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Effective Termite Control, Removal & Treatments
Termites are a major threat to Australian homes and businesses. Entire investments are at stake if you fail to control termites on a property.
It is a well-known fact that termites are responsible for more timber damage and economic disaster than fires (this was prior to the recent fires).
While some termites can quietly destroy buildings for up to 11 years, others can chew their way through a new building in less than 6 months.
Annually, termites cause $200 million worth of damage in Australia. They are such a widespread problem that most insurance companies refuse to cover termite damage. They believe termite control should be part of your home care schedule.
Many people believe they are immune to termite infestations. In 2014, a wooden power pole fell down and caused a large and devastating fire when it hit a dry field.
It destroyed 57 properties, many of which were family homes, in the west of Australia. The cause of the pole falling down? Termites.
Termite control is for everyone’s safety. Finding the right termite control for your property and your budget is easy when you partner with professional pest controllers.
Popular Termites in Australia
The subterranean termite is also known as coptotermes acinaciformis. Ths termite causes devastation because it tunnels beneath the soil.
This gives it the ability to enter homes from beneath the foundations of the building. They can then cause serious damage by gnawing and chewing on the wood in the structure of the building.
Sometimes, the termites can quietly eat away at the building for up to 11 years undetected. At that point, the damage can never be repaired completely.
Giant Northern Termite
The giant northern termite’s scientific name is mastotermes darwiniensis, or the Darwin termite. It is one of the most primitive termites that still walk the earth today.
They are only present in the northern regions of Australia. These termites build their nests in opportune places.
Usually in the trunks of old tree stumps, under the ground, or at the root crowns of trees. They’re also one f the largest termite species, sometimes measuring as long as 13 millimetres.
Cryptotermes genus is also called cryptermes. These termites are dry wood termites, making them a significant hazard in Australia because they will feed on the wood in homes because it is not rotting or decaying.
They have a strange appearance, with a black head and a white body. These termites are responsible for significant economic losses.
Homeowners are reminded that homeowner’s insurance does not cover termite damage. It is imperative to implement excellent termite control measures in the home.
West Indian dry wood termite
West Indian dry wood termite also called Cryptotermes brevis, is not actually native to Australia at all. It comes from Indonesia.
It has since become one of the significant termite pests plaguing Australia. What makes these termites so lethal is their ability to live in wood without the need for water.
They can chew away at furniture, beams, and structural elements of a house without ever being detected unless you have a termite control specialist come out.
Live Termite Treatments
It is always best to use a professional pest control service to handle active termites. Termite control experts understand that the termites you can see are usually only the tip of the iceberg.
Through experience, termite experts have learned where to hunt for more hidden colonies and nests. They use specialised equipment enabling them to detect termites in walls and under floors. What can you expect from a professional pest controller to combat live termite infestations?
Instead of using a chemical in the ground, a baiting station will lure the termites away from your buildings. The bait is usually wood or other decomposing plant matter (it may vary depending on the type of termites you are battling).
The bait is laced with toxins that will only affect termites. The bait is completely harmless to humans, pets and other animals.
The slow-acting toxin is carried back to the colony on the bait, where it is spread around. Your pest control team will keep visiting the baiting station and topping it up with food and chemicals. The slow-acting toxin is used continually, until it eventually takes effect, eradicating the entire colony.
If you want to get rid of termites living in your home immediately, a fumigation might be the best option. Fumigation is also necessary for dry termites because they live inside furniture and wood.
They are resistant to fumigation, however, to success varies. This is because they are fairly sheltered inside the wood. Fumigation is usually not the first point of call when it comes to treatment.
It’s not convenient because you will need to vacate the premises. That said, your pest controller understands how important it is to give you real results. A second round is always possible if the first round was ineffective.
Chemical barriers have come under criticism in the past but the truth is that they’re perfectly safe. The chemicals used do not affect the local ecosystems, people, or pets.
The chemicals are placed in a trench in the ground around the house, creating a barrier. Depending on the service you use, some products are designed to be slow-acting (only affecting the termites).
The termites transport the chemical, which adheres to them, back to the colony Any termites that come into contact with this first one, will pass around fragments of the chemical. After a number of weeks and repeated contact with the product, the toxin kicks in and eradicates the entire colony.
Physical termite barriers
Physical termite barriers cause no harm to the termites, instead, it only shields the house from them. It is installed during the building process.
In some cases, it can be installed after the building process but the property needs to be evaluated to see if it is a suitable option for good results.
A physical termite barrier usually consists of stainless steel which is integrated seamlessly into the existing structures of the building. It ensures there are no hairline entry points for termites to exploit.
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- Comprehensive Termite Inspection
- Multiple Options for Termite Treatment
- Whole Structure Fumigations
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- Annual Termite Control Plan
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