Termite Protection

It is estimated that 1 in 4 Australian homes will be attacked by Termites (AKA White Ants). Due to this alarming statistic we believe it is essential to ensure your house has a Termite Management System installed to help reduce the risk of Termite Damage.

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Termite Management Options

Physical Barrier

A physical barrier is installed during the construction of the house. It is designed to prevent concealed termite entry by forcing them to track over the barrier. This enable the homeowner or termite inspector to physically see the termite mudding if they are tracking into the house. It is recommended, where possible, to self check the physical barrier at least once a month for signs of termite activity.

Chemically Treated Zone – Chemical Barrier

The installation of a chemically treated zone includes digging a trench, roughly 200mm wide, down past the top of the footing of the house slab and then treating with a termiticide. The soil is then back filled and treated until the trench is refilled and all the soil has been treated. Where there are footpaths or patios against the home edge we drill holes, at 200mm intervals, through the concrete and inject the soil below with the termiticide. We can also provide you with a 5 Year $100,000 Insurance Policy.

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Termite Baiting and Monitoring System

A Termite Baiting and Monitoring System is a great alternative to a Chemically Treated Zone if the use of chemical is unwanted or if it is not practical to install a Chemically Treated Zone due to the design construction of a property. The System we use is called Exterra.

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The Exterra Termite Baiting and Monitoring System is designed to intercept foraging termites and concentrate their feeding in the stations. In-ground Stations containing non-toxic timber interceptors are embedded in the soil around the perimeter of the property. These contain FOCUS which is a Termite Attractant designed to decrease the amount of time needed for initial termite interception (presence of termites in the Stations). This is made possible by the termite attractive nature of FOCUS. The Stations are inspected on a regular basis for the presence of foraging termites.

After interception has occurred in an In-ground Station, REQUIEM Termite Bait is added to the Station. The active ingredient in REQUIEM is a Chitin Synthesis Inhibitor that works by inhibiting the termite body’s ability to synthesise the compound chitin, a key component of a termite’s exoskeleton (outer skeleton). Without chitin termites cannot complete their natural moulting process. If they do not moult they die. The termite colony’s consumption of REQUIEM results in the elimination of the colony.

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When a colony has been eliminated, any remaining unconsumed REQUIEM Termite Bait is removed. At the same time fresh timber interceptors are placed in the Stations. The Stations continue to be monitored on a regular basis to protect against the possibility of newly invading termite colonies attacking your property.

Where termites are located feeding within an accessible part of your property, Above-ground Stations containing REQUIEM Termite Bait are installed at the point of infestation. This may require inserting small screws into decorative surfaces such as door jambs and walls, and the creation of small access holes in a structural surface to enable termites to enter the Station. These Stations are removed once the colony has been eliminated.

Numerous independent scientific studies, and years of use have shown that REQUIEM Termite Bait has a very low level of mammalian toxicity, even at very high levels of exposure, so it does not pose any risk to you, your family, the environment or your pets. This is because the active ingredient in REQUIEM is specific to chitin, as explained earlier, and this is unique to insects. For your further security REQUIEM is safely contained within child-resistant, tamper-resistant Stations.

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