January 7, 2019

What Can I Do When Termites Invade My Home?

The eradication and control methods used for termites (white ants) have advanced markedly over the past decade with high rates of success, given that treatment solutions are readily available on the market. However, what you should do if you think you have termites in your home is to call in a local specialist – and if you’re located in the Geelong region, contact Acacia Pest Control service.


This is because, while the treatments are effective, only  professional termite pest managers with the right skills and years of experience know how to properly use the treatment solutions. Our pest manager provide termite and other pest and weed control services in the Geelong region including Surf Coast, Western District, Melbourne, Werribee, Colac, Bellarine Peninsula and Lara.


At Acacia Pest Control, we use the latest tools available to rid your homes and workspaces of termites by using effective treatment solutions.

Due to the wide variety of termites commonly found in the Geelong region, hiring specialists with sound knowledge such as Acacia Pest Control is a must in figuring out how to successfully treat infected areas.


About Termites

About Termites

The thought of termites chewing their way through the structures of your home will be sure to give you nightmares since the damage it can leave behind could cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars for repairs and replacements. To be certain on whether you have a termite infestation in Geelong region, call your local Acacia Pest Control service and arrange an inspection for a possible treatment solution. Other insects are often mistaken for termites but our skilled inspectors have years of experience under their belt to distinguish the two, even from a quick glance. Termites or white ants are quite small, and while they are similar to other ants there are distinct differences.

What do termites look like?

Because they spend their time underground, termites have a white or creamy coloured body and can look almost translucent. Some characteristics of termites include having:

  • Straight antennae
  • A straight, thick waistline
  • At certain times they shed their wings

On the other hand, the various species of ants have a bent antenna, a pinched-in waist, sectioned bodies, and flying ants don’t shed their wings.

Acacia Pest Control’s customers can feel secure in knowing that they are getting the best service available – Our trustworthy reputation stems from our guarantee in providing quality termite exterminating services! With the flexibility to adapt to new technology, we keep on top of-of all the latest termite treatment solutions.

What are the Signs of a Termite Infestation?

Termite Infestation

Termites live on the cellulose fibre found in organic matter like wood, paper and some plants. They’ll chomp their way through this material, which is generally ignored by other animals and insects, and are the signs of termite infestations in your yard and home – though it may vary from case to case. But remember that if you do see any odd signs, it’s always best to call Acacia Pest Control immediately rather than trying to find a solution by yourself.

Signs of an infestation include:

  • Swarms of flying termites in the yard or discarded wings
  • Papery or thin, hollow sound in walls when tapped
  • Termite mud tunnels (they create these to move about and out of the sun)
  • Strange noises in the house at night (it could possibly be termites munching wood)

Even if you only think you have termites, a pest inspection by Acacia Pest Control is recommended. Regular inspections are an ideal way to ensure you keep your home and yard free from termites and other pests, so call us today on 1300 257 774 to book an inspection and a treatment solution if needed. Our fax number is 03 5243 7199 and email:  info@acaciapestcontrol.com.