Termite Removal for Suburban Australian Homes

Termites are tiny, but will cause a great deal of damage in a short amount of time that will cost you a great deal of money, if not treated and removed by a trained professional.  Get the best advice on termite removal from the experts who have various options that they can offer to discuss with you to ensure you have all of the options.

What’s involved in termite removal?

There are several techniques available to remove a termite invasion in your home.  First of all the type (species) of termite needs to be identified and their central location and the depth of the invasion will determine the technique best fitted for your particular situation.  Termites are tiny and are rarely seen with the naked eye, as they dine on wood from the inside out.

Subterranean termites

Subterranean termites are usually the species that get into your home via a tunnel that they built under the earth.  They travel (through these homemade tunnels) from your home to theirs (known as colonies).  Colonies are located away from your home, so a complete removal  requires more than a lethal spray in a central location.  A termite inspection will also make it a priority to find and kill the colony of it.

How is this accomplished?

Bait boxes are used to attract the termites and then dusting the area with a product that will not kill it immediately – it is designed so that the termites will bring the poison back to colony.

This technique has been proven to be highly effective, because of the grooming habits of termites, and the fact that when the termites that are initially infected begin to die, the remaining termites eat them, and in turn digest the poison themselves.

In conjunction with this strategy, a barrier of chemicals is placed in the soil surrounding your home.  This chemical is not detected by termites, so instead of avoiding it, they walk through the poison and once again carry it back to their colony.

Can termite removal be done by the home owner?

IMAG0188-1024x61336It is not recommended that you undertake this task on your own, termite removal should always be done by a trained professional.  Not only are termites a challenge to be located, but some of the chemicals used by pest controllers can only be used by a pest controller that is properly licensed in the field and also carries termite inspection tools.

Here are 5 good reasons why you may want to deal with our firm:

  1. You will receive knowledgeable and friendly information about your situation or pest management problem
  2. No pushy sales person will force you to purchase a treatment you don’t need or don’t want.
  3.  Our treatments are child and house pet friendly, as we only use non or very low toxic treatments.
  4. Your Termite Inspection will only be carried out by an accredited and insured professional and friendly technician. We use the latest tracking tools and thermal imaging cameras, ensuring that you get the very best and most accurate inspection in the industry.

We guarantee our service by our rock solid, money-back policy if we don’t deliver or keep our promises. That’s what has built our business over the years, and why we keep getting repeat business from our happy clients.

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Call A1 Pest Control Canberra today for a consultation and to schedule an inspection of your property.

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