Termite Control Sydney
Termite control or termite treatment is essential for Sydney homes and commercial properties susceptible to termite infestations. Schedule a termite inspection and let pest control experts help you stop or prevent pest infestations from happening.
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What are common types of termite control methods?
Common types of termite control solutions include:
Chemical Barrier Treatment
This involves creating a chemical barrier around the structure's perimeter to prevent termites from entering. The soil around the building is treated with termiticides to repel or kill termites.
Termite bait stations are strategically placed around the property, containing slow-acting toxic baits that termites carry back to their colony, effectively eliminating the entire colony.
Liquid Termite Treatments
Liquid termiticides are applied directly to areas with active termite infestations or around vulnerable areas of the building to create a protective barrier against termites.
Physical termite barriers, such as stainless steel mesh or crushed rock, are installed during construction to prevent termites from entering the building.
Wood preservatives can be applied to timber structures or wooden elements vulnerable to termite attacks to deter infestations.
In severe infestations, tenting and fumigation of the entire structure may be necessary to eliminate termites.
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We use many different ways to eradicate termite colonies in and around existing buildings, ensuring we comply with Australian Standards 3660.2. First and foremost, termite treatment must be done before any barrier system is used. For example, chemical treatment to your sub-floor or perimeter of the building is not allowed till the colony is eradicated. (Related: How to get rid of termites)
Every completed job (also known as white ant treatment) is issued with a Certificate of Termite treatment. This is to prove your home or commercial property has undergone Australian standards compliant protection and treatments.
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It's essential to consult with a licensed pest control professional to determine the most appropriate termite control solution based on the level of infestation and the specific needs of the property.
There are many ways to apply treatment for termite infestations depending on the type of termite, the area of infestation and the age of the home. The termite treatment process could range from a simple bait and barrier treatment to possibly full building work. If you suspect a problem, consult our team immediately!
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Comparing Physical and Chemical Termite Barriers: Which is Best for Your Property?
What you need to know
Termite barrier systems are designed to help get rid of termites in your home. These are very effective in blocking off entry points in and around your property. It will also give you control over overactive termite colonies. Given advances in technology, termite barriers now come in a wide variety of forms. Typically, they are classified into two categories physical and chemical.
The installation of termite barriers largely depends on the material and layout of your property. Some can be placed during the pre-construction stage, while others are better used in the post-construction phase. If you are in the process of new home construction, consult with a termite expert such as Masters Pest Control Sydney to know your options.
Physical Termite Barriers
A physical termite barrier is made to keep termites from accessing specific areas of the home. Termites have been proven to slip through cracks that are as small as 1/32 inch. With a physical termite barrier, you will be able to detect their movements easily. The most widely recognized forms include sand and basaltic particle barriers. Barriers made of stainless steel mesh are gaining popularity too.
Chemical Termite Barriers
On the other hand, a chemical termite barrier offers a preventive measure against these wood-eating insects. With proper application, this type of barrier can repel and kill any termites that contact the chemicals. For some, the effect is slow and contagious. This means that a termite won't die right away but will return to the nest and spread the deadly substance to the rest of the colony. Chemical termite barriers include soil treatments and plastic barriers that are treated with termiticide.
Recognising Termite Infestations: Early Detection and Effective Control Methods
When facing a potential termite infestation, early identification of the signs is crucial. Detecting termites in their early stages allows for more effective pest control solutions. When it comes to termite management, two primary methods can be employed:
- Liquid Termite Insecticides for Soil Treatment: Liquid termicides are applied to the soil surrounding the property, creating a barrier against termite entry. This method helps prevent termite infestations and protects the structure from potential damage.
- Termite Baits: Termite baits are used for targeted colony elimination. Utilising termite baits involves strategically placing stations around the property. Termites are attracted to the bait, consuming it and carrying the toxic substances back to the colony, ultimately eliminating the entire termite population.
We strongly recommend seeking professional assistance for termite treatments, as this ensures safety and lasting results. Although DIY termite treatments are an option, hiring experts can provide a more thorough and effective approach to safeguarding your property.
Liquid Termicides: Fast-Acting Pest Control Solution
This is one of the most common DIY termite treatment plans, and it is used with barrier termite treatments, which help prevent termites from entering your home. The treatment is designed to block the entry of termites into your home since it eradicates moisture from the soil, which termites need to survive. The liquid termite plan offers you fast results, which is why it is popular as a treatment.
Most homeowners should know that it does have some drawbacks as well.
This DIY termite treatment plan may require drilling so that you can get to the termites easily and set up a termite barrier. However, things get tricky because setting up an effective termite barrier is not something that you will easily accomplish.
However, you can spray termite insecticide around your home or from the path that termites are entering your home. This will help you get rid of termites for the time being, but it won't eradicate the problem because the termites will find a way around it. This is why most professionals don't prefer relying on termite control chemicals since shortcomings are surrounding them.
Termite Baits: Long-Term Protection Against Termite Infestations
The second DIY termite treatment that you can use is setting up a baiting system for termites. There are many termite baits available in the market, and it is easier to set up. You don't need to inject chemicals into the soil since the termite bait can be planted straight into the ground outside your home. The termites will find it, feed on the bait, and die in the process. (SEE: Termite Barrier)
How to Check for Termites
Detecting termite activity involves observing various signs, such as cracks in the foundation and structural irregularities in the building. Termites can exploit these entry points to access your property. If you knock on wooden areas and hear a hollow sound, it indicates a termite colony has claimed that part of your property. Additionally, mud tubes along walls are a clear indication of an ongoing termite infestation.
An infestation can remain unnoticed by the average person, even if it has become severe. To learn more about the telltale signs of termite activity, seek assistance from a local termite exterminator.
Residential and Commercial Properties
Recent industry surveys reveal that approximately one-third of unprotected buildings in Australia are vulnerable to subterranean termites, also known as white ants. Opting for a professional termite inspection could be the wisest investment for your valuable property.
Before moving into an older property or making a purchase, a termite inspection is essential for clarity. Engaging professionals to survey a new home or apartment offers peace of mind, even if you have diligently maintained your property.
Understanding Termite Behavior in Sydney: Signs and Detection Methods
In Sydney, it is well-known that termites consume their way out of the wood they nest in. Within homes, termites target timbers in the roof area, and you may find mud tubes along walls and baseboards, which serve as pathways for subterranean termites to access their food sources.
Termites may also inhabit the subfloor area of kitchens and bathrooms, where moisture-rich environments support some termite species. Alternatively, other types of termites prefer rotting logs or decaying pockets in trees.
Modern infrared cameras enable non-invasive termite detection, preserving your home from unnecessary damage. Employ an invasive approach only when convinced that the infestation has reached a critical level.
Does home insurance cover termite damages?
Typically, home insurance does not cover damages caused by termite infestations. Insurance companies view termite damage as preventable through property maintenance, thus making homeowners responsible for termite prevention. Prioritise termite prevention by scheduling inspections at least once a year, preferably during winter when termites retreat underground seeking warmth.
If you suspect termite activity in or around your home, don't hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment. Masters Pest Control Sydney offers professional services for termite control, prevention, and inspection.
Chat with us now or call (02) 8007 4666 to consult our experts on the best termite barrier options for your needs.
Indications of a Termite Infestation
If you notice winged termites around your house or indoors, it could be a sign of termite infestation. Many people mistake winged termites for ants as they swarm during the same season. However, termites can be distinguished by their uniform waist, straight antennae, and wings of equal size.
Termites are often found near light sources as they are attracted to them. They may also be spotted near doors and windows. However, if you observe termites emerging from woodpiles, tree stumps, or similar locations in your yard, it doesn't necessarily mean your house is infested.
On the other hand, if you see termites emerging from the foundation wall base or adjacent patios or porches, there's a high chance that your house is infested with termites. In such cases, it is crucial to seek the assistance of reputable professionals to treat the termites according to Australian standards for compliant protection.
(Read more about how to inspect your homes for termite infestation.)
What is so problematic about termites?
Termites cause millions of dollars in damages annually, primarily feeding on wood, but they can also wreak havoc on books, paper, insulation, filter systems, and swimming pool liners. They can even injure shrubs and living trees, with a preference for invading woody plants.
Termites have the ability to infest any space, including large office buildings or homes, making termite infestation a common concern when buying or selling a house. Moreover, these silent pests feast on one's most significant investment – their property.
Termite activity is not tied to a specific season, but it is generally more noticeable during spring. During this time, many winged termites, also known as "swarmers," can be found inside homes or near wooden furniture.
Rainfall and warmer temperatures serve as major triggers for termites, and winged termites can easily disperse and establish new colonies. They have the ability to fly around freely. However, for small termite infestations or treatment, using a termite spray can be an effective and convenient method for removal.
Essential Termite Treatment for Sydney Residents
If you're living in Sydney, termite treatment becomes a crucial aspect of maintaining your home. Wood borers, also known as termites, affect a significant number of homes in the area. As soon as you suspect any termite activity in your house, it is vital to take immediate and appropriate measures before the situation worsens.
Ignoring a termite infestation for an extended period without treatment poses a serious threat to your home's structure. Severe infestations can lead to the complete destruction of your property if left untreated. Since many houses in Sydney incorporate wood beams, foundations, framing, and other susceptible areas, regular inspections and yearly follow-ups are essential to prevent the risk and ensure a termite-free environment.
Acting early to eliminate these pests not only safeguards your property but also helps you save on extermination costs. Don't delay, and seek professional pest control services to protect your home from termite damage.
Termidor: Advanced Termite Control Solution
Creating an effective barrier against termites presents numerous challenges. One such scenario is when termites manage to infiltrate the space between walls, making it difficult to detect and eradicate them. Moreover, termites have the ability to tunnel through soft surfaces like soil, rendering traditional chemical liquid termite treatments ineffective in solving termite problems consistently. However, a game-changing invention transformed the termite control market - non-repellent pesticides. On April 1, 2000, Aventis introduced Termidor, which has emerged as one of the most successful solutions for termite control in the last two decades.
Termidor has emerged as the top choice among termite control products. The increasing popularity of termite control services can be attributed, in part, to climate change, which has created favorable conditions for termites to thrive. Rising temperatures and high humidity resulting in bushfires and flooding have prompted pests, including termites, to seek shelter in homes and commercial structures.
In the past, pest control companies relied on chemicals to deter termites from infesting properties. These chemical treatments disrupted the communication signals left by pests on their trails and nests, deterring them from the area. Such pre-construction and pest prevention methods have proven effective in eliminating pests from homes and businesses
Pest control spray with a unique advantage
Termidor is a specialised spray designed to combat termite species thriving in Sydney's climate. Unlike most termiticides that repel termites, Termidor is non-repellent, making it undetectable to the pests. When termites come into contact with Termidor, they willingly absorb it without knowing its presence. This unique feature allows the "Transfer Effect" to take place, turning every termite that touches the spray into a carrier, infecting others within the colony.
The "Transfer Effect" makes Termidor a highly potent pest spray. As termites live in colonies and share food, they inadvertently carry Termidor back to their nests, affecting even those termites with no direct exposure to the spray. This effectiveness has been demonstrated not only in Australia but also in other countries. Since its introduction, Termidor has been successfully used in countless homes struggling with termite infestations.
How can you prevent a termite infestation?
A termite invasion can be quite a disaster since a termite’s food diet consists of wood, which endangers the structure of your house. With most of the houses in Sydney built using wood foundations, beams, framing and such, regular inspection is advisable with appropriate yearly followups for high-risk homes. An infestation can destroy the whole structure of a house when it is not treated in time. Also, the earlier that you manage to discover termites, the better for you since you will not have to resort to spending thousands of dollars to exterminate these wood-eating insects.
By applying the right termite treatment with the help of professional termite exterminators, you stop termites (also called white ants) from damaging your property.
An Important Note on Using Chemical Termiticides
We have spoken recently to many homeowners who have been quoted a chemical barrier for fumigation. This is not correct. Chemical termiticides can only be used for direct termite application. So if you have located the nest, you may use a chemical termiticide to kill the colony. Other than directly spraying the nest, chemical applications of termiticide should be used for barrier control only.
Remember this when getting termite treatment prices from professional termite treatment companies. Not following the correct process can result in the colony not being destroyed. The termite queen can lay up to 40,000 eggs per day and can live up to 50 years! So if you do not kill the whole colony, it won’t be long before they return to your home.
Termite Prevention Using Liquid Termite Treatment
Our experts highly recommend the use of liquid termite treatment for swift and effective elimination of termites from your property. As an additional measure, we incorporate termite baiting in our treatment process to manage any residual termites and provide continuous protection against future infestations. Termite bait systems consist of plastic stakes strategically placed around the house, containing growth inhibitors that eventually lead the termites to their demise. While this method may take a bit longer, it is an ideal choice for ongoing termite control and prevention.
Why Termite Control Should Be Handled by Professionals
Getting rid of termites is perhaps one of the most difficult extermination process professionals undertake. Unlike other methods of pest control, termite treatment does not rely on a single formula. The only way to get the most effective treatment for termites on your property is to hire termite exterminators to inspect your place.
As termite treatment depends on various factors, trust experienced exterminators to provide one specifically for your needs. It is necessary to understand that what works for your neighbours might not apply to you and vice versa.
In Sydney, it is not surprising to come across homes with construction flaws. This goes for both existing dwellings and newly built residences. If this is the case for your property, note that a treated zone cannot use termiticides that require soil application.
These flaws in construction can lead to a break in the physical barrier, resulting in an untreated joint between two slabs of concrete. When this happens, that area is left unprotected, even if the treatment is thoroughly applied around the entire perimeter. Termites will manage to burrow as they are exceptional at finding holes and cracks in your termite defence.
Did you know that the type of soil your house is built on is also contributing to termite treatment formulation? Ideally, the soil should be loam, sandy in texture and without rocks. This allows for an adequate and even distribution of liquid termiticide. The treatment will not offer the same effect for people with homes standing on rock or clay soil. The application will be lacking in smoothness, increasing the chances for gaps in the treatment.
Consult the Professionals!
To conclude, termite treatment is not a “one size fits all” solution. Sometimes, there are different types of treatment available for your home. You need to choose the right one for your situation that suits your budget and priorities.
As soon as you notice signs of termites occupying wooden parts around your home, call Masters Pest Control Sydney immediately. As a top exterminator, we strive to reduce and prevent termite damage across homes in the city.
Why choose the Masters?
When it comes to pest control in Sydney, "Masters of Pest Control Sydney" stands out as the go-to team for reliable and effective solutions. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, we have earned the trust of thousands of families, businesses, and organizations across the city. Our team of licensed and accredited specialists is well-equipped to handle pest infestations in both residential and commercial properties, ensuring that your space remains pest-free and safe.
At "Masters of Pest Control Sydney," we take pride in our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. We offer a pest-free guarantee, assuring our clients that we will effectively remove pests and prevent their return. Our dedicated team conducts thorough inspections to identify the root cause of pest problems, enabling us to tailor our treatment plans accordingly. We understand the importance of using eco-friendly pest control methods that are safe for children, pets, and the environment, without compromising on effectiveness.
Choosing our pest control teams means opting for professionalism, experience, and cost-effectiveness. Our competitive prices, diverse range of services, and certified expertise make us a trusted name in the industry. Whether you are dealing with ants, cockroaches, termites, rodents, or any other pests, our skilled professionals have the knowledge and tools to tackle it all. Experience the difference with Sydney's #1 Pest Control Team and enjoy a pest-free environment for your home or business.