Tips For Termite Pest Control

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Article written by Bruce Gow

 

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Tips for Environmentally Safe Solutions

Termites are extremely effective about gaining entry into your home, The very last thing that you would want to do is to

make their job even easier.

If you follow these three easy steps to make certain that your home doesn’t ever become their home or just contact Bruce at A1 Pest Control ASAP on 0417 251 911 or send us a message.

Step 1: Obtain advice and get professional help from A1 Pest Control

Small holes in wood, bubbling Gyprock, sagging doors, floor timbers, multiple insect wings, & small mud leads are

some of the most obvious signs of termites. This doesn’t necessarily mean termite activity exists.

Regular accurate inspections by a licensed pest professional using the most up-to-date equipment and tools,

are the only way to make sure your home remain free from termites and the costly damage that they make.

A1’s professional technicians have the appropriate training to properly identify, treat, prevent, all termite problems.

We can perform a thermal termite inspection of your home to map out hot areas. This will determine precisely where & how termites are getting into your home.

We will also explain exactly how to correct any conducive conditions in your home that may invite termites, & fix any problems with low and non-toxic options using environmentally friendly methods of control.

Here are some Termite (White ant) tips to protect your home:

  • Keep mulch away from your home and remove timber in ground contact, – including scrap timber, formwork, & firewood away from your home.
    If you do need to keep firewood outside your home during winter months, try to keep it raised off from the ground.
  • Make sure you Trim all shrubs, bushes & other dense vegetation away from the exterior foundation of your house.
  • Provide an inspection point and push bark-chip and mulch away from the concrete slab edge.
  • Don’t store timbers or wood debris under or nearby your home.
  • Test drill and treat termite colonies within infested trees & stumps.
  • Repair any leaking taps and water-pipes.
  • Fix all leaks in roofs and gutters.
  • Ventilate sub-floor crawl spaces to reduce humidity. This can be mechanical or electrical ventilation.
  • Seal all cracks and holes in your home’s brickwork, which may provide a handy access point for termites.

Step 2: Call the best defence: A1 Pest Control

If the inspection happens to reveal activity, A1 Pest Control can get rid of termites and stop them from coming back.

We will recommend the best termite protection product to effectively meet your needs.

Step 3: Schedule regular inspections & check-ups

Regular check-ups will make sure your pest control termite treatment continues to do its job, & that your home remains termite-free for as long as you live there.

Termidor termite barriers combined with termite baits are our best recommendation for long term white-ant control.

Do You Have a Termite Pest Control Plan?

If you own a home in an area affected by termites, a plan is vital if you want to protect your home – and your bank balance – from termites. If you’ve never had a run in with termites before, that’s no excuse to be complacent and disregard the risk.
Termites can cause tens of thousands of dollars damage to your home in a matter of months – and you won’t even see them doing it. Ensuring you have a termite management strategy in place is the sensible thing to do.

Termite Management Strategy

As a home owner, you simply can’t afford to wait until termites strike before talking to a professional.
The first aspect of your termite pest control strategy should be to engage a pest controller with appropriate termite management qualifications and experience, to undertake regular inspections as part of your termite pest control strategy. Depending on the termite risk in your area, inspections may need to be undertaken at 6 monthly or yearly intervals.

Pro-active and Preventative

If your home is free from termites, your pest control expert will be able to speak to you about the most cost effective control methods for your property, taking into consideration your location, soil type, the termite species that are most prevalent in your area, and current methods.
In low risk areas, regular inspection may be adequate however, in high risk zones or where there is already evidence of nearby termite activity, a more long term solution – for example, a chemical barrier termite protection applied by your local pest control expert – might be more appropriate.
Your expert should also be able to advise you on other ways you can reduce the risk of termite attack.

Re-active Plans

For the home that’s already under termite attack, you’ll certainly need the help of your pest technician. Eliminating termites isn’t an ‘instant’ process, and methods aren’t as simple as spraying flies with insect spray – termites live in colonies that may contain hundreds of thousands of termites. Termites travel underground from those colonies into your home and back to their colony.
Several modern pest control products aim to eliminate termite colonies by allowing termites to pick up an undetectable chemical as they enter the area around your home and transport it to nests and colonies where they share it with others due to their social grooming habits.
Termites can cause extensive damage to a home in a matter of a few weeks or a few months, and termite damage isn’t covered by insurance, so effective control should be a high priority for homeowners. Disregarding this risk is a little bit like not paying your home insurance – only the risk of termite infestation is probably much higher than many of the risks that are covered by your home insurance.

If you don’t have a termite management strategy in place, it’s time to talk to your termite pest control expert about how best to protect your home. If you need to arrange a termite inspection, Sydney expert opinion, or a Thermal Imaging pest report, call a qualified timber pest expert. Call Bruce on 0417 251 911 if you have a problem with termites or just send him a message.