Termite Control And Treatment, Chemical Termite Spray
At Pest Police Australia we only use the best chemicals available. It is worth noting that some unscrupulous operators will claim to use a premium product such as Termidor and actually use a far cheaper and inferior product. To help combat these dishonest businesses we will provide the batch/bottle number for the premium chemical used on your property. If you are obtaining multiple quotes and find that one is considerably cheaper, you should ensure they are using the chemical they have quoted. As the old saying go’s “If it sounds too good to be true it usually is.”
In Australia, termites are sometimes referred to as white ants – a name given to this invader because they have pale bodies with a darker coloured head and small round antennae.
These are clever little critters. Impressively hollowing out timber and leaving a thin surface to hide their handiwork. Disturbingly, termite infestations are often found when it’s too late. By the time they are discovered, often in the skirtings, architraves or floorboards, they have already damaged structural timbers.
Some areas in Victoria are particularly prone to termite infestation. Other ways of infestations occurring are from contaminated wood brought to the site, or colonies of the insects travelling underground from neighbouring properties. Termite nests can be found up to 100m away from the house. They can also cross physical barriers like brickwork and metal termite shields.
If you suspect you are in a termite prone area, or concerned you may have termites in your property, it is wise to talk to an expert. The cost of a professional inspection from Pest Police Australia compares very favourably in comparison to the cost of repairs due to a full-blown termite infestation. If not professionally treated, an infestation can cause massive amounts of structural damage.
Solving The Problem
The Pest Police team and their highly-trained sniffer dogs will identify where an infestation is, without needing to damage any surface. Once this is located, the Pest Police inspector will identify the type of termite, and recommend suitable treatment.
Some termite treatment options include dusting, baiting and chemical soil barriers using products such as :
- Bifenthrin – Biflex by FMC
- Fipronil – Termidor by BASF (which is arguably the best)
- Imidacloprid. – Premise by BAYER
These chemical soil barriers can also be carried out for the prevention of sub-terranean termites before they strike, which gives the home owner peace of mind.
Preventative Measures For New Homes
Physical barriers are so-called because they rely on the physical resistance of the material to resist termite attack. These are usually installed during new constructions, but some can be retro-fitted to existing houses.
We highly recommend using the Homeguard termite protection system when building your new home. This product is not only a physical barrier but a chemical barrier also. This Australian-made physical barrier has been proven to block, repel and kill on contact all of Australia ‘s subterranean termites – the triple whammy! And what’s more, it will go on stopping, repelling and killing termites for the long term. It is important to remember that your physical barrier must be arranged prior to commencement of building.
Pest Police Inspectors can also recommend strategies for full termite protection on new buildings, with a safe, effective Reticulation program. An underground system of pipes is installed. This pipe network carries specific solutions to protect your property for life.
We can also provide a more traditional chemical soil barrier by applying a liquid termiticide in accordance with Australian Standards.
Upon completion of your inspection you will receive a written diagnosis of the problem and quotation. All Termite Treatmentsguaranteed. Call us for more information.