All inspections carried out by Pest Control Australia are set out to comply with the Australian Standards AS 3660.2-2000 and the Australian Building Standards Advisory Council, which recommends a visual termite inspection on all homes at least every 12 months. The purpose of an inspection is to provide advice about the condition of the property concerning timber pest activity.
- Termite Inspections
- Pre-Purchase / Sale Termite Inspections
- Reticulation Systems
- Chemical Barrier Treatments
- Monitoring and Baiting Systems
A thorough visual termite inspection is conducted on our initial visit. We assess your unique situation and individual needs, identifying any risks and / or get to the root of any problems you may be faced with, with minimum inconvenience caused to you. We will then prescribe the best treatment available for maximum protection for your family and home.
We also promise you, your family, your plants and all the little native guys living in your garden the most environmentally safe option available on the market. However; unfortunately, sometimes those pesky termites just don’t give us any other option.
The Purpose of this inspection is to give potential new home owners advice about the condition of the property they are wishing to buy. This inspection is usually carried out before you exchange sale contracts so you can identify any problems with the property which, if left unchecked, could prove costly to repair.
Pest Control Australia carry out all Pre-Purchase Timber Pest Inspections to Australian Standards 4349.3, which looks at Termites, Timber Decay and Borers of Seasoned Timbers. The Inspection and resulting Report will be confined to reporting on the discovery, or non discovery, of infestation and/or damage caused by subterranean and dampwood termites (white ants), borers of seasoned timber and wood decay fungi (rot), present on the date and time of the Inspection.
We have teamed up some local Building Inspections – That’s right, when you book a Building and Pest inspection with us, you get two independent reports from TWO different technicians who specialise in their own field. One being Building and one being timber pests.
One of the best long-term solutions to termite prevention is to have a termite reticulation system installed, which is primarily installed in the pre-construction phases under and around concrete base in commercial or residential properties. However TermX Replenishment System provides an excellent protective barrier for existing structures and dwellings as well. A reticulation system is a series of slender pipes which are then filled with termitcides which slowly disperse into the soil, saturating the surrounding area, deterring any termites who dare to approach the structure.
These pipes are installed around the perimeter of the dwelling under concrete paving and garden beds. The chemical used in a reticulation system, it can be refilled time and time again, protecting your new home or investment for the life of the dwelling. The chemicals we use can last up to 5-7 years. They fully apply to our Australian Standards and are the best available on the market.
TERMITE BARRIERS & PROTECTION
Pest Control Australia are proud to announce that all our termite services have an environmentally friendly option that you can take advantage of today!
- Chemical barrier treatments
- Monitoring and baiting systems
- Reticulation systems
CHEMICAL BARRIER TREATMENTS
Pest Control Australia uses 3 types of chemicals to kill and eradicate termites; Altriset, Termidor and BiFlex. Chemicals that are used to kill termites are called termiticides. When talking termiticides, there are currently two major groups of termiticides on the market, Repellent and Non-Repellent Termiticides.
Repellent termiticides have been around a little longer than the newer non-repellent technology and are very cost effective. The active ingredient used in most these products is Bifenthrin. Unlike non-repellent termiticides, they do not have a flow on effect that will affect the rest of the colony. The termites will simply tunnel into the termiticide while foraging, come in contact with the chemical, will either be repelled from the treated area or die.
NON- REPELLENT TERMITICIDES
The newest innovation in termite treatments on the market. The use of these chemicals are non-repellent to the Termites. Which basically means, the termites cannot detect the chemical in the ground and is slow acting. Therefore; unbeknown to them, while foraging through the soil they will come in contact with the chemical. The active ingredient will then be taken back to the nest, infect the colony, going un- detected – this will then cause a colony elimination. The active ingredient used in most these products is Fipronil and Imidacloprid.
MONITORING AND BAITING SYSTEMS
The Termite Monitoring System is a Monitoring and Baiting System, designed to attract any termites which are foraging in the area and eliminates the termite colony in a safe non invasive way. Termite Monitoring Stations are placed in the ground around the home , generally under the drip line of the gutter. The Termite Monitor Station contains compact cellulose blocks, timber and cardboard. When active termites are found in a monitoring station when then add a bait containing 1g/kg of Chlorfluazuron as the active constituent, which is about as toxic as table salt!.
As termites feed and then travel back to the colony, they share termite bait with other nest mates (trophallaxis) and send other termites back to feed on the bait. As feeding on the bait continues and more and more termites are affected, the termite colony starts to die and is eliminated.
Pest Control Australia use termite Bait that is a registered product under the requirements of legislation administered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority With a Monitoring and baiting system, you have the option to either monitor the system yourself or have Pest Control Australia monitor it for you.