Real Estate (xxxxxx)
Dear Owner and Agent
RE: EXTERRA TERMITE PROPOSAL, AND COVERE PAGE.
After a visual inspection of your property situated a XXXXXXXXXXXXXX, please find below
our findings and recommendations.
Underneath these findings you will also find a quote for Installation of an Exterra Termite
Baiting and Monitoring System which we believe is the best approach for your property.
o Upon initial inspection it was noted no sub floor access was available into front
carpeted bedroom where termites where found at top of door/ window frame.
o Coptotermies termites found, (we know this by the white latex that the termite showed
when disturbed), in a small area of timber, very low moderate dame found at present
o The problem encounter was that there was 2 sub floor holes found, the 2 holes found
only gave access into that particular room, being dinning and hall way.
o It is very important to cut an access hole, we would need to access there may be
major damage or none, and also baiting would be easier with more options, as
termites will always start ground up. To cut a man hole we would need to move
o The timber gate that was replaced showed signs of termite damage to the stump.
o Please keep in mind that in-between floors access is not available to structural
timbers, and also roof void has a floor bottom, and again structural timbers are not
able to be inspected.
o alates are termites with wings which are a part of the colony. Only once a year they set
flight with the hope of staring a new colony. It would be interesting to know if any of the
tenants have reported a swarm of insects around the late month of December and
early January. Our web site www.killmore.com.au has links to more information.
What to do:
o Please read the cover notes below for a better understanding of why baiting and
monitoring is in my option the best approach.
o It isrecommended that nest door to this semi be notifed as the termites may have
o Cut a floor trap because there does not seem to be enough termites to bait, it would be
easier with more termites.
o A chemical treatment would not work due to being a Semi detached, and the whole 2
homes would need to treated, as you can image the termites can brigde chemical on
ground and come in from next door.
o A external monitoring system or part of the sytem with Exterra CO2 component inside
situation will almost guarantee that termites would end up in station sooner than later.
Exterra being the only company that provides this product. Please follow links to
Exterra on www.killmore.com.au
o If sufficient termites are found once sub floor is cut, then only a baiting sytem can be
o Once termites are found in monitoring station baiting process can begin, we will visit
every 2 -3 months. Until found.
o The baiting system will guarantee to eliminate the queen, but please keep in mind that
it is possible but unusual that there are 2 colonies in the same dwelling. Either way
monitoring system will help with this, Killmore will give a 2 year free service period,
either with baiting or monitoring when not enough termites are found and a monitoring
system is needed.
Please find below some information about Exterra Baiting Systems and why I believe it is the
only approach that will work.
o Exterra baiting system will cost $1900 plus GST, this will only work when there
are enough termites found, this price includes cutting of sub floor.
o The standard cost for installation of the Exterra termite monitoring and Baiting
System, will be $2900 plus GST. As per usual real estate price. And monitoring
will be carried out over 2 years.
o I am pretty certain that with the co2 component in the monitoring stations that
we will find termites, with our visits every 2 – 3 months.
o Termite arsenic dusting for $330 plus GST. Keep in mind there are many
limitations to this. No guarantee. But I would need to find at the very least over
1000 termites to achieve any form of success.
o A formal Exterra proposal can be provided should you be interested in going
ahead with this option.
o Before commencing any work Australia standard insist that an inspection report
is done, we can use the one done by the other company, and give a discount on
overall price, or redo another one.
This following information is generic
It is highly recommended that you have installed at the above mentioned premises an Exterra
Monitoring and Termite Baiting System. For present and future attacks.
The termite species are usually sub- terraniean, there is no telling where the colony is located.
We are able to tell the species when we see the damage, whether they eat in lines or around
Exterra is the best possible option for your property as it will guarantee to eliminate the
colonies queen where as no other product can deliver this promise.
My reasons for believing that Exterra is for you are that chemical treatments will not work as
we are unable to create a complete barrier due to the dwelling type as the bearers on the floor
are joined wall to wall to your neighbours allowing termites to bridge the chemical treatment.
This meaning that as your property is a terrace house and is not free standing this enabling
the termites to gain access through adjoining walls on the left and the right completely
avoiding all the chemical. Also arsenic will only flow through timber workings and get clogged
and not pass the mud leads, causing termites to shut those leads and start else where,
keeping in mind that any type of dusting occurs a quick death for termites and in most cases
will not kill the queen allowing her to reproduce the colony and attack again as the queen can
be as far as 50 metres away from your property.
Exterra is non chemical and highly affective system. Killmore can guarantee the job
once we find more termites in timber. It is as simple as the termites eating the bait taking it
back to the colony where the transfer effect will take place and this will eliminate the colony as
the queen too will die. Once Baiting has commenced we will revisit every 3- 4 weeks; to
eliminate the colony will usually take minimum 12 weeks.
There are cheaper alternatives ie: Termidor which is a chemical and I can use these products
but I am unable to give you a guarantee with Termidor. Termidor after having done extra study
will not guarantee termite colony elimination unless we have at least 1000 termites to use
product. However if you wish to use this product I am happy to do this for you at a less price
An inspection report will have to be done as per Australian Standards; this is included in the
cost of the Exterra Installation; however the problem is that a report will not show the full
extent of damage especially to sub-floor because of the no sub floor access and in-between
floors restricting access. The report will recommend gaining access, which is not really
possible, but can be discussed. There are active termites that have already caused moderate
I must express to you that termites have the ability to cause extensive damage in concealed
Please check our web site, and go to links Exterra so that you can see for yourself why we
highly recommend this product. You will notice that I have only proposed a Baiting System for
your premises and not a Baiting & Monitoring system the reason for this is that your property
is a terrace house dwelling and can only be covered on 3 sides, therefore we are unable to
guarantee full monitoring of your property. However should you require having monitoring we
can adjust the price to include monitoring of your property?
As this is a detailed situation I request that you telephone me at your convenience so that I
can explain to you the situation and why a visual inspection is limited in a terrace design
Please also feel free to visit our website at www.Killmore.com.au following the termite links
and there is a video there from CSIRO that allows you to see what damage termites can do
along with other relevant information. A brochure is also provided with this letter
We thank you for the opportunity to quote on your property upon reading you will need to
contact me directly on 0433 54 55 66.
KILLMORE PEST MANAGEMENT & CONTROL
P.O. Box 103, Surry Hills NSW
Phone: 1300 Killmore Fax: 02 9345 4561 Mobile: 0433 Killmore
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