Same Family Business Since 1964FUMAPEST Termite & Pest Control is a second generation family business. After more than 50 years in professional pest control in NSW Central Coast Area, we have acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience, unmatched by our competitors.
Award Winner FUMAPEST Termite & Pest Control received a Business Enterprise Award from the NSW Govt Office of Small Business for development of its EcoSafe pestcontrol technologies.
APCA Member FUMAPEST Termite & Pest Control is a member and major sponsor of the Australian Pest Control Association; regularly assists APCA Secretariat in providing professional advice to consumers with pest control problems; pesticide safety issues and training courses in NSW.
Industry Stewardship FUMAPEST Director served on NSW Govt Pest Control Licence Board and Standards Australia Committees - Termite Control AS.3660 & Termite Inspection Reports AS.4349.
Insurance DetailsFUMAPEST Termite & Pest Control maintains public liability and professional indemnity insurance for personal injury and faulty workmanship cover of $20m and $1m respectively.
EcoSafe Pest Control technologies developed by FUMAPEST include the restricted use of safer latest generation insecticides; highly trained pest control technicians; physical exclusion barriers; and pest environment alteration to reduce risk of specific pest infestations.
Safe and effective use of the latest generation termite baits - liquid termiticides - low hazard baits for cockroaches and ants. Much safer to use inside the home or workplace. However these products often require professional skill to ensure an effective result.
For termite control FUMAPEST uses Termidor and Premise termite soil barrier treatments and our EcoSafe Termite Baiting & Monitoring System.
Termites infest 1 in 4 homes in the Wyong Council region
Termites are a major worry with recent industry surveys indicating about one in four homes will suffer a termite infestation in the Wyong Council region.
To make matters worse your building or home insurance will NOT cover timber damage by termites. It is very expensive to replace structural timbers in roof, walls and flooring.
Termite nest inspection in a wall cavity - FUMAPEST Termite Inspector above examines a large above-ground termite subnest built inside a wall cavity of a home. Structural timber damage to the home totalled more than $100,000. Home Insurance does not cover such damage.
Termites build subnests where moisture collects inside a wall cavity - from leaking pipes - shower recess - faulty guttering - down-pipes - the termites build subnests inside the building in order to concentrate their energies close to a major food-source - extensive damage results.
Your best protection is to arrange for a FUMAPEST Termite Inspection & Report to AS 3660 - includes written specifications - termite control options - baiting of live termites found - please note a Termidor or Premise soil barrier treatment is your best long term protection against termite infestations.
Live termites foundFUMAPEST uses Termidor dust or Nemesis bait direct onto live termites - central colony eradication is certain if enough Termidor dust or Nemesis Termite Bait is transported back to the central colony - we closely monitor baited termite activity areas at 2 to 3 weekly intervals - to assess level of consumption of the termite baits - and to replenish the bait, as and when required.
Nemesis Termite Bait contains an IGR insect growth regulator that prevents the worker termite from regrowing its external skeleton after moulting. The IGR is slow acting. Worker termites ingesting the bait will feed partly digested timber and the bait to other termites in the central colony nest - termites are known to cannibalise other dead termites thereby further spreading its lethal effect .... more details
DIY Termite Baiting -
is it worth the Risk ? Successful Termite Baiting relies on sufficient
bait being consumed by the termites. This requires expert skill and judgement
and other termite control measures to be put in place by a professional termite controller.
With so much at stake we
recommend the DIY Home-Owner should NOT attempt termite control without expert guidance. At least first have a Termite Inspection Report to AS.3660 by a professional pest control company.
Reliable 100% termite protection - the hi-tech termite control products approved for use against subterranean termites in Australia and USA are Premise and Termidor.
Both have been extensively tested in Australia and USA and if correctly applied as per AS 3660 will provide reliable 100% long term termite protection - in most situations.
Premise and Termidor are used for treatment of soil at the base of a building to prevent termite entry into the building - exhibits a delayed transfer effect - can eliminate termite nests in and around the building - providing more than 5 years protection if applied correctly as a complete termite barrier to AS3660 ... more details
Why it is important to know about Termites
WARNING Subterranean termite infestation and damage to a building and other timber structures can be severe. To make matters worse - your building and home insurance policy does NOT cover the repair costs - termites are known to destroy walls, floor boards and roofing timbers of a home within a few months.
We recommend you read the Termites section of this web-site to help you assess the risk and to select which of the termite control options best protect your property.
Alternative termite control methods aim at exploiting certain behavioural characteristics of subterranean termites found in varying types of building construction
CLICK HERE for info on Destructive Termites in Wyong Council region
WARNING: The NSW Govt Pest Control Licensing is INADEQUATE
Be Carefulin selecting a Pest Controller• Unfortunately it is far too easy to get a NSW Govt issued pest control licence and start up a Pest Control business in NSW with little knowledge or experience in providing pest control services •click here for more details.
The NSW Pest Control Licensing system is subject to National Competency Assessment guidelines. Mediocre testing can
be carried by Private Workplace Assessors (not part of TAFE system). The
so called competency assessment can be a combination of oral, written and visual
Private Workplace Assessors are given
general guidelines in the National Competency Standards but there is no
set standard test or specific knowledge requirements. Once privately
assessed as "competent" then the NSW WorkCover Pest Control Licensing will issue a pest control licence to the individual. There is no published list of
Private Workplace Assessors.
The System is Inadequate: Some Private Assessors offer a one week course. A person so issued with a pest control licence can set up a Pest Control business (not required to register with WorkCover) and employ an unlimited number of trainees, using pesticides in people's homes without direct personal supervision.
FUMAPEST Setting the Standard in an industry plagued by fly-by-night operators, FUMAPEST Termite & Pest Control stands out as a well established pest control business with excellent reputation in the market-place.