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Termite treatments to protect your home
Termite Treatments Gold Coast and Tweed Heads
Suffering a termite attack can be a very stressful experience, but it’s important not to panic.
If you’ve got termites just give us a call and we will be around as soon as possible to determine the nature of the problem and talk through the options.
At Richards Pest Control we don’t always use the same products, we will design the best termite treatment for your particular situation, to guarantee termite elimination from your home and provide lasting protection.
If you think you have found termites, don’t disturb them further after the initial discovery:
Disturbing them or spraying them may temporarily scare them from the area making it more difficult to identify the species, determine the extent of the problem and they may also re-appear in a new, hidden area. All of which makes them more difficult to control.
If you’re worried you might have termites just give Richards Pest Control a call and we’ll be around to investigate.
The termite treatment process
There is a formal process to carrying out a termite treatment to be compliant with Australian Standards 3660.2 and industry insurance policies. There are 4 steps to the process:
Formal termite inspection
Even if the inspector has carried out a quick ‘inspection’ to determine enough about the issue in hand to provide a quote (termite treatment proposal), it is necessary to carry out a comprehensive, formal termite inspection before starting the treatment.
Not only does this provide a formal record of the pre-treatment situation, but it also records the levels of activity, areas of activity and potential termite entry points, all vital information for ensuring the correct treatment is applied. It also provides the detailed information for after treatment comparison to confirm the termites have been eradicated.
Termite treatment plan
Every situation is different – the house construction, type of termite species, amount of termite activity, soil type and environmental conditions, all impact the treatment strategy. If more than one treatment option is suitable the various options will be detailed in the quote. We will discuss these options with you to make sure you understand the pros and cons, before making a decision.
Eliminate active termites from the building
The agreed option will be detailed in the termite treatment proposal. This is a formal document which needs to be signed before starting work.
The first step in eliminating active termites from a building is to attempt to locate and destroy any termite nest on the property. However, this is not often possible as they can be hidden or on a neighbouring property. If we find a nest, we will treat it directly with insecticide. However, since there is no way of knowing whether any nest that is found is the same nest that is attacking the building or indeed, whether there may be more than one nest attacking the building, it is important to also tackle the active termites in the building.
Install a termite management system to provide long lasting protection
After we have confirmed active termites have been eliminated from the building, it’s necessary to install a termite management system around the perimeter of the building to prevent future termite attack. There are two types of termite management system: termiticide soil treatments, and termite monitoring and baiting systems.
Termite treatment products
Richards Pest Control are accredited to apply a wide range of termite control products. This allows us to make the best recommendation for your particular situation. However, all things being equal we prefer to use termite baiting systems as they offer 3 key advantages:
- They are the only proven technique to consistently eliminate termite colonies
- They are not washed away by heavy rain or floods
- They have a great safety and environmental profile