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Did you know what our services are? We offer combined building and pest inspections. Pre-purchase, pre-sale & pre-auction building & pest inspections. We also offer handover inspections for new homes, termite Inspections and pest control! If you need any of these services, get in contact on 1300 884 204 or 0487 088 000 ๐Ÿฆ— ...

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Our pest inspector has over 20 years hands on experience installing termite systems and undertaking termite control. We have undertaken 1000โ€™s of building and pest inspections in our local area and have become highly respected within our industry and by our customers.

Head to the link to get a quote - www.buildinginspectionsgoldcoast.com.au/quick_quote
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Are you buying a new home?

Your dream home may be hiding some serious defects that can be easily missed by the untrained eye.

A building and pest inspection carried out by experienced inspectors before you settle will identify any defects.

Knowing the nitty gritty details of your property before you purchase it gives you the comfort of knowing that you are making an informed decision and places you in a strong negotiation position for your final offer ๐Ÿ’ฅ
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Let's talk rats ๐Ÿ

Did you know that an adult rat can fit through a hole as small as a 20 cent pieceโ“Even though most rats will die before 1 year some can live up to 18 months ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

We don't know about you but we sure don't want these scavengers in our house ๐Ÿ 

Rats teeth are also strong enough to chew through glass, wood, aluminum and different types of lead. Not only that they have been known to chew on wire which can lead to house fires. ๐Ÿงฏ

They even urinate on your food ๐Ÿคขand eat stored foods๐Ÿž. And need we mention the disease and ectoparasites that they carry!!!

So if you think you may have a rat problem don't delay give us a call or check out our website for more info ๐Ÿ‘‡

www.hornetpest.com.au/rat-treatments/
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Have you just discovered termites in your house?

Before you reach for the can of spray or disturb them you need to get some masking tape or gafa tape and cover up any holes or cracks and call us immediately ๐Ÿ‘Œ The less disturbance the better and it is important for us to be able to identify the species of termite that you have just discovered to help us plan the best solution for eradication.

Check out our website for more information and feel free to send us any questions that you may have ๐Ÿ‘‡

www.hornetpest.com.au/gold-coast-termite-control/
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Did you know that we are a small family owned business ๐Ÿ’›

Hornet Pest Management was established in 2012, and we are very experienced in all aspects of pest management. ๐Ÿ

Hornet Pest Management is a family owned and operated business that is providing personalised on time quality service at a fair price.We are fully licensed and insured in both NSW and QLD and are registered with the QBCC.

So why choose Hornet Pest Management ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

โžก๏ธ We are fully insured and licenced
โžก๏ธ Over 20 years experience
โžก๏ธ Family owned and operated
โžก๏ธ Service warranties on all services
โžก๏ธ Safe and affordable solutions

Your support means the world to us ๐ŸŒ For more information on what services we offer head to our website

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Fact of the day - Did you know that if you see cockroach's around your house it doesn't mean that your house is dirty. ๐Ÿ˜

This is a common misconception that we often hear. Even though thorough cleaning can help reduce the risk it won't eliminate them completely. Cockroaches are commonly found in buildings and homes because they prefer warm environments close to food and water. Unfortunately, cockroaches can cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. They can also spread nearly 33 different kinds of bacteria.๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

Here are some tips to be rid of roaches ๐Ÿ‘‡

โžก๏ธ Clean up after all food preparation
โžก๏ธ Seal bins tightly and empty regularly
โžก๏ธ Regularly vacuum pet hair and clean bowls
โžก๏ธ Keep up to date with your annual pest control treatments

To find out more or to book a pest inspection head to our website or give us a call.

www.hornetpest.com.au/cockroach-treatments/
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#qotd

We should really take a "leaf" from the ants book and not let anything stop us. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘Œ
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This week we started installing bird netting to some horse stables around the Gold Coast turf club. After 2 months of our pigeon trapping and removal program we have removed over 400 pigeons from this one stable and now by netting all of the stables we can assure pigeons will have no where to nest which will help prevent this type of large infestation in the future. The hardest part about this has been working around the horses as they are out training. We have used 19mm netting for this job as it is specifically for all species of bird. Do you have birds problems at your factory or building ?Give us a call we have a solution for types of bird issues. ๐Ÿฆ… ๐Ÿ•Š ...

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Another great review from a client this week, We love hearing your feed back !! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ

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Susan
4 days ago

Simon came quickly to the rescue to provide termite protection during my current home renovation. He was prompt, courteous and super efficient. Jason who conducted the installation was also a model of professionalism and efficiency. I am extremely impressed and satisfied with the service Hornet supplies and would highly reccomend them to others in need of pest management. They're prompt and have reasonable rates and do great work. Thanks guys. The fierce Hornet totally rocks!!!!
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Solar panels create the perfect nesting environment for birds to nest, as a client discovered when his solar panel where not working correctly. Pigeons had set up multiple nests under the panels and all the panels where completely covered in droppings. We have removed the pigeons and nests and now we are installing bird proofing the panels to prevent other birds roosting under the panels. We will also arrange to have the panels washed down so the client can start get the most out of the solar panels again. Do you have solar panels ? Contact us today , we can inspect your solar panels and provide a quote to install the proofing to prevent this happening at you house of office. ๐Ÿ•Š ...

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๐Ÿ“ฃ C O N G R A G U L A T I O N S ๐Ÿ“ฃ

Adrian Hunt you are the WINNER.

Thank you to everyone who entered we will let you know when we have our next competition.๐Ÿ—ฃ

As a thank you we would like to offer 15% off for pest control services. Simply mention this post to take advantage of this special deal. If you know of someone needing pest control feel free to tag them below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

Head to our website for for information or to send an inquiry.

www.hornetpest.com.au/contact-gold-coast-pest-inspection/
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Happy Monday everyone ๐Ÿ‘Œ

It's getting down to the final hours of our competition so if you haven't already entered you better get tagging. Keep scrolling to see the competition post. ๐Ÿ‘‡
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Through the week we returned to the Arundel property where we had the termite bait station feeding termites on the wall for the past 8 weeks. The termites have successfully been eliminated so we removed the box and cut open the wall to inspect the damage. In this case the client has been lucky and there is only minor damage in the wall. Our builder will now carry out the repairs and we have installed a full termite baiting and monitoring system to the perimeter of the property to ensure this doesnโ€™t happen again. This could have been a lot worse if left any longer. When was the last time you had your house inspected ?? Book now !! ...

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โ—๏ธ R E M I N D E Rโ—๏ธ

If you haven't entered our competition yet this is your LAST CHANCE to do so. Winner will be drawn on Monday the 3rd of June at 5pm ๐Ÿ—ฃ

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

All you have to do is ๐Ÿ‘‡
โžก๏ธ "LIKE" our page
โžก๏ธ "Tag" 3 friends below
โžก๏ธ "Share" this post to your wall

Get tagging everyone and Good Luck to you all ๐Ÿคž
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๐ŸŒŸ We love hearing your feedback ๐ŸŒŸ

We are so passionate about helping you and reading reviews like this makes it even more worth while. Thank you Wendy for taking the time to leave a recommendation. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you have had a great experience we would love to hear form you. ๐Ÿ‘‚
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Some interesting termite workings and a nest found under a house in Pacific Pines. House was Steel frame but had a timber stair case internally which the termites started to eat into. When was the last time you had a Termite inspection? Call us now to make a booking . ...

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Yesterday we carried out an invasive inspection at a property we found termite in during a pre purchase termite inspection in Robina, after 2 treatments the termite have been eliminated and we have removed some roof tiles so the builder can quote for the repairs so our purchaser can then negotiate the price to have these repairs carried out. We will also now install a full termite barrier to prevent this sort of infestation in the future. We specialize in pre purchase Building & Pest Inspections for when you are purchasing a new home. ...

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We love receiving such wonderful feedback. Thank you Terrilee ๐Ÿ™‚

If you have had a great experience with us we would love to hear from you too.
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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

All you have to do is ๐Ÿ‘‡
โžก๏ธ "LIKE" our page
โžก๏ธ "Tag" 3 friends below
โžก๏ธ "Share" this post to your wall

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‘‡

www.hornetpest.com.au/
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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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5 months 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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7 months ago

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New logo thanks to Signmakers Gold Coast ...

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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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Stay tuned !! All will be revealed Monday !! ...

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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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10 months ago

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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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