Recent research shows that 1 in 4 homes have been or will be attacked by Termites, also known as white ants, and have the potential to cause in excess of $100,000. Therefore it is essential to have a fully licensed Termite Inspector to conduct a Termite Inspection at your property at least every 12 months.
All of our technicians are fully qualified, licensed and insured.
Our Termite Inspections and reports are thorough, reliable and compliant with Australian Standards AS 3660.2-2000. During your Termite Inspection our experienced termite technician will inspect the following for signs of any current or past termite, or white ant activity, or other conditions that are conducive to termite infestation.
The Termite Inspection Report will advise you of all the areas inspected, any areas of concern, past or present termite activity, termite evidence and recommendations – such as Termite Treatments, Termite Protection or a Termite Management System.
GC Pest Control have invested a lot of time and money to ensure you receive the most up-to-date and thorough Termite Inspection available. Our team embrace the changes that new technology brings to the pest control industry and our customers welcome the peace of mind it brings knowing they’re in good hands.Contact us to book a thorough Termite Inspection
Whether you have active Termites in a tree stump or fence in your yard or a wall in your house, we can help. We use a variety of chemicals and treatment methods to ensure the best chance of a successful Termite Treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Termite Inspection technicians use ‘The World’s Number 1 Termite Detector’ – The Termatrac T3i. This tool allows our Termite Inspectors to investigate further than the Australian Standards requirement (AS3660.2-2000). Our professional team also use a systematic approach to their termite inspections, making sure that every part of the Termite Inspection area is fully covered.
The unique termite detection radar does what no other detector has ever been able to do. It sends out radar through most common wall materials that locates and tracks the presence of termites, without the need for tapping or drilling holes in the walls for easy and accurate treatment.
The remote thermal sensor with built-in laser pointer shows changes in surface temperature; a common sign of termite infestation.
The moisture sensor confirms that conditions need further investigation. The moisture component enables the professional pest control technician to easily identify areas of excess moisture as a possible risk area for termites. The moisture sensor is so sensitive it can even pinpoint rising damp.
This camera assists us to find possible termite activity through different heat signatures. Again, this is above and beyond the Australian Standard. See below for some examples.
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