Termite Control and Management
Termites are often called the ‘silent destroyer’. They hide and thrive in places in your home that aren’t always immediately visible. The cellulose-based materials that termites love can be found in all types of homes, regardless of the type of construction.
And they are hungry. To a colony of termites, your home is an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Have you noticed any of the following warning signs?
Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
A temporary swarm of winged insects in or around your home.
Any cracked or bubbling paint or frass (termite droppings).
Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams or in crawl spaces.
Discarded wings from swarmers.
Once they’ve moved into your home, the queen can produce up to 2000 eggs per day and can live for up to 25 years. Termites work on a caste system similar to bees, with soldiers, workers and alates. These are the next generation who wait for the right conditions to leave the nest and set up new colonies. Ideally, this is during warmer months starting in spring, and just before or after a storm.
The key to termite control is to identify, treat, eliminate and maintain on a regular basis.
TALK TO US TODAY ABOUT YOUR TERMITE ISSUES 0435 558 300
We offer the following services:
1) Termite Inspections(AS3660): If you live in an area at high risk of termite infestation or you have noticed any of the warning signs listed above, First Strike Pest Control can conduct a comprehensive inspection and a report based on our findings.
We will discuss the report with you, highlighting any immediate issues, and we’ll provide you with recommendations to ensure your home is a no-go zone for termites.
The First Strike Process
There are a number of methods used to effectively treat established termite infestations including in-ground monitoring stations and baiting and above ground baiting.
Termite monitoring stations are placed around the home at intervals to maintain the best protection for the property. They are inspected every 3-6 months and if the activity is found the baiting process will begin.
The baits are very palatable to the termites and are designed to stop the termites from moulting, thus destroying the structure of the colony leading to the elimination of the nest.
If a nest is located in a wall, we will use an above-ground station to control the termite activity. This system will be activated with bait when mounted on the area of activity.
To prevent them moving in, we will suggest that a chemical termite barrier or a termite monitoring system be installed. For wall activity, we have options to suit different situations, from foaming, dusting or mounting an above-ground termite station to target the termite colony.
The First Strike Top Tips for Termite Risk Reduction
Ensure your home is well ventilated.
Remove timber stored against the home exterior.
Remove dead stumps and dead trees.
Stop any air conditioning or hot water systems from dripping water into the soil.
Keep weep holes clear to allow for ventilation of brick homes.
And most importantly:
Have your home checked every 12 months by First Strike Pest Control.
Call us now and book an inspection – for the peace of mind of a pest-free home.