All Round Building and Pest’s Frequently Asked Questions about Termites and Termite Control
Q. Everything looks OK, how do I know if I have termites?

A. You may not see any signs of termites until it’s too late. The only way you can be really sure you don’t have termites is to have an annual Timber Pest Inspection by a qualified timber pest inspector.

Q. What’s the first step?

A. The first step is a thorough, detailed, systematic inspection of your home.

Q. How long does it take?

A. Depending on the site, the first inspection for timber pests will take between 1 and 1.5 hours

Q. Will I get value for money?

A. What is your home worth? Can you afford to not give your home a yearly safety check. It’s a critical part of maintaining your home. Contact our office for a free phone/email quotation.

Q: How long before the treatment takes effect?

A: This once again varies depending what type of pest you are having treated. For more information on this please call the office to speak to our consultants. For some insects such as cockroach’s you may see more activity after the treatment as they come out of their hiding places to die.

Q: Are termites and white ants the same thing?

A: Yes, they are the same pest, they just happen to be known by two different names and therefore the treatment and prevention of these pests are the same.

Q: Will the rats/mice die inside my house?

A: This is a difficult question to answer however in our experience the likelihood of this is low.

All Round Building and Pest’s Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Management

Below is a list of common questions we receive about pest control and treatments. Each pest type and situation can be very different, so for any specific enquiries please call and one of our helpful staff will find the answer and tailor a solution for you.

Q: How do I prepare my house for my pest control treatment?

A: The answer to this depends on the type of treatment you require. For all treatments we ask that you remove any loose items from the floor and that the area is tidy and accessible. For a cockroach treatment, which is carried out using a spray, we ask that you clear the cupboard under the kitchen sink and any low-level cupboards in the kitchen.

Q: Are the pest control treatments safe for my family and pets?

A: The treatments we use are nonhazardous by Australian Standards.

Q: How often should I have a termite inspection?

A: It is recommended that you have an annual inspection for termites.

Q: Is there a warranty period for the treatment?

A: This varies with the type of pest treatment that you require. To obtain further clarification please call one of our friendly consultants.

Q: Do I have to vacate the premises for the treatment?

A: We recommend that you vacate the premises for any spray treatments for 2 – 3 hours in order to allow the spray to dry.

Q: Is it up to me to remove the dead rate or mouse?

A: Yes, it is up to tenant to remove any deceased pests from the house.

Q. Will I have to leave the house during the inspection?

A. Not usually. Most work can be undertaken with you at home


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