We will always use the best termite products for your situation; depending on termite species, construction type, soil and environmental features and any personal preferences.
All our recommendations will deliver excellent performance on termites, whilst also being environmentally smart and in the case of termite baits, chemical free.
Products to eradicate active termites from your house
To eradicate termites, there are three key products available; termite dusts, termite foams and termite baits. The choice of product will depend on the location of the activity, how much activity is present and the termite species concerned. However, all things being equal, termite baits are our preferred method of control.
The key reason for our preference for baits, is that it remains the only proven technique to consistently eradicate the termite nest causing the problem. Our customers don’t just want termites out of the house, they don’t want them back, ever!
Termite baits contain an attractive termite food (cellulose) and slow acting insecticide. The baits are placed where the termites are feeding, they take the bait back to the nest, passing it around to the nest mates and the queen. Over a period of weeks, the whole termite nest is destroyed.
But baits don’t always work well on all species. In such situations we will use one of the other products to eliminate termites from the building.
Products to protect your home from future termite attack
The are two main termite management systems designed to protect buildings from termite attack; chemical treatment to the soil around and under buildings or the use of a termite baiting and monitoring system.
Chemical soil treatments for termites:
The idea of a soil treatment is that the chemical treated zone, in conjunction with the physical properties of the building, prevents termites getting into the house without being noticed. However, chemical treatments to the soil do not create a “barrier”, they create a chemical treated zone. For example, termites can still build a trail over the treated zone, either within a mud tube or using a tree root or other “bridge”.
Chemical treated zones are useful, but they are not a set and forget – 6 or 12 monthly inspections are still required to maintain any warranty. It is also not possible to use chemical treatments in all situations. For example the soil type may not allow chemical application or the building construction is such that it does not allow the application of a continuous treated zone, which would leave gaps in the treatment.
Termite monitoring and baiting systems:
Termite monitoring systems consist of a range of plastic bait stations placed in the ground around the property. Wood is placed in the bait stations. Any termites in the area will find the bait stations and start feeding on the wood. This activity will be picked up in the regular inspections (every 3 months) and bait will be added. Termites will then start feeding on the bait (containing slow acting insecticide), killing the termite colony and protecting the property.
Whilst we use both chemical soil treatment as well as termite monitoring systems, we generally have a preference for termite baiting and monitoring systems for the following reasons;
• Can be used in a wide range of construction types / soil conditions
• Less disruption during installation – in most situations no drilling or digging up pavers and garden beds)
• Less risk of disruption after installation – homeowners don’t have to be worried that their gardening activities (or floods), with degrade the chemical treated zone
• No chemicals are sprayed around the home
• Environmentally smart termite solution
• If termites are present the system will kill the termite nest
As Sydney’s leading termite specialist, Pink Pest Services have access to all the leading termite bait products; Sentricon, Exterra and Nemesis.
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