Guide to Successful Termite Treatment Surry Hills
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?
The extent of damage that termites can cause can vary greatly depending on the species of termites, the size of the colony, the age and vigor of the termite colony, as well as availability of food sources – the timber in your home! Preventing termites is not easy, but there are steps you can take to minimise the possibility. This does not take the place of professional inspections, however, to ensure that your home is in fact termite-free. Moisture catalyzes the growth in termites and you should begin your termite treatment from here. Think of ways that protect things such as doors, cabinets, beds, and tables from the affect of moisture.
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 professional assistance and we recommend you call pest control Surry Hills – Able Pest Abaitment – 0419 941 994 – to arrange an appointment to discuss your soil treatment requirements. 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. Termiticide is described as a repellent system, as it repels, and keeps termites outside the perimeter barrier. There are also non-
repellent options for termite prevention that you may wish to discuss with us as well.
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, appointing professionals is really the only option for any type of termite treatment.
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 considered too toxic by many professional pest control experts today, who prefer other methods of termite treatment.
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.
In summary, please do not hesitate to discuss your requirements with us, and seek our advice as to which method or methods would be best for your particular situation.