Ask Me Anything: 10 Answers to Your Questions About Pest Control
Termite & Pest Control Sunshine Coast
Where can one find a licensed and certified pest control professional?
In Queensland, contact Little Critters Pest Control. We cover a wide area from Caloundra to Cooroy. We can be reached at littlecritterspestcontrol.com.au, or you can ring 1300 366 656 for a free quote. Little Critters Pest Control fight pest infestations of all types, including termites – the bane of wooden structures in Queensland.
Safe, Effective, Reliable: that is our credo!
What guarantees do pest control professionals provide?
This can differ so check what is covered, how long the guarantee lasts, and what continuing maintenance is necessary.
How do I prevent a termite infestation?
Make sure that moisture does not accumulate around the foundations of your home, ventilate crawl spaces to reduce humidity, and trim back shrubs and other vegetation so that they do not cover vents. Maintain at least a 75mm inspection zone between the soil and wood portions of your house.
What are termite management systems?
Chemical or physical products to prevent termites from accessing buildings from underneath or via concealed routes. The aim is to force termites out into the open so that appropriate measures can be taken.
What are physical termite management products?
A typical product is the termite shield, placed on top of all piers and stumps and built into brick walls at the level of the underside of the floor frame to form a continuous barrier.
When are chemical management products used?
With concrete slab-to-ground constructions. The chemical is applied under the entire slab and around the perimeter of the building. The soil, water and drainage determine how often the site needs to be re-treated to maintain the chemical barrier.
Is termite treatment toxic to humans or pets?
Can you live in a house with termites?
Although termites are not known to carry diseases that are harmful to humans, living in a termite-infested home may cause allergies and asthma attacks.
What can be used to eliminate termites naturally?
Sunlight, vinegar, borax and wet cardboard, as well as nematodes, the parasitic worms that eat termites, can kill termites, but it is faster and more efficient to call in an expert to tackle the problem.
Can you sell a house with termite damage?
Yes, but it may be difficult as you need to eliminate the infestation and repair any damage. In Queensland termite damage is now a leading factor in deciding whether to buy a property.
Call Little Critters Pest Control & Termite Management Specialists for your pre-purchase inspection and termite management systems.