Termites

Termite control in Sydney

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Our expert team at Roach Busters Pest Control Services have the skills and necessary equipment to handle any termite problem, so you don’t have to worry about it.


Termite control

An infestation of termites is surely everyone’s worst nightmare as, if left untreated, a colony can wreak untold damage to your property. With more than 10 years’ experience in the pest control trade, our expert team at Roach Busters Pest Control Services have the skills and necessary equipment to handle any termite problem, so you don’t have to worry about it.

Termite control requires particular attention from professional pest controllers so, if you come across live termites, DO NOT disturb the area or use spray insecticides on them. If sufficiently disturbed, the termites may move elsewhere and will not be rediscovered until severe damage has been done. The termite controller can install a termite bait on the termite activity area, aimed at maximising bait consumption and eliminating the entire colony.

Building owners who find signs of termite activity inside a building have several options for professional protection from continued infestation and timber damage: 

Chemical soil treatment around the perimeter and sub-floor of a building: to eradicate termites attempting to gain entry. Termidor or Premise termiticides are recommended.

Termite Baiting: monitoring of termite bait stations using Exterra - Nemesis - Sentricon termite baits. This method relies heavily on the termites ‘finding’ and consuming sufficient bait and is recommended in some limited circumstances, particularly in areas where live termite activity is present.

Pre and post-construction termite treatments

Chemical soil treatments: Home insurance does NOT cover damage to structural timbers caused by termites - Roach Busters Pest Control Services carry professional indemnity insurance cover for complete soil barrier treatments to AS3660 - practicable in the vast majority of building types and construction. 

Complete soil treatment to AS3660: the soil at the base and perimeter of the subject building is treated with a long-lasting termiticide - which kills the termites if they attempt to access the building. We recommend Termidor or Premise termiticide, due to their long-term effectiveness and safety profile if used correctly. The chemicals are taken back to the central nest and over time, will eradication the entire termite colony.

Termites in the building at the time of chemical soil treatment:  they cannot safely return to their central colony nest through the termiticide in the soil. Termites are compelled to return every few days to their central colony nest in the ground to obtain moisture essential for their survival and to feed and groom the nymphs (young termites), the king, queen and other termites.

Termite Baiting System

The Termite Interception and Baiting System is a systematic, multi-step termite management method. Australian field trials have clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of the system in controlling subterranean termites in Australia.
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1.  House under attack from termites The first step in the Monitoring and Baiting program is a thorough inspection of your property by a fully accredited and licensed pest manager. Your pest manager will determine the nature of the threat and recommend cultural changes you should make, as well as determining optimal placement of the Monitoring and Baiting Stations.

2. Monitoring & Baiting Stations are placed around your property The stations are checked regularly for evidence of termite activity. If termites are actively attacking your home, internal above-ground stations are installed. Above-ground stations are valuable because they allow your termite problem to be dealt with quickly, right at the point of termite attack - right now. This can mean a significant decrease in the time between system installation and colony elimination.

3. Termites are intercepted by the Baiting & Monitoring stations
Foraging termites are easily detected in the stations. The open cavity design of the Exterra in-ground station allows for termite attack to be observed without disturbing the feeding termites. This is very important. And the interceptors are also not disturbed during the bait application process.
There are several advantages to baiting, but two are paramount. First, the termite bait actually eliminates the termite colony. The second important advantage is the dramatic reduction in the amounts of pesticide necessary for termite control.

4. The termite bait The bait is of very low toxicity to you, your family, your pets and the environment - but deadly to termites. And it is always contained in the termite monitoring stations, so it is only accessible to the termites. The termites feed on the bait and take it back to the colony, where it is fed slowly throughout the entire colony.

5. Termite colony is eliminated by the bait. Once colony control is obtained, fresh interceptors are placed in the stations and ‘peace of mind’ monitoring continues. Your property always remains susceptible to future attack from new termite colonies or other established colonies in your area. To relieve this constant threat, the program works on an ongoing process of monitoring, baiting and eliminating. This makes its use ideal as an ongoing early warning system.

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