There are a number of options available for the treatment and control of termites in and around a home. Which option is best is dependent on a number of factors including but not limited to the species of termites, the construction of the building, environmental conditions and budget. The four most common methods of termite treatment are Termite Baiting, Termite Dusting, Termite Foaming and Chemical Barriers.
We use and recommend Exterra Baiting System as the world’s number 1 termite management system and is commonly used by most professional termite technicians on the Gold Coast because of its suitability for use with the construction methods used and soil types and species of termites on the gold coast. Exterra also offers a $100,000 timber replacement Guarantee. Exterra termite baiting system is a 12-month termite maintenance. Price varies according to house size and the amount of in-concrete baiting stations.
Previously the most frequent approach to termite management was with chemical termite barriers. Exterra has forever changed the way we treat and manage termites with eco-friendly features and also the capability to eradicate the source of your termite problem which is the colony.
Dusting termites involves puffing a dust into termite mud leads to coat the termites present in the dust which is then carried back along the leads and transferred to other termites along the way. In order for dusting to be effective, a significant amount of termites have to be coated with dust, this is a long and meticulous process that requires a high degree of activity in the leads.
Due to it’s expanding nature, a termiticide foam is typically be used to treat areas that would otherwise be difficult to effectively apply termiticide to control termites, such as wall cavities and other hard to access areas.
The soil surrounding the perimeter and sub-floor of the building is chemically treated to eradicate termites trying to gain entry inside the building. This is often known as a Chemical Barrier or Treated Zone and dependent upon the soil type, the slab construction and sub-floor situation this treatment may not be ideal for a chemical treatment. The chemicals used may vary from house to house and owners preference to eco-friendly chemicals.
Termite Treatment Process
- To get a comprehensive Termite Treatment, we carry out an extensive and thorough inspection of your building and surroundings and provide an in-depth written report based on Australian Standards. This will state termite evidence identified or activity, high-risk termite areas which are inaccessible to inspection and any conducive conditions for termite attack.
- After performing a thorough inspection we do an Invasive inspection to check inside the wall using a Borescope camera for any high-risk areas.
- Termite activity can be treated utilising a dusting, foaming or baiting treatment. The termite treatment used is based on whether colony elimination can be accomplished and in most cases this is determined by the termite species, the season and just how many termites could get in touch with the chemical.
- The termite treatment used is also dependent on the most suitable and preferred termite management system to install as it is not recommended to have a treatment done without installing termite management systems.
For professional Termite Management on the Gold Coast, call Pest Guru on 1300 819 693 or Book a Service.
All service costs^ shown below are based on an average 3 or 4 bedroom house of up to 40m2, please contact us for service costs for premises of other sizes.
^ We reserve the right to change our prices at any time without further notice. However, if you have booked a service, we guarantee the price at the time the service was booked.
^^ All warranty periods listed, represent the maximum available periods and serve as a guide only, the actual periods offered are at the discretion of the technician at the time of the service and are based on conducive conditions and environmental factors.