Termites (white ants)

Owing to their wood-eating habits, many termite species can do significant damage to unprotected buildings and other wooden structures.

Termites can be harmful if inside the home and cause more than $1.5 billion in damage to homes every year.

Termites can be harmful if inside the home causing more than $1.5 billion in damage to homes every year, a study by the University of Technology Sydney previously showed. Alarmingly, an estimated one in three Aussie homes face this issue each year, according to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

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What are termites (White ants)?

Even though termites are often referred to as ‘white ants’, they’re not actually ants at all – and will cause a lot more damage than just ruining your picnic! Like ants, they live in colonies and have complex social structures but they differ in behaviour, diet and characteristics – with homes often providing the perfect nesting and feeding environment.

There are over 2000 species of these pesky little critters worldwide and they are classed according to their preferred habitat – drywood, dampwood or subterranean. They are soft-bodied and vary in size (from ¼ to ½ an inch) and colour (from pale brown to white) – which probably explains the ‘white ant’ nickname!

Their habit of remaining concealed often results in their presence being undetected until the timbers are severely damaged, with only a thin exterior layer of wood remaining, which protects them from the environment

  • In Australia, at a cost of more than A$1.5 billion per year

Termites play an important role as decomposers of wood and vegetative material, and the conflict with humans occurs where structures and landscapes containing structural wood components, cellulose derived structural materials and ornamental vegetation provide termites with a reliable source of food and moisture.

Adelaide’s trusted termite inspection specialists

Be it a residential or commercial property, termites can attack virtually any structure containing cellulose at any time. And with 1 in 4 South Australian homes being affected by termites at any one time, it’s important to make sure you’re protected. At Complete Pest Control, our fully-trained technicians will explore every nook and cranny using the latest technologies to help detect and prevent termite from attacking.

In-depth inspection of all accessible internal and exterior areas, with a full report of findings and recommendations.

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A thorough inspection of the entire home inside and out for for active termites, evidence of termites and timber pest damage. This includes borers and fungal decay.

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We only use the latest technology in thermal imaging from Term-A-Trac, which enables radar, thermal and moisture readings on your property.

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Count on Complete Pest Control for your termite treatment

We use the most up-to-date and proven technologies to successfully control and eliminate entire termite colonies and keep your property damage-free in the future.

Exterra termite baiting system

  • Proven to eliminate entire termite colonies
  • Cleverly taps into the biology of termites
  • Backed by a manufacturers’ Timber Replacement Warranty
  • Environmentally friendly

Trelona termite baiting system

  • Year-round protection
  • Revolutionary termite bait technology
  • Sturdy and discrete bait station
  • Use less bait for entire colony elimination

Termite prevention tips

Ensure that regular termite inspections are carried out on at least an annual basis

Avoid storing timber/or other items along the perimeter of the home

Any timbers should not be in direct contact with the ground

Make sure air conditioner waste and tap water is diverting away from the building

Important termite information

  • CSIRO research states 25% of South Australian homes will suffer a termite attack!
  • Your home insurance/builders insurance DOES NOT cover termite damage!
  • Your home is your largest asset, termites may cause damage worth thousands of dollars