For most of us, the most valuable asset we own is our home, so for peace of mind and best practice Termite Control, it’s vital to commission an annual Termite Inspection and install Termite Protection.
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1300 Pest Control technicians are fully licensed and insured to carry out Termite Inspections to Australian Standards or greater.
Termites, or White Ants as they are often called, feed on wood, so if your home contains wooden frames or structural elements, then it’s likely that at some point in time your home could be at risk of Termite Infestation and Termite Damage that could run into the thousands.
Detecting termite damage through Termite Inspection
The need for effective Termite Control is because without it Termite Damage often goes undetected because Termites eat from the inside out, so termite damage can be substantial by the time live termites are detected.
Signs of termite infestation and termite damage:
> Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
> Gaps or crumbling wooden beams
> Termite mud tubes, which run above ground and are built by Termites as tunnels to avoid exposure.
Finding a quality Termite Control company
Approximately half of all Pest Controllers are not properly licenced or fully insured for the work they carry out. Don’t just settle for the quickest turn-around or the cheapest price as you may not always be getting what you thought you were paying for.
1300 PEST CONTROL guarantees you peace of mind by only ensuring all Technicians are experienced, qualified, licenced and fully insured.
Our quality Termite Controllers will conduct a thorough Termite Inspection of your property, including the foundations, the inner structural elements, fencing and all wood products in and around the property. If live termites are found or the risk of termites is considered high, we will also provide you with Termite Treatment and Termite Protection options for your property and budget.
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Our technicians can be trusted to carry out a professional job. They have a full Timber Pest Licence, Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.
All Termite Inspections are carried out to Australian Standards or greater.
Termite Inspections are very thorough, at least 1 hour for an average house. The Termite Inspector will need access to all rooms including the ceiling cavity.
The Termite Inspection is performed with an array of tools and thorough Visual Inspection of the premises. These tools can include but are not limited to:
- Moisture Meter – an electronic device that detects moisture migration. Termites are almost 100% moisture and so this is a required tool in inspections.
- Video Inspection/ Boroscope – allows inspectors to see inside of wall cavities, trees and other structures (only with the approval of the property owner).
- Termatrac – Radar device. Termatrac is a valuable tool that is used to determine the likelihood of termite activity in a particular location.
- Thermal Imaging – infrared technology that detects hot spots in wall cavities. Can assist in Termite Detection in conjunction with other methods of detection.
- Inspection Probes (Sounding Donger)/ Listening devices – important for hearing termite activity within the buildings walls.
- Pest Inspection Report – will be provided within 24 hours documenting termite activity and the risk of Termite Infestation.
Termite Control has advanced significantly in recent years. 1300 PestControl support Industry best practices and keep up to date with the continuing improvements in Termite Inspection, Termite Treatment and Termite Protection.
Reticulation Systems are physical barriers that also store chemical Termite Treatments and are designed to impede the entry of termites into the building as well as aid in termite detection and kill termites if they enter the termite protection zone.
In Queensland, builders must have a physical termite barrier or a reticulation system installed before a concrete slab is poured for a new building. With the cost of termite damage in Australia being higher than fire, flood and other accidental causes it pays for all new houses in all parts of Australia to be fitted with a termite reticulation system. There are a few types of termite reticulation around so it pays to discuss your options with your Pest Controller who will be able to assess your individual needs based on your geographical location, building structure & budget constraints. Most reticulation systems available require the pest controller to be accredited or certified with the installation and monitoring of these systems.
Treated Zones – Termite Barriers
Termite Treated Zones, also known as Termite Barriers are a popular and proven method of Termite Protection for new and existing structures. Installing a Termite Barrier involves digging a trench around a concrete slab and treating the soil with termiticide that has long lasting residual effect. To maintain a continuous barrier around the slab, concreted areas are drilled approximately 200mm apart and the termiticide is injected into each hole. Termites that do prey into the treated zone are repelled away.
Monitoring of the termite barriers are performed generally annually by your Pest Controller who will issue additional chemical treatment if required.
There are several types of Termite Barriers available and they differ in cost, monitoring requirements & structural differences.
The workers ingest the toxic wood and carry it back to the termite nest, where the termite colony is exposed and infected.
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