1 in 3 homes across Australia will be attacked by termites, causing almost $700 million in damages a year. Subterranean termites are the most destructive and can cause substantial damage to your property. Although they are tiny inconspicuous creatures, one colony can contain several million termites. Termite damage can be difficult to acquire insurance coverage, therefore your best method of protection is ensuring your home is regularly checked and protected.
Our specialist termite pest control technicians are extensively trained, using modern and traditional methods in accordance with the AS3660 Termite Control in Buildings standards. Supplying you with a detailed report on our finding, with ongoing recommendations.
Termite control methods
Termite Baiting & Monitoring
Your first line of defence against termites can be in-ground monitoring stations. They are effectively placed at intervals around your property. Within them, are timbers that will attract the termite to the station. This will create a barrier, as they forge their way, towards your house. Above ground stations can be used once termites have been found in your property. The effectiveness of the stations, work by attaching it to termite workings, filling with non-toxic bait. This will act as an attractant to feed on and allow the transfer throughout the colony, eventually eliminating them.
A chemical barrier is used to prevent termites from entering your home by affectively creating what would be a 'shield' around the perimeter of your home. The method in which this 'shield' works, is we dig a trench within the soil around your home and possibly in the subfloor, then the chemical is applied to the trench, back filled with soil and apply more chemical. Doing this will certainly create the barrier termites can no longer pass protecting your home from potential termite infestations.
Foaming or Dusting is an effective termite control method for infested areas. The procedure involves the application of the dust/foam toxicant over the actual infested area. The product is then transferred from one termite to another during their grooming and communication activities. This then spreads throughout the entire colony, eliminating the termite infestation. The benefit of using the dust/foam method, is that it does not require regular check-ups and monitoring of bait stations. It can prove to be a faster method in some cases.
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