Perkins Exterminators are a family business who have provided advanced termite control and management to Melbourne homes and businesses for over 40 years. For the health and safety of your family or work team, ensure you identify any potential pest problems and manage them before they cause long term damage. For effective management of termites, call Perkins Exterminators on 1300 884 088.

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    About termites

    Termites are a destructive and rapidly multiplying social insect that are found in a variety of locations. They feed on cellulose- a food source found in timbers, retaining walls, cardboard, papers, garden mulch and more. Termites have the ability to survive in extremely humid conditions and thrive in 24 to 30-degree temperatures.

    Termites operate by forming colonies in a location with consistent climate conditions. These colonies are most commonly formed underground and have fine mud tunnels that branch off the colony, leading the termites to their food source. Termites are often referred to as white ants, however this is incorrect terminology as there is no such insect.

    What are the Signs of Termites in a Home or Business?

      Termite damage often leads to costly repair or replacement and presents dangerous conditions when the structural integrity of a property is compromised. While it is important that owners perform regular checks for these signs, Perkins Exterminators encourages professional inspection to identify subtle signs where physical damage is not yet obvious.

        There are various signs that indicate there are termites present in a dwelling. These include:


        Timber floors squeaking or giving way under foot.


        Doors not closing properly due to a damaged door jam.


        Buckling timber floors.


        Trees hollowed.


        Water like damage to internal or external paint.


        Timber appearing damaged, splintering or flaky.


        Small, pin-like holes in plaster.


        Plaster may also appear discoloured or droop.

        How to Control and Manage Termites

        Annual termite inspections are recommended for all dwellings to prevent, identify and manage termites and their inevitable damage.

        When Perkins Exterminators is treating a property with termites, they perform a number of modern techniques. These include soil management, chemical treatments, termite baiting systems, physical protections and reticulation systems. When you work with Perkins Exterminators, you can trust that you will receive a quality service, relevant to your requirements and at an affordable price.

        If you believe your property exhibits the signs of a termite infestation, you should contact Perkins Exterminators and ensure a thorough inspection and treatment is conducted for long term pest management.

        Contact Perkins Exterminators

        Perkins Exterminators have an experienced and friendly team with the capacity to complete domestic inspections and large scale commercial contracts. They work with schools, industrial sites, government facilities, workplaces and families to achieve their customer’s best outcome. For more information on termites or to book an inspection or extermination, contact Perkins Exterminators on 1300 884 088.