Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive timber pests in the world, and are responsible for causing the greatest economic losses of timber in several parts of the world.
Termites have been around for more than 240 million years, can adapt to ever-changing environments and are known to destroy homes and building constructions within 3 months of entry.
Each year, the subterranean termite is accountable for creating more damage to homes and commercial properties than fires, storms, floods and earthquakes combined. Annually, termites are responsible for causing billions of dollars of damage, worldwide. In Australia alone, 3 in every 5 homes are attacked by termites and cause an estimated $1 billion worth of damage every year to homes and properties.
Regular termite inspections by an experienced timber pest inspector is recommended. An inspection of the property should be carried out every 6-12 months to increase the chance of early detection before major damage.
All termite inspections come with a comprehensive report including information related to areas conducive to termite attack and how best to correct the problems as well as details about all timber damage found. Pest Control Queensland offers a fully detailed visual termite Inspection that meets Australian standards.
TERMITE TREATMENT AND PROTECTION
Termites are commonly referred to in Australia as ‘white ants’. These pests cause millions of dollars in damage to houses and structures in Queensland annually, making termite pest control vitally important.
If your home has termites and you want the most effective termite treatment that Pest Control Queensland has to offer? Are you looking for a reliable termite eradication service on the Sunshine Coast? Get in touch to discuss options with expert and experienced technicians so that you can make an informed decision.
Treatments vary, so Pest Control Queensland technicians take time to explain the differences and limitations of each treatment. When you have termite management services carried out there are two main termite management strategies, either you are trying to create a barrier between the termites and the building to be protected (chemical treatments) or you are trying to eradicate the termite colony (baiting).
When it comes to termite eratication in Sunshine Coast homes, a chemical treatment is the more traditional termite management strategy for termite control, however colony eradication via interception and baiting has some distinct benefits that are hard to ignore.
Chemical treatments stop termites entering the building, so you can either have a localised treatment or a full perimeter treatment. A localised treatment is designed to prevent termites from entering a localised (small) area of the building, a full perimeter treatment is designed to protect the whole building. A localised treatment does not prevent the termites finding an alternate route into the building – one where chemicals have not been applied. It is for this reason Pest Control Queensland do not generally recommend localised treatment.
Two types of chemicals can be used for your termite treatment. Either a non-repellent chemical or a repellent. Termites can detect the presence of a repellent chemical, meaning they learn to avoid those areas, increasing the chance of finding an unprotected route into your building. Non-repellent chemicals are undetectable by termites, ensuring their fatality on contact.
Two popular non-repellent chemicals are Ultrathor and Termidor (Up to eight years residual life). Pest Control Queensland recommended choice in repellent chemical is Maxthor (up to 5 years residual life).
The recommendation to Pest Control Queensland clients for the optimal chemical treatment is based on each individual situation.