ELIMINATE TERMITES AND PROTECT YOUR HOME
COMPREHENSIVE TERMITE TREATMENTS FOR MOUNT GAMBIER AND SURROUNDS
IF YOU HAVE FOUND TERMITES OR TERMITE ACTIVITY, DON'T
ALL THESE ACTIVITIES CAN MAKE THEM MORE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL
OUR TERMITE TREATMENT PROCESS
All our termite treatments are carried out according to Australian Standards 3660.2-2017 and follow the AEPMA Termite Treatment Industry Code of Practice.
The treatment follows 4 key steps:
Carry out a comprehensive termite inspection
Propose and agree a termite treatment plan based on the inspection results
Eliminate active termites from the building
Install a termite management system to protect the home into the future
Following this robust process ensures successful elimination of termite problems as quickly as possible, giving our customers the peace of mind that their home is safe and protected for termites.
Here are the details…
WHY DO I NEED A TERMITE INSPECTION? (STEP 1)
It may be obvious that you have termites, but the termite inspection is a vital part of the process. By carrying out a comprehensive inspection we can
Determine the areas and scale of the termite activity / damage
Pin point all the termite entry points
Try and locate the termite nest(s) attacking your home (not always possible)
Determine which termite species is causing the problem
Identify construction faults that may have allowed the termites to enter
List any environment conditions which may have contributed to the termite attack
All this information is vital so we can determine the correct treatment process and select the most appropriate products to use. It allows us to eliminate the termites as quickly as possible and protect your home.
WHAT IS THE TERMITE TREATMENT PROPOSAL? (STEP 2)
The proposal will contain details on the treatment process to eliminate termites and the recommended termite management system to provide the long-term protection of your home.
It will contain all the information required for you to make a decision on your preferred treatment.
The termite treatment proposal we present will be based on
The nature of the termite infestation
The construction of the building
Any environmental factors at play
We will tend to have a preferred option for your situation but sometimes there may be more than one option. Once the termite treatment plan has been agreed, we can start the treatment.
ELIMINATE THE TERMITE INFESTATION (STEP 3)
There are two parts to eliminating the termites from a building
Find and destroy any termite nests on the property
Eliminate active termites from inside the building
Although every effort is made to find and destroy termite nests on your property, they are often very hard to locate (as they are typically underground or in trees). Even if nests are located and destroyed, there is no guarantee that those are the nests that are attacking your home. As such, the termites inside the building have to treated directly.
Eliminating termites from inside the property normally takes between 2 weeks and 3 months, depending on the products used and the nature of the infestation.
Once the termites have been eliminated, we can install a termite management system to provide the long-term protection for your property.
WHAT IS A TERMITE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM? (STEP 4)
A termite management system is a product that is installed around the perimeter of your property to prevent termites from entering the building without being noticed. The systems are designed to work in conjunction with the structural elements of your building.
There are two types of termite management system
Liquid termiticide treatments to the soil (a termite “barrier”)
Termite monitoring and baiting systems
Whereas we normally recommend soil treatments as the best option for buildings in regional SA, sometimes termite monitoring and baiting systems are a better option for the building construction or soil type found on your property.
TERMITE PRODUCT INFORMATION
Spiderman SE are accredited to apply a wide range of high quality, specialist termite products to deal with termite infestations.
The choice of product will very much depend on the situation we find on your property.
TREATING ACTIVE TERMITES
When we treat active termites in your home, we may use one of three products
Dusts and foams will kill the termites that come into contact with the treatment and they can be transferred to other termites, magnifying their effect. These treatments can be very successful and very quick as long as enough of the termites come into contact with the treatment.
However, in other situations a termite bait will be the better option. A termite bait is an attractive termite food containing a slow acting insecticide. Termites feed on the bait taking it back to the nest where it is fed to the queen and other termites. As well as eliminating active termites from the building it will also kill the colony. However, it will take longer to work (typically 1-3 months).
PROTECTING YOUR HOME FROM TERMITES
TERMITICIDE SOIL TREATMENTS
Liquid termiticides are applied to the soil around your property, creating a treated zone or “barrier”. Termites are either repelled by the chemical or killed when they try and enter the treated soil.
Our preferred product for soil treatments is Termidor. As accredited Termidor installers we can offer a $2million treatment assurance warranty on qualifying treatments.
Although liquid soil treatments are often our preferred termite management system, for certain construction types or for rocky soils or sloping blocks, termite monitoring and
baiting systems are a better option.
TERMITE MONITORING AND BAITING SYSTEMS
Termite monitoring and baiting systems consist of plastic housing installed in the ground around your home. Traditional monitoring systems contain samples of wood. If termites are active in the area they will start feeding on this wood. This activity is picked up in the regular inspections (every 6-12 weeks) and then a termite bait is added which the termites feed on, ultimately killing the colony.
Spiderman SE uses Sentricon AlwaysActive which is the latest in termite baiting systems. It is different to the traditional termite monitoring and baiting systems in that it does not use wood and then replace it with bait – it simply contains termite bait from the point of installation, meaning it is always active, protecting your home.