Are you worried that your home might suffer from termite damage? Also referred to as white ants, termites prove to be a huge problem not only in Perth but all across Australia. These small but terrible creatures can wreak havoc in both commercial and residential properties. It’s essential to protect your home against termites before any major damage occurs. Our company specialises in termite treatment, management and control, allowing you to have peace of mind knowing that your home has adequate protection against these pesky pests.
What’s annoying about dealing with termites is that they cause serious problems without any tell-tale signs. Indeed, you may notice the first signs of infestation when the damage has already been done. Although they play a critical role in nature by recycling wood, they don’t have the ability to differentiate between dead or decaying wood and the timber that makes up the foundation of your home. They can, however, tunnel an astonishing 100 metres in search of a food source.
According to estimates, 1 in 5 homes in Australia suffers from termite damage each year. This translates to millions of dollars in damages annually. If you want to avoid damaging your home as well as your pocket, it’s prudent to have your property regularly inspected for termites.
With our highly-trained, experienced, and reputable professionals, as part of our termite treatment plan, we conduct thorough termite inspections to ensure that no part of your home is susceptible to infestation. We also provide knowledge about the different types of treatments and what best suits your property.
Termite Treatment and Control
In general, there are two ways to keep termite problems under control. The first is by creating a barrier between your property and the termites. This involves the use of chemical treatments. The other method is by getting rid of the entire termite colony, a process called baiting.
Our termite control company specialises in both types of treatments. Regardless of what your property needs, you can rest assured that by the end of our service, your home will be free from termites and will remain so for years to come.
Using chemical treatments is the most popular way of controlling termites. These treatments prevent termites from penetrating your property. Depending on the severity of the infestation, you may need either a full-perimeter or a localised treatment. A full-perimeter treatment is the better choice in most cases, as this ensures that termites won’t find any alternate routes to enter the building.
Baiting is the other method of choice. Although less popular compared to chemical treatments, baiting can prove to be just as effective. The downside is that this process can take a few months. This procedure involves a thorough timber pest inspection followed by the placement of bait stations in areas with termite activity. The bait stations are inspected approximately every six weeks. The idea is to attract termites to build a colony. As the termites feed on the bait, they will gradually be unable to damage other timber in your property. It usually takes three months to wipe out the colony.
It may prove confusing to choose between the two methods. But with our assistance, you can expect to be fully informed about all the details included in both processes. Through this, you can have a better understanding of what to expect during the inspection and the actual procedure to be used.
It’s also worth noting that termite management and control services shouldn’t be limited to existing homes. A full termite inspection must be carried out on any site where a new home is to be erected. This minimizes the risk of future termite problems, potentially helping you to save heaps of money in the long run. Contact us immediately if you see signs of termites in or near your home.