Termite Treatment for live Termites:
A Termite Treatment is the process of treating live active termites to eradicate the Termites and their nest. There are numerous species of Termites, so before jumping straight into a Termite Treatment, identification is an important step.
Our professional Pest Control and Termite experts will complete a Termite Inspection, identify the Termite Species and begin a Termite Treatment, placing the property owners mind at ease.
WARNING: If you have found live termites, do not disturb or spray them; call us immediately at 1300 872 100.
We understand things happen, so if you have disturbed live termites, quickly tape up or cover the area to avoid further light or disturbance into the termite workings.
Always leave Termite Treatments to a Licensed Termite expert who has the experience, tools, skills and the best-Registered Termiticides to handle the situation.
At all costs, avoid all DIY Termite treatments and call 1300 872 100.
Types of Termite Treatments
Even though there may be a few treatments, our experts will know how to treat your situation best.
- Termidor Dust – Application of Termite Dust injected into the Termite Workings.
- Termite Termidor Foaming – Direct Application of a registered Foaming agent and Termiticide is injected into the Termite Workings.
Direct treatment of the Termite Nest
Termite nests located in trees pose a threat; the nest is called an arboreal nest, and Termite nests bulging out of the ground are called ground mounds. These nests are usually treated using Termidor.
Not all species of termites build nests that are visible, some nests are buried into hills, located in trees, inside walls, and are often found inside roof voids, which are always unbeknown to the homeowner.
Baiting live termites
Once feeding commences on the bait, over time, eradication of the Colony is achieved.
Find out more about how a Termite Baiting System works, Exterra Interception and baiting system and video.
Termites are unpredictable and require an expert to identify the species and put in place the best treatment plan
All Termite infestations have their own specific situation, contact us or call now to ask a question.
Once the treatment of live termites has been carried out, your licensed Termite technician will provide long-term protection options, which is always considered an essential part of the Termite Management Program.
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Termite Treatment Program, What’s involved
8 Important points about Termite Treatments
- Termite Inspection
Before any treatments, a visual Termite Inspection is always considered essential to all surrounding areas, including the structure.
- Live Termites found
When termites are found, they need to be left undisturbed. Did you know, Live Termites must come in direct contact with the Termiticide to be a successful treatment.
- Termite Treatment
When applying a chemical like Termidor, it is best to tape up the areas and leave the termites undisturbed. This way, the termites can go about their duties, transferring the Termiticide throughout the Colony.
- Termite Treatment requires minimum disturbance.
After treatment, waiting for 3 -4 weeks is required to give the termites time to travel back and forth from the site to the nest; this will help eliminate the Colony. Taking your time at this stage is critical in ensuring a successful eradication.
Re-inspection of the areas after treatment is an integral part of the treatment program. A further invasive inspection is required, and assistance from a qualified builder is always considered an essential part of the invasive inspection.
All areas treated should be opened to allow a visual inspection of all damaged areas. Why? – 1. To check for live active termites. 2. To determine structural damage 3. To find termite entry points.
- Invasive Inspection
Once the property has been checked and assessed by a qualified builder, the live active termites are no longer visible.
- Termite Treatment Results
Live Termite treatments do not protect properties from further Termite ingress; they are designed to eradicate termites and achieve colony elimination.
- Termite Protection Program
Once the active treatment plan is complete, a Termite Barrier, Termite treated zone, or an Interception & Baiting System should be installed to prevent further infestations.
Termite Treatment Equipment
Below is the type of professional Foaming Machine we use for Treating Live Active Termites; it comes with a protective cabinet that safely applies the Termiticide for our technicians and the residents.
The termite foaming machine provides the technician with a safe and effective solution when applying a termiticide into a wall cavity.
The below video shows a treatment carried out to an internal door jamb.
What is the cost of a Termite Treatment ?
The cost of a Termite Treatment will depend on the type of Termite species found, time of year, and the number of live termites present at the time of treatment.
Taking any DIY approach or the cheapest treatment available from cheap Pest Control companies is the fastest way to spend more money on Termite treatments and repairing termite damage. Find out more here.
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