Guide to Successful Termite Treatment Dover Heights
The Australian climate provides a wonderful breeding ground for termites. This is bad news for the home owner. But there are some steps that you can take to avert a disaster, bearing in mind that termites can eat an entire house in just a few months.
Prevention is better than Cure!
Prevention or Termite Treatment?
How much damage termites can cause will depend up the species of the termites, how established the colony is, and the availability of timber for feeding on. There are steps you can take to ensure that your home is not an active termite attraction. Termites love moisture, so keep all timber sources in and around your home as free from moisture as you can, and of course, do not leave pieces of timber around for months on end.
The good news is that termites can actually be prevented from colonising your home and surrounding areas, with a professional soil treatment. With soil treatment, you need to add Termiticide to the soil that surrounds the area to be protected. This process requires an expert pest control service and you
can consult pest control Dover Heights – Able Pest Abaitment – 0419 941 994 – to ask for an appraisal as the appropriateness of a soil treatment for your home. Termiticide acts by repelling termites, and a soil termite treatment can last for up to ten years, although an inspection after five years is essential. Alternatives to Termiticide exist that have advantages, as Temiticide can actually trap termites inside the perimeter if there happens to already be an active colony that went undetected.
DIY Termite Treatment?
Although it is possible to buy termite treatment products that you can apply yourself, this course is not recommended. If the treatment fails, you will not be covered by your household insurance, whereas if you get a licenced pest control expert, not only is there much less likelihood that the treatment will fail, but there will be insurance there as a backup in the event of a catastrophe.
Seeking Professional Help for Your
There are a large number of pest control agencies offering wide array of services so it is not difficult to find one to suit your needs and requirements. The benefit of hiring professionals for dealing with the problem of termites is they are quick and results can be seen in a short span of time. The chemicals used by professionals are very powerful and most of them are not available to the public directly. So, if you want to preserve your precious house and other buildings and keep them termite-free, call us today!
Another, becoming less, common termite treatment is fumigation, which can again be performed only by pest control professionals. During this process, the pest control professional visits the affected area and sprays the area with a special chemical. Once the area is sprayed, no person is allowed to enter it for some time. Fumigation is one of the traditional methods used for pest control and it is offered by almost every pest control agency.
Another option are in ground termite baiting systems. These have the advantage that the process is completely non-toxic to humans and pets. These baiting systems are used for active termites.
Lastly, the choice of the method for treating termites vary from one household to another, and you should discuss with your pest control professional the way which best matches your requirements and the nature and extent of your termite problem.