Guide to Successful Termite Treatment Woollahra
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. The best thing one can do to prevent household items from being damaged due to termites is to control, and preferably eradicate, the growth of termite population. 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.
Can termites be prevented with preventative termite treatments? Yes, they can! There are soil treatments which, when done properly and by a professional, can indeed prevent termites for several years at a time. Termiticide is added as a barrier around the perimeter of the home. This is achieved by digging a trench around the home, and drenching the soil with this agent. Soil treatment needs an expert pest control service and we recommend you call pest control Woollahra – 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. There are also non-repellent alteratives that many homeowners prefer, which are also less toxic.
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. Pest Control Eastern Suburbs will perform the work for you in a professional manner, with a minimum of disruption to your routine. We use only the the most effective agents for keeping your home termite free. 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 one of the traditional methods used for pest control and it is offered by almost every pest control agency.
In ground termite baiting systems are another fairly common method of termite treatment. This option will be used in various circumstances, including when soil treatment is impractical or not desired (e.g. if the homeowner has pets and are concerned about exposing them to chemicals placed in the soil). Termite baiting systems are only effective once termite activity has already been detected.
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.