Termite Inspection And Treatment Solutions
Termites are one of the most destructive timber pests that cause hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to Australia properties each year. Timber is used in most modern homes and it is estimated that one in five Australian homes already have termite infestations. Termites hide underground and live off wood pulp, which is abundantly available in the suburbs where homes are built close together, making it easy for them to nest and increase the size of their colonies.
Regular Termite Inspection
Most homeowners are unaware of the silent and invisible destruction that is taking place deep inside the timber structures of their homes until they are made aware of the threat posed and the extent of the damage already caused. The key to termite infestation management is to reduce the risk by regular inspection and treatment. We at Rapid are experts at detecting the signs that suggest the presence of termites before extensive damage can be done. CSIRO recommends that regular inspections, at least once a year to effectively control termite infestation and prevent new colonies from entering your home.
Professionally trained and equipped technicians from Rapid Pest Control will inspect your property making use of the latest technology such as moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to detect the presence of termites anywhere on your property. That is why many Brisbane homeowners turn to us for the most cost effective way of minimising the risk of damage that a termite infestation can pose to properties. Our competent inspectors are able to identify conditions that are conducive to termite infestation and offer an early solution at an affordable price. For a free estimate contact our friendly customer service staff today and make an appointment to set your mind at ease.
Termite Treatment and Control
Termite control requires an integrated, strategic and holistic approach as not all situations are the same and there are no “one-size-fits-all tactics. Rapid will investigate the particular requirements of your termite problem and customised treatment plan to eradicate termites at your property.
Termite Control Management
Termite control is an ongoing process and there is no single or permanent treatment solution, as termites form a part of our natural environment. As the environment changes, the risk posed by a termite infestation increases. Homeowners, tenants and property managers inadvertently create conditions in and around dwellings that cause environmental changes, encouraging termites to enter homes. A Rapid pest inspector will offer advice on how to avoid conditions that are conducive to termites thriving in your home environment.
When assessing the extent of termite infestation and control of the damage, the following will have to be taken into account:
- The extent of the infestation;
- The location and genus of the termites found;
- The methods available for the treatment of the colony.
There are various methods available:
- Nest destruction
- Monitoring and baiting
- Chemical termite barriers
- Replenishment systems
- Physical barriers
A Rapid expert will be able to assess your particular termite problem and offer a solution suitable for your home. An active termite infestation within or nearby your home may be treated with one or more of the above options in order to effectively eradicate the colony and prevent further infestation.
If you suspect a termite infestation, the first thing to do is to contact an expert termite inspector for a full property inspection to assess the situation and the extent of the damage. Do NOT disturb the termites by spraying with household poisons, touching any evidence of their presence such as mounds of saw dust or tapping the nest. In fact it is best to stay well away as any disturbance may cause the termites to retreat, making it more difficult to detect and treat the problem effectively. Rather leave it to our expert technicians at Rapid to tackle the problem professionally, leaving you with peace of mind that the problem will be attended to effectively.