Termite Treatment Options in Albury & Wodonga
Termite Control is core to our services – termites are one of the most destructive pests that a home or building owner can face. Most of the damage done by termites can often go unnoticed by the building or home owner, potentially leaving the building’s structural integrity at risk.
The best way to control termites is by seeking professional help from our licensed Timber Pest Management technicians, who are fully trained to provide you with a termite management solution to suit your requirements and needs.
Damage caused by Termites.
TREATMENT OF TERMITES
Physical barriers such as stainless steel mesh, graded granite stone and metal shielding prevent termites from gaining concealed access to a home or building. The gaps in the stainless steel mesh are too small for termites to pass through. Graded granite creates a barrier preventing the entry of termites into a home or building. Furthermore, the granite particles are too heavy for termites to move aside.
Metal shielding creates a barrier which, while not preventing the termites from gaining access the the house, will block any concealed path forcing them to form a visible bridge over the ant-cap. This is used for when a building is undergoing physical inspection to assist the pest control techician in determining if there is a termite infestation.
Monitoring & Intervention Systems
The principle of monitoring techniques is to have a substance in a monitoring station on which termites will aggregate and regularly feed on once they have found the device. Monitoring stations can be placed in either in-ground or above-ground situations. Placing these devices in areas where evidence suggests termite activity enhances the chances of contact with foraging termites. A toxicant in the timber or a cellulose matrix can be placed in the station or the colony may be indirectly destroyed by dusting the termites that aggregate at the station.
Some toxicants eliminate the colony, while others suppress it. However, both methods reduce potential to cause further damage to timbers. Termite monitoring is most beneficial when used as part of an integrated-pest-management strategy. Colony elimination or suppression should be followed by hazard reduction and regular inspection. Monitoring should continue because only a small amount of toxin is used and does not prevent foraging by other termite colonies that may be present in the foraging range of a timber structure.
Chemical Barrier Solutions
Chemical barrier systems provide a zone of treated soil, poisonous to termites, under footings and slabs and/or around the perimeter. Chemicals that are registered for termite protection include synthetic pyrethroids (modified).
These chemicals have varied life expectancies depending on soil and exposure conditions, and will therefore require replenishment at regular intervals.
Reticulation Systems are designed to effectively treat the area under concrete slabs, for protection against infestation by termites underground and around the external perimeter of structures in order to prevent termites from entering from the outside of a building.