If a property does not have a Termite Management System (commonly referred to as a Termite Barrier) it is recommended that one be installed to reduce the risk and/or prevent termite attack.
Studies have estimated that 1 in 4 Australian homes will be attacked by Termites. Standard home insurance policies will not cover damage caused by termite attack so a Termite Barrier is a form of insurance for your home.
A Chemically Treated Zone involves treating soil around the entire structure to provide a zone that when termites attempt to enter the structure through the treated soil they transfer the chemical back through the attacking colony resulting in elimination.
Where the perimeter is soil, it will be Trenched, Treated and Backfilled. This involves digging a trench down just past the footings of a building (where applicable). The trench is flooded with termiticide as the soil is backfilled into the trench, creating a chemical soil barrier. Where the perimeter is concrete, we Drill and Inject. The Drill and Inject method involves drilling holes through the concrete and injecting termiticide in each hole. The holes are then resealed.
Termite bait station systems can be stand alone or in conjunction with a chemical treated zone for extra peace of mind.
In certain circumstances a chemical barrier will not be suitable such as the block type, building design or personal choice with not wanting the termiticide chemical in the ground.
These stations are placed around the property, either around the perimeter of the building every 3 to 5m, or in places where termite foraging or conducive conditions are present. The stations are installed level with the ground or in gardens where possible.
These stations are inspected, by a Richards Pest Control technician every 6 to 8 weeks. If termite activity is detected in the station the timber is replaced with a non-toxic bait. The termites then feed on this highly palatable bait and return it back to the colony, consequently leading to the elimination of the entire colony.
We contacted Lee online to arrange a pest treatment due to cockroaches. We were looking for someone to treat as soon as possible and Lee was able to shuffle around a few appointments and fit us in before the weekend at our request which we really appreciated. We chose to include a termite inspection at the time of our pest treatment, and received our report only a few hours later with treatment options and a quote. Professional service and advice! We highly recommend Lee and Brett and will continue to engage them in future for our routine pest treatments. Thanks guys
Could not speak highly enough of the team at Richards Pest Control,arrived right on time, was thorough and very efficient. Would recommend to everyone.
Lee was fantastic! There were so many mosquitoes in my house, I had welts all over my body. Lee was very specific and realistic on what to expect from the very beginning. I had literally hundreds of mosquitoes buzzing around my house even during the day. Not only are 99% of mosquitoes completely gone, the odd cockroach and ants have disappeared as well. I couldn't be happier! Thank you again and again!
I needed a couple of termite inspections done and so happy that I called these guys. Nothing is to much trouble for Lee when booking, he takes all the time needed to explain everything, very helpful!!! Brett did the inspections and was on time and very thorough. Great guys and a very professional company. Highly recommended!!!!!!
Very prompt and very professional service. Nothing is too much trouble and answered all my questions and concerns. Would highly recommend. Thanks so much
Highly recommend Richards Pest Control. Brett is very professional with his work and coupled with his in depth knowledge provided great advice. The follow up customer service by Lee was also exceptional.
I have been using Richards Pest Control for many years and am very happy with their service. Brett is always polite and courteous and does an exceptional job. He explains everything thoroughly and nothing is ever a problem. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Richards Pest Control to my friends and family.