Termite Monitoring Port Macquarie.
In the early 1970s the only successful way of controlling termites was by spraying with a group of synthetic chemicals called organochlorines which although very effective in killing and Repelling Termites are no longer on the market. The problem (and reason why they were so successful) with organochlorines is that they don’t break down easily, they persist in the environment, travel in the air, and accumulate in unlikely places, including our tissue. Today we rely on alternatives that are not only safe for us and the environment, they focus directly on destroying the Termite Colony rather than pumping large volumes of toxic chemicals into the environment.
In Australia (and ultimately the world) a new system was developed by the CSIRO of termite control through bait boxes (stations, traps, interception units, aggregation units, etc).
Termite Aggregation, Monitoring and Baiting System
Termite inspection – the house and surrounds are searched for termite activity and colonies.
Termite Monitors/ Traps/ Stations – placed strategically around the perimeter of building and other foraging areas to pick up termite activity in the area.
Termite Monitors are regularly inspected and maintained for maximum potential of interception and then aggregation of those timber feeding subterranean termites that cause damage to our building structures.
Colony Eradication – Utilise the development of New Termiticides and Non-Toxic Cellulose Based Baits.
TERMITE MONITORING PORT MACQUARIE
Termite Terriers use a number of different products including a system where the homeowner can have a role in the monitoring to reduce costs. This system can be completely serviced by Termite Terriers or partly looked after by the homwowner. We have a package suitable for all budgets.
Once the termites are discovered in the monitoring station, a particular termiticide or bait/ growth regulator is added. If a growth regulator is used it is based on the molting or Ecdysis process and the provention of that process and other physiological processes, including inhibiting the gut fauna from processing cellulose. Generally Termite Colonies are undergoing Ecdysis at approximately 1% of the colony at any stage and growth regulators inhibit this from happening. The growth regulator is spread through the colony by foraging termites due to their communal feeding and grooming activity and ultimately reaches the entire colony. This process, due to the Ecdysis Cycle can take many months for Colony Elimination in some Termite species, especially in multi-nest species, however due to the visible changes to the colony activity, much stronger evidence for Colony Elimination can be achieved than through other treatment methods.