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Cairns Pest Control Tips – Get 25% off General Pest Spray*

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Cairns Pest Control experts TKO Pest Management are offering 25% off General Pest Sprays for the month of November only! With Summer upon us, now is the time to address issues with Spiders, Cockroaches, Ants, Rodents, Fleas, Ticks, Bedbugs, Silverfish and lice infecting your family home. Our professional team of Pest Control experts can provide effective solutions for all pests to keep you and your family safe from the potential harms of pest infestations. For more information on our General Pest Control services, visit www.Pest-Control-Cairns.com or to book an appointment today and receive 25% off the standard price (November 2015 only),…

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Cairns Pest Control Tips – Be aware of Termite Treatment Options

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In the world of Termite Treatments, there are two primary forms of treatments utilised by Pest Control companies; chemical spray treatments, and baiting systems. There are several reasons that property owners should make an informed decision on which method is most suitable for their circumstances, particularly in the Cairns region. The first method of Chemical Sprays is something that most people identify with when thinking about Termite Treatments. We have all noticed the drill holes (usually every 150-200mm) in the concrete foundations of buildings that we have owned, inspected or visited. Like all termite treatments, Chemical Management Systems utilise toxic chemical…

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Greg from TKO Pest Management - Cairns Pest Control, investigating termite damage in the bathroom of a termite infested Cairns Queenslander

Cairns Termite Control Tips for Property Owners – Internal Termite Damage

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TKO Pest Management | Cairns Termite Control Cairns Termite Control Tips for Property Owners – Internal Termite Damage Greg from TKO Pest Management Cairns, explains how extensive termite damage will often be concealed by internal wall cladding and other visual obstructions. Areas associated with moisture inside your house (bathrooms and other ground-level rooms) can often become home to termite colonies that have breached your buildings external perimeter (read more about termites and structural moisture here). Once the internal wall cladding is removed from buildings containing active termites, it is easy to see the “termite leads” (tunnels made from mud that termites…

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Greg from TKO Pest Management - Cairns Pest Control, showing the impact of areas of moisture in Cairns timber home

Termite Tips for Cairns Property Owners – Moisture

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TKO Pest Management | Cairns Termite Control Cairns Termite Control Tips for Property Owners – Moisture Greg from TKO Pest Management Cairns, explains how areas of ground moisture and structural dampness are a serious hazard where termites are concerned. Beware of areas around your home where there is dampness in the ground level, especially where the ground level has been built up above the floor level (called ‘Bridging’ – read more here). Termites, that are attracted to the moisture, enter directly through the ground level and into any structure (including bricks and block work) before moving onto timber structures (e.g. timber weatherboards)….

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Greg from TKO Pest Management - Cairns Pest Control, explaining the term 'Bridging' in relation to termite inspections

Termite Tips for Cairns Property Owners – Termite Bridging

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TKO Pest Management | Cairns Pest Control Termite Tips for Property Owners – Termite Bridging Greg from TKO Pest Management Cairns, explains how your innocent looking vegetable garden or paved pathway may be inviting termites directly into your Cairns property. An area where we consistently find termites gaining access to buildings is where the ground level around the outside of the building has been built up higher than the internal floor level. These built up areas are referred to as “Bridging” (the bridging of the termite inspection zone), as they act as a bridge that provides termites with direct access…

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Greg from TKO Pest Management - Cairns Pest Control, showing areas of termite damage in Cairns timber home

Termite Tips for Cairns Property Owners – Invisible Damage

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TKO Pest Management | Cairns Pest Control Termite Tips for Property Owners – Invisible Damage Greg from TKO Pest Management Cairns, explains why it is worth having a further inspection of any properties in Cairns that you may be looking to buy, as extensive termite damage can often be invisible to the naked eye. Most of the time, termite damage is invisible until you start doing some tests. We use basic tools to run over timber surfaces. This helps us to listen for differences in the sounds produced by each area of timber. Inside hollow areas of timber, we often…

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Visit TKO Pest Management on Facebook, Google+ & YouTube

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TKO PEST MANAGEMENT | CAIRNS PEST CONTROL Visit TKO Pest Management on Facebook, Google+ & YouTube TKO Pest Management Cairns invites you to engage with us on Facebook, Google+ & YouTube for all the latest industry news, Cairns offers and internet funnies. We look forward to connecting with you and welcome all feedback and comments. Check out our recent upload on Exterra Termite Systems here – www.youtube.com/TKOPestManagementExterra

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Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System

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TKO Pest Management | Cairns Pest Control Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System HOW THE EXTERRA SYSTEM WORKS Step 1 – Ground Installation We install the Exterra in-ground stations on your property where we know termites will be found. The Exterra in-ground Stations contain the termites preferred food source, eucalypt timber interceptors. Step 2 – Under Concrete A special EXTERRA In-concrete Station is used where the property is primarily surrounded by concrete. The EXTERRA in-concrete station has a stainless steel cap that seals flush with the pathway or other concrete surface. Step 3 – Internal Stations If termites have already…

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Regular Termite Inspections

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Australian Standards recommend 6-12 monthly inspections to reduce the risk of subterranean termite attack to properties. Depending on the age and method of construction of your home more frequent inspections may be required. Inspections alone wont stop termites entering your home but will hopefully pick up termite activity early enough to prevent significant termite damage. The only way to prevent termite damage is to have an effective maintained termite management system.
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