick home on a concrete slab, are we at risk of termite attack?
My house is made of brick, does this mean that termites are not a concern?
Some alarming news about termites
Are your products and procedures safe for my family and pets?

At Pest Police Australia, your family and pets safety is paramount to us.
We only use researched and developed plant derived chemicals on all pest treatments. Our pest treatments are pest and product specific and non-harmful to humans and your beloved pets. Our qualified staff and technicians will talk you through the procedure every step of the way creating comfort and piece of mind that your pest are gone and your family and pets are kept safe at the same time.

My home is on a concrete slab, will this prevent termite activity?

No. Termites only need a 1.6mm gap to enter a dwelling which can be present from movement and around waste pipes.

My property is not very old, am I still protected against termites?

No, if the dwelling has not been treated in the last three to five years.

How long does the chemical that is protecting the house last for?

Chemicals will last between three to 10 years, depending on the type of chemical and rate applied and the type of soil conditions under and around the dwelling.

Will the termite nest be close to the house if termites are found on our property?

A termite nest could be as far as 100 metres away from the house on other properties and even across the road.

The house was inspected two years ago, is it likely that termites could have affected structural timbers in that time?

Yes, termites can damage structural timbers in only months, depends on how close the termite nest is to the house.

The house is a solid brick home on a concrete slab, are we at risk of termite attack?

Yes, most likely your roof supports are timber and termites have been known to climb up in the brick cavity and attack the roof structure then if it is not protected.

My house is made of brick, does this mean that termites are not a concern?

No. Internal cavities are primarily made from timbers which make a tasty termite dinner.

Some alarming news about termites

Independent studies have revealed the following:

  • Termites are the most destructive pests known to man
  • Termites are fast workers and cause structural damage within weeks
  • One in three homes will be affected by termites at some stage
  • 70 percent of all Victorian municipalities are designated termite zones
  • Termites are a real threat to most properties
  • Home insurance does not cover termite damage
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