Termite Inspection Treatments > Homeowners Beware
Homeowners, because of their busy schedule, may not notice if their houses are being infested by termites. Termites are not easy to find. Oftentimes, experts are the ones who can thoroughly perform termite inspection treatment. This is to prevent further damage to the structure of your house in the event of extensive damage caused by termites. This is especially true for people who are living in old houses.
Termites thrive in warm, moist environment to survive. They hide their trails with feces, dirt and plant matter. This is why it is hard to discover the nest of termites hiding inside the walls. Termites tend to feed on the soft wood underneath the hard, polished wood. This results to the hollow sound when wood is tapped. If you observe closely, you can see mud-like formations with small, round holes on the wall. This is used by these pests in order to cover up the damage they have caused. Usually, houses that are being slowly destroyed by termites have swarms of flying ants. But don’t be deceived. They may not be white or yellow-colour but they are still termites.
Treatments include using liquid pesticide. There are two types, namely, repellent and non-repellents. The former is used to ward off termites from the area where you applied the pesticide. The other one works by killing the termites when they come in contact with the pesticide. Experts can use a trap system that includes a type of wood that will attract the pests. Even if you’re vigilant, you can never be too cautious. House maintenance should include yearly termite inspection treatment as a precautionary measure to prevent or treat early stage termite infestation.
Termite Safe Baiting Treatments for Homeowners
Granitgard offers affordable, non-toxic, long-lasting barriers against subterranean termite entry.
Granitgard is a natural, non toxic graded stone developed with the CSIRO and tested for many years throughout Australia. It uses durable materials to form tough termite barriers, and:
- Offers long life protection
- Is a non toxic, safe alternative no dangerous chemicals
- Comes with a comprehensive warranty covering all timber in the building for up to 10 years
How does a Granitgard stone barrier work?
Granitgard particles principally work in three ways. They are too hard for termites to chew, they are generally too big for termites to move, they sit closely together so that termites cannot squeeze through.
Termatrac is a breakthrough development in the detection of termites, invented and developed in Australia using technology similar to radar, Termatrac is the exciting answer to detecting termites through timber, plaster board, brick or masonry with no interference to the building material or termite activity.
With no drilling, tapping or prodding, Termatrac is the answer to termite detection without termite defection! With Termatrac, the pest professional enjoys the advantage of accurate detection and customer peace of mind.
Exterra baiting systems. Exterra is a baiting system which is very affective for treating termites particularly when there is no access to the sub floor, bait stations are placed around the perimeter of a home and termites are attracted into theses stations. When this occurs the termites are baited and the colony eliminated.
Termseal is a physical termite barrier that is installed into penetrations and around the perimeter wall lines of a building Termseal is a green product and comes with a ten year warranty see the link to there web site for technical information. All work is carried out to Australian standard AS 3660.1