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Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Johnny Cashflow, 23rd Jul, 2016.

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  1. Johnny Cashflow

    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    How much to get rid of termites for a house of size of roughly 200sqm?

    House I may put an offer on. Not sure of the extent of damage they have caused. If they can be stopped now structure is still fine. It won't fall over.

    How much should I expect to stop them 5k,10k?
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Take your b&p or pesty to site. How can you expect a forumite to pick a number if you're the one who has seen it?

    I could say $200 for a quick spray but I am assuming that it's double brick on an elevated slab.
     
  3. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    What proportion of the property is effected?

    Can recommend my pest guy if needed.
     
  4. Azazel

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    How long is a piece of string? Mines about 6m.
    Depends how much they've gotten in to. It could be $20k. Maybe more, who knows.
     
  5. Johnny Cashflow

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    Not really sure how much of the property is affected. There was a lot of mess everywhere, it was a rental, tenants did a runner. Owner started repairing but has given up and decided to sell. There was a pile of rubbish on lawn and some wood that had been eaten by termites.

    Would have to make an offer Subject to building and pest inspection
     
  6. Johnny Cashflow

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    Yea I made thread thinking about that lol.

    If there is structural damage could be thousands... I was just asking how much to stop the termites that are there atm
     
  7. Joynz

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    And it might be old damage.

    Hopefully the current owner didn't disturb live termites by pulling out the damaged wood as the could reappear anywhere.
     
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    from a previous post:
    I had been paying for a termite protection [chemical barrier] for 10 years plus annual pest inspections - when I put my house up for sale in February it was found to have extensive termite damage, cost me over $20,000 for repairs. I was told it was damage that occurred years ago and had gradually deteriorated over the years, not sure if I believe this :(

    I was lucky that a prospective buyer who was at the first open was still interested, knew about the termite damage and went ahead with the sale. I gave him the invoice from the builder who repaired the damage, new carpets etc. and he was happy.

    I also got the price I was looking for, but of course I was $20,000+ poorer :)
     
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    $1300-$3000 normally for chemical barrier , maybe less as I assume it's an Adelaide purchase?
     
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    Up here in Darwin, it's simple. You know if you have termites because you'll return home one day to find a pile of sawdust where your house once stood.

    If you leave a baseball bat on the ground in the morning, it'll be a didgeridoo by mid afternoon......
     
  11. Johnny Cashflow

    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    What is the barrier exactly? Like a spray treatment?
     
  12. Azazel

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    I think they insert something into the ground at certain points as well.
     
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    Treating the live termites is easy, it is the prevention that is more costly. I have had two barrier treatments done, both times around $2k. Use someone reputable like Rentokil.
     
  14. HUGH72

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    Something like Termidor, it can be applied both inside and outside the house normally around the foundations/slab. Sometimes holes are drilled into slabs etc. Its injected or sprayed where ever the barrier is required.

    Some companies use a reticulation system which allows for easier reapplication of the chemical in the future.
     
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    Some of these pest guys are the pests !

    I had one trying to sell me a treatment on a place that had no frame that termites like and no sign of them anywhere, I guess they think if they can milk you for whatever they can, they may as well....

    Also they will often do the hard sell when a place has not been touched for 60 years, or is near new and already has barriers or treatments.....they know most people fear termites IMO and exploit this.
     
  16. Luke T

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    How did you go Johnny cashflow?
    You have to watch the pest guys totally.I have had so many different guys quote from $250 up to 6K for treatments and you find even when they say you are insured as part of their program ,in the small print it is often that if the termites are coming in from internal they dont cover it/
    I have considered :Keeping a watch on the house closely and buy yrself a do it yrself spray kit
     
  17. JacM

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    Depends if the termites have done damage while they were there. Mayve they have only munched a piece of skirting board. Maybe some subfloor timbers. Maybe the frame. Maybe the roof. You need a well trained inspector to advise you.
     
  18. Johnny Cashflow

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    Didn't end up putting an offer on. I just couldn't be bothered doing another Reno