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๐ŸŒŸ The moment you have been waiting for ๐ŸŒŸ

Who wants to win a Pest Control Treatment ( Including Rodents ) OR Termite Inspection valued at $220 ๐Ÿญ

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That's it! Winner will be drawn at random on Monday the 3rd of July at 5pm.

Get tagging everyone and Good Luck to you all ๐Ÿคž
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We hope you have all had a great start to the week and we would love to thank you for all you support so far ๐Ÿ‘Œ

To show our appreciation we are excited to announce that we will be running a competition BUT we are going to make you wait until tomorrow to see what is up for grabs ๐Ÿ˜‰

In the meantime feel free to inquire about our services through our website ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Latest update for the termite bait box , after not even a full week the termites have eaten another compete box of bait. Even for myself this is a big surprise how much bait had been eaten in such a small amount of time.
We have re baited the station again and will start our full installation of the termite bait stations next week to ensure this doesnโ€™t happen to these clients again.
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3 weeks ago

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Pest control to the local race track ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ...

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Re - inspected the termites bait box installed last week, the termites have been very busy building more muffing over the box and consuming about 50% of the bait in 7 days which is a very good result in such a short time.

The station has been re baited and we will inspect the station in another weeks time.

Termite baiting is one of the most affective way of eliminating termites from your home, but it can take some time, longer in the cooler months.
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Hereโ€™s is a quick update on how fast termite can take to a bait station, I had to prop the station up with a timber steak and block of wood due to the wall being so soft and over night the termites have started to mud over the timber block. Iโ€™ll have to reinspect this station within a couple of days and re bait it ...

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A client rang with a small patch of mud popping through the wall the size of a 20 cent piece , by the next day when we got there it was the size of a golf ball. Check out how big it really is within the wall using a thermal imaging camera. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ . We use thermal imaging on all termite inspection free of charge. We have now started a termite baiting process to eliminate the termites. ...

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Today we inspected a property that had, had 3 termite inspections in the last 5 years but the inspector never accessed the roof void and said that there was no need because there would be damage visible to the frames of the windows and doors before the roof timbers showed any signs of damage.

Now the client is up for some expensive repairs before the house is put on the market.

Have you had a termite inspection lately?

Does your inspector fully access the roof void where possible?

Give us a call to book you full termite inspection to ensure your roof timber donโ€™t end up like this.
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We have recently taking the big step of employing a new pest technician, as everyone that has a business knows itโ€™s a big step and hard to find someone that ticks all the boxes, but we have got lucky in finding Jason that came highly recommended and when you get messages from your clients like this, it makes you feel proud and gives you a positive outlook for the future of your business, Thank You Jason for your great work today and since you have started with us. ...

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Started the cleaning and proofing process at the stables to prevent future pigeons moving in and making a mess like the last lot of birds. With over a 120 pigeons removed in the last 2 weeks our pleased clients are definitely noticing a difference ...

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During a pre purchase building and pest inspection we discovered high moisture to the back of the shower, in this case we recommend an invasive inspection to inspect the internal area of the wall to determine if the moisture reading if from a leak , termites or both. We do this by cutting a piece out of the wall and installing a vent in the wall after we have approval from the home owner. In this case we found that the shower screen fixings had perorated the water proofing. This would be a simple fix and the having the vent will allow the wall to dry out and the area can easily be inspected and once it has dried out and no leakage detected the vent can be removed and hole repaired ...

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Pigeon update , we have successfully removed over 60 pigeons since setting out our trap just over a week ago and have now move our traps inside the stables to the next area of the building. We can now get the exterior of the building cleaned up and start some proofing to prevent new birds roosting in the areas we have cleared the birds out of. ...

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This week we started a new unit complex in Ashmore of 22 new units being built. Using Kordon termite system we first wrap the plumbing and electrical pipes that will penetrate the concrete slab the after the slab is poured we install a perimeter sheeting that will sit beneath the frame. This system will prevent termites acessing the buildings from underneath sneaking up the joins between the pipes and concrete slab and stop them entering the buildings from the sides. We will also install a cold joint sheet before the pathways are installed, which we will show as we progress through the job. If you are building or renovating give us a call to see how we can help protect you build. ...

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Pigeon trapping and removal program underway this week at a local horse stable, establishing a feeding pattern has been difficult due to to amount of food source around but after setting the traps on Saturday we had a good result for the first day. Pigeons create a mess and can cause health issues. If you have pigeons problems or know some that does get them to give us a call so we can see how we can help them, we cover everything from trapping and removing to prevention, proofing and wash downs. ...

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This is a wasp nest out the outside of a window looking from the inside ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ...

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3 months ago

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So here it is the big surprise / surprises !! ๐ŸŽ‰

Firstly we would like to welcome Jason Hall to Hornet Pest Management, Jason comes to us with 8 years of experience in the Pest industry and was highly recommended by his peers when we where looking for an experienced technician. Jason in accredited in all areas of our industry and will be a very valuable member of our growing team.

Secondly we have taken over Allied Home Inspections a company that Hornet Pest Management has worked with for years conducting building and Pest Inspections throughout the Gold Coast for clients purchasing there new home, we offer full service from booking in the agent right through to complete same day reports and after inspection help to ensure your biggest investment is structurally sound and termite free to arranging quotes for any problems that may have come up during the Inspections.

We also still offer all our usual services including general pest control treatments and termite Management.

Keep an eye on our new web sites and Facebook pages for all our services and specials and our new combined logos coming soon.

www.hornetpest.com.au
www.alliedhomeinspections.com.au

If you or anybody you know is purchasing a house or requires any pest control services please get them to check us out.
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Exciting new things coming to Hornet Pest Management in the coming weeks stay tuned ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ...

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The young Hornets Oztag team with the bronze medal after a good season ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ thanks to all the parents for bringing the kids every week, see you all next season ...

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Inspected a property today that hasnโ€™t ever had an inspection, the property was 25 years old and was one owner who unfortunately passed away and the estate was selling the property, extensive termite damage was found in the roof void of the property. Regular inspection would have prevent 10s of thousands of dollars worth of damage. The estate will have to have expense repairs carried out before the house can go back on the market. Access to the entire roof was not available due to safety reasons ...

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Inspected a property in Tallai today and found a large termite nest in the wall using the thermal imaging camera. Inserted a screw driver into the wall and termites jumped straight on and then started to protect the opening. Have you had an inspection lately ? This sort of infestation can be prevented with regular inspection and termite management. ...

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2 termite bait stations inspection at a property in Benowa today on either side of the property full of termites. Termite baiting systems do work. Bait has now been added and all stations at the property will be monitored at least every 4 weeks until the termites have been eliminated. ...

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So many worried customers ringing and sending pictures today regarding termites that have been found in and around the house overnight and this morning. Hereโ€™s a quick explanation.

When Do Termites Fly?

Usually in the spring, summer and periods of humidity. You may have witnessed swarms of winged termites, especially when the ambient air temperatures start to rise. This change in temperature triggers the winged termites to emerge from their nest (within some form of timber) to embark on a nuptial flight.

What is the point of flying termites?

It basically signals the start of a new termite colony. Swarming is the means by which sexually mature termites with wings leave their nest due to overcrowding or lack of sufficient food.
Both male and female winged termites (or alates, to give them their technical name) will take flight and essentially procreate mid-air, before then falling back down to the ground. The now impregnated female has the role of finding a suitable location in which to start a new termite colony as the Queen.

In some species the male might die shortly after this nuptial flight, and in others they will survive to become the King in the new colony (alongside the Queen of course).

Have you ever found discarded wings by a window?

Once back on solid ground, the female of the species discards her wings and looks for suitable wood to attack and build her nest in.
In the case of Drywood termites, this could be timber within your roof โ€“ this is where the potential damage beginsรขโ‚ฌยฆ..and can continue unnoticed for months and even years!

In the case of Subterranean termites, once back on the ground, they will dig into the soil to start new colonies underground.

How To Reduce the Risk from Termite Swarms

Built-up moisture in wood resulting from damaged timber or timber with ground contact on your property can potentially attract termites. Regular inspection of your home has to be a key activity to protection against a termite infestation.

Actions to keep your home safe:

Book a full termite inspection with us today
Keep mulch away from the foundations of your home
Regularly check the outside and subfloor areas of your home for mud tubes and damaged wood โ€“ common symptoms of a termite infestation
Practice good housekeeping and maintenance โ€“ repair any damaged soffits, roof tiles, or fascias
Keep basements, attics and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry
Prevent the accumulation of water โ€“ ensure downpipes and gutters are working well to divert rainwater away from your house
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Today we inspected the property of a high profile client, the building itself was mostly block and no problems where found throughout the interior. It wasnโ€™t until we got deep down under the building when the problems where found. Often builders will not remove form work when building a property and this is what can attract termite activity and start an infestation. Always have your builders remove these timber once they have finished construction. ...

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A few pictures from the 2017 Flat head classic that we fished in as a team . Thanks to our sponsors as well , AIC Panel beating services, Signmakers Gold Coast, The paint depot and Beds R Us ...

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We often report on cladding in contact with the ground can allow undetected termite entry, this house has had the subfloor/ patio inclosed with cladding and this is the end result. ...

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This year Hornet Pest Management was nominated for Pest Manager of the year. Which I kept a little quite, we didn't win but it's still nice to get some recognition in such a large and competitive industry. ...

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Pre con job over at tipplers , today and a sneaky bit of fishing ...

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Hornet Pest management will have a team fishing in the 2017 Gold Coast Flat head classic, which is a 3 day fishing competition. we have been working hard preparing the boat for next month and have a few sponsors on board. Check out our team shirts and stay tuned to see the boat once it's painted and wrapped. Thanks to AIC Panel beating services, Signmakers Gold Coast and The Paint Depot. ...

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Today we were called out to a property in ashmore were a builder was hired to install new cupboards in the dinning room. During installation he discovered a small amount of termite mudding and stopped he installation. After we carried out a full inspection of the property we found termite damage and tracking under the carpet in the lounge room and a lot of damage above this area to the hard wood roof frame. The client had never had an inspection in 19 years of owning the property. We will now install a full termite barrier to prevent future attack and arrange for the builder to do further investigation and costing of the damage repairs which could go into the thousands. ...

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Update on the pigeon program ! 7 pigeons on the 2nd visit after a few days of establishing a feeding program. A great result so far. Only a couple more pigeons to be removed then we will have the site cleaned and start the proofing process to prevent new birds moving in. ...

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Pigeon trapping program underway in Labrador to remove pigeons from shops and cafes ...

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Carrying out a fire ant control and prevention treatment for a large commercial firm ...

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Sneak peak at a magazine and flyer promotion we will be doing in the next week or 2. ...

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Check out our article in the latest pest manager magazine ...

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Termites were found in a subfloor this week at a property, after further investigation and a bit of invasive work major damage was found under the entry way of the property. ...

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Got the new car sign written today. By Signmakers @ Arundel ! Awesome job guys Thank you ! Highly recommended!! ...

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This is why you shouldn't store your unwanted stuff under your house. It's the perfect attractant for termites.!! ...

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This is a real problem ! ...

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My customers love me , home made chicken avo salad, corn and a mango for lunch . ๐Ÿ˜€ ...

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Another satisfied customer after we supplied a building and pest report for a property they where looking at purchasing. ...

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Our new web site is almost ready !! Stay tune, you can also follow us on instagram ...

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Happy Easter! Hope you all enjoy the break ...

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Another method of termite baiting, using a bait bag, very good for subfloors and inside wall cavities where you can't bolt a bait box on. You can see the mudding around the front of the bait bag ...

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2nd follow up inspection at Gilston and termites have been eliminated and the coastal brown ants have moved in removing the dead bodies and leaving the heads behind ...

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