Termite treatment on the Gold Coast is a big business as termites cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage around Queensland every year. Termites are a health threat to your family, your buildings and your property values. Getting rid of them is much harder than it at first seems and the best way to deal with them is to prevent them from getting into your property in the first place. But when you have them call the expert termite treatment companies on the Gold Coast
Termites are naturally compelled to return to their central colony or nest every few days to obtain the moisture they need to survive and to groom and feed the king and queen as well as the young termites or nymphs living there.
There is a range of over the counter termite treatments available and they have varying degrees of effectiveness, but the most efficient and cost-effective method is to call in the professionals. This is because termites are masters at hiding and extremely difficult to totally eradicate.
Professionals use several different treatment methods depending on your situation
An inspection of your whole property, including all accessible internal timbers in places like crawl spaces in the roof void and sub-floor, foundations, walls, furniture and fittings like built-in cupboards, kitchen units, architraves and skirting boards.
All external areas such as fences, garden furniture, wooden landscaping and garden sheds etc.
The Bait System
Bait systems can be very effective if you have a small to moderate termite infestation in or around your home. The bait stations are designed to attract the worker ants who carry the bait back to the colony because they think it’s food and the result is the colony being poisoned.
Foam and Liquid Sprays
These are very effective in destroying subterranean termite colonies. They kill on contact and stop them from entering your buildings or property. They spray active foam or liquids around the perimeter of your home forming a barrier that the termite cannot cross through, under or over.
When there is a serious termite infestation involving dry-wood termites, fumigation is often the best and most practical answer. It’s the most inconvenient method, but it will ensure that all pests are eradicated. The treatments are specially developed and designed not to leave any residue behind after finishing the procedure.
Usually, the whole property needs to be tented to allow the fumigation agents to fully penetrate all the timber in your property.
Other Treatment Methods for Tricky Situations
Sometimes it’s necessary to use sand or other physical barriers to stop the ability of termites to travel into your property or buildings.
Microwave treatments are now becoming popular in some instances to destroy termites and infrared cameras are used to look into hard to reach areas.
Building modification or renovation to remove areas where termites can enter the buildings such as cracks or timber touching the soil, need to be addressed.
Termites are a real problem and need to be dealt with as soon as they are discovered as they can very quickly do a lot of serious damage that can be very costly to repair. Do it yourself methods are usually ineffective, so call a termite treatment company on the Gold Coast for best results.