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Termites

I've found termites, what do I do?

Found termites? Don’t panic, here’s what to do next, click on the steps to the right.

Don’t spray them with anything, just cover them up so we can easily find them when we arrive on site and identify the correct species of termite for our treatment plan.

We can start work on treatment of termites right away, to stop them fast. All charges are discussed and must be approved prior to commencement. Afterwards, we will inspect the remainder of your property surrounds for further discovery and treatment.

We will schedule a follow-up inspection of treated areas to ensure termite activity has ceased and provide recommendations on termite management options to prevent their return.

Termites

Termite Preventative Treatments can be classified into three categories:

  1. Liquid treatments applied to the soil to deter termite entry.
  2. Physical treatments applied to the building.
  3. Baiting and monitoring systems, target specific technology.

Did You Know:

  • Reticulation can save up to 80% of retreatment cost

Baiting Systems

Baiting and Monitoring

Baiting and monitoring consists of series of termite monitoring stations placed at intervals around the structure to be protected. We monitor the stations and when active termites are located we add bait containing a growth inhibitordirectly into the monitoring station where termites will rapidly begin feeding on the bait. The active ingredientin the bait is mixed into a cellulose carrier made by grinding timber to a flour like consistency that termites will readily feed on.

Termites consume the bait as a food source and distribute it throughout the colony right back to the queen and king. The bait works by interrupting the growth cycle of the termites, they cannot become resistant or immune to the bait and once the process is started it will end in total colony elimination removing the threat that colony posedto your home.

Aside from direct physical nest destruction, baiting and monitoring is the only 100% guaranteed method of termite colony elimination. The bait is target specific and does not affect other organisms in the soil, the bait only affects a specific protein present in insects. Mammals don’t possess the particular protein and can’t be affected by the bait so children, pets and native animals are safe.

Baiting and monitoring is ideally suited to protecting homes that are built with split levels or into hillsides where access to the soil directly against the structure isn’t possible. These structures cannot be successfully treated by conventional chemical treatments because there is no economical/practical way to apply the treatment.

Baiting and monitoring works! We’ve be using this method to treat termites for ten years with 100% success, we guarantee it! And, back it with a timber replacement warranty.

Reticulation Systems

Reticulation is a method of distributing termiticide, basically it is a purpose built plumbing system placed around the perimeter of the structure being treated, the same trenching procedure as described above is undertaken to expose the footings, but from there the procedure is slightly different.

The trench is partially back filled and then the reticulation line is installed and the remainder of the fill is replaced on top of the line.

The application of the termiticide can then be done by connecting to the reticulation line and injecting the correct volume of termiticide into the soil. This also avoids the termiticide passing through the air and ensures it ends up exactly where it’s meant to be.

The reticulation system that we use is ALTIS which has a precision delivery through an emitter that allows a precise amount to pass through at a given pressure which ensures an even application of termiticide over the entire line.

Save up to 80% of retreatment cost with reticulation!

Avoid the headache, protect your investment from termites.

Whether buying a new property or already living in your own home. Get peace of mind with a Termite Inspection or a Termite Prevention plan in place.