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Termites FAQs


Q.What process do I have to follow to take advantage of an Eflex warranty?

A. There are four easy steps.

  1. Contact an Accredited FMC Pest Operator (click here to find one close to you)
  2. They will eliminate any termites within your property.
  3. Using an FMC termiticide product, they will then install a chemically treated zone to protect your property against further infestation.
  4. Your Accredited FMC Operator will then be able to lodge your Eflex Warranty with FMC.

Job done!


Q. Do all termites attack houses

A. No, some are non-aggressive and only eat grass and vegetation. It is usually only the subterranean species and the dry-wood colonies (such as the West Indian termite) that can prove a threat to properties.


Q. Are white ants the same as termites?

A. Yes and no. Termites are often called white ants however they are not ants at all.


Q. Do termites sleep?

A. No, they are random foragers who work twenty four hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, even in winter.


Q. How many homes in Australia have problems with termites?

A. According to the Royal Aust. Institute of Architects, one in three homes will be affected by termites in their lifetime.


Q. How much damage do they cause?

A. The damage bill in Australia from termites has been estimated to be $1 billion annually.


Q. What type of homes are most at risk?

A. All types: single brick, double brick, timber, old or new… even steel frame homes with concrete floors!


Q. Are termites easy to locate?

A. No, termites are very efficient in concealing their presence. They consume timbers from the inside out, leaving a paper-thin veneer of timber or timber product which is virtually undetectable until something gives way.


Q. What should I do if I discover termites in my home?

A. Try not to disturb them or they may retreat back to their nest or sub-nest and it may make it hard to locate and treat the infestation. There may also be more than one species attacking your home. Call an Eflex Accredited Operator ASAP to identify, treat and eliminate the infestation.