Sunshine Coast pest control & termite management FAQs


What should you do when you find termites?


DON’T PANIC! Instead call Premier1 Pest Control Sunshine Coast today.


If you find termites in your home, it’s important to keep in mind that your home will not immediately fall down!


Cover the termites back over, don’t spray them or take down the wall. Termites like the dark, so by allowing the light to contact them they will run in all directions, making them harder to track and eradicate.


When Premier1 Pest Control arrives on site, the first step will be to identify the species and access the situation for the best way to eradicate them from your home. Once treated, Premier1 will revisit your home 21 days later FREE of charge to confirm the termites have all gone. At that time, it’s sensible to discuss the best way of keeping termites out of your home for good.


How do you know whether you might have termites in your home?


There are several ways the termites might show themselves. Walls may become stained, damp to touch or you might feel a bump in the plaster. You may notice that timber door frames or window frames don’t feel or look quite right.


Other telltale signs that you may have termites in your home include piles of what looks like sawdust on your floors.
Additionally, outside there may be what looks like tree roots running up the bottom part of your house. They could be termite leads.

To be sure, call Premier1 Pest Control Sunshine Coast today!


How can you get termites out of your home and will they come back?


There are a couple of ways of getting the termites out of your home. If they are in your walls, you could spray a foam into the wall cavities.  This would touch the mudding in the walls and therefore the termites will make contact with this and pass it amongst themselves before dying off.


If they are in timber frames etc, you could inject a powder into the timber . The powder travels along the termite workings slowly killing the termites off.


These processes are designed to get the termites out of your home only; they do not constitute a termite barrier.


A termite barrier should definitely be installed once the termites are out of your home.


How safe are the chemicals Premier1 Pest Control uses?


The chemicals used are made from natural products.


Is it necessary to empty all cupboards for pest control treatment?


No. Premier1 doesn’t spray anything in cupboards, instead using a gel that can be put exactly where it needs to go.  It does not come into contact with food and plates etc.


What if it is raining on the day of the booked pest control treatment?


A decision will be made on whether to proceed, based on the treatment required.  Some products can still be used in the rain.


If noises can be heard in the roof, can Premier1 come take a look?


Of  course! It could be as simple as birds scratching on the roof, but it absolutely could be a rodent or a possum.


Get rid of unwanted pests now!


Whether you have an obvious pest problem or you just want to be sure you have no pests, get in touch with Colin at Premier1 for your peace of mind.


For a prompt rodent removal service on the Sunshine Coast, call the rat exterminator at Premier1 Pest Control.
Premier1 employs only fully trained pest control technicians.