Termite Control

Do I actually need termite protection in my new home?

Yes, you legally need to have termite protection for your new home.

Termites are present at moderate to very high levels throughout most of Australia and surveys show that 1 in 5 properties will be affected by termites at some point.

Termites can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage and can demolish an entire home in around 2 years if left unchecked. Their damage is typically not covered by home insurance policies.

The Building Code of Australia requires builders to protect the structural components of new homes and the Australian Standard requires ‘whole of home’ protection, meaning protection for fixtures such as architraves, plasterboard, cupboards, timber flooring, carpet, cabling, and other vulnerable items.

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What type of termite barrier is Termimesh?

Termimesh is a preconstruction stainless steel mesh termite barrier that does not use poisons to keep termites out of new buildings.

Termimesh is manufactured from our own proprietary grade of stainless steel and is installed during the early stages of construction. As a poison free termite barrier, Termimesh is safe for the environment, safe for your family and safe for your pets.

For information about Termimesh’s product composition, click here.

Does Termimesh use poison?

Termimesh does not use poison to keep termites out of new homes and buildings.

Instead, Termimesh uses an impenetrable stainless steel barrier mesh, which is part of our Termimesh System. If you choose Termimesh as your termite management system, you will never have to remember to book or have poison retreatments for the life of the building.

What is the Termimesh System?

The Termimesh System is a pre-construction termite barrier that combines superior quality materials, robust installation techniques and licensed and accredited installers to protect homes, businesses and infrastructure projects from termite entry and damage.

The primary component is our proprietary TMA725 grade stainless steel mesh barrier, which is installed around the perimeter of the building and around service penetrations. Completing the system is our bonding agent Termiparge, which adheres Termimesh to the building substrate.

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How does the Termimesh System work?

The Termimesh System is designed to seal off hidden termite entry points in buildings, stopping termites from entering and damaging the timber inside.

Our stainless steel mesh is installed during construction around the perimeter of the building and is bonded to the building substrate with Termiparge bonding agent.

Service penetrations within the building substrate are protected with Termimesh collars to stop termite entry from underneath the building. For additional protection, Termimesh can be installed underneath the entire building substrate.

Is Termimesh proven to be effective at stopping termites?

Yes, the Termimesh System has been proven to be effective in stopping termites from entering buildings.

Termimesh has been extensively tested by the CSIRO and is included in the Australian Standard for termite control. It complies with and exceeds the outlined Australian Standard AS 3660.1 for termite management systems and is CodeMark certified.

For more than 30 years, Termimesh has been installed in Australian homes and buildings as a preferred substitute for chemical termite barriers. Over 700,000 homes are currently protected by the Termimesh System, with this number increasing monthly.

How much does the Termimesh System cost?

The cost of installing the Termimesh System into your new home will vary based on the building style and size of your new home.

Only Termimesh manufactures, installs, and guarantees its termite barrier system, allowing for superior termite protection and complete peace of mind compared to other termite management systems. This makes the Termimesh System the leading premium termite management system on the market.

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Is Termimesh backed by a guarantee?

Yes, every new home that has Termimesh installed is backed by our industry leading Termimesh Pledge Guarantee warranty*, which provides unique warranty benefits not found with any other termite barrier system.

Our warranty covers timber replacement in the unlikely event that the installation, materials or ongoing effectiveness of Termimesh is compromised, allowing termites to enter your home.

More information about our Termimesh Pledge Guarantee.

*The Termimesh Pledge Guarantee warranty is limited and conditions apply.

What makes Termimesh the safest choice for new homes?

Termimesh is considered to be one of the safest choices for termite barriers in new homes for several reasons:

● Termimesh has been extensively tested by the CSIRO and is included in the Australian Standard for termite control. Over 700,000 Australian homes are currently protected by our preconstruction termite barrier mesh

● Termimesh is poison free, making it safe for the environment, safe for your family and safe for your pets. This means no poison retreatments are required to keep your protection against termites effective

● Termimesh is only installed into homes by licensed and accredited Termimesh installers who understand the installation techniques required to help ensure termites won’t be able to enter your home

● Every Termimesh installation is backed by our industry leading Termimesh Pledge Guarantee warranty, which provides unique warranty benefits not found with any other termite barrier system

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How do I get Termimesh installed into my new home?

To get Termimesh installed into your new home, let your builder know when you review their inclusions that you want Termimesh as your termite management system.

Your home builder will include termite management as a standard item in their package, which can be changed to include a different termite barrier. It is important to remember that you do not have to choose the standard inclusion provided and that you can go with an option you desire.

You only have one chance to get your termite protection right. Discover our termite barrier options here.

Is termite damage covered by home or contents insurance?

No. Just about every insurance company excludes termites (vermin) from their home and contents policies, as termite damage can be actively avoided. The risk of termite damage is also so high that insurance companies simply refuse to cover it.

It’s recommended that you check your own policies to see what your insurance provider stipulates for termite damage.

What is ‘structural termite protection’?

‘Structural termite protection’ using treated timber framing or steel framing as a replacement for a chemical or physical termite barrier is an ineffective practice used by some builders to reduce overheads.

Whilst termites may not eat the frame of your home, the properties of treated timber and steel will not stop termites from entering it to eat and damage plasterboard, cupboards, timber flooring, carpet, cabling, and other items containing cellulose.

Pest Control

Why should I use a pest controller?

Having a licensed pest controller treat pests on your property will reduce the likelihood of pests returning.

Licensed pest controllers are experts in pest identification, pest breeding habits and the biology of different pests and their various species. This knowledge allows them to use a range of proven methods to stop pest activity and reduce the potential of future pest infestations.

How often should I have my house checked for pests?

Generally, a yearly inspection for termites and other pests is the best way to minimise pest infestations from developing on your property. Depending on the type of pest and the environment, more regular inspections may be required.

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How much does it cost to treat a pest problem?

The cost of treating a pest problem will vary greatly depending on the type of pest and the level of infestation.

Most pest control companies will give you a price for a standard pest treatment, but it is important to make sure you fully understand exactly what you are receiving for that price. A good pest controller will explain everything to you.

What types of treatments are used?

Treatment is a general term used to simply describe the many methods and options available to a licensed pest controller. Treatment options include gels, pastes, baits, granules, dusts, mist sprays or water-based liquid sprays.

The type of application used is determined by the type of pest, the infestation severity and what access to the problem area is available. In some situations, more than one type of treatment may be required.

Are pest control sprays safe around my children and pets?

Yes, pest control sprays applied by licensed pest controllers are safe around children and pets.

Termitrust Pest Control only uses the safest, latest and fully tested products available. The pest treatments we use on pest infestations are also used in hospitals, schools, child care centres, food manufacturing and many other sensitive environments.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the products we use are available on request.

Is there any odour when you spray for pests?

No, pest treatments that involve sprays don’t generally have any odour, with most treatments being odourless.

What if I see a pest after a treatment?

It is not unusual to see pests move around your property after a pest treatment has been completed. For example, cockroach gels or baits are designed to encourage cockroaches to move towards the bait.

Our pest control treatments will reduce the number of pests on your property, although total elimination may take several days.

Are white ants different from termites?

White ants is a commonly used name for termites, despite the fact that ants and termites are not related to each other at all. While worker termites are white in appearance and both termites and ants are insects, this is where the similarities end.

Are termites really a problem?

Yes, termites really are a problem. Termites are present at moderate to very high levels throughout most of Australia, with surveys showing that 1 in 5 properties will be affected by termites at some point.

Over 130,000 homes are attacked by termites each year, with an average damage cost of approximately $10,000.00. Termites can cause huge amounts of damage in only a few months and can demolish an entire home in around 2 years if left unchecked.

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Why should I have a termite inspection by a pest controller?

Detecting termites is not easy if you don’t know what to look for, where to look, or have no previous experience.

Qualified pest technicians are trained in termite detection, are experienced in inspecting many different types of properties and understand termite biology. This allows them to use a range of proven methods to stop termite activity and reduce the potential of future termite infestations.

Using a professional pest controller for regular termite inspections can help you detect any termite activity before major damage has been done to your property. This will help save you thousands of dollars in costly future repairs.

How often should I have my house inspected for termites?

Australian Standards recommend that homes south of the Tropic of Capricorn (Victoria, NSW, South Australia, and the lower part of Western Australia) are inspected for termites at least once a year.

If your home is north of the Tropic of Capricorn (Queensland, Northern Territory, and upper part of Western Australia), it is recommended that you have a termite inspection every six months to ensure termites haven’t infested your property.

Properties that have experienced termite infestations or that have not been installed with a termite management system should be inspected every three to six months.

More information about termite inspections.

Waterproofing

Where does waterproofing need to be applied?

The National Construction Code requires waterproofing of all wet areas in a home and specifies the requirements for other building classes. Waterproofing applications are made internally, externally and belowground.

How long does waterproofing last?

Several factors influence how long waterproofing lasts. These factors include the quality of the workmanship when the membrane is applied, the quality and performance of the waterproofing membrane, exposure to environmental elements and the preventative maintenance undertaken to ensure long-term effectiveness of the membrane.

Can Termidry provide waterproofing for my renovation project?

Yes, Termidry can provide waterproofing for renovation projects. We can also waterproof areas where waterproofing membranes have failed.

What are the signs that my waterproofing has failed?

Waterproofing membranes can fail for various reasons and can lead to structural damage.

Signs of failing waterproofing include damp areas, fungi growth, degradation of timber joists and bearers in the building, strong musty odours or mouldy smells and peeling or cracked joins in waterproofing seals.

What type of waterproofing membranes does Termidry use?

Our network of Termidry professionals use Class III liquid waterproofing membranes from various waterproofing membrane manufacturers.

What types of waterproofing applications does Termidry offer?

Termidry provides internal, external and belowground waterproofing applications for all building classifications.

Is Termidry waterproofing guaranteed?

Yes, Termidry’s waterproofing applications are guaranteed by our industry leading Termidry Residential Warranty*, which covers workmanship and waterproofing materials.

In most states of Australia, the term of the warranty covers the builder’s statutory liability period and the warranty does not require ongoing checks or assessment to remain valid.

*Warranty conditions and exclusions apply

Floor Coating

How much does Termishine epoxy flooring cost?

The cost of installing Termishine epoxy flooring will vary based on the size of your floor and the decorative finish you desire. Termishine provides various colours, topcoat finishes and slip ratings that will impact the final price of your epoxy floor.

Where can epoxy flooring be applied?

Termishine applies epoxy flooring to the inside of homes, garages and businesses.

What epoxy flooring finishes does Termishine offer?

Termishine provides solid colour, flake and metallic epoxy floors, with a choice of a matte, satin or high gloss top coat that provides long lasting protection.

Does Termishine install epoxy garage floors?

Yes, Termishine installs epoxy garage floors to provide long lasting protection in your garage. We also provide epoxy flooring for commercial garages.

Can epoxy flooring be used in wet areas?

Yes, epoxy flooring can be used in wet areas such as bathrooms. However, we recommend against applying it in areas where water stands such as shower recesses, as this can cause etching and epoxy separation issues.

 

Does Termishine install epoxy flooring for businesses?

Yes, Termishine installs epoxy flooring for businesses, including commercial kitchens, warehouses and medical offices. Our epoxy floors can include customised slip resistance for additional safety.

Do epoxy floors scratch easily?

Epoxy floors are highly durable and do not scratch easily. However, dragging furniture or heavy items across an epoxy floor can cause visible scratches.

Can you install epoxy flooring over existing concrete?

Yes, it is possible to install epoxy flooring over existing concrete. However, this depends on the condition of the concrete. In most cases, existing concrete can be repaired and then prepared for epoxy flooring to go over the top.

Can you install epoxy flooring over existing tiles?

Yes, it is possible to install epoxy flooring over existing tiles. However, this depends on the condition of the tiles. It’s important to note that pouring epoxy over existing tiles requires grinding to allow the epoxy to adhere to the tiled surface.

Can water get under epoxy flooring?

Yes, it is possible for water to get under epoxy flooring, leading to epoxy separation issues and damage to the substrate.

Whilst epoxy flooring is highly resistant to water and can be used in areas where moisture is present, standing water left for an extended period has the potential to penetrate through any cracks or unsealed areas.

Artificial Turf

Why should I choose Termiturf artificial turf?

Choose to install Termiturf artificial turf to create a wonderfully lush and soft lawn all year round with far less maintenance than a real grass lawn.

Forget about watering, mowing and fertilising your grass all weekend to keep it green and lush. Termiturf’s high quality synthetic lawn allows you to achieve a sensational looking lawn all year round without spending the time, money and energy required to maintain natural turf.

More information about Termiturf.

How wide are Termiturf's artificial grass rolls?

Termiturf artificial grass rolls are available in 4 metre and 2 metre widths.

These sizes reduce the number of joins required to complete the full lawn, providing a more seamless final appearance and natural looking finish.

How is Termiturf artificial grass installed?

Termiturf artificial grass can be installed DIY or by our Termiturf team depending on where you are located in Australia.

Having your lawn professionally installed by one of our accredited installers will include an on-site consultation to take into consideration the design options available and to assess the specific installation requirements of the property.

Download our Termiturf installation guide. 

Can I install artificial grass on bricks or pavers?

Yes, absolutely. Termiturf artificial grass can be installed directly onto most existing bricks, pavement or concrete. However, to get the best result, we strongly recommend having one of our experienced Termitrust installers assist you with the installation.

How long does Termiturf artificial grass last?

The longevity of Termiturf artificial grass depends on a few factors, but when properly maintained, it can last for at least 8-10 years.

How well the artificial lawn was installed and how much traffic the lawn receives are a few of the factors that determine how long artificial grass lasts.

Termiturf artificial lawn comes with a 10-year warranty* that covers premature fading and ripping.

*Terms and conditions apply.

How much does Termiturf artificial grass cost?

The cost of Termiturf artificial grass varies depending on the width and grass style of the roll you select.

Is Termiturf artificial grass UV resistant?

Yes, Termiturf artificial grass is UV resistant.

Our synthetic grass styles are designed and manufactured with superior UV-resistant materials to suit the harsh and hot summers of Australia.

Termiturf artificial lawn comes with a 10-year warranty* that covers premature fading.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Does artificial grass get hot?

Yes, artificial grass can get hot.

At the height of an Australian summer with very high temperatures and after long hours in direct sunlight, Termiturf artificial grass may become hot.

Even in the hottest conditions, Termiturf artificial turf will not dry out or die like real grass and unlike with paving, artificial grass does not retain heat and cools down very quickly once in shadow.

Is artificial grass suitable for children to play on?

Yes, artificial grass is suitable for children to play on and many of our Termiturf installations are at schools and playgrounds.

Artificial grass will not get so wet and muddy that it cannot be used and does not develop patches of wear over time like a traditional lawn. Hard to remove grass stains on clothing also become a thing of the past when switching to artificial grass.

Is artificial grass suitable for my pets?

Yes, artificial grass is suitable for pets and provides many benefits over traditional lawns.

Artificial grass eliminates prickles and grass seeds collecting in fur coats. Cleaning up pet mess is just like a traditional lawn and then simply was away anything remaining with a watering can or hose.

Termiturf artificial grass has a durable backing and sealed joins that make it difficult for dogs to dig holes.

Does Termiturf artificial turf have problems with drainage and surface water?

No, Termiturf artificial turf does not have problems with drainage and surface water as the backing of our artificial turf is perforated to allow water to drain.

However, after heavy downpours, there may be some pooling of water, but in most cases, the water will dissipate very quickly once the rain stops. Termiturf dries out rapidly without leaving puddles or mud unlike with real grass.

Can artificial turf be installed near a pool?

Yes, Termiturf artificial turf can be installed near pools. It is also suitable near spas, ponds and other bodies of water.

Many of our customers choose to install artificial turf around their pools, as they do not have to worry about grass clippings going into the pool and pool filter.

Termiturf artificial turf has been tested against prolonged exposure to chlorinated pool water with no observation of fading or discolouration.

What ongoing maintenance does Termiturf artificial turf require?

Termiturf artificial turf does require some ongoing maintenance to keep it fresh and fantastic, but not near the amount needed for a real lawn.

Just like with a real lawn, leaves, dead flowers, sticks and other items can be easily removed by hand, with a leaf rake or a blower-vac. We recommend occasionally brushing or brooming your synthetic lawn to help keep the blades upright and feeling soft.

For more information, download our Termiturf care and maintenance guide. 

Are weeds a problem with artificial grass?

No, weeds are not really a big problem with artificial grass and they occur less often than weeds that appear between paving.

Some weeds may seed in the infill sand used on Termiturf artificial lawn, but these can be simply removed by raking or just pulling them out by hand.

Is it safe to use a BBQ on artificial lawn?

Yes, it is safe to use a BBQ on an artificial lawn, but we highly recommend that you do not leave your barbeque permanently on your artificial grass without some form of solid base.

Fat overspray and drips from your barbeque have the potential to leave hard to remove or permanent staining to your Termiturf artificial lawn.

What happens if I spill something on my artificial lawn?

If you spill something on your artificial lawn, it is best to remove the spillage as soon as possible to avoid permanent staining.

Beer, wine, juices and soft drinks are not a major problem for artificial lawns and can be easily wiped or hosed off with cold water or warm soapy water if the stain persists.

If liquids such as acid are spilt on Termiturf artificial lawn, permanent damage can occur. A new piece of artificial turf can be installed to replace an affected section that has permanent damage.

What if I need to access pipes or cables beneath my artificial lawn?

In the event that you need to access pipes or cables beneath your artificial lawn, Termiturf artificial lawn can simply be cut and rolled back. It can be easily sealed and pegged back into place once the required work has been completed.

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