Termite Inspection Cairns

Termite Protection for your Home & Business

Termite Inspections, Detection, Eradication, and Prevention in Cairns and the greater area

In the breathtaking landscapes of Cairns, stretching from Far North Queensland to Cape York, beauty isn’t the only thing that’s abundant. The CSIRO flags our region for its high termite risk. These ‘white ants’, as they’re often called, don’t discriminate – they’re a lurking danger for every kind of building. Be it homes grounded on concrete, ones flaunting timber floors with robust steel supports, or those quaintly perched on stumps, we at Ridapest Termite & Pest Control are here to fortify each one. Got termite troubles? Dial 1300 007 308, and let’s keep your home standing tall and termite-free!

Consistency is crucial when dealing with termites.

Regular termite inspections in Cairns are vital to ensure the protection of your property. According to Australian Standards, it is recommended to have a termite inspection conducted at least once every 12 months.

Now, let’s talk business. What is the cost of a termite inspection in Cairns?

Termite Inspections cost $130 per hour (No time limit) we may not be the cheapest option, but we pride ourselves on being the best. And when it comes to safeguarding your investment, you want nothing but the best.

Termite Inspections & Treatments

  • Service Rate: $130 per hour.
  • Minimum Charge: $210 (includes 1 hour of service and the Service Call-Out Fee).

Service Call-Out Fee: $80

  • Included in the minimum charge.
  • Covers the first 50km from Cairns.

Additional Distance Fee:

  • $0.86 per kilometre after the first 50km.

Note: Distance fee and call-out fee combined will not exceed $135.

Cooktown Residents Fixed call-out fee rate of $100

At Ridapest, we specialise in termite control and inspections in Cairns. We encourage you to book your termite inspection alongside one of our other services, as this provides an opportunity for an additional discount.

Furthermore, if a Full Chemical Barrier or Baiting & Monitoring system is installed, we will deduct the cost of the inspection.

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What can you expect from our termite inspection?

All termite inspections are conducted by experienced, licensed, and fully insured technicians. They will meticulously examine all accessible areas, including roof voids, subfloors, skirtings, paths, patios, trees, and stumps.

Once the inspection is completed, the technicians will provide you with a detailed explanation of their findings and directly email the report to you.

Our Termite report includes the following:

Item Description
Detailed map of the entire property Highlights any active or inactive termites.
Photographs of any active or inactive termites Provides visual evidence of termite activity.
Details of any fungal decay and water damage Indicates potential sources of moisture that may attract termites.
Environmental factors including drainage and ventilation issues Identifies areas where moisture may build up, creating a favorable environment for termites.
Any problem areas that may be conducive to future termite attacks or risk Highlights areas that need to be addressed to reduce the risk of termite infestation.

Our experts in termite detection in Cairns are thorough and leave no stone unturned.

Termite Inspection Cairns

Destructive Termites in QLD

Subterranean termites, also known as “white-ants,” are incredibly discreet and destructive pests that pose a significant threat to timber structures in the Far North. They cause extensive damage to homes in Cairns.

Coptotermes acinaciformis – commonly found in urban areas of Queensland including Cairns, can be located beneath on-ground concrete flooring and in areas with abundant large trees. They are highly destructive timber pests and can cause severe damage to buildings. A single colony of this species can consist of over a million termites.

Mastotermes darwiniensis – predominantly found in coastal and regional areas of Tropical North Queensland, is the largest and most destructive termite species in Australia.

Nasutitermes walkeri – commonly encountered in coastal and bushland areas, construct nests in trees and target timber in buildings that are exposed to excessive moisture.

Read our Guide to Australian Termites to learn more!

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Why Choose Ridapest?

Fully Licensed & Insured!

Our operators are highly skilled with an attention to detail and undergo frequent training to maintain, update and refresh their knowledge.

Environmentally aware!

Our number one goal is to reduce environmental impact while providing you with effective treatments for all your pest requirements.

Quick, Effective & Safe Service!

Our services are completed on time, provide instant relief to pest pressure and a long lasting residual barrier to ensure your property is pest free year round. Most of our products are eco and pet friendly, quick drying, odorless and non-staining.

12 Month Warranty on Gold Packages.

We proudly offer a 12 month warranty on our Gold Packages, where we schedule visits at a fixed price to ensure your property remains pest free year round!

Competitive Pricing

We provide flat rate pricing, paperless and detailed quotes, invoices and reports as well as automated reminders of when your service is next due.

Termite Barriers. Effective, Long Term Termite Control

Ridapest highly recommends the use of a chemical termite management system applied at the base of the building as the preferred method to prevent future termite infestations. Our termite barrier solutions in Cairns have been proven to be effective in creating a protective shield against termite invasion.

We proudly provide a Five (5) Year Written Warranty for our services. This warranty applies when a comprehensive Termite Control system, compliant with AS:3660 standards, has been installed and is subject to annual inspections conducted by our team.


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Termite Inspection Videos

Behind the walls, beneath the floors, termites are nature’s quiet demolition crew. Our eye-opening videos spotlight these stealthy wood-eaters and the astonishing damage they can inflict on buildings. From the foundations to the attic, witness the silent onslaught of termites on our constructed spaces. As you navigate these tales of tiny timber terrorists, remember: if you suspect they’re undermining your domain, we’re here to halt their havoc. Call Ridapest Today!

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Foaming Termite workings

Results of Termidor Foam

Nasutitermes walkeri Nest

Termite Baiting & Monitoring

No Chemicals, No Problems!

We recommend Trelona Termite Baiting or a Sentricon® system be installed for homes where a continuous TERMIDOR Treated Soil Barrier is not practical or possible. Our termite baiting and monitoring in Cairns will help ensure that these pests are kept at bay.

Termite baits are most effective when used in areas where there is active termite infestation within a building or its surroundings. To target these specific locations, Termite Bait Stations are strategically placed.

These advanced bait matrices are significantly less toxic than common table salt. They are securely housed within lockable plastic stations, positioned both in the ground around the building and inside the premises where live termites are present.

Trelona Termite Bait has been proven to be irresistible to various termite species found across Australia, including Coptotermes, Schedorhinotermes, Nasutitermes, and it is the only approved bait for Mastotermes Dariwneses.

Regular inspections, typically scheduled once a month, are necessary until complete elimination of the termite colony is achieved. Australian Standards recommend that even protected properties undergo inspections at intervals ranging from every 3 to 6 months.

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Be Alert for Swarming Termites

Flying reproductive termites engage in swarming behaviour on hot, humid summer nights as they seek to establish new nests.

Spotting these flying termites is a clear indication of a significant danger as it suggests the presence of a nearby large underground nest. From this concealed central colony nest, termites can cover a distance of approximately 100 meters in search of a suitable timber food source.

Worker termites play a crucial role in the colony’s survival. They consume and digest the timber, transforming it into a liquid form. These worker termites then regularly return to the colony nest to nourish and feed the other termites within the community.

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Tree Drilling/Nest Eradication

Subterranean termites frequently establish their colony nests both within and around tree stumps. RIDAPEST suggests performing test drilling on susceptible trees, and if live termites are discovered, treating them with either Termidor Dust® or Termidor Residual®.

This is a key component of our comprehensive termite eradication in Cairns service.

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Interest Free Finance

You’ve discovered the presence of termites in your home, but circumstances such as taking your dog to the vet or financial constraints due to the increasing cost of living have made it difficult for you. When you contact your General Home Insurance, you learn that they do not provide coverage for termite damage or treatments.

No need to worry, as we have a solution for you with our no-interest and flexible in-house finance option.

All we require is a 50% deposit, and the remaining amount can be paid off in convenient weekly, fortnightly, or monthly instalments that are tailored to fit your budget.

Because, to us, the only good termite is a dead termite!

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Why Choose Ridapest for Termite Inspection in Cairns?

When it comes to safeguarding your home or business from the destructive impact of termites, choosing a trusted termite inspection service in Cairns is essential. Here’s why Ridapest is the leading choice for property owners in Cairns and the surrounding area:

  • Expertise and Experience: We have the necessary skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience to handle any termite problem. Our team of licensed and insured technicians understand the behaviours and habitats of various termite species, ensuring a thorough and effective inspection every time.
  • Comprehensive Services: From routine inspections to termite detection, eradication, and prevention in Cairns, Ridapest offers a wide range of services to protect your property. Whether you need a full chemical barrier or a baiting & monitoring system, we tailor our approach to your specific needs and circumstances.
  • Cost-Effective Solutions: With Ridapest, quality doesn’t mean breaking the bank. We offer competitive pricing, ensuring you get the best termite protection at a price that fits your budget. Plus, we even offer interest-free finance options to make termite treatments more affordable.
  • Reliable Customer Support: From your first contact with us, you’ll experience our dedication to exceptional customer service. We’re here to answer your questions, discuss your concerns, and provide you with detailed reports so you understand exactly what’s happening at every stage of the termite inspection and treatment process.
  • Long-Term Protection: Our termite barrier solutions in Cairns and our baiting & monitoring systems provide long-lasting protection against termite infestations. Plus, we offer up to a 5-year warranty for complete peace of mind.
  • Proactive Prevention: We don’t just eradicate termite infestations; we help prevent them. Our team will advise you on the environmental changes you can make to reduce the risk of future termite invasions.

For the best termite inspection Cairns has to offer, trust the experts at Ridapest Termite & Pest Control. Your home or business deserves nothing less!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cairns, being a tropical region, offers a conducive environment for termite infestation. Regular termite control is vital to protect your property from extensive damage. At Ridapest Termite & Pest Control, we provide comprehensive solutions tailored to the unique challenges of the Cairns area.

At Ridapest Termite & Pest Control, we pride ourselves on our local expertise, swift response, and use of environmentally-friendly methods. Our team is trained with the latest termite control technologies ensuring your home or business is in safe hands.

Given the tropical climate of Cairns, we recommend annual termite inspections to ensure early detection and prevention. Ridapest Termite & Pest Control offers scheduled inspections and ongoing protection plans to keep your property termite-free.

Absolutely! We prioritise the safety of your family and pets. All products and methods used by Ridapest Termite & Pest Control are designed to target pests while being harmless to humans and pets. If there are specific concerns, our team will address them before any treatment.

At Ridapest Termite & Pest Control, we understand the urgency of a suspected termite infestation. We aim to respond as swiftly as possible, often within 24 hours. Our team is always ready to assist the Cairns community in tackling termite issues head-on.

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