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Do You Have a Termite Protection Strategy?
I’ve come across quite a few people who’ve suffered severe damages, both financial and damage to their properties, due to having poor termite protection strategies. “Prevention is much better than a cure when you’re dealing with termites,” – Bruce Gow
How seriously do you take termite protection? Many Australian home owners neglect regular termite inspections but these inspections are vital if you want to protect your home against a termite infestation. In the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, it’s understandable that many homeowners are reducing costs wherever they can however termite protection is one area that can be very costly if neglected, particularly as home insurance does not cover termite damage.

Subterranean termites – the most likely species to damage an Australian home – have the capacity to cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home in a short period of time. The chances are that your home is your most valuable asset so having a termite protection strategy for your home is a must.

Termite protection may be as simple as having annual termite inspections however, if you live in a region where termite damage is common, you may need to have your inspections twice a year, or take your termite protection a step further.

How can you take termite protection further?

There is now an excellent range of effective termite protection methods available. Old fashioned termite barriers attempted termite protection by repelling termites, but because termites could detect the chemical, they could also seek gaps in the barrier, so the termite protection wasn’t complete. The other problem was that these products did little to exterminate the termite colony.

Modern chemical barrier products like Termidor offer a more advanced means of termite protection. Rather than seeking to repel, they’re undetectable so the termites cross the barrier and in doing so, pick up toxins. These toxins are then carried back to the colony and passed around during the termite grooming process, so they have the capacity to kill off the colony and provide longer term termite protection.

There are other means of termite protection including baiting and dusting however, a good chemical barrier may offer years of termite protection. Termite experts generally offer a lengthy guarantee with a modern chemical barrier termite protection treatment.

Of course, even if you do decide on a termite protection method like the Termidor chemical barrier, it’s still important to maintain regular inspections. That’s firstly because of a small risk that termites will find another route into your home; and secondly, because your termite protection guarantee is likely to be conditional on regular inspections.

Do you have a termite protection strategy in place? If you don’t, it’s time to speak to your local termite expert about termite protection methods and start protecting your home and your bank account from termite attack!

"We first used A1 Pest Control a few years ago when we noticed a few termites under a wine barrell in the rear yard of our home. We asked A1 Pest Control Sydney to pay us a visit to have a thorough termite inspection of our home. Bruce and his crew were on time, and very well presented. They explained how they would get rid of the termite infestation using a low toxic method and how their Thermal cameras worked, It worked very well and now we can sleep at night!"
Gary and Carol Harman
"We have been using Bruce form A1 Pest Control for over 4 years now. We bought our new house on the Hills Area, and moved in. our neighbours had problem with rodents and spiders so they are using A1 next door. I asked them if they could come over and treat our house too, as i didn't want to chase pest around our home. The service was not only effective, but carried out without any smelly fumes that we have experienced in our last house. They solved problem next door and I haven't seen a bug since."
Melissa Topper
"A1 Pest Control exterminators where great! I'm very happy to say that they solved a bed bug problem that I had after we had visitors from overseas visit us. I would recommend A1 Pest Control to anyone needing a safe and effective treatment of bed bugs"
Amanda Wu
"Bruce solved our commercial pest control problem in Castle Hill. Cockroaches were throughout our factory and they were completely gone after two visits from his exterminators. Just seeing one cockroach can lose us clients. I know now everyhing is ok, and our reputation is intact"
Raj Beri, Europa International
"Bruce from A1 Help us get rid of a bad spider infestation that have been troubling us for a while. It was done with low toxic spray and his crew even game me some cockroach and ant baits to get rid of them. I have recommended A1 to all my friends and family"
Carmel Thomas
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