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Termites Control Adelaide
To chemical or not to chemical that’s todays big question.
Not so long ago all you could do was to chemically treat termites. But today the is a newer option and one that we here in Oz Pest believe is much better and don’t have any toxic effects that chemicals contain.
So for the past 2 years we have been installing a totally non toxic termite system around customers houses that protects their home 24/7. This system is called Sentricon Always Active. Each station contains a rod that attracts termites, feeds them and destroys both the termites and their nest. Sentricon Always Active starts working from the very second that termites enter the station.
Compared to other stations that use timbers only, these other stations only show that there are termites in the area but they cannot control them. This only happens once the termite manager sees the activity and mixes up the bait. With visits being 3 months apart thats a long time for termites to be eating other things like your home.
We believe that Sentricon Always Active is the most responsible way to manage termites and look after our environment.
Termites cause millions of dollars of damage each and every year in Australia which is not not be covered by your household insurance.
We use the latest equipment
Sonar Equipment – detects termite movement
Moisture Meters – detects elevated moisture in wood which may indicate the presence of termites
Borescope – an invasive technique that can take pictures of active termites in timber
Termatrac T3i – detects moisture, thermal variations, and movement
Thermal Imaging – detects thermal variations and available in some areas
A termite inspection is recommended at least annually by the Australian Standard AS3660 even if you have a termite protection system in place.
Our comprehensive report gives you essential information on:
Current Termite Activity
Evidence of Previous Termite Damage
The Conditions around your Property that are Conducive to Termite Attack
Evidence of a Current Termite Protection System
Advice on how to minimise the Likelihood of Termite Attack
How often You should have a Termite Inspection
Various options for a termite Protection Program
And much more
Types of termites
Termites can be grouped into three main categories:
Not all termites eat wood, but those that do, see your house as a big plate of food. They travel through the ground from a nest that may be hundreds of metres away, then they build mud tunnels into your house. They can squeeze through cracks the thickness of a piece of paper.
Steel frames are not invincible
Even steel-framed houses are not immune
Don’t wait until it’s too late
Unfortunately, it is hard for the untrained eye to see what damage is being caused by termites until it is too late. They can each just about anything made from wood, even the gyprock and plasterboard walls. Sometimes only leaving a paper-thin layer of paint.
Termites are a social insect, they work and live in colonies. Some subterranean termite queens can produce over 2000 eggs per day. Mature termite colonies can get up to around 2 million in population and exist for as long as 50 years.
A termite mound is probably the most familiar termite nest, but a lot of termites have a completely underground existence. Most of the species that damage buildings will have a central nest in either soil, dead or living trees.
Termite Control Adelaide
Although the coastal and northern parts of Australia are generally at the highest risk for subterranean termite infestation, species which damage timber occurs throughout mainland Australia. However, any structure containing wood is at risk of subterranean termite infestation. Whether that be in the heart of a city or out in the country, so proper protective measures must be taken.