Termite Pest Control Perth
Termite Treatment and Protection
Termites are commonly referred to in Australia as ‘white ants’. These pests cause millions of dollars in damage to houses and structures in Perth annually, making termite pest control vital.
So your home has termites and you want the most effective termite treatment that Perth has to offer? Are you looking for a reliable termite removal service in Perth? We can help you make an informed decision.
Termite Removal/Management Systems
Treatments vary, so we will explain the differences and limitations of each treatment. When you have termite management services carried out there are two main termite management strategies; either you are trying to create a barrier between the termites and the building to be protected (chemical treatments) or you are trying to eradicate the termite colony (baiting).
When it comes to termite removal in Perth homes, a chemical treatment is the more traditional termite management strategy for termite removal, however colony eradication via interception and baiting has some distinct benefits that are hard to ignore.
Chemical treatments stop termites entering the building, so you can either have a localised treatment or a full perimeter treatment.
A localised termite removal treatment is designed to prevent termites from entering a specific (small) area of the building. A full perimeter treatment is designed to protect the whole building.It is for this reason that Allpest do not generally recommend a localised treatment.
Two popular non-repellent chemicals are Premise (five years residual life) and Termidor (Up to eight years residual life). Allpest's recommended choice in repellent chemical is Biflex Aquamax (up to 10 years residual life).
Baiting a termite colony is a process that takes approximately three months. Essentially the baiting procedure involves carrying out a full timber pest inspection of the building(s), placement of a tamper resistant bait box on current termite activity. Every four to six weeks, we need to inspect the bait box to establish the colony status and replenish the bait. Once the colony begins feeding on the bait they will no longer continue to damage other available timbers. After approximately three months the colony is either eradicated or well on its way out.
The bait used for termites is completely non-toxic to humans, pets, and other insects in the garden. Unfortunately this provides no on-going protection for the building against future termite colonies. This is where the interception system comes into play. The interception side of the system consists of underground termite monitoring stations (loaded with termite favoured timbers and a termite attractant) every three metres around the external perimeter of the building. These stations are monitored by Allpest on a quarterly basis. Should a termite monitoring station become active with termites, the station is baited and the colony eradication process begins.
If you have monitoring stations placed every three metres around the building and Allpest is carrying out your monitoring then the manufacturers of the baiting system will pay the first $100,000 worth of repairs should termites breach the system and cause more damage.
Some clear benefits of the Sentricon interception and baiting system is that there are no chemicals used in the baiting process, and the colony is not left underground seeking other routes into the building. Ask about a Sentricon Baiting Interception System today.
Choosing the best method
The choice between baiting and interception or chemical treatment can be difficult. In buildings with many expansion joins in a concrete floor, floors with split levels and other more intricate construction methods baiting quickly becomes the most logical choice. For buildings with a simple construction method it will generally be more cost effective to carry out a chemical treatment however a baiting and interception system is still considered as better long term protection.