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13 Years on and going strong: TERMIDOR ASSURANCE WARRANTY..Facts

November 2016


$2 MILLION Termidor Assurance Warranty.

Termidor has been protecting Australian home-owners against Subterranean Termites for 13 years now. Being, I believe, unmatchable in performance ( none of my clients have had a failed Termidor barrier)


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Termite Facts

September 2016


Termite being a part of ecosystem on earth for a long time and commonly known as white ants but more close to the cockroaches. There are more than 300 species in Australia out of which 15 attack on wood and important for human while others are grassfeeders. Termites can be divided into three groups including druwppd, dampwood and subterranean.

Moist and rotten logs are the diet of dampwood termites and rearely create problem for human beings. Drywood termites live in small hoels in dead wood of forests or timber in homes.


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MOUSE TRAP……..FACTS

July 2016


The old saying goes; invent a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.

Professional Pest Manager has not heard any recent reports of doors being broken down in New Zealand, but we suspect Kiwi, David Wells, may have reinforced the hinges and locks on his front door.




Termite Facts

May 2016


Termite being a part of ecosystem on earth for a long time and commonly known as white ants but more close to the cockroaches. There are more than 300 species in Australia out of which 15 attack on wood and important for human while others are grassfeeders. Termites can be divided into three groups including druwppd, dampwood and subterranean.

Moist and rotten logs are the diet of damp wood termites and rearely create problem for human beings. Dry wood termites live in small hoels in dead wood of forests or timber in homes.




Termite Rescue – Mice in new homes

March, 2016


Building a new home is full of excitement and anticipation for that day you step into your new home for the very first time. Unfortunately the joy of your new home can often be suppressed by a number of unforseen and unexpected problems, one of those being mice. These unwelcome quests are an all too common issue in newly constructed homes with the drawn to home from site rubbish, discarded food scraps and developments surrounding the home. They seek shelter in the home with its easy access and often perfect nesting spots.

Although these pests can really dampen your excitement there are steps you can take to manage them. Simple things such are cleaning the yard and the home is the first place to start. Common control methods like traps and baits can also assist in the controlling of these pests. Sometimes the infestation can seem to hang around and it is these cases where a qualified Pest Control Technician is required.



Termite Rescue – Termites love South East Queensland's climate

January, 2016


Termites, those timber eating pests that damage thousands of South East Queensland homes every year are in full force this summer and we are seeing some of most activity we have seen in almostfive years.

Our humid Brisbane weather creates the ideal environment for the termites to colonise, breed and seek out food sources - which is many cases is an unprotected home.

Damage to a home infested with termites can cost you the owner an average of $15,000 in repairs. Sometimes the home is so badly damaged that it has to be demolished

We live in a wonderful climate for our active lifestyles, but this climate is also a high-risk termite zone we strongly urge owners to have their homes checked regularly.

For a qualified termite inspection call us on 07 3201 1425.



Termite Rescue – Cockroaches and Ticks

November, 2015


It’s coming up to that time of year again we all hate! All the creepy crawlies seem to get bigger and I’m sure they travel in packs! You can always tell when we’ve had a decent rain in Brisbane and surrounds because the cockroaches turn to the inside warmth and dry for protection. If you have young children at home you’ll know that terrible feeling when you see them within feet of your little angels crawling on the floor.


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Pest Control can equal disease control!

July, 2015


When you think about Pest Control you don’t generally think “disease control”… but when it comes to a cockroach that’s exactly what it is. We all know how dirty cockroaches are, but did you know just how big a threat they pose to your health? Research suggests cockroaches are a cistern for a range of bacteria’s including Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Polio, and Streptococcus.


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Best Cockroaches Treatment

June, 2015


Cockroaches – the mere name sends shivers up many a person’s spine. Personally, I’m not a big fan of insects, and especially the ones that can very quickly disappear out of sight! Cockroaches in particular really get me going – they travel quickly, can hide in small cracks and fit under doors… not to mention their ability to fly! A female cockroach can lay anywhere between 10 and 40 eggs at a time, and can do this up to 30 times in her lifetime! That’s a lot of baby cockroaches, and with such breeding capacity it’s easy to see how they spread quickly and become a major problem.


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Keep Your Family Warm, Happy and Healthy in Winter

May, 2015


It’s true – this time of year everything slows down and a lot of pests go underground for the winter. But, as we all know, the seasons are becoming less and less consistent and predictable - and we’re seeing evidence of this within the industry. Usually by this time of year Termites have also slowed down – unfortunately this year we’re just not seeing that same behaviour. They’re feeding like it’s going out of fashion and there’s no sign of them slowing down just yet! As we all know, Termites are a huge problem in our regions, with an estimated 1 in 4 houses in QLD encountering problems with these pests – and as most of us also know, unless you know what you’re looking for you won’t even know these pests are destroying your home.


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Termite Inspection And Barrier Treatment In Brisbane

March, 2015


Any building in Greater Brisbane is liable to encounter a termite attack during its life. Older existing buildings, including houses and unit blocks built between 1971 up to mid-1985, may have had the foundations sprayed with organochlorine products such as dieldrin. Shell Petroleum marketed a product by the name of Aldrex which produced a dieldrin emulsion. The emulsion was sprayed onto bedding sand of buildings under construction to form a continuous termite barrier under and around the perimeters. This type of hand spray application was an effective treatment against Subterranean Termites nesting under the building for many years.85 years protection was attested to at that time.


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Brisbane Pest Control Is More Than Just Termites And Pests

April, 2015


Brisbane Pest control is about more than just termites and pests that can damage your home. One of the most common pests encountered is the “unremarkable” mosquito. When we think of them we can almost hear that annoying buzzing in our ear, some of us will probably smile thinking of how ridiculous we can look while swatting at these tiny insects. Chances are most of us don’t think of the mosquito as a threat – but in all honesty these pests are one of the deadliest killers humans will encounter. They carry fatal diseases such as Malaria and Dengue Fever – these diseases kill around 660,000 – 1,000,000 people EVERY YEAR!


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Termite Inspection And Barrier Treatment In Brisbane

March, 2015


Any building in Greater Brisbane is liable to encounter a termite attack during its life. Older existing buildings, including houses and unit blocks built between 1971 up to mid-1985, may have had the foundations sprayed with organochlorine products such as dieldrin. Shell Petroleum marketed a product by the name of Aldrex which produced a dieldrin emulsion. The emulsion was sprayed onto bedding sand of buildings under construction to form a continuous termite barrier under and around the perimeters. This type of hand spray application was an effective treatment against Subterranean Termites nesting under the building for many years.85 years protection was attested to at that time.


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Pest Inspections Before Buying A House

February, 2015


Buying a house is a huge decision in life and whether it’s an investment property or your new home there are manyimportant steps that need to be taken. Termites and other pests are a real problem and not one to be taken lightly!This problem is reflected in statistics, with one quarter of homes in the Brisbane and Ipswich regions experiencing problems with these pests during their lifetime! In our pre-purchase inspections we’ll be able to tell you if there are termites currently present and if there have been termites in the past. This information is crucial, as these pests can be a huge expense further down the track and can even destroy your home.


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Ant Control Ideas for Brookfield, Brisbane

January, 2015


If you live in Brisbane’s suburb of Brookfield, the chances are you have had a proliferation of black ants in your yard, and with the recent rain we have had it is possible they are invading your home. The first thing you must realise is that ants as a pest problem are a completely solvable problem. You don’t have to live with them. Good news isn’t it. So what can we do to minimise the impact of ants in our homes?


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Pest Control Over Christmas- German Cockroaches

December, 2014


One of our biggest health concerns in South East Queensland are the germs and diseases carried by German Cockroaches. They are very common and once they get into your home, they are very hard to eradicate. Unfortunately, populations of these cockroaches often explode in peoples’ homes in the months after Christmas - they really are an unwanted and surprise Christmas gift for many unsuspecting homeowners and families.


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Avoiding Termite Damage In Pullenvale, Brisbane

November, 2014


Pullenvale really is a great place to live. Many homes are on acreage and it is a really peaceful location. There is plenty of bushland which also encourages plenty of our native birds and wildlife. Pullenvale is the perfect place to raise a family. Unfortunately though, all the things that make Pullenvale a great suburb to live in, also make it a potential hotspot for termite activity. So we have written this article to give you some tips on protecting your home, against termites.


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Termites in High Foliage and Bush Areas of Pullenvale, Brookefield and Bellbowrie

October, 2014


There are suburbs of Brisbane such as Pullenvale, Brookefield and Bellbowrie that we do quite a lot of work in. These area are high foliage or bush areas, so the risk or termite attacks on buildings is high. We have many clients already whose properties we protect in these suburbs with regular termite inspections and pest control strategies. Unfortunately and occasionally though, we are called into a property too late and termite damage is significant.


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ACCREDITED INSTALLERS OF KORDONPHYSICAL & CHEMICAL BARRIER

September, 2014


Have you ever wondered why Subterranean Termite Preventative Programmes sometimes fail? I guess we have all heard horror stories from friends and neighbours of termite prevention failures which have led to costly structural repairs requiring thousands of dollars to rebuild.


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Termite Bait Prevention in Brisbane

August, 2014


Have you ever wondered why Subterranean Termite Preventative Programmes sometimes fail? I guess we have all heard horror stories from friends and neighbours of termite prevention failures which have led to costly structural repairs requiring thousands of dollars to rebuild.


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MOSQUITOE CONTROL

June, 2014


MOSQUITOES..the male mosquito does not bite.

Often referred to as “wrigglers”, mosquito larvae choose stagnant water to develop into “tumblers” which is a term often used to describe the larval stage of this serious disease-carrying insect.


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Rodents, Termites Of Society!

May, 2014


Wondering what is up in your roof void thumping about in the wee small hours?

The culprit could be rats or even mice.

During the approach of cooler seasons in Brisbane suburbs, an army of heat-seeking 4 legged pests marches into “warm spots” to survive the impending freeze. These non-paying tenants will use the warmth of your house to make babies (called pups) and eat your food,urinate and even strip the plastic off electrical and data wires causing house fires.


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Wood Decay In Queensland

May, 2014


Wood can be in service in many situations and remain structurally sound for up to 1,000 years and longer. However, when wood is used in an environmentally hazardous situation (for example high moisture areas) it may be totally destroyed within a few short years. Wood can be deteriorated by many factors. Some examples are;


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What Is A Cold-Joint And What Does It Mean For Termites?

April, 2014


Termites exploit faults in concrete slabs to gain ingress to dwellings and commercial buildings in South East Queensland on a regular basis.

What looks to be a normal tiled kitchen floor in a concrete, brick veneer house, for example, often covers faults in the concrete slab underneath the tiles. These faults provide easy access for Subterranean Termites to timber wall frames etc.


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Ants To Be Aware Of: Coastal Brown & The Whitefooted House Ants

March, 2014


Coastal Brown Ants

Coastal Brown Ant (Pheidole megacephala) are common Brisbane pests.Usually found excavating under patio pavers and slabs, their presence often pre-empts termite entry into the adjoining building. A relationship has emerged between the presence of Coastal Brown Ant and subterranean termites. Being commensal in similar “non-poisoned soils”the discovery of these ubiquois insects in a building’s foundation surrounds, usually means there is no current termite poison in the soil. Coastal Brown Ant and Singapore Ant often infest lawns, the soldiers cracking open grass seeds etc.


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UFO..Or ..UBI ?????

February, 2014


UNIDENTIFIED BITING INSECTS pose a few challenges for the competent Pest Control Manager.

"I'm being bitten all over!"

"What are these red spots on my skin!"

"I feel them crawling into my eyes!"

It was my first client of the day..8 am Wednesday and STILL RAINING 8 days straight.

My client displayed her left inner arm toward me, revealing hundreds of red dots like pin-pricks all over the skin.


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SITE RISK ASSESSMENT at PEST CONTROL TREATMENTS… FACTS

June, 2014


An expert Pest Control Service should include preparation of a site-specific “On site Risk Assessment Form”. This document can have various formats, however, the quintessential components are;

Identify hazards (risks) and take basic actions to eliminate or control hazards (risks) that have been identified.


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COST COMPARISON..BAITS Vs CHEMICAL

December 2013.


A termite management procedure carried out to your home or business premises can employ different types of control product and outcomes, in respect to time restraints, toxicity concerns and required longivety of ongoing protection.

Bait systems such as EXTERRA TERMITE INTERCEPTION AND BAITING PROGRAMMES offer a sensible low-environmental impact control solution.


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STEEL FRAMED TERMITE PROTECTION? THINK AGAIN!!!

October 2013.


“I don’t need termite protection for my steel-frame house” . She was adamant I was not going to win the argument.

STEEL FRAMED TERMITE RESCUEI don’t have arguments with prospective client’s of mine. As my peers in this industry will tell you, if asked, my reputation is being a problem-solver..NOT a problem-maker!!


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TERMIDOR ASSURANCE WARRANTY..Facts

September 2013.


Introducing a $2MILLION Termidor Assurance Warranty.

Termidor has been protecting Australian home-owners against Subterranean Termites for 10 years now. Being, I believe, unmatchable in performance ( none of my clients have had a failed Termidor barrier)


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Termite Baiting Systems Facts

July 2013.


WHY IS MY HOUSE STILL BEING RAVAGED BY TERMITES????FACTS

There are several technologies available nowadays, in mid 2013, to choose from when considering termite protection and nest destruction.These include dry dust injection, the use of liquid foam solutions, physical nest removal and “whole-of-house” barrier soil chemical application.The fact remains that none of these above methods ensures elimination of the entire colony.


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LIQUID ARSENIC vs PREMISE

May 2013


Termites can be very destructive. They are responsible for nearly half of all buildings in Queensland suffering structural damage over the building’s expected service life.

There are different types of Subterranean Termite Soil Barrier treatments which are commonly relied upon to stop termites entering a building. The methods of installing these “chemical motes” have evolved over time, starting out in Australia in the 50′s.


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INDUSTRY CHANGES TO TERMITE MANAGEMENT

May 2013.


On January 1st 2001 there were several changes introduced to Subterranean Termite Management Practices in Queensland that had a significant effect on the building industry.These changes were designed to provide for more robust and accountable termite management whilst restoring community confidence which had collapsed since Heptachlor and Chlordane were removed from Pest Controllers about 5 years earlier.


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TERMATRAC…..FACTS

May 2013.


TERMATRAC……The world’s No.1 Termite Detector

Introducing the Termatrac T3i

Introducing the one and only Termatrac T3i- the only device that detects, confirms and tracks the presence of termites. The Termatrac T3i is the most advanced termite detection device in the world.

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KORDON REFERENCE MANUAL..FACTS

May 2013.


Australia’s only repellent physical termite barrier

Kordon Termite Barrier is the only physical barrier in Australia to protect buildings. This tool is unique and flexible which is used as a chemical and physical barrier. It can easily be moulded, cut or joined to fit according to the complex building designs. It is installed underslab that provides moisture barrier for the building.

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BIFLEX TREATMENT…FACTS

April 2013.


What you’ll see us do as we use Biflex to protect your home against termites.

The basic idea to protect your home against termites is the same for all homes. You can create a barrier with the help of soil around your home in which termites cannot be peneterated. We know that termites move through the cracks in metal or concrete so the barrier should be continuous to stop its movement. Termites can be entered even through the smallest cracks available on metal or concrete surfaces.


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MOUSE TRAP……..FACTS

March 2013.


The old saying goes; invent a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.

Professional Pest Manager has not heard any recent reports of doors being broken down in New Zealand, but we suspect Kiwi, David Wells, may have reinforced the hinges and locks on his front door.


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Homegaurd Termiflex Adhesive and Sealant…Facts

February 2013.


FMC is pleased to announce that it has been registered for homeguard termiflex. The products related to homeguard and Terminate Management System is working fine. It is flexible and multifunctioned product among homeguard toolboxes to help in its installation process. It is important to know that what Homeguard Termiflex is.

Termiflex is a kind of adhesive material that can be applied on building materials like wood, brick, concrete, plastic and steel.


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BED BUG FACTS

February 2013.


  • Travel 1-6metres (each way) nightly to feed.

 

  • Feed every 3 days if hosts available.

 

  • Often void part of previous meal while feeding creating “bloody spotting.

 

  • Suck blood for 3-10 minutes on average.

 

  • Can consume up to 4 times their own body weight.


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Welcome to Termite Rescue!

August 2012.


Here at Termite Rescue we are your emergency service for your home.  With over 35 years servicing the Brisbane and local area we are proud to be the number one go-to company for all your pest and termite needs.


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