Termite Treatment Perth
Termite treatment Perth. TMO Pest Control offers termite eradication services in Perth. These include termite barriers and other treatment options to protect residential or commercial premises from the destructive effects of termites.
Signs of termite infestation include pin-sized holes in timber, damaged wood in the attic, and “mudding,” which is tunnelling termites use to cross large areas. Chemical termite barriers prevent termites from entering the structure of the building. TMO Pest Control Perth recommends a full perimeter termite treatment to protect the entire building.
Two options for chemical termite control treatments are offered: Bifenthrin and Fipronil. Bifenthrin is a synthetic pesticide that can be used for barrier treatments in existing and new buildings. Fipronil is an insecticide used to create a termite barrier for existing buildings.
Both are effective against a wide range of pests, including ants, termites, mosquitoes, cockroaches, and ticks, among others. It is important to follow all label instructions carefully when handling these chemicals. They can be toxic if ingested or absorbed through the skin.
Termite Barriers in Perth
A termite barrier in Perth involves the application of a chemical solution around the perimeter of a building. This forms a protective barrier against termites. This treatment aims to prevent termites from entering the structure of the building. The barrier safeguards the internal cavity walls surrounding the concrete slab.
Typically, the termite barrier involves drilling and injecting the chemical solution around the exterior of the building or beneath the building if it is accessible.
Chemical termite barriers are highly effective in preventing termite infestation in buildings. At TMO Pest Control Perth, we recommend a full perimeter termite treatment. This provides comprehensive protection for the entire building.
Types of Termite Treatments
Our pest management services offer two options for termite control: Bifenthrin and Fipronil treatments.
Bifenthrin Treatment is a repellent chemical, we offer a 5-year warranty with this option. Fipronil Treatment is a non-repellent chemical, we offer an 8-year warranty with this option.
Bifenthrin is a synthetic pesticide that can be used for barrier treatments around existing buildings. It is also used for for pre-construction barrier treatments (alongside physical termite barriers) in new buildings.
Bifenthrin is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide that belongs to the family of compounds known as pyrethroids. It is a white crystalline solid with a slight odor and is widely used in agricultural and residential settings to control a variety of insect pests.
Bifenthrin works by interfering with the nervous system of insects, causing paralysis and eventually death. It is effective against a wide range of pests, including ants, termites, mosquitoes, cockroaches, and ticks, among others.
One of the unique characteristics of bifenthrin is its ability to persist in the environment, which makes it an effective long-term solution for pest control.
Bifenthrin is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide that can be used for barrier treatments around existing buildings, or for pre-construction barrier treatments in new buildings. This chemical works by interfering with the nervous system of insects, causing paralysis and eventually death. It is effective against a wide range of pests, including ants, termites, mosquitoes, cockroaches, and ticks, among others. Bifenthrin treatment provides a 5-year warranty as it is a repellent chemical that forms a barrier to prevent termites from entering the building.
Fipronil is a highly effective and efficient insecticide with a unique ability to be applied in very low concentrations. It exhibits high toxicity towards insects but low toxicity towards mammals, making it a preferred choice for pest control in areas where humans and pets are present.
Being a non-repellent, water-based chemical, termites are unaware of its presence as they pass through it. The chemical is transferred to other termites through contact, resulting in the elimination of the entire colony, including the queen. Fipronil is classified as low to medium toxicity to humans.
Overall, fipronil is a potent insecticide that offers long-lasting control of a broad range of pests. Due to its low mammalian toxicity and high insecticidal activity, it is widely used in residential and commercial pest control in Perth.
It is important to note that if TMO Pest and Weed Management is selected for chemical treatment options, an annual termite inspection is necessary to maintain the warranty for the Termite Barrier Treatment.
TERMITE MONITORING STATIONS: HOW THEY WORK
Termite monitoring stations are an effective way to detect and eliminate termite colonies.
Implementing a termite baiting system typically takes around three months and involves a comprehensive timber pest inspection of the property. The next step is to place a tamper-resistant bait box in areas with termite activity, which must be inspected every four to six weeks to assess the colony’s status and replenish the bait.
Once the colony begins feeding on the bait, it will stop causing damage to other timber sources. After roughly three months, the colony will be eradicated or well on its way to being eliminated.
The bait used for termites is completely non-toxic to humans, pets, and other garden insects. However, it does not provide long-term protection against future termite infestations.
The interception component includes underground termite monitoring stations, placed every three meters along the external perimeter of the building, containing termite-favored timbers and an attractant.
TMO pest control Perth monitors these stations on a quarterly basis. If a monitoring station becomes active with termites, the colony eradication process begins by baiting the station.
The bait stations are strategically placed to attract termites and are designed to allow us to monitor termite activity without disturbing the colony.
Once termites are detected, we add a highly palatable insect growth regulator to the stations, which the termites consume in preference to timber.
This insect growth regulator disrupts the termite’s natural development and eventually leads to the collapse of the entire colony. Australian studies have shown that once termites start feeding on this bait, they stop feeding on the timber in your home.
By regularly monitoring the bait stations and using an effective insect growth regulator, we can quickly and efficiently eliminate termite colonies and prevent further damage to your property.
TERMITE TREATMENTS IN PERTH – EFFECTIVENESS OF TERMITE BAITS
The effectiveness of termite baits lies in their ability to be carried back to the colony by the foraging termites. As termites feed on the bait, they also share it with other members of the colony, including the queen. This results in the elimination of the entire termite colony gradually, without the termites associating their demise with the bait.
TREATMENT SUCCESS – NO MORE TERMITES!
Once the termite bait stations have served their purpose, your Perth property should be free of termites.
PRIOR INSPECTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE TREATMENT
We conduct thorough termite inspections prior to implementing our treatments for termites in Perth to provide the most effective solution for your situation. As a proactive measure for termite infestation management, we recommend annual termite inspections. We also offer general pest control services in Perth.
TERMITE TREATMENT OPTIONS IN PERTH
We provide a range of termite treatment options in Perth, including termite barrier treatment (also known as white ant treatment), and other solutions to protect your home or commercial premises.
ANNUAL INSPECTIONS CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
Getting your property inspected annually by a qualified technician can help you detect any white ant activity before any significant damage is done to your property. It is important to note that white ant damage is usually not covered by most insurance policies, making it essential to protect your home or commercial property. At TMO, we offer first-class pest control services.