Termites are the most destructive timber pests in the world. They account for the destruction of numerous structures and buildings. In Australia, approximately 360 types of termites are found, though. Interestingly, only a few of them cause damage to our businesses and homes.
If you have a termite problem, it is important that you act quickly as well as sensibly. When it comes to termite control, the first thing some people consider is soil applied chemical pesticides. However, this is not always the most responsible or most effective solution. In today’s environment, the goal of termite treatment should be to mitigate the problem without causing any further damage to our already fragile ecosystems. This is also in your best interest, if you have children or pets in your house.
Inspections and Prevention:
One of the best ways to prevent termite infestation is to carry out thorough inspections at regular intervals. Clear your property of tree stumps, logs, and piles of firewood lying around. Keep your building dry and well-ventilated, and incorporate physical barriers such as metal or rock throughout the property.
Engage a professional to thoroughly check all your retaining walls, garden landscape timbers, fences, sub-floor areas, and roof voids. Some of the advanced detection methods used these days include thermal imaging, moisture analysis scans, and radars.
If you are really serious about leaving a better world for the generations to come, termite baiting is undoubtedly your best bet. This method involves the installation of baits discreetly and strategically around property in areas that are most vulnerable to termite attacks. These baits are non-toxic, and make use of insect growth regulators capable of disrupting the ability of the termites to shed their skin periodically, which leads the eradication of an entire termite colony.
At Exterra, we offer state-of-the-art termite baiting stations that have been heavily recommended for their efficiency as well as environment friendly nature. Our baiting systems make use of closed and locked monitoring stations, and have negligible toxicity. Please contact our experts today to build a termite-free facility without causing damage to the environment.