Termite Treatment Port Macquarie
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Prevention of infestation
Building design can reduce the chances of termite damage. Important strategies include reducing the amount of timber used in buildings, a properly designed concrete slab with edges exposed for inspection for termite activity, or provision for easy under-floor inspections of timber floors.
Most local building authorities require that preventative measures against termites be incorporated during the construction of additions and new buildings. As a home owner or builder, there are many things that you can do to reduce the risk of termite attack to your home. These include removing all loose construction timbers from around and under the house. Don’t stack timber or firewood next to or under the house. Ensure that ventilation is adequate beneath suspended floors as if the soil is dry, termites will not spend as much time in this area.
TERMITE TREATMENT PORT MACQUARIE
Termite Treatment Port Macquarie recommends you have a termite inspection carried out by an experienced technician at least every twelve months or more regularly in high risk areas or where previous activity has been detected which will not only aid in the early detection of termite attack but also advise on preventative measures.
Treatment of infestation
Eradication of any existing termite infestation is important to stop the damage spreading. This is usually done by applying an APVMA registered product, registered for this purpose to active termite workings. The termites then consume the bait or consume the dust/ wear the dust and take this back to their nest via feeding, grooming etc and pass it through the nest. In most circumstances the preference is for a baiting program to eliminate the colony and queen completely.
If the nest can then be located by the technician it may be physically destroyed by applying an insecticide to the nest, killing it directly. The workings and bait can then be monitored to determine that the nest was associated with the Termites causing the damage.
Once the nest is eradicated, any termites remaining in infested timbers will die out but to reduce damage should be continually treated until all activity is gone. However, the home is not protected against re-infestation from other nests and future nests.
Before applying a Liquid Termiticide treated zone you must first always eliminate the colony by using dusts or baits or foam. (Note: Arsenic Trioxide Termite Dust does not work on some genus of termites and is only about 60% effective on others. It is also a Schedule 7 Poison. ) Applying a Liquid Termiticide to Active Termites will generally not result in colony elimination as those Termites effected will be effected too quickly and repelled by the colony and die before the poison can be passed through the colony, resulting in the colony surviving and later re-attacking dwelling at an alternative source.
Although sometimes the baiting method is criticised as being too slow, for long term protection it is always the most reliable method and cost effective in the long term due to the elimination of a colony which may have a 30 year life of economic damage.
How can buildings be protected against termites? A Termite Management Program which includes regular Property Inspections is the only method for early detection of Termite attack. Termite Treatment Port Macquarie uses Termite Aggregation Systems, Termite Monitoring Systems and Termite Protection Zones as methods used as part of a well designed Termite Management Program to aid in the prevention of concealed entry of Termites into a building. Protection measures are easily applied during the construction of new buildings, but some (eg. stainless steel mesh, or a layer of granite chips) are not very suitable for existing buildings or structures, while others are more easily applied after construction.
Termite Treatment Port Macquarie Programs must be tailored for the individual property type and issues and AS 3660. Termite Terriers uses the latest Scientific studies and evaluates all the Latest in Treatments, Aggregation and Monitoring Systems and Protection Zones as they come on to the market (and often before they come on to the market) and will often utilise a combination of techniques and products to best protect your greatest asset.