Today I visited the home of a family who had recently been devastated to find out their roof was infested with white ants. They’d noticed a few suspicious creatures and fearing the worst, chased up pest control experts in Mornington with desperation.

Sometimes part of the job involves counselling, people are often really upset to learn their house is affected by termites. But it doesn’t always spell disaster, especially if you get onto it nice and quick with a  company that specialised in termite inspections. Mornington is like anywhere else, termites can be found in every 1 in 4 homes-so,  knowing how likely it is to draw the short straw, this puts a lot of homeowners on edge.

I arrived at this home first thing in the morning after a distress call from the home owner, Andrea. They had bought the house almost ten years ago and until now, never noticed the telltale signs of termites in their roof.

I helped Andrea because that’s what I do, and I understand her grief. She was worried that it would get bad very quickly, and she was right to worry, because that’s how termites roll. The treatment I applied, however, will continue to work for ten years if the family keep an eye out and follow all the instructions. I like that in my job I can reassure people and help them manage the damage in a trusted way.

I’ve visited some truly devastated homes over the years during my career as a termite control expert. Fighting them off takes a lot of good strategy and state of the art equipment – we even use thermal imaging to detect termite activity these days. Sometimes the damage truly takes your breath away, these things are tiny and look innocent enough but their strength is in numbers and I can tell you where there is one, there are many, many more. No one deserves that. I’m glad I can help.

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