Knowing The Different Active Termite Treatments When It Counts
Wood is a natural material containing cellulose a food source for termites which is susceptible to attack by wood boring insects, such as termites and beetles. Control and elimination are both necessary treatments, in which systems and exclusive products are used to protect timber house frames, structural timber components such as laminated beams, roof trusses and internal skirtings and mouldings from being damaged. Experience in the field of termite infestation, including active termite treatments, involves using the best chemicals available. This allows professionals to guarantee treatments in and around your home including external patios and pergolas.
But what are some of the affordable termite treatments accessible to you?
There are many different types of termite management systems available on the market to eradicate termites. Not all of them are effective or are very costly and involve regular visits by a pest technician to monitor activity.
Termites are generally found upon having your annual termite inspection. If this is the case our technicians will dust all active termites with a registered termiticide. This will slow down the foraging process of termites and allow what we call a transfer of chemical to all active termites within the infested area. The dusting process is applied generally in wall cavities, termite damaged skirting boards, door jams, window reveals and are taped up to ensure termites are not disturbed and go back to the nest. This is important to allow time for the dusting application to take effect.
Our technician will cover some options relating to chemical liquid termiticides we use to treat the perimeter of the structure and subfloor areas including house stumps if a suspended timber floor construction. Suresafe pest Management uses new technology chemical termiticides which are very effective and will last up to 8 years in ideal conditions. We will give you an obligation free quote for your consideration and cover all aspects of the treatment process to ensure you fully understand what we are doing and the reasons for our recommendation.
After accepting our quote we will work out a suitable time to carry out the termite treatment and may make some recommendations such as removal foliage from around the perimeter of the dwelling or lower garden beds or finished ground levels below damp coarse. Our recommendations are to assist you with taking a proactive approach to ensure we both can eliminate further infestations after your chemical termiticide barrier has been installed.
In the event of your home sustaining damage to timber components, it is important to wait for 6 to 8 weeks before repairing termite damaged areas. Again this period of time will allow your chemical barrier system to work with the transfer of chemical from active termites to the nest which is generally underground. Our Technician will carry out a further inspection between the 6 to 8 weeks after the initial treatment to confirm all active termites have been eradicated. From this point, you are able to carry out rectification work to restore your home to its original state.
It’s important not to disturb soil treated areas as the chemical molecules bond to the soil around the perimeter of the dwelling creating a complete termite barrier protecting your home for up to 8 years. Suresafe Pest Management will send annual reminder letters to ensure you continue to have your annual termite inspection.