This last week on social media facebook there have been a large amount of unhappy clients regarding termite management and services provided. The one which stands out to myself is a property in Murwillumbah where the previous pest company managing the site has had problems in getting a "Control" of termites on site and inside the dwelling.
As my default free site consultation stands asking for documents on previous works, Inspections and Treatments to see what has been happening and how we can assist.
The first thing noticed is prices of Inspections and treatments, as a business owner we all have our running costs and prices however looking at the documents for inspections this instance the price is considerably cheaper than our price and knowing how long the site inspection takes due to the build and site pressure from termites it stands out that the site has not been thoroughly inspected and the costing of running a professional business hourly ratio and quality of workmanship slips thus making the dwelling and property in danger of having termites on site costing the owner more in unwanted costly treatments and damages not covered by their warranty or insurances.
An example of what we found was:
1: Termite mound at rear of property, microtermes not treated as they are a grass fed termite.
2: Baiting in subfloor not installed correctly to encourage termites into bait box, no entry point?
3: Termite Stations on site not serviced correctly, no timbers or have not been looked and the use of combinations of treatments inside the station, foaming termites in station, not to mention the price of which the client was charged.
After our site Termite Inspection i quickly found the problem areas and entry point active areas and gave a proposal to set up and protect an area using drill and inject with Termidor HE and on injecting came out coptotermes from the hole where suspected termites were.
This blog is not intended to defimate any pest company but show you of treatment and methods we have been successful with, if you wish to have a free site consultation please contact us via our website and email your details to email@example.com
The Market to buy a property is ever present on the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and Northern Rivers and the sale of the property all relies on the Building and Pest Inspection and the Inspector or Inspectors which carry out the The Inspection.
Termites are becoming more visually active everywhere and i would like to share some information i have noticed in the last 4 years of Termite and Pest Management Rentals and Sold Properties. Most Properties i have been call to by real estate agents which have their usual prefered pest company have not picked up on general pest management regarding conducive conditions or general pest management for ants, cockroach, spider and rodent.
Real estates are specialists at property dwelling sales rentals and i believe have the best interest of selling the property and renting properties, taking care of the vendor and purchaser however at the end of the day the are running a business and income is their main target and how many properties they must sell to keep up with the ever growing real estate business.
Most Conveyancers and Solicitors have their usual recommended building and pest companies they have been using for some time and that's great but in all our inspections we have been called to after a another firm has been through the hit rate which i have found live termites or picked up on more conducive conditions are are quite high.
As a Termite and Pest Specialist and former certified Landscaper my profession and responsibility is to service a property and take tare of the client regarding Termite and Pest Management and especially when it comes to a pre purchase timber pest inspection AS4349.3-2010 i work for the purchaser going over the entire site looking for possible future threats from timber pest and offer solutions and treatments on the day if any activity has been found. My Standard equipment i use on every property is or Flir C2 Thermal Camera, Our Termatrac Termite Detection Radar, Remote Thermal Sensor and Moisture Sensor, Moisture Meter, Dongle for Tapping every bit of timber.
The goal i have is to manage termite and pest activity from the time a pre purchase pest inspection is carried out to the day the people move out of that property and still maintain that property for the next family and minimise termite activity on the Tweed Coast, Gold Coast and Northern Rivers.
This Blog is not aimed to oppose any defamation to any business but to give some informed based on actual works i have come across, we are only human and in my point of view i may do things more differently or more thorough running my own business as an Independent.
Thankyou for reading this blog and ramblings.
I would like to touch on unsatisfactory service regarding the maintenance and upkeep on termite stations in body corp & strata complexes on the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads & Northern Rivers.
If you are a building or site manager & have a Professional pest business maintaining termite inspections, pest control or termite monitoring with EXTERRA, NEMESIS or SENTRICON i would like to focus on every site we have attended and submitted a free proposal 90% of sites are not up to ZONE PEST standards inspecting and maintaining the site and termite stations.
Why is the service and maintenance not up to standard? In our professional opinion it is either a cheap proposal trying to outbid the other company to win the contract thinking they can onsell other services from their professional pest company not allocating time and materials for a 12 month period maintaining a site correctly or having a "Technician" employed by a franchise or large firm carry out the contract and not the person actually quoting the site and doing the works.
A pest company must come to site and service the stations between the manufactures guidelines and service correctly to get full quality of service making the product work to its maximum, this includes replacing timbers when required and bait live termite activity when found with a 3 weekly inspect and monitor program until colony has been eliminated.
All this takes time and is a unforeseen cost, however if the quotation and proposal has been done correctly the serving costs have been allocated to the site and thus the service to you and the site is visually outstanding with reassurance any termites both on site and any concealed entry is greatly reduced just by seeing the service you should be paying for.
All we recommend is to change your mindset and have a 12 month program with Zone Pest so that you can see what we offer.
Call for your free site consultation today on 0424 172 292
Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspections Tweed Coast, Northern Rivers and Gold Coast for Auctions or purchasing of properties.
There are a variety of charges by Building and Pest Inspectors and even a single person or to specialists and guidelines as to what type of inspector or inspection you are contracting to the recommended Professional by the Solicitor,Real Estate or Conveyancer.
Zone Pest Will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours on any property using all the equipment which assists in finding concealed termite and water damages, Thermal Camera and Termatrac are at no extra cost.
The Minority of our purchasers which have called that spend a small amount or as minimal as possible in costs will unfortunately end up with more concealed concerns.
Zone Pest have been surprised on how many people ask what we are doing on site which most have not seen the detail and non rushed methods which are used when spending a small amount more on the inspection.
We conduct our Inspections by myself the specialist in Pests and are fully insured and licensed Termite and Pest Experts and trusted and selected Builders which will have a vast knowledge of building and repairs will work together and Inspect the property using the latest equipment and spend the time to inspect to a above standard and have a discussion on any concealed areas of concern after the Inspection has been complete.
Zone Pest can also recommend and treat any termite activity found on the day of the inspection as we are fully licenced to carry out this work as some claimed building and pest inspectors are not licenced and thus making me assume the field work and knowledge of types of species of termites and what their behaviour and feeding does on a site.
If you are reading this blog and are a solicitor or conveyancer or Real Estate agent i would recommend to have thought into the future reference as to what type of inspector you wish to recommend as this workmanship will reflect negatively on all in question to the purchasers in the future.
If you Wish to have our Inspections carried out on any site we welcome your call and would be happy to carry out our inspections for you in the future.
Call Matt on 0424 172 292 or visit our website on www.zonepest.com.au
This last week at Zone Pest i have had the pleasure talking to prospective clients regarding their Exterra Termite Management Systems which have been installed around their home and was looking to use an independent like us. As i walked around and gave our free site consultation we both noticed gaps in the placement of up to 5 meters and further, no brown caps and no timber or the incorrect interceptor timbers used and supplied by exterra for their inducted service providers.
unfortunately for one of our clients we have just picked up their home was attacked by termites and some timber had actually been intercepted but no bait was applied resulting in my opinion a large termite nest inside the dwelling.
These systems do work as long as the appointed business is actually managing the system correctly and taking time in inspection the outside and inside to a standard and unfortunately this property in mention in my opinion has not been managed to Zone Pests standard.
My advise to you is ask your appointed termite and pest provider is to ask them to take a picture of the inside stations or video their site visit as this will provide evidence of the quality of workmanship.
All Zone Pests visits will be inspected above most competitors and maintained to the optimal standards that Exterra require so that their systems protect any property correctly.
Call Now and see our difference of the quality of workmanship on 0424 172 292
With this stormy weather and rain we are having the risk of termites, Rodents, Spiders, Cockroaches and Ants entering your home will increase due to the cold change and rain as this will flush pests out from lower areas and make pests move to higher grounds.
Having a professional Pest treatment to your property will protect your home from future infestations and if you are trying to repel pests with natural means will only slightly repel and not control breeding cycles and it is only a matter of time until a call to a professional is needed to control an infestation.
Zone Pest is your local trusted family termite and pest specialist living in the community of Pottsville servicing the Tweed Coast, Northern Rivers and Gold Coast areas using man made pyrethrins which are the safest and most trusted on the market can offer "ECO Friendly".
Pest Professionals are seen as "Exterminators" of pests which is unnecessary in some people's eyes however in most cases of properties which have not been managed by myself the property has been so neglected the pests have actually been more dangerous to the health of the persons on site from the feces and matter from the pests and also the over spraying of chemicals used to get control to the site.
Following is a brief description of some of the identified pests or category of pests and an explanation for designating each as a public health pest:
What is your plans after purchasing your dream home? have you considered a pest management business which you can trust in managing your home and keep your family safe? The reason i have asked these questions are because the majority of properties which have a pre purchase building and pest inspection will either never see a professional termite and pest management business for the majority of the lived in dwelling time frame or have not been informed of the risks of termite attack and the costs of repairs to a home when invaded by termites and never called again until the problem has been found accidentally by a family member. If you have been recommended by a solicitor or conveyancer ask the question "Is this company trusted and will they take care of me in the future ?"
When Zone Pest is contracted to conduct our thorough and unrushed pre purchase timber AS4349.3-2010 inspections along with support from local family owned builders you can be assured you will have full support and trusted works for the future of that site.
For more information contact Matt on 0424172292 or call our office on 02 6676 4648
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Ants, Cockroaches, Spiders, Wasps, Mosquitoes and midges are active now the weather is heating up,
Call Zone Pest for your next Annual Pest Control or Termite Inspection using the latest equipment at no extra charge.
Termatrac T3i Motion Sensor,Thermal and Moisture readings, a tool used for reasuring and accuratley finding and treating termites with minimal invasive damages to your property.
Flir C2 Thermal Camera assists us in finding concealed water damage and termite activity inside walls.
All our Pest Control treatments come with 12 month warranties on residential dwellings on all urban pests including ants, cockroaches,spiders due to our thorough and non rushed methods using the best products on the market.
Call Matt on 0424 172 292 or our office 02 6676 4648
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Are you seeing more activity of Pests in and around your home? Now that the hot days are approaching us we have been seeing butterflies, Moths, Winged Alates and various different type of flying and non flying insects at home and around your gardens.
Having a good eco system doing its part in and around your garden is great but when you are overcome by pests annoying you and your life is frustrating and sometimes dangerous with Ants, mosquito/midgie and wasps biting your family to termites flying in to your home finding a home to start a colony.
This is where Zone Pest can assist you, we recommend an annual pest control treatment to your property for your property treating areas where pests harbourage and inspecting areas around your property for all urban pests including Termites. Having an Independent Company Manage your home from pests you will be receiving the care and professional service you can only get in my opinion by Zone Pest.
My wife Helen and myself have been assisting and Servicing Communities and Families now for over 2 years and every comment that we have had was how thorough and non rushed we have been on site taking time to inspect and treat every area of the property with detail and care for the property with easy to understand knowledge on how to minimise and manage their property and why the pests are there.
At Zone Pest we believe we exceed above the Standards of Professional Services which most Employed or franchised companies provide and will be more than happy to assist you in the future.
Call Matt or Helen on 0424 172 292 or 02 6676 4648 for your next Termite or Pest Service.
The month of October and the Beginning of November i have been seeing flying insects every where and most importantly Winged Termites known as Alates, these winged termites are in search of new harbourages to make a new nest and colony
The most common pest we receive calls for are Ants, Termites, Cockroaches, for most residents around the Murwillumbah and surrounding suburbs it is an issue which most of us do not want to harm insects or creatures keeping the ecosystem happy and balanced however in my professional opinion to pest management for dwellings where we want to keep destructive pests not eating our family home or our investment properties or even spread infestations to neighbouring sites, it is our responsibility or duty of care to think about neighbouring sites for ants or most importantly of all Termites.
I see it every time we conduct pre purchase inspections for the purchaser or more commonly now real estate property managers which have had issues previously with termite activity and don't know how what to do, Having a Professional which experienced and licenced to inspect a property can soften the tenants view to recommend concerning areas to manage and minimise safety issues caused by Termite or timber pests.
If a rental is overgrown and manage to attract termites to a site and not have a termite inspection at least once a year chances are your home will be a buffet to termites and look bad when selling or in a safety point of view a timber deck or step area be weakened by timber pests and fall through and injuring a tenant or contractor or even a visitor so having a professional manage your site will cover this problem.
If you wish to discuss any matters listed in this blog we would be happy to discuss your concerns any time, just call Matt on 0424 172 292 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Having a Termite Management plan or system in place by a professional is essential for the home owner, recommendations to prevent termites or minimise termite activity to a site is your best defence against pests that can destroy a home, the pest professional must have relevant documents of previous termite activity and treatments in electrical meter boxes for future inspections and sales.
Having a brick home or double brick, does not mean termites will not enter a home as you can see.
Call Matt for your next Pre Purchase Inspection or Pre Sale Inspection for a smooth easy sale of your property on 0424172292 or 02 66764648
Today we have the great pleasure of taking care of a body corp property in Hastings Point conducting Visual termite inspections and pest control in 25 dwellings on site.
My findings were a little shocking to see that no sticker of a service to the individual units located in the sink area, no maps of the site, and most of all one of the most largest Termite nests in a roof void i have ever seen and to see this nest of this size indicates it has been there for minimal 1 year to 3 years which brings me to the question would you trust a pest control company that manages your site?
Our recommendation is to look for relevant maps of a site, stickers indicating a pest treatment or termite inspection under the sink, detailed paperwork of where the company has inspected and treated.
If you have not got this you need Zone Pest, Call Matt to make the change and pay for a professional and thorough service from a family independently owned and operated business which is fully insured,licenced and a trusted community member of Pottsville NSW.
0424 172 292
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This past month we have visited surrounding communities offering free advice and consultations regarding termite management with chemical barriers or monitoring systems. In my opinion every pest business has their own standard and work ethic but in most of the site visits there has not been any customer satisfaction or the client has not been given enough understanding on warranties or even the product they have been given or paid for.
For example i have seen mixed installations of bifenthrin over fipronil which is a waste of money due to a fipronil is a non repellant and bifenthrin is a repellant.
Before you get anyone to quote a installation or renewal please consult Zone Pest for a honest and reliable service on 0424 172 292 or 02 6676 4648
I am going to touch base on something i am passionate about and that is workmanship for any trade you contract, whether it's a sparky, carpenter or even lawn and garden, every profession has to have a standard of work ethic and also run and maintain a business.
I know we are all finding it difficult in going forward in life and business but in most cases if you're investing in a new family home or investment property you want to get the best out there and still not hit your back pocket.
I have come across numerous amounts of people buying their home and having a "Pest Company" go through the property inspecting and find no evidence of termites or so they say..., however when i get a call about a month later with a client nearly in tears not knowing what to do when the client has actually found termites and they explain to me they went with another firm recommended by someone and they were in and out of the property tells me the could not have given a care about this person they were inspecting for and were obviously rushing the inspection chasing their tail for financial gain due to being so cheap on the inspection.
My advise to you is look into a "word of mouth" from a local family owned business like ZOne Pest, get real word of mouth and ask a local on the street as well as the real estate, check facebook local communities, it is in your best interest to get a independant that has a reputation and lives in the local town, we don't want a person or family in up to their heads with extensive damage or infestations of the termite and have a bad name about Zone Pest.
Zone Pest is an independent locally owned and operated small business based in Pottsville NSW Australia and is not governed by forced sales by franchisees, we are governed by quality, workmanship, Standards and general honest work ethics to real people and their community.
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This cold weather is causing havoc on our asthma and common colds however there are some issues that can cause these symptoms and it is RATS or Rodents, rodents can cause asthma in people if there are enough in roof voids and even inside your home, their feces cause illness and it is recommended for a professional like ZONE PEST to inspect a property and manage any rodents.
Zone Pest have been living in Pottsville now for over 1 year and already we are pleased to say that locals have been happy to recommend us over larger and well known businesses, Why you may ask? In my opinion it has to be the honest, reliable, thorough and professional approach to proper above and beyond standards of services we provide.
We service Pottsville, Bogangar, Hastings Point, Cabarita Beach and Casuarina to name only a few suburbs that have been in dire need from our services. Zone Pest is fully insured, Licenced to conduct Termite and Pest Management in queensland and new south wales. Before you invest in any Pest Management consider Zone Pest for your new Pest Management Business for you and your family and friends.
Matthew is a family man with 3 beautiful children and an amazing wife to hold the family together managing all family matters including the office based in Pottsville.
If you require genuine and honest work with a very high standard with a friendly approach to you as a person and not a number then call Matt on 0424 172 292, share this blog with friends and family that seem to be in a never ending battle with Termite and Pest issues we can help and help you understand why pests are around your property.
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Zone Pest have had a number of enquiries regarding Termite Management around a dwelling in Tweed and Northern Rivers, on each Free site consultation i have noticed the lack of paperwork and service records given out by the previous Pest Company that attended site to service or install a barrier or monitoring system around the clients dwelling. This could be due to new ownership of a property or just minimal standards given by the previous pest company or rushing the site from a lack of not quoting the site correctly, remember time is money to any company giving a service so if you have accepted the cheapest quote or proposal you will get a cheap and unprofessional service, this is where Zone Pest comes into play and can assist you in re thinking your plan of attack on minimising termites into a dwelling.
What are you getting when a proposal is given? Warranty? Support? Paperwork and Service records?
Zone Pest has a great Termite Inspection,Termite Treatment and Termite Programmed Service that you will be pleasantly surprised on what we offer which is only given by Matthew from Zone Pest, Call 0424172292 to have your free site consultation on the pressure from termites at your property and what you have been missing out on.
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This past week we have had a large number of calls from recommendations on the high standard of work we have been giving, All our work is above standard and that in itself is a standard work practice we offer,
All our Pest Treatments, Pest Inspections, Termite Treatments, Termite barriers and Termite Monitoring all have detailed service records and level of Documented service both for the client and Zone Pest. Call Matt on 0424172292 or visit our website at www.zonepest.com.au
This last couple of months we have been inspecting homes and installing Chemical Barriers using Termidor Chemical and Installing Termite Monitoring systems around dwellings on the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and Northern Rivers. We are pleased to advise that Termidor, Exterra and Sentricon are great products which we use and recommend to our clients and with our site management system that we set up there have been great results with client satisfaction.
Going above the standard that most companies are set by we can give that extra service which in my opinion is the key to a happy client and keeping a client happy.
Call us today before making your decision on your next investment protecting your home from termites on 0424172292
Termites and Termite Management around your home, on our site visits and inspections to properties around the tweed and northern rivers i have been seeing more and more work that in my opinion is disappointing to say the least, i have personally seen what termites can do to families and their family homes and all this can be stopped when appointing a professional to take care of a property.
for instance quotes to manage sites with in ground termite monitoring systems, if you look at it this way and be open to suggestion.. a company inspecting stations any site with an average of 20 stations will take around 45mins then filling out paperwork and checking off the spreadsheet, completing a safety work method and so in a business sense 1 hour to inspect all the stations fill out paperwork and send the worksheet to the owner indicating we have actually checked each area and station report. how much would you think it would cost to do such a job and cover all business expense costs and give a thorough service you deserve?
Call me any time to have a free consultation to your property and let's see if your professional is giving you what is required.
Today's topic is Termite Management and how to minimise Termites to your family home.
This past week we have spoken to several new clients regarding what type of termite protection they should have? In my opinion the very first thing your property needs is regular inspections for the hungry pest between 3, 6 or 12 month intervals and as a Professional Pest Consultant we can manage the property before any barriers or monitoring will be decided, it is the client's decision if they actually want a barrier regarding either chemical or nonchemical, and what we can offer is a free consultation to the property and give honest advice which will minimise the chances of termites into a dwelling giving valuable information with conducive conditions...Why are you getting slugged with so much termite activity???
It may be neighbouring homes or council backing nature reserves??
The above picture is of a property that is currently being rented out and like most rentals are usually neglect or unkept
In ground monitoring stations like Exterra and Sentricon are brilliant ways to actually see the breakdown of termites and their colony giving actual visual fact the queen is being hit and destroyed or drill and inject chemical barriers like Termidor a non repellant or biflex a repellant termiticide which give your home a great chance to assist in the battle of the hungry little destroyers. We do ask you before investing any money in termite management to consult ZONE PEST for a friendly free consultation because in my opinion there are some that want to push a barrier and is not needed.
Call Matt 0424172292
Zone Pest is now licenced and accredited to install KORDON, Kordon comprises polyester webbing containing deltamethrin, a synthetic pyrethroid and laminated between two UV stable low-density polyehylene plastic sheets, so if you are planning on extending a patio,building a timber deck, adding pathways then call Matt on 0424172292 for your Pottsville,Tweed and northern rivers Certified Kordon Installer.
Author Matthew Davids
Termite and Pest Consultants Servicing the Tweed Shire and living in Pottsville NSW