Subterranean termites are often called WHITE-ANTS in Australia. The white-ant is a highly destructive timber pest, causing major structural timber damage to domestic and commercial buildings throughout Australia, USA, Japan and South East Asia.
White-ants are highly destructive timber pests in Perth. An inspection of a building for signs of white ant activity often has physical limitations, white ant entry into the building may be through areas inaccessible to inspection, such as, via expansion joints or cracks in concrete (on-ground flooring), in-fill patios or enclosed wall cavities. White ants often enter a building via external weep holes in wall cavities, particularly where lawns, garden beds, concrete pathways or paving obscure such weep holes.
White-ants have a well ordered social system with amazing engineering capabilities and acute survival instincts. White-ants get moisture from soil and decaying timber and communicate using pheromone signals.
The cost of a White Ant Inspection Perth report and quotation / treatment recommendations is usually around $150 to $280, depending on the size of the premises. Some companies offer a “free inspection” but inevitably meet the cost from subsequent services to property owners who accept the quotation / treatment proposal.
Having a white ant inspection in Perth is vital before you buy a new home. Chambers Pest Control Perth provides white ant inspection certificates for pre-owned homes, as well as treatments for newly constructed buildings.
Fast Facts about White-Ants in Perth, Western Australia
- Homes should have regular inspections of all accessible timber and potential termite entry points
- Flying termites do not indicate a house is under attack
- Termites are commonly called white ants, but are more closely related to cockroaches rather than ants.
- Currently the number of termite species around the world is more than 2,500.
- Worker and soldier termites are blind and work 24 hours a day.
- The average termite (worker/soldier) has a life span of up to four years.
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