Termites

Termites are very destructive pests in Australia. It is very important to have regular termite checks / inspections of your house or investment property to ensure that there is no termite activity or infestation.

Subterranean termites are the most common destructive pest. Also known as White Ants, they cause the  most damage. They feed of cellulose containing materials such as timber.

There are a range of termite management systems that can be installed to your house but it is still important to have it checked annually.

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Are DIY Termite Inspections and Treatment a good idea?

A termite inspection and treatment can cost hundreds of dollars which might tempt you to do it yourself. But it’s worth asking – are DIY Termite Inspections and Treatment a good idea? In this blog, we examine that very question to give…
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Termite proof wood

Everyone knows that termites eat wood. This is because termites need to ingest cellulose to live, which is found in wood. So is there any termite proof wood out there to keep your house safe? In truth, no wood is completely "termite proof".…
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5 Winter Pests To Prepare For

As we move toward June and the start of winter, it is worthwhile to be mindful of winter pests that can lurk around your home in the colder months. When seasons change, various animals change their behaviour to cope with these conditions.…
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Annual Termite Inspection Cost

Annual termite inspections are a necessary part of protecting your home. However, many people hold off on getting an inspection because they are concerned about the cost. In truth, the cost of an annual termite inspection is nothing compared…
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4 Tips For A Clean Home

With Coronavirus keeping us all indoors, everyone has a bit more time on their hands. Having a clean home is more important now than it has ever been. By spending so much time in your home, you might start to notice every little fault. Every…
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How to recover from termite damage

We’ve written at length about the major risk that termites pose to your home and the best ways to keep termites out of your house. By the time a homeowner discovers an infestation, termite damage will have already occurred. As such, we’ve…
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Moving into a new house? Plan a sustainable garden.

More people than ever are embracing green living. If you’re looking to live a greener, cleaner life, you should plan a sustainable garden. With this garden, you can build an edible landscape and literally enjoy the fruits (and vegetables!)…
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5 DIY tips for keeping out termites

At Dedant, we make no secret of the dangers of termites. Given the dangers of these pests, we are sharing our DIY tips for keeping out termites. 1)     Fix leaky plumbing and gutters Termites rely on moist soil to survive and thrive. A…