Termite Treatment in Brisbane and Gold Coast
Termite Treatments in Brisbane – The three stages.
Our experienced team provides an effective three-stage solution when it comes to termite treatments for your Brisbane and Gold Coast area property. All of our team members are experienced and equipped with the knowledge and tools required to get the job done to the highest standard.
Our termite treatments always start with a full and thorough inspection of the property. See our inspections page for more information about how these are carried out.
After a thorough termite inspection including thermal imaging, the areas of termite activity are identified and (if conditions are suitable and enough of the pests are present) a Termidor dusting or foaming is performed.Termidor dust is very finely ground cellulose, like talcum powder, with a small amount of the special ingredient, Fipronil, which sticks to termites as they eat it. Discreet holes are made into the workings and Termidor dust or foam is puffed into the galleries where the pests are active. The white ants in these galleries are coated in this dust, and with Termidor’s unique ‘transfer effect’ the treatment applied to hundreds is then transferred to thousands. Eventually (often within 24hrs) these dusted termites return to the nest and groom and feed other workers, soldiers and the queen.
The idea behind dusting is primarily to stop all activity inside the house but with a competent technician and a successful dusting, colony elimination can often be achieved. After the dusting, the holes are usually sealed (with masking tape or something similar) unless the technician has a specific reason to do otherwise. Foaming has a much quicker action and is designed to remove termites quickly but has less chance killing a colony that is located far from the foaming site. Your technician is trained to decide the best treatment for your home.
After a dusting, the property is usually left for a few days to allow the dust transfer effect to run its course. Once activity has ceased inside the house, and sufficient time has passed, it is time to perform the perimeter treatment on your Brisbane property. One sign of a successful dusting is when fungus is found growing where the pests were treated.
Before this stage, it is strongly recommended that plans be provided for the property showing where water, electricity and telephone services enter the property. This can avoid mishaps where drilling or trenching is required.
Perimeter or termite barrier treatments are designed to prevent termites from accessing the home by creating a treated zone of soil around the house that they can’t pass.
Where there is concrete beside/underneath house the technicians will drill through and then inject liquid termiticide under pressure. The holes are 12mm in diameter (other sizes can be made by specific request, but 12mm holes are strongly recommended) and are 150 to a maximum 200mm apart. Once chemical has been applied, injection holes are filled with similarly coloured concrete or plastic plugs to leave the site looking tidy.
In other areas it may be soil against the external wall of the house. Where this is the case the technician will trench down to the footings and flood with chemical, back fill and flood again. All attempts are made to keep trenches neat and to save gardens beside the walls but this is not always possible.
Complimentary ‘peace of mind’ inspections are included after the treatment of your Brisbane home. The first will be performed roughly six weeks after the completion of stage 2. Repairs can be safely carried out after the six week check.
Annual inspections are recommended by the Australian Standard. These checks are to ensure that all activity has ceased and that the perimeter treatment has not been disturbed.
Our team offers an initial one year free service period on our perimeter treatments which can be extended, usually up to 8 years, by having yearly inspections by us.
There are several important facts about termite treatments in Brisbane and Gold Coast area that you should know, that most companies won’t tell you or don’t know, but we’ll explain them all to you when you book in an inspection with us.