Termite Treatment from your local Pest Control Company
The cost of installing an appropriate treatment around your home can be significant. However, it is not bad when considering the cost associated with possible termite infiltration. No treatment can absolutely guarantee that termites will not attack your home. But if the chemical treatment is installed correctly and you ensure all the recommendations given to you by our professional inspector are completed, then your home is very unlikely to become infested. We also offer baiting systems as an alternative form of treatment. Very clear recommendations will be made by our termite controller regarding the best treatment option for you.
Termite baits are registered with the state . We recommend Nemesis as it is an American owned and developed product. The systems are installed in the prime termite foraging areas around your home. These are regularly checked by specially trained and authorised technicians for signs of termite activity. Once termite activity has been detected, the termites are given termite bait. Each termite bait contains an IGR chemical – that is an insect growth regulator – the Nemesis bait contains chlorfluazuron as the active constituent. The termites feed on this bait and pass it on to other termites in the colony. Termites must regularly molt in their development from nymph to adult. The IGR is slow acting – enough time to spread it’s deadly effect to other termites in the colony. The Nemesis termite baiting system is subject to regular inspection and monitoring by the termite controller. The larger the number of termites that consume the bait, the quicker and more certain is the termite colony elimination process. Termite colony elimination in favourable circumstances may take several weeks to a few months. However, in some cases, termite colony elimination is unsuccessful or may take years, depending on the circumstances.
A chemical barrier works in two ways: it kills active termites and it creates a protective barrier around your home.
Termite Plus has fully licensed and experienced Technicians able to install chemical barriers in accordance with the American Standard 3660. We use only the best termiticides available including Biflex or Termidor depending on the application or your choice.
The chemical barrier is applied around the external perimeter of the building by digging a trench down to the footings of the building and, depending on the type of construction of the property, around the internal perimeter walls; in a few cases it may be necessary to treat around internal walls. Internal treatments are normally carried out by injecting the chemical through holes drilled in the concrete slab.
The purpose of the trench is to expose the footings, pipe penetrations and remove potential problems like tree roots, clay or other debris. The trench is then flooded with a large volume of termiticide as the soil is replaced in the trench creating a continuous protective barrier around your home.
A chemical barrier will normally take only a day to install with very little upset to your daily routine. It is safe for the environment as the chemical is insoluble in the soil so the barrier stays where you need it.
At Termite Plus we recognise that some people have allergies to various substances so we recommend that you discuss any medical or allergic conditions with our termite specialists prior to having your barrier installed.
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