June 13, 2016

Termite Management Systems

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Termite Management systems

Termite management systems provide different modes of action by means of effectively managing termites.

The majority of homes on The Gold Coast, Brisbane and Northern N.S.W may already have these installed.

There are 3 types of Termite management systems.

1. Baiting And Monitoring Systems

2. Chemically Treated Zones

3. Physical Barriers

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1. Baiting and Monitoring

termite baitingThere are many types of baiting systems available. However, they all work on the same principle. The baiting stations attract termites before they enter your home. Thus, Then we feed Termites a bait that contains an active constituent to eliminate the colony. In addition, The effectiveness of baiting stations relies on maintenance. We place Bait stations every 3-4 meters around the perimeter of the structure. A pest control technician inspects the bait system every 6-8 weeks with older systems or 4 times a year with the new Sentricon Always Active System. Termites are all part of a large colony and are constantly connected as one.

Termites will feed each other and the queen. Once the termites have ingested the poison from the bait stations it is transferred throughout the colony and results in colony collapse. Also, Baiting is a great way of controlling subterranean termites as their nest is often hard to or almost impossible to locate as it is hidden in a tree or beneath the soil and can wreak havoc for years.

2. Chemical Treated Zone (Chemical Barrier)

Initially, To install a chemical barrier you should engage a licensed and accredited pest control technician. Termite barriers is chemical in the soil of the perimeter of your slab edge and footings to minimise risk of termites entering the structure. To install a termite barrier we trench to the footing, treating the soil and backfilling or if concrete is over the soil then options of drilling and injecting at high pressure through the slab is available. In addition, these soiled areas can also have a reticulation system (perforated hose) installed to avoid re-digging in the future.

Accredited Termidor HE InstallerFurthermore, The lifespan of a chemical barrier varies depending on the product, soil type, and delivery method however 3-10 years is generally the lifespan these days.

The types of products used are repellents (repels termites away) and non-repellents (termites pick up the chemical and carry it back through the nest affecting more on the way). The most ideal and effective chemicals are non-repellents.

A chemical barrier is an effective approach to ensuring complete termite prevention. Chemicals have come a long way since the 80s and 90s. These are now generally Low or Non-Toxic if applied correctly. Not all houses and building types are suitable for termite barriers and you should ask what recommendations your pest inspector has. Also, your pest control technician should issue a termite management plan in accordance with AS 3660.2.17.

Most Effective Chemical Brands

Altriset – Non-Repellent – Up to 8 years

Termidor – Non-Repellent – Up to 8 years

Biflex – Repellent – Up to10 Years

3. Physical Barrier

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Firstly, An essential stage of construction now days is installing a physical termite barrier. New homes or renovations must have them installed. A physical barrier is designed to work integrated with annual termite inspections to detect early signs of termite activity and thus reduce the cost of treatment and damage.

The concept is to basically make your house impenetrable from the slab, forcing termites to the outer edges so they can be identified.

Finally, How do these barriers fail? Physical barriers cannot ultimately stop termites entering your home they only expose them. Adding an attachment or an additional slab without protection, Storing goods, Placing garden beds against or covering weep holes on external walls will enable termites to gain undetected entry. Having an annual inspection is a must.

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