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Termite Inspection & Treatment

If you have found active termites or see signs that that may be from termite activity in your home or on your property the first step is Do not disturb the Termites or their workings! This means do not touch the termites, or their workings. Do NOT spray any household chemicals onto the Termites. Avoid unnecessary tapping or vibration.

Call Richards Pest Control to organise a full termite inspection of your property. Once the technician has inspected the property, we will be able to give you advice on treatment options.

The first stage of any Termite treatment should be a thorough inspection of the property in accordance with the Australian Standards.

There are a number of ways to treat active termites and depending on where they have been located and the species of termites found to what the best form of treatment will be.

Colony control treatments are essentially nest destruction techniques. They are used to eliminate active termite nests and colonies, using either a direct method such as liquid treating an active nest with a non-repellent termiticide or via indirect methods such as the use of a toxicant bait, or injection of a termiticide “dust” into the galleries where the termites are currently working. Both methods rely on a “transfer effect” to eliminate the nests, but work in different ways.

All methods rely on the social relationships and grooming habits of the termites transferring the active ingredient back to the nest. Colony Control techniques take a matter of time to work, depending on the time of year, and the species of termite, location, and the system and product used. There is generally a noticeable change within a couple of weeks, but in some instances, it can take several months. During this time, it is important that there is no disturbance to the bait, or treated area, to allow maximum transfer back to the nest.