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Termite & Pest Control
Hornsby Sydney North Shore region
1300 241 500
Thompsons Corner NSW 2125
Same family business Since 1964
Central Admin Office 1300 241 500
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Central Admin Office co-ordinates local FUMAPEST Technicians servicing the Hornsby Sydney North Shore region prompt professional service competitive prices safe and effective results expert advice phone 1300 241 500.
  About FUMAPEST Hornsby Termite & Pest Control
Same Family Business Since 1964 FUMAPEST Termite & Pest Control is a second generation family business. After more than 50 years in professional pest control in Hornsby Sydney North Shore 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 Details FUMAPEST Termite & Pest Control maintains public liability and professional indemnity insurance for personal injury and faulty workmanship cover of $20m and $1m respectively.
APCA ... for Your Protection
FUMAPEST developed EcoSafe Pest Technologies
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 prevention soil barrier treatments and our EcoSafe Termite Baiting & Monitoring System.
Termites infest 1 in 4 homes in the Hornsby Council region
Termites are a major worry with recent industry surveys indicating about one in four homes will suffer a termite infestation in the Hornsby Council region.
Hornsby Council regionDeclared high risk termite areas • more details - click here
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.
Picture of a termite nest in a wall cavity - FUMAPEST Termite Inspector 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.
  termites can build a sub-nest in a wall cavity of a home

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 found FUMAPEST 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
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 wall 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 Hornsby Council region
WARNING: The NSW WorkCover Pest Control Licensing is INADEQUATE
Be Careful in selecting a Pest Controller Unfortunately it is far too easy to get a NSW Govt WorkCover 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 tests.
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.
FUMAPEST Termite & Pest Control Services include:
Domestic Premises residential homes apartment blocks duplexes terraces units  villas pest control for ants bed bugs bee swarms bird mites bird proofing cockroaches pantry pests  fleas mice rats silverfish fabric pests spiders termites timber borers wasps.
Commercial Food Premises FUMAPEST Hornsby Pest Control is compliant with Food Act NSW & Council requirements for commercial food handling premises in Hornsby Council Region restaurants cafes bakeries backpacker hostels child care centres churches factories health care facilities hospitals hotels motels nursing homes offices racehorse stables retirement villages schools colleges veterinary clinics click here for more details.
Termite Control Specialists AS.3660 Termite Inspection Reports Termite Baiting Termite Colony Elimination Nemesis termite bait AS3660 Termite Preventive Barriers Termiticides Altriset Termidor fipronil Premise imidacloprid click here for more details.

KORDON Termite Barrier for Builders Made by Bayer Australia FUMAPEST are Licensed KORDON Installers for building constructions in Hornsby Council Region KORDON is CodeMark Accredited; meets Australian Building Code and Hornsby Council termite control requirements for buildings under construction. A 10 year warranty applies backed by Bayer click here for more details.

Professionally Trained Technicians The FUMAPEST Termite & Pest Control Training Program regularly assesses and updates technician skills in the use of latest generation products and our EcoSafe Pest Control systems. All pest control technicians have the Pest Control Cert.3, NSW Govt WorkCover Pest Control Licenceand many years field-work experience in termite control.
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FUMAPEST Spider Identification Chart • Spiders in Hornsby Council region
  FUMAPEST Spider Identification Chart with FIRST AID spider bite procedures - a ready reference guide in full colour of dangerous and venomous spiders in the Hornsby region.
Spiders featured in the Spider Chart Sydney funnel web spider red-back spider white-tail spider black house spider wolf spider mouse spider trap-door spider huntsman spider orb-weaver spider.
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