Termite protection and treatment

Termites are commonly referred to in Australia as ‘white ants’. These pests cause thousands of dollars in damage to houses and structures in Melbourne suburbs, making termite pest control the key.

So your home has termites and you want the most effective termite treatment that we have to offer? Are you looking for a reliable termite removal service in Melbourne? We can help you make a right decision.

Termite Management Systems

Treatments vary, so we will explain the differences and limitations of each termite treatment. When you have termite controlling services carried out there, and are two key termite management systems; either you are trying to create a barrier in between the termites and the building to be protected (chemical injection) or you are trying to kill the termite colony (baiting system).

When it comes to termite removal in Melbourne homes, a chemical treatment is the more traditional termite handling strategy for termite control, however colony eradication via interception and baiting has some distinct benefits that are hard to ignore.

 

Chemical Treatments

Termidor chemical treatments stop termites entering the building, so you can either have a sub floor treatment or a full perimeter treatment.

A localised treatment is designed to prevent termites from entering a specific area of your home. A full perimeter treatment is designed to protect the termites from entering your home. One popular non-repellent chemical is termidor (Up to 8 years of residual life). We recommended the choice is a non repellent chemical called termidor fipronil.

Baiting

Baiting a termite colony is a process that takes approximately 3-6 months. Actually the baiting procedure involves carrying out a full timber pest inspection of the building, placement of a tamper resistant bait box on current termite activity. Every 3 months we need to inspect the bait station to establish the colony status and fill the bait. Once the colony begins feeding on the bait they will no longer continue to damage your home. After approximately three months the colony is either dead or well on its way out.

The bait used for termites is completely non-toxic to humans, pets, kids, and your organic garden. This is where the interception system comes into play. The capture side of the system consists of underground termite monitoring stations.