What To Do If You Find Termites
If you see live termite activity take these steps;
- Please DO NOT DISTURB the termites where possible.
- Cover up the area with black or dark coloured tape
- Leave the area
- Call Gold Coast Termite Protection immediately on 07 5576 2602
- Read on the learn more
How a Termite Treatment works – First and foremost is to complete a thorough Termite Inspection on the property and find all affected areas, and then make the decision on the best suitable action for the property. Eradicating Termites from any Gold Coast Property is best completed by a Licensed Technician and application of a non repellent chemical applied directly to the live Termites BUT with limited disturbance.
When Termites are treated, the technician needs to be sure of the correct amount of chemical applied and the accuracy of application on the termites. We must actually treat the live termites. Knowing this is important to be sure we have applied the chemical to allow the Termites time to travel this chemical back to the nest, disturbing them too much may mean the application fails.
Call us now to take control of your problem with Termites – 0755 76 2602
Subterranean termites are the most common of the wood destroying insects in Australia. The most effective termite treatments for these insects include the use of termite bait and monitoring systems, repellent barriers and non-repellent barriers. Each has both advantages and disadvantages.
Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System Worker termites eat these baits as they are foraging and take them back to the colony where they provide food for the entire colony. The bait will eventually kill all the termites in the colony. These systems are fairly effective, but can require some time to kill the entire colony.
How Does The Exterra Baiting System Work?
If an Exterra Baiting System has been installed to protect your home, the following steps are taken to protect your property;
- We check the Exterra Bait Stations every 2 months
- If live termite activity is found…
- We apply the termite bait
- Re-check in 4 weeks time
- Termite colony is eliminated
The photo above shows that termites have consumed 70% of the bait applied after a termite infestation was discovered in a monitoring station that had been installed in a customers home.
Termite Treatment Gold Coast: Different Options
Repellent barriers are liquid material placed in a trench surrounding the perimeter of the home. Once the liquid is applied with the soil the trench is refilled. Once the barrier is installed Worker termites are repelled by the barrier and do not cross it to do damage to the home. With repellent barriers, any active termites should be treated with a termiticide to eradicate the Colony.
While barriers can provide an effective means of protecting the home, they must be monitored with at least an annual Inspection to ensure there is not a breach in the barrier. For example, during the process of landscaping, soil may be placed over the barrier creating a bridge by which the termites are able to access the home. In addition, areas such as concrete porches or patios make establishing the barrier more difficult and alternative solutions maybe required.
If you decide on any renovation work on the home like extensions, new gardens, new paths or Landscaping be Sure to Call Gold Coast Termite Protection on 07 5576 2602. Non-repellent termite treatment involves establishing a barrier just as with the repellent barrier. However the material used to create the barrier is not detectable by the worker termites. As they come into contact with the termiticide like Termidor or ingest material that has been treated with it, they will eventually die. However, the chemicals are formulated to allow the worker to bring the material back to the colony before death. As the worker preens, tiny particles of the chemical are delivered back to the nest. In addition, any cellulose the worker brings back to the nest is affected by the chemical. The termiticide passes from one termite to the next like a viral infection. Within one to three months all the termites in the colony die.
If you are concerned about termites and the potential damage they can do to your home, we can recommend the treatment that will best protect your property. We start by determining if you currently have a termite problem and the type of termites causing the problem. We will then recommend the best option to protect the property.