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A1 Termite Control Castle Hill NSW

Searching for specialist termite control Castle Hill? We live 15 minutes from Castle Hill, so our team knows your termite control issues and has environmentally safe answers.

We are your experts in termites, inspections & treatment. The Hills area is well known for flying termites swarms and infestations.

Here is a short video regarding alates (flying termites).

Video Transcript:

“Hi it’s Bruce from A1 Pest Control Castle Hill. We’re at a property where they’ve had an infestation of alates (alates are winged termites that are potential reproductives)

So we’ve carried out a full termite inspection using a thermal imaging camera. We’ve found no evidence of termites, but we also found out that this house has no protection against termites and it is an area that’s well known for termite infestation.

Castle Hill is one of the top 10 suburbs in Sydney for termite infestation, so if you’re living in the area please give me a call. It’s Bruce from A1 Pest Control Castle Hill.”

This affluent suburb is bordering the suburbs of Kellyville, Glenhaven, Dural, Norwest, Cherrybrook and Bella Vista.

Alate or winged termite

Winged termites are not hard to find at this time of year. They usually swarm around the middle of Spring until early Summer. They normally come out on very humid days after a rainstorm leaves.

They swarm because they need to reproduce a brand new colony, so hundreds of potential Kings and Queens take flight during this warmer part of the year.

Dornoch Court Castle Hill

This is a local home infestation on Dornoch Court. This home had many swarming termites infest the home, mainly through the exhaust fan in the bathroom.

The owners reported seeing hundreds of pairs of termite wings scattered on the floor and window sills in the second storey of their home.

Understandably, they were concerned and called us in to inspect the property with our thermal imaging camera.

Mobile evidence

Mobile evidence provided by our client

The client took photographs of the evidence, & this told us that they weren’t just flying ants, which also take flight during this time of the year.

Fortunately for them, our termite inspection revealed no sign of active termites.  No chemicals were needed either, as the flying white ants had already desiccated (dried out) and had died naturally.

Here is our van parked ready to commence another treatment in Ridgecrop Drive in Castle Hill.

General Pests and Rodents Castle Hill

Video Transcript: 

“Hi I’m Bruce from A1 Pest Control Castle Hill and we’re at a residence that has a problem with rodents and general pests.

We’re doing on behalf of the real estate agency (We work for Louis Carr Real Estate) so we’re just going to investigate and see what we can do to help.”

See a local termite inspection Castle Hill

Transcript:

Hi I’m Bruce from A1 Pest Control Castle Hill we’re doing a termite inspection for this owner of the house in George Mobs Drive.

The neighbour has had termites in a tree so we’re going to do a very thorough inspection to make sure their house is okay.

So if you’re in the Castle Hill area in the Hills District and you’re after a termite inspection, please give us a call. Bruce from A1 Pest Control in Castle Hill.

Termite Inspection Castle Hill 250621

Joel our technician demonstrates a Trelona termite bait to a local client

Joel demonstrates a termite bait to our local client

Sydney Hills Shire TERMITE MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET SUMMARY.  This is my interpretation as a pest control technician with no responsibility taken for correctness or otherwise.  It is simply my view of their termite fact sheet. Comments within brackets are my comments as I see it through the eyes of a pest control technician.

The Council’s purpose of the fact sheet was to explain their
management of termites within The Hills Shire.

TERMITES

Termites play an important role in our environment. They break down wood and provide a food source for native species of fauna. Approximately 30 species of termites may cause damage to your property. Some species of termites are highly destructive and may cause serious damage to your home before you are made aware of their presence.

TERMITES ON COUNCIL LAND

Many of our past and current clients have called us regarding termite colonies that they see on council land or reserves.

Council claims that “termites are natural and beyond the control of Council and the removal of a termite affected tree is not going to affect in any way termite attack on your home.”

This statement is not correct as council can control termites by employing pest control technicians who are certified in termite control. Furthermore, no one says the tree needs to be removed, they just need to be treated.

They also claim that “if you see termites in a tree we won’t automatically remove it or control the termite colony. Trees infested with termites are not always hollowed out and dangerous. Removing trees with termites can increase the risk of damage to your home because without food termites will eat timbers on your property.”

It would be better if the tree was left alone and the termites within it were treated. Again, the tree does not need to be removed.

Council lastly says that “if you think the structural integrity of the tree is compromised and/or a risk of injury, the tree will then be assessed.”

As an authority, it is council’s responsibility to keep it’s residents safe. They should be doing the own checking to ensure this.

TERMITE TREATMENTS

Any insecticides used on termites should follow the Australian
Standards.

Termites are one of the most destructive pests that can invade homes and businesses. They are known for eating away at timber and causing severe structural damage, which can be very costly to repair. Here is a picture of termites attacking a timber fence.

There are two main termite treatment options that we recommend, and it is important to understand the different types of treatments to choose the most effective one for your situation.

Termidor Termite Barrier Treatments

Termite spray treatments are the most common type of termite treatment. This method involves applying a low toxic liquid termiticide to the soil around the external perimeters and/or subfloor  of the building. Termidor is then absorbed by the soil and forms a barrier that termites cannot detect and kills them slowly. Termites cross the barrier then return to the nest, destroying the rest of the colony.

Have a look at how we perform barrier treatments in the video below.

Video Transcript:

“Hi it’s Bruce from A1 Pest Control Castle Hill. We’re finishing off a termite job here where there was extensive termite damage and activity throughout the unit. So what we’ve done is we’ve drill through the concrete slab both on the inside and the outside perimeters because there was so much activity. You can see some of the mudding that was left there and also on the other side of the wall. All of that’s been replaced with treated timber. 
 
There is some untreated timber here still remaining. They had huge wall nests and you can see it’s gone right through the studs here and the top plate. This is one of the worst damaged place I’ve seen because they went right through the unit. Now it’s been replaced and we’re having to drill and inject all through the interior. 
 
We’ve got an idea that the termite activity is coming from the large trees, so we’re going to test drill all these trees and if there’s a colony, we’ll be treating it. So, if you live in an apartment or a unit complex where they’ve had termite activity, you might want to use us for a termite inspection or a termite barrier treatment, or in some circumstances we use the termite baiting system, either Trelona or Sentricon. 
 
So if you’re after a much friendly option and environmentally friendly, please give me a call. It’s Bruce from A1 Pest Control Castle Hill.”
 
Chemical barrier treatments are effective in preventing termites from entering the building and can also eliminate existing colonies.
 
Baiting Systems
 
Termite baiting systems are another effective way to treat termites. This method involves placing bait stations around the perimeter of the building. The bait contains a slow-acting poison that is carried back to the termite colony by worker termites. Over time, the poison will kill off the entire colony.
 

Baiting systems are less harmful to the environment and are generally safer for humans and pets than chemical treatments. However, they may take longer to eliminate the entire colony, and they require ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

Preventative Measures

Preventing termites from entering the building is the most effective way to avoid costly termite treatments. Some preventative measures include:

  • Fixing leaks and other moisture problems that can attract termites
  • Removing any wood or debris near the building
  • Ensuring that the foundation is properly sealed from water leaks and ventilated
  • Regularly inspecting the building for signs of termite activity

In conclusion, there are several termite treatment options available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. It is important to consult with a professional pest control company to determine the best treatment for your specific situation.

Additionally, implementing preventative measures can help to avoid termite infestations altogether. By taking action early and choosing the right treatment method, you can protect your property from the destructive effects of termites.

Termites Castle Hill

Termites are small insects that can cause significant damage to wooden structures in homes and buildings.

Castle Hill, a suburb in Sydney, Australia, is known to have a high concentration of termite activity. Therefore, it is important for homeowners and property managers in Castle Hill to be aware of the signs of termite infestation and take preventative measures to protect their property.

Termite infestations can be difficult to detect, as the insects often live inside walls and other hidden areas. However, there are several signs that may indicate the presence of termites. These include:

  1. Mud tubes: Termites create mud tubes that they use to travel between their nest and their food source. These tubes are often found along the foundation of a building or along walls.
  2. Timber damage: Termites feed on timber, and their feeding can cause significant damage over time. Look for hollow-sounding wood or timber that appears to be discolored or damaged.
  3. Swarming: Termites swarm in the spring and fall as they search for new places to establish colonies. If you see swarms of flying insects around your property, they may be termites.
  4. Frass: Termites in Northern Australia produce a sawdust-like material called frass. If you see piles of this material near window sills it is usually ants and never termite activity in Castle Hill.

If you suspect that you have a termite infestation, it is important to contact A1 Pest Control professionals right away. They can conduct a thorough inspection of your property and recommend treatment options.

Preventing termite infestations is also important. Here are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of termite activity on your property:

  1. Remove wood and timber debris: Termites are attracted to wood, so removing wood debris from your property can reduce their attraction to your home. This includes removing old stumps, logs, and other wood debris from your yard.
  2. Keep firewood away from your home: If you store firewood, make sure it is stored away from your home. This can help prevent termites from migrating from the woodpile to your home.
  3. Repair leaks: Termites are attracted to moist environments, so repairing any leaks in your home can help prevent them from establishing colonies inside.
  4. Install termite barriers: Termite barriers are physical or chemical barriers that are designed to prevent termites from entering your home. They can be installed during construction or added to an existing structure.
  5. Schedule regular inspections: Having regular termite inspections can help detect early signs of infestation and prevent significant damage to your property.

In conclusion, prevention is better than cure and we are the experts in all forms of pest control. Castle Hill homeowners and property managers should be aware of the risk of termite infestations and take preventative measures with qualified experts to protect their property.

If you suspect that you have a termite infestation, contact A1 Pest Control professionals right away to conduct a thorough inspection and recommend treatment options. By taking these steps, you can help ensure that your home remains termite-free.

 

Termite control and treatments

We are experts in providing thermal and visual termite inspections.  We  will locate exactly where your termite problem is located.

Once we have provided you with a thorough termite inspection report we will then proceed to treat your termite problem through a number of methods.

Video Transcript:

“Hi, I’m Bruce from A1 Pest Control Castle Hill. We’ve got a termite infestation of an existing house. They’ve made tracks that they found during a renovation, and it’s probably the last thing they wanted to find. But, they’ve discovered that the timbers are damaged by termites, and they’re calling it old damage, but you can’t really tell just because there’s dry timber.”
 

Video Transcript:

“So this house is using Termgard termite protection.

If we open this up, sometimes it’s screwed down, but you can see it’s a piping system. It’s like a sprinkler system that’s underground that soaks the soil around the house.

The idea is that you should get this done every three years as a minimum, and that will soak all around the house and provide termite protection.

Now the owner has just told me that he’s using a product called Biflex.

It’s an insecticide called Bifenthrin and he’s been doing that every year. But that really doesn’t make any sense
because it’s got a three to five year lifespan and we recommend every three years if you’re using that termiticide.

But there’s something that’s better on the market and it’s got a very good reputation. It’s called Termidor and that’s a non-repellent termiticide which is different from the bifenthrin.

The bifenthrin will kill termites on contact but if you’ve got an incomplete barrier. Termites will still get through the gap.

With Termidor you don’t have to have a complete barrier around the house, as you just need to be in most of the places that are accessible for it to work because it’s non-repellent.

Which means that the termites will wander through it and won’t know they’ve been affected and it will return to the nest.

Using Bifenthrin, it doesn’t kill the nest in the long term at all, it just kills termites on the spot.

So if you’re in the Castle Hill area and you need more information about any of these products or termite inspections or termite protection, please give me a call it’s Bruce from A1
pest control Castle Hill.”

Termguard Castle Hill

Trelona Termite Baiting System

Transcript:
“Hi, it’s Bruce from A1 Pest Control Castle Hill. We’re installing a baiting system, a termite baiting system called Trelona. The owner has had a another quote previously, but they were quoting thousands of dollars, many thousands of dollars, and so he got us in as a second quote and he has accepted our quote. 
 
We’ll be installing 15 bait stations today around the soil perimeter of the house using Trelona and that’s made by BASF the makers of the Termidor termiticide or termite barrier. 
 
So if you’re in the Castle Hill area and you’re looking for a very effective monitoring system plus protection for termites you can’t get past our recommended baiting system and that’s Trelona. So it’s Bruce from A1 Pest Control Castle Hill.”
 

One of our Castle Hill clients recently chose us to install a Trelona termite baiting system.  His home below was perfectly suited to termite bait stations and solved his termite protection problem using a low toxic option.

Termite Baits Castle Hill

A1 Technician Bruno

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We are Termite Treatment experts. We also have experience and accreditation in Termite Baits. Need urgent help in the  Hills District with Termite Inspections Sydney ?

Please call Bruce, a termite expert on 0417 251 911 for any questions about termites or emailing bruce@a1pestcontrol.com.au

Our Team at A1 pest control Castle Hill are proud to be a 100% Australian-owned service, which is a rarity in our sector. For more than 40 years, we have offered top quality termite control solutions in the Hills area.

Termite control in Castle Hill 

A critical aspect of property maintenance is due to the region’s susceptibility to termite infestations. Castle Hill, located in the Hills District of Sydney, is known for its historic landmarks, vibrant community, and lush greenery. 

However, this provides an ideal environment for termites to thrive, making termite prevention and control measures essential.

One of the prominent landmarks in Castle Hill is the Castle Hill Heritage Park, which showcases the area’s rich history. Unfortunately, historical buildings and structures are particularly vulnerable to termite attacks.

To safeguard these valuable assets, property owners must implement proactive termite control strategies.

The Hills Shire Council recognizes the significance of termite management and provides valuable recommendations to residents. Following the council’s guidelines is crucial for maintaining a termite-free environment.

Here are some technical pieces of advice for effective termite control in Castle Hill:

Regular Inspections:
Conduct routine termite inspections to detect early signs of infestations. Engage professional pest control services that specialize in termite detection and eradication. The inspection frequency should align with The Hills Shire Council’s recommendations.

Moisture Control:
Termites thrive in moist environments. Ensure proper drainage around your property and fix any leaks promptly.

The Castle Hill Showground, another iconic landmark, serves as a reminder of the importance of managing water sources to prevent termite attraction.

Termite-Resistant Materials:
When building or renovating structures, use termite-resistant materials. The Hills District Library, a hub for knowledge, can provide resources on construction materials that deter termite infestations.

Chemical Barriers:
Implement chemical barriers around the perimeter of your property. The council may recommend specific termite control chemicals, and it’s essential to adhere to these guidelines for the safety of residents and the environment.

Education and Awareness:
Collaborate with The Hills Shire Council to promote community awareness about termite control. Workshops, seminars, and informational materials can help residents understand the importance of termite prevention and the role they play in maintaining a termite-free community.

Community Engagement:
Leverage community spaces like Fred Caterson Reserve to engage residents in termite control initiatives.

Establish a network of communication to share information, experiences, and best practices regarding termite prevention.

Timely Response to Infestations:
If an infestation is detected, act promptly. The Hills Shire Council may have specific protocols for reporting and managing termite outbreaks.

Adhering to these guidelines can help contain the infestation and prevent further damage.

Collaboration with Pest Control Professionals:
Work closely with licensed pest control professionals such as the Team from A1 Pest Control who are familiar with the local conditions in Castle Hill.

We can provide tailored solutions based on the specific challenges posed by the area’s geography and climate.

In conclusion, effective termite control in Castle Hill requires a combination of proactive measures, adherence to council recommendations, and community engagement.

By implementing these technical pieces of advice, property owners can contribute to preserving the historical and cultural richness of Castle Hill while protecting their investments from the destructive impact of termites.

“White Ant” Control 

Termites, or white ants, are one of the most typical types of pests that you can experience in the Hills area.

See what I mean with this short video about how we look for signs of termite damage when we perform our termite inspections:

Video Transcript:

“The log just near the creek here in Castle Hill has got hollowed out section, which is indicative of termites. So at some stage, termites have been there and that’s one of the key indicators. It’s just outside Castle Hill.”

Termite damaged log

Termites form colonies and feed on wood, causing severe residential or commercial property harm. They are one of the most harmful types of pests that can invade your home.  They can considerably reduce its property value or even make it unliveable.

Always keeping your home termite-free and reducing the risk of possible infestation requires an expert solution. 

We will perform routine termite inspections and use effective treatment services.

Protect your home or business and keep them termite-free by calling A1 Pest Control.

Our team are the Termite Specialists.

Castle Hill Plaza
Castle Towers Mall in Castle Hill
Castle Hill Bus Interchange, picture taken opposite Yogurtberry

Transcript:

“So the holes that we drilled previously haven’t been filled up with mud and that tells me that the activity has ceased because there are certainly lots of termites in this tree previously.”
 
A recent client of ours had active termites in two trees in her front yard. We drilled both of them to treat and monitor the termite activity on her property. Termites often build colonies at the center of trees so it’s easy to not notice signs of termites until it’s too late. Give us a call at A1 Pest Control so we can drill and monitor your trees for you.

 

Termite Inspection Castle Hill NSWbruce@a1pestcontrol.com.au

Termites are known to be one of the most destructive pests that can cause serious damage to homes and buildings. A termite inspection is an essential process that is conducted to identify the presence of these pests and determine the extent of their damage.
 
Castle Hill is a popular suburb in Sydney, Australia, and many homeowners in the area are in need of termite inspections. In this article, we will discuss the importance of termite inspections in Castle Hill and how they are conducted.

What is a Termite Inspection?

A termite inspection is a visual inspection of a property to identify the presence of termites and other timber-destroying pests. During the inspection, an experienced termite inspector will thoroughly inspect the property and look for signs of termite activity such as mud tubes, termite wings, and termite damage.

They will also inspect areas of the property where termites are most likely to be found such as the foundation, walls, roof, and subfloor.

Why is a Termite Inspection Important in Castle Hill?

Castle Hill is known for its beautiful homes and buildings, many of which are made of timber.

Termites are attracted to wood and timber, and the climate in Castle Hill provides a suitable environment for them to thrive.

A termite infestation can cause serious damage to a property and can be very costly to repair.

A termite inspection is important in Castle Hill because it can help homeowners identify a termite infestation early on and take the necessary steps to prevent further damage.

How is a Termite Inspection Conducted?

A termite inspection is conducted by an experienced termite inspector. The inspector will begin by conducting a visual inspection of the property and looking for signs of termite activity.

They will also use special tools such as a Thermal Imaging camera to check on unusual heat signals in internal walls and ceilings, a moisture meter to check for moisture in the walls and a sounding tool to tap on the walls and listen for hollow sounds, which can indicate termite damage.

The inspector will then inspect the areas of the property where termites are most likely to be found such as the subfloor, walls, roof, and outbuildings.

They will look for termite mud tubes, termite wings, and termite damage.

If the inspector finds evidence of a termite infestation, they will provide a detailed report outlining the extent of the infestation and recommendations for treatment.

A termite inspection is an essential process that every homeowner in Castle Hill should consider. It can help identify the presence of termites and prevent further damage to a property.

If you suspect that you have a termite infestation, it is important to contact a licensed and experienced termite inspector at A1 Pest Control as soon as possible. By taking proactive steps to prevent a termite infestation, you can protect your home and investment for years to come.

The threats of a termite invasion are very real. On average, 1 in 3 homes in Sydney will suffer considerable damage due to a termite infestation, and almost 60% of all properties in Sydney will at one point have a termite problem.

Video Transcript:

Bruce – “This is how I check there for termites in the house. When I’m going around with my torch, I’m looking for any deformities within the timbers and particularly the skirting boards. With termites, they need mud to build around themselves.”
 
Client – “I’ve seen in previous homes, people put something on the wall.”
 
Bruce – “That’s a moisture meter. I got one of those on board and we’ll be using that as well. What that does is it picks up moisture, but we’ve got a further tool that we use with a thermal imaging camera too. That picks up all of the hot spots in the house. We generally use it for houses where we need extra access or if it’s had previous termite damage or activity. We also bring along a machine called Termatrac and they can track termites movements behind building materials. We charge four hundred seventy dollars for those type of inspections, but with your house today, I don’t think that’s necessary unless you want us to. I’ll be doing a visual check.”
 
Client – “What I did want to check with you is what termite barrier I’ve got in the house right now, because when i bought it, I’ve got some reminder in the mailbox saying I’ve got some sort of termite barrier but I’m not sure what it is and I wouldn’t know where to start to look for it.”
 
Bruce – “I’ll give you a very good tip with that. If they’ve done it according to Australian standards, you should have a sticker in your electrical box, electricity box, power box.”
 
Client – “I can go have a look for it, however we’ll do it at the end.”
 
Bruce – “Yeah, we’ll do it later on, but it’s actually my job to search it out for you. I’ll do that while I’m doing the rest of the report. With walls, if you get termites inside the house, inside the walls, it’s very noticeable. You’ll get sort of a ripping affect in the paintwork and you’ll get brown dots, so you’ll see them through the walls. That’s why I’m giving you a heavy lift while I’m out.”
 

The only way to protect against a termite infestation is a routine termite inspection by professionals. Termite colonies are notoriously difficult to spot and might cause substantial damage before being discovered. A routine termite examination every 12 months is important for keeping your house termite-free. In high-risk areas examinations should happen each 6 months.

When is the last time you checked your property or organisation for termites? Our trained specialists specialize in highly accurate inspections. Our team even perform thermal termite assessments. Give us a call, and we will be happy to discuss your unique circumstance. Remember, prevention is the best option.

The above video is of an extensive termite infestation at a client’s home in Castle Hill. It was found during a renovation, which is pretty common in local homes in this area of the Hills District of Sydney.

Please be aware that some pest management firms advertise that they work in the area. 

They actually are based much further away.   

We are only 10 minutes from the city centre and Victoria Avenue. 

Our working hours are from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  Saturday is from 10am to 2pm.  

Call Bruce directly from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  Or 10am to 2pm on Saturday

Bruce Gow
A1 Pest Control 

0417 251 911

bruce@a1pestcontrol.com.au

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"We first used A1 Pest Control a few years ago when we noticed a few termites under a wine barrell in the rear yard of our home. We asked A1 Pest Control Sydney to pay us a visit to have a thorough termite inspection of our home. Bruce and his crew were on time, and very well presented. They explained how they would get rid of the termite infestation using a low toxic method and how their Thermal cameras worked, It worked very well and now we can sleep at night!"
Gary and Carol Harman
"We have been using Bruce form A1 Pest Control for over 4 years now. We bought our new house on the Hills Area, and moved in. our neighbours had problem with rodents and spiders so they are using A1 next door. I asked them if they could come over and treat our house too, as i didn't want to chase pest around our home. The service was not only effective, but carried out without any smelly fumes that we have experienced in our last house. They solved problem next door and I haven't seen a bug since."
Melissa Topper
"A1 Pest Control exterminators where great! I'm very happy to say that they solved a bed bug problem that I had after we had visitors from overseas visit us. I would recommend A1 Pest Control to anyone needing a safe and effective treatment of bed bugs"
Amanda Wu
"Bruce solved our commercial pest control problem in Castle Hill. Cockroaches were throughout our factory and they were completely gone after two visits from his exterminators. Just seeing one cockroach can lose us clients. I know now everyhing is ok, and our reputation is intact"
Raj Beri, Europa International
"Bruce from A1 Help us get rid of a bad spider infestation that have been troubling us for a while. It was done with low toxic spray and his crew even game me some cockroach and ant baits to get rid of them. I have recommended A1 to all my friends and family"
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