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Are you fully Licenced and Insured?

Yes. Richards Pest Control technicians are fully licenced with Queensland Health, and QBCC, and insured by Rapid Solutions Pty Ltd. We also offer the skill and knowledge that comes with operating for 60+ years in the Pest management industry.

Can Termites fly?

Yes. “Flying termites” are actually “Alates”. These are the reproductives of a termite nest, the young kings and queens. They are released during a “Colonising Flight” with the intent to create new nests. They are generally seen on a humid afternoon, swarming out from a tree or other high point. If a king and a queen get together in a suitable place for a nest, a new nest will be formed.

Will House and contents Insurance cover Termite damage?

Your House insurance will not offer cover for termite damage. However, after an inspection, Richards Pest Control can offer you a $100,000 warranty, on behalf of our insurer, from as little as $100 a year.

How long will a Termite treated zone last?

A typical installation of a treated zone, with a modern termiticide such as Termidor, will provide adequate in-soil protection for a minimum of 5 years.

How often should I have Termite inspections?

AS 3660 states that Termite inspections should be carried out at an interval no greater than 12 months. Some higher risk properties may require inspections every 6 months, or even 3 months in extreme circumstances.

How do I know if I have a Termite problem?

Termite problems are typically noticed by finding damaged timber, live termites, or an occurrence of “mudding”. Termites use mud shelter tubes to protect themselves from our environment, and other predators. They are well constructed, and will not “blow away”. Mould staining on walls or ceilings can be another indication of significant Termite activity.

I’ve found Termites, what do I do?

Dont Touch! The first stage of a termite treatment requires minimal disturbance to the termites. To allow for your best chance of colony elimination, you should try and avoid touching, spraying or cleaning an area where you suspect you have active termites. You should call and arrange a Termite inspection, so that you can get a professional opinion to protect your property.