Pest Control Service

When you need effective domestic pest control services in the Melbourne CBD and local suburbs, or even in regional Victoria, trust the experienced professionals at RIP Termite & Pest Control Services to deliver. With offices in Melbourne, Briar Hill, Forest Hill, Dromana, Croydon and Mulgrave our pest control specialists are able to provide services of the highest standard to tens and thousands of homeowners and renters across the state. For more than 20 years RIP Termite & pest Control Services has led the way in pest control services, acquiring a wealth of experience and expertise that puts us well ahead of our competitors.

RIP Termite & Pest Control Services offers an extensive range of pest control services for the home owner. Our service includes inspecting and managing of:

Termites

Termite control is a speciality of RIP Termite & Pest Control Services. They are a serious economic pest in Melbourne and Victorian towns and pose a high risk to many homes, especially where gum trees are close by – within 100 to 200 metre radius of the building.

We offer an 8 year Warranty and $2 Million Assurance Warranty on Termite Treatments by utilising Australia’s ultimate and unparalleled chemical Termidor, all over Melbourne and Victorian areas.

Cockroaches

This disease carrying pest can pose a major risk to the health and safety of you and your family if an infestation goes untreated. Cockroaches typically hide during the day and come out at night, so if you see them in large numbers in your home during the daylight you have a problem. The RIP Termite & Pest Control Services domestic pest control team uses a number of measures to free your home of cockroaches; methods include gels, traps, baits and liquid insecticidal sprays. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation of your property, first and most importantly to attack the problem at the source.

Wasps

In Melbourne and throughout Victoria you’re likely to come across two different types of wasps; the European and the Paper wasp. The European wasp is the more dangerous of the two, with a sting that can be incredibly painful and even deadly for children, the elderly and the unwell. Paper wasps, while less lethal, can still show aggression. Removing either species of wasp from your property should be left to the pest control professionals at RIP. Without the proper protective equipment and detailed knowledge of wasp nest removal procedures, you could antagonise the colony to swarm and attack as a group, which could potentially be lethal.

Bees

Many people are allergic to bee stings; for some they can even be lethal, so the construction of a bee hive that houses a colony on a person’s home may be cause for concern. RIP Termite & Pest Control Services recommends that you don’t remove a bee hive if you’re not in possession of appropriate protective equipment or the expert knowledge of how to do it safely, as they could potentially swarm and attack as a group. We suggest calling our fully trained pest control experts to eradicate your bee problem quickly and safely.

Spiders

With so many different species of spiders in Victoria – some lethal, others not – it’s wise to not try and remove nests or remove off an infestation without knowing precisely what you’re dealing with and having the right protective gear for your own safety. We suggest calling RIP Termite & Pest Control Services to take care of the matter for you. Our pest control team has the knowledge and experience to correctly identify the spider, locate its primary ‘home’ and deal with the problem with the utmost safety.

Rodents

Rats and mice are immediately attracted towards any environment where they’re likely to find food scraps, so a family home is a logical choice. They are unsanitary pests, carrying any number of serious diseases and can pose a serious health risk to you and your family. Rodents, especially rats, are also capable of causing damage to your home, chewing through electrical wiring and even wooden structural beams. RIP Termite & Pest Control Services can implement a number of measures to safely eliminate your property of rats, mice or both. We only use the best and latest rodent baits available.

Ants

There are numerous different species of ants commonly found in Melbourne and throughout Regional Victoria, including the White Footed House Ant, the Odorous House Ant, the Carpenter Ant and the Bulldog Ant (also known as Bull Ant) among several others. They are more than prepared to travel long distances for food and won’t necessarily be more attracted by properties that are clean or tidy than others. When you contact a pest control company like RIP Termite & Pest Control Services to manage your ant removal requirements, they must properly identify the species in order to approach the removal process in the most suitable way, which requires training and expertise. This identification is important because we use different processes for internal and external ant control, with a range of different methods available to target different ant species.

Fleas

This parasitic pest thrives on the warm blood of humans, dogs and cats, making it a common foe of family homes in Melbourne and throughout Victoria. Like bed bugs, when a flea bites it releases an anti-coagulant into your bloodstream which prevents blood from clotting. This makes it easier for the flea to continue feeding on you. Also, the bite itself can be highly irritating and may cause infection. Fleas commonly enter the home via the family pet and get deposited in the carpet before transferring to the nearest human body. If you require the pest control services of RIP Termite & Pest Control Services to eradicate fleas from your home, we suggest giving all carpeted and timber floors a thorough vacuum before commencing treatment at your home. De-flea pets prior to treatment is mandatory.

OTHER PEST CONTROL SERVICES:

An excellent track record in pest control services across Victoria

RIP Termite & Pest Control services a wide variety of metropolitan and regional areas across Victoria, including:

  • Melbourne
  • Endeavour Hills
  • Drouin
  • Ferntree Gully
  • Warragul
  • Eltham
  • Moe
  • Greensborough
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Frankston
  • Warrandyte
  • Croydon
  • Ringwood
  • Wantirna
  • Lilydale
  • Seaford
  • Mooroolbark
  • Dromana
  • Dandenong

to name a few. Contact our free staff to see if we serve your area.

Our various accreditations include:

When looking for Reliability, Innovation & Protection look no further than RIP Termite & Pest Control Services the TRUE TERMITE EXPERTS.

If you would like to eliminate your domestic space of unwanted houseguests, and receive practical, detailed and honest advice on how to prevent them from returning, speak to an experienced pest control specialist at RIP Termite & Pest Control Services in Melbourne today.

FAQs
If you’re termite question not on this page, please call 1300 371 708 and speak with one of our friendly staff to assist you further.

5 TERMITE SIGNS TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR HOME

Found throughout Melbourne & Regional Victoria, termites are a national problem. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 Melbourne homes will have termites. Protecting your home before signs of termites arise is one of the best ways to save money and keep your family safe when it comes to these destructive insects.

Termites that have been nesting in your home for years can cause thousands of dollars in damage. This type of damage is not usually covered by home insurance.

Be proactive about preventing termite damage by searching for termite signs in your home on a periodic basis and maintaining a termite protection plan by RIP Termite & Pest Control Services. This helps remove any concerns of having to repair new termite damage in your home.

Three signs of termite activity below:

1. BLISTERS IN FLOORING

These areas or blisters can indicate termites feeding within or below. Subterranean termites can cause damage to the subfloor, which can make your wood flooring appear as if it has water damage.

2. HOLLOWED OR DAMAGED WOOD

Wood damage can be found below and behind surfaces like walls, floors and more. This can be caused by termites chewing through wood in search of cellulose, leaving behind grooves. Over time, these grooves weaken the wood and create structural damage. Hollowed wood usually inside looks like a honeycomb and sounds empty on the inside.

3. EVIDENCE OF SWARMS

Discarded termite wings can be found near closed windows, doors and other home-access points. This is caused when termites (Alates) swarm out of their nest to mate and find a place start a new colony. When they land, termites intentionally twist their wings off because they will never need them again. Termite wings are all the same size.

4. MUD TUBES

Mud tubes can be found wherever the ground meets your house or any other possible food source like a tree or shed. This is because subterranean termites nest underground and forage up to their food source, which is often a house structure. These termites require certain temperature and humidity levels to survive. Their tunnels help block out cool, dry air, effectively turning your home into an environment where they can thrive. It also helps to protect the termites from their main predator, the Black Ant.

5. DRYWOOD TERMITE DROPPINGS

Drywood termites nest inside of wood. While tunnelling and eating the wood they’re infesting, they create galleries that they like to keep clean. To keep them clean, they create kick out holes where they remove their excrement. Since drywood termites eat wood, their excrement is wood, which essentially creates mounds of pellets. These mounds of pellets, resembling sawdust or coffee grounds, may indicate the presence of drywood termites.

Unfortunately, even if you don’t see signs of termites, that doesn’t mean they’re not there. Termite damage can go unnoticed for a while, and by the time damage is noticed, significant structural damage may already be done. That’s why it’s best to be proactive when it comes to termite control. Help protect your home by contacting RIP Termite & Pest Control Services on 1300 371 708 today to schedule your termite inspection.

Yes, termites are also known as white ants, the term “termites” is more precise. RIP Termite & Pest Control Services white ant treatment is therefore exactly the same as our termite treatments. Have a look at our about termites page for more information.

DIY termite treatment is a very bad idea, as identifying the termites is a very important step towards successfully treating termites. Disrupting termites could mean that they move and attack another area of your home. Our RIP Termite & Pest Control specialists have the experience and skill to eradicate your termite infestation.

RIP’s termite control technicians are equipped with devices which can not only see termites, but can hear termites. The latest equipment is accessible to all our technicians and has moisture meters, knocking rod, FLIR C3 Thermal Imaging so the termites have very little chance of remaining undetected.

You can reduce the risk yourself by obtaining expert advice. Call RIP Termite & Pest Control Services, the termite specialist and request a free advice. You will be advised to have some kind of ‘protective’ treatment, but you will also be given advice about how your home can be re-arranged in order to reduce the risk. This can really make a difference.

Typically, in an average home in Melbourne, we find the following ‘conducive conditions’ which, if attended to, will reduce the risk of termite infestation:

Lowering the ground level around the walls of your home

A high ground level increases the termite risk. You should step UP into your home. For homes on slabs, this usually means that the slab edge is just covered but the weep holes are exposed. For homes on stumps, this means that the air vents are not covered and the sub-floor can get ventilation.

Don’t use red gum sleepers for retaining walls

Sleeper retaining walls provide nesting conditions ideal for termites. If you have retaining wall metres from your home, you should think about removing it.

Badly chosen building extensions and conversions

High proportions of termite infestation we go to are caused by badly chosen add-ons to buildings. New concrete slabs poured against existing timber floors, and garages converted to living areas.

Never join timber floors with concrete slabs and always confirm your plans to a termite specialist before you build.

Reduce the moisture around your home

Termites need water to maintain the high humidity within the nest in addition to wood. By eliminating these needs, the homeowner can do their part to avert these pests from becoming a problem in their home. Improving drainage and fixing leaky plumbing in order to reduce available soil moisture.

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