Jim’s Pest Control Darwin are your termite treatment & termite control experts in Darwin. Our local exterminators will handle all of your problems from inspection to treatment, and finally control.

Termites wreak havoc in thousands of Australian homes every year. Worse, most of the damage they cause isn’t covered by the resident’s house insurance.

For effective control at competitive prices, please call Jim’s now on 131 546.

As licenced termite exterminators, we know how to keep your home protected, and how to provide fast, hard-hitting termite treatment solutions when they’ve already infested your home.

Whatever your situation, we’ve got you covered with our range of leading termite inspection, prevention and treatment systems.

Termite treatment Darwin – why use Jim’s?

Given the damage termites cause, it’s just not worth messing around with sub-standard treatments.

At Jim’s we pride ourselves on being leaders in termite treatment and prevention systems.

We offer a range of different treatment and control options to suit your situation.

Remedial treatment

If you already have termites, we will administer a remedial termite treatment. This can include a combination of:

  • Termite dusts – termites who come into contact with this pesticide dust will bring it back to infect the whole colony
  • Termite baits – which are ingested by termites
  • Termite barriers – which are used as a preventative measure

Preventative termite services

When it comes to termites, prevention is definitely better than cure. If a termite inspection finds that your home is at risk of termites, there are some measures we can take to keep them at bay.

  • Physical barriers – these are materials such as plastics impregnated with termiticides
  • Chemical barriers – these are pesticides that we either drill directly into the soil, or distribute through the soil using a replenishment tubing system
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Termite treatment cost

As one of Australia’s largest pest controllers, we have very competitive termite treatment rates.

We want to make your termite treatment process as straightforward as possible, so we will always come out to give you an accurate quote at no cost to you.

The cost of your termite treatment depends on the types of chemicals and the strength of chemicals you use. Some chemicals cost more but last much longer, while others are a better short-term investment but will need to be replaced sooner.

We will always give you a range of treatment options and costs, so you can choose what works best for you.

Termite inspection

One of the best things you can do to safeguard your home is to get a regular termite inspection. The Australian Standard AS3660 recommends getting an annual termite inspection, even when you have a termite protection system in place. This is because the system may not always stop termites attacking the building if it gets compromised.

At Jim’s we are known for the thoroughness of our termite inspections. The inspection itself takes us over 2 hours, and we will provide you with a full written report with treatment and/or prevention recommendations.

We often go to jobs where previous technicians have skipped inspecting parts of the building, such as the roof voids. We take care to cover all parts of your property, including interior and exterior roof voids, to make sure we don’t miss a thing.

Termite inspection equipment

We have the most up-to-date inspection technology, so we can detect termites in any location or situation. Our equipment includes:

  • Moisture meter – which detects extra moisture in the wood (which can indicate termites)
  • Thermal imaging – which detects thermal variations from termite activity
  • Borescope – which takes pictures of active termites in timber
  • Sounding – which tests the integrity of the wood
  • Listening equipment – which detects termite moving
  • Termatrac T3i – which detects moisture, movement, and thermal variations all in one

Termite inspection report

When we come and inspect your home, we will provide you with a full written report.

If we’ve detected termites, we will include details of where, and provide you with range of treatment options and future prevention recommendations.

If we don’t find termites, we will flag any areas that might be at risk of termite infestation, and recommend any preventative steps you should take.

Pre-purchase inspections

If you are buying a house, you have all the more reason to check for termites. Our pre-purchase inspection, also known as a timber pest inspection, is also an extensive inspection with a detailed report.

Termite inspection cost

Like all our pest control services, we have some of the best termite inspection prices in Australia.

It’s easy to get an accurate termite inspection quote. Simply call us on 131 546 or enquire online, and we’ll get back to you within a matter of hours.

Termite barrier

A termite barrier is the most effective way to keep termites at bay. There are two main types of barriers:

  • Physical barriers are materials such as plastics impregnated with termiticides
  • Chemical barriers involve injecting pesticides directly into the soil, or distributing pesticides around the building with a replenishment tubing system
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Exterminate & Control Termites FAQs

What attracts termites to a house?

Timber structures inside your home are often regarded as the main attractant for termites. However there are many other conditions just as conducive. Moisture created by inadequate roof flashing or leaking taps in bathrooms and kitchens are also a major factor. You also need to think of factors outside of your home. Items stacked against exterior walls, or trees touching the structure can attract termites and provide a highway straight into your home.

Do termites come back after treatment?

There is always a risk that termites may return after a treatment. This is why its important that your treatment is done by a competent qualified pest technician. Termite treatments can take time and are very rarely fixed in a matter of hours. Heavy infestations can take months of baiting and inspections to make sure that the treatment has effectively wiped out the colony and that there is minimal chance of re-infestation.

How often should you spray for termites?

Unfortunately there is no simple answer when it comes to the regularity of termite sprays. As a minimum it is recommended that you have your home and property inspected annually by a qualified timber pest technician. Low risk homes with a complete termite barrier installed may not need any additional sprays for years. However homes and yards prone to termite activity may require yard treatments every few months.

How many years does a termite treatment last?

How long a termite treatment lasts is usually dependent on the type of chemical used. Some chemicals will only stay active in the soil for two years, while others can last up to ten years. The price of these chemicals will also vary greatly, so its important to understand what you’re paying for. It is always strongly advised to speak to a professional who can explain the effectiveness and limitations involved with these chemicals.

Is termite damage covered by insurance in Australia?

Unfortunately home insurance does not cover damage done by termites. Insurers will deem termites as a preventable issue, as they do any possible insect damage. Most insurance polices will only offer cover for events that are regarded as sudden and unforeseeable. However reputable pest companies will offer timber warranties and free service periods on any complete termite barrier installed around your home.