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Importance of Using a Licensed Termite Inspector

Posted On: 21/12/23 12:00 AM

We have recently encountered a number of homeowners who used unlicensed building inspectors to inspect their home as part of the purchasing process who missed active Termite infestations.  This is a growing trend where unqualified building inspectors will offer a pest Inspection as a package with Building Inspection, but lack the expertise and are Not […]

Melbourne Termite Hotspots

Posted On: 13/10/20 12:46 PM

As a trusted name in the industry Noah’s Ark Pest Control is often asked for advice regarding Melbourne termite hotspots, specifically if we see termite activity in certain suburbs more than others, and whether certain suburbs are more prone to infestation than others, and the reasons for it. As an industry of termite experts we […]

Termite activity in warmer weather

Posted On: 24/09/20 1:57 AM

Coming into warmer weather Termite activity will increase. Signs of Termite incursion are often hard to detect to the untrained eye. More frequently, especially with Modern construction methods, we are seeing Termites foraging under floating timber flooring. Subtle changes to the timber, such as the ‘ rippling’ effect in some of these images give their […]

Termite Swarming Season Approaches

Posted On: 16/10/19 5:13 AM

We are approaching Termite swarming season, where mature Termite Colonies will release hundreds, sometimes thousands of winged Termites (Alates). It can be confronting to witness these events, especially when they are inadvertently released inside a structure. This phenomena is a key part of the Termite’s Life Cycle and tells us there is a Colony very […]

Do Termites Make Noise?

Posted On: 22/05/19 5:44 AM

Interesting question and yes – they do!  We often hear reports of termite noises sounding like popping or crackling sounds in the wall cavity.  In actual fact often what people hear is termites ‘ talking’ to each other.  The Soldier Termites bang their heads against their tunnels to communicate with other termites in the colony […]

City Councils Don’t Seem to Care About Termites

Posted On: 13/07/17 11:19 PM

We all know it’s tough getting into the Australian property market, with prices skyrocketing and experts claiming that the inner city of Melbourne is practically impossible to buy in for first home buyers. This, combined with large scale gentrification in lower-socio-economic areas such as the inner west, leads to a rapidly snowballing market that will […]

Declared Or Not Declared…That is the Question?

Posted On: 12/01/17 7:22 AM

Emma Mendelsohn, Operations Manager, Noah’s Ark Pest Control (Vice-Chair AEPMA VIC Branch), VIC, Winners Pest Manager of The Year, 2014 is worried that Homebuyers & Renovators are being left unprotected in many high growth inner city Council areas.

In the case of, inner-west a vast majority of our, Termite Treatments are now…

Brick Homes Don’t Attract Termites. Do They?

Posted On: 9/03/16 5:18 AM

Think that living in a brick home exempts you from the risk of termites? Think again! Termite inspection and control are just as important in brick homes as Timber Homes. Even brick homes have Timber components & Termites can enter through tiny cracks in slab or around plumbing penetrations. If you have concrete stumps, this

Flying Termites

Posted On: 7/01/16 3:39 AM

Summer through to March is termite-swarming season. Many people who have not witnessed a termite ‘winged’ swarm will find it quite confronting. Essentially, a termite swarm is caused when a mature termite colony develops reproductive, a little bit like baby termites, that are released with a temporary set of wings, hence many people notice after […]

The Hidden Dangers of Termite Attack

Posted On: 3/03/15 11:23 PM

Dangerous termite mud

Dangerous: Moist termite mud behind a power socket can cause electric shock or potential death. Simon Thornton from Noah’s Ark Pest Control – the Victorian State Winners of ‘Pest Manager of the Year’ for 2014 – has been treating a property in the inner-west of Melbourne for termites. Details of this termite treatment emphasise the…