Termite Treatment Options
Non-chemical, termite monitoring and baiting stations are used both when there is current termite activity and as a longer term preventive measure.
Termite baiting stations, such as those pictured above, are placed at 3 metre intervals in the soil around the perimeter of the home. They contain timber which attracts termites into the station. Once there are active termites in the stations, they are a fed a non-poisonous growth inhibitor which is passed throughout the colony. The growth inhibitor restricts the ability of the colony to develop and feed itself, leading to its eventual destruction.
External baiting system options include above ground stations, in ground stations and in concrete stations depending on where termite activity is present.
Following the initial installation, the baiting and monitoring stations should be checked and monitored for termite activity on a regular basis.
Termite baiting and monitoring stations are generally a higher initial cost option. They do, however, have the advantage of being non-poisonous and give the ability to check termite activity and eventually eliminate it.
These treatments are an option used to kill active termites and are generally only used where they are present outside of a house. They have an immediate impact on the termites but are not a substitute for an effective external perimeter treatment.
Spot treatments use an approved liquid termiticide which is directly applied to or injected on the active termites. The impact is immediate. They can be used when termites are in garden beds, tree stumps or trees.
In most situations they are the lowest cost method of treating termites. We however will always also recommend a full termite protection plan in order to minimise the risk of further termite activity.
Dusting of termite activity is a very traditional treatment method and relies on the skill of the pest controller. Not all pest control companies offer this service. To be effective it requires large number of termites and many treatments over a period of time.
The dust or powder is toxic to termites and is applied through a puffer direct into the activity. The concept is to slowly kill the termites whilst allowing the dust to be passed on throughout the colony.
Once the activity has ceased, dusting is not a stand-alone treatment and should be used in conjunction with other termite treatments. Costs will vary greatly and are very much dependent on the situation.
These systems provide an alternative to the handspraying of termiticides. The chemical is delivered into the soil through a pipe buried in the soil next to outside walls. The pipe is charged with termiticide at controlled rates from a manifold. Specifically designed emitters placed in the pipe will evenly distribute the chemical along the system.
This type of treatment is most practical when installed before outside decking, paving or concrete are laid. This way the soil can be retreated in future years without disruption to these areas.
Every home is different and Termitrust pest technicians are very experienced with designing and installing reticulation installations to suit your situation.
We only use products which have a proven record of effectiveness in stopping termites and our installations are to exact specifications.
In most situations, the initial installation will cost more than handspraying but there is less chemical used at retreatment time. Retreatment costs are comparable to handspraying, if not cheaper.
These treatments are commonly used as a preventive measure to deter termite entry into a home and also to provide ongoing protection after activity has been discovered and treated.
A liquid termiticide is directly applied through a wand to exposed soil next to external walls of your home. In areas where there is paving, concrete or other hard surfaces the chemical is injected through drill holes.
Certain types of termiticides provide a deterrent to termite entry. Other types are undetectable by termites but the chemical stays with termites which leads to either a large reduction in numbers or elimination of the colony.
The chemicals do break down over time. To remain effective the soil will need resprayed at least every 5 years.
Contact a Termi provider in your areaMake an enquiry
Termi Home & Commercial services are available right across Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and ACT. We are never too far away to provide an obligation free quote or practical advice.