FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What areas do you service?

Action Pest and Weed Control services all of Metropolitan Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula areas.

How Long will it Take?

Depending on the type of service you require, the period of time in which pests retreat can vary. In most instances, a pests impact will decrease upon the initial treatment.

Do Your Treat Termites

Termite treatments are an essential part of our pest management services. They are one of the most destructive pests to a home owner. There are a number of termite control solutions and we accommodate accordingly to each situation.

You may need a monitoring system or a baiting system which will tell you in advance if you are going to have a termite problem. Other solutions involve chemical and physical barriers. Termites attack existing homes so you will need to have a termite inspection done on a regular basis and if necessary, termite control.

If you are building a new home or renovating, you will need to consider what termite prevention solutions are available. There are a number of companies offering all kinds of solutions, which solution suits you can only be determined after you have had a termite inspection.

This is the same for residential and commercial treatments. We are fully qualified and licensed to conduct these inspections, as are all our technicians.

How do you identify an issue?

When solving your pest problem, we believe there is a process that needs to be followed. We have a proven method of identifying your issue and correcting it through years of finely tuned expertise.

It may be as simple as a cockroach problem but did you know that pests have the tendency of cohabitation?

If there is a group of species in one area that has already been treated, it’s still advisable to look further and do some preventative pest control.

Pests and insects are a part of life, they can never be permanently eradicated. We will discuss with you a pest management solution that will enable you to be in control of what is happening in your home.

What are your credentials?

All Action Pest & Weed Control technicians and exterminators are fully licensed and compliant with all regulations.

All Action Pest & Weed Control Technicians have standard police checks and have the appropriate licence to work with children.

Action Pest and Weed Control Pty Ltd have a $20 million public Liability Insurance Policy. (Available upon request)

How much do termite treatments cost?

Termites are perpetual problems for Australians, costing as much as $7,000 of damage to just one property alone. An average of 1 in 3 Australian homes are at risk for termite infestation, with homes along the coast and regions in the tropical north the most vulnerable because of hot, humid conditions. CSIRO reported that termites cost about $780 million of total damage each year, sometimes even reaching up to $1 billion. Repairing damages caused by termites, however, are not covered by insurance, and your best recourse is to have your termite infestations treated.

The cost of termite treatments vary depending on the degree of damage that these pesky critters gave to your home. Localised damage will cost less compared to wide-spread infestation that has already affected structure and house support. A licensed termite technician will be able to pinpoint problem areas in your home thorough methodic approach using special tools, then provide you with a comprehensive inspection report stating the best course of action for your termite solution.

DIY termite treatments: do I need a professional?

The problem with termites is that they can move from one place to another when they are disturbed. Taking out those gnawed out panels by yourself will cause needless agitation that will spur the termites to move and forage at the other side of your house, causing even further damage and increased repair costs. Professional termite technicians will be able to contain these pests, limit damage, and prevent further infestations.

Professional technicians have State Pest Control licence, which they can show you through an ID card. They are open to questions and will be glad to answer them for you, so ask away. The more questions you ask, the better because you will be able to gauge your technician’s skill and competency regarding termite treatments.

Termite problems can cost you a lot of money just for repairs alone, and can even devalue your house for selling in the market. It is to your best interest that you think about termite treatments seriously. The initial cost is just little compared to the amount of savings that you will have in the long run.