Termite treatments - Bendigo and Central Victoria
If your home is under termite attack, it can be quite emotional and understandably you want the termites gone as quickly as possible. It's important not to panic! Don't touch the termites, spray them with insecticide or break open any of their mud tubes. Just give Go Pest a call and we will come around as soon as possible to inspect the problem and take you through your options.
Go Pest have over 25 years experience in dealing with termites. You're in safe hands.
The termite treatment process
At Go Pest we carry out all treatments to Australian standards. There are a number of steps to our professional termite treatment process
1) Carry out a complete termite inspection. This is important to determine the species, the scale of the damage, the termite entry points to the building and whether there were any particular conditions that made the property more susceptible to a termite attack. Sometimes we may carry out the inspection after Step 2, but before starting any treatment.
2) Provide a termite treatment proposal. After we have discussed options with you, we provide a written treatment proposal before starting work.
3) Eliminate active termites from the property. This may take as little as a week through to several months. The time taken to control the termites depends on the species, the scale of the attack and the products used. Be assured we will recommend and use the best products for the situation to get the fastest result.
4) Carry out an all clear inspection. Once it looks like we have eliminated the termites it is important to carry out a thorough inspection of the whole property to confirm the building is clear of termites
5) Any conditions around the home that are conducive to termite attack need to be remedied
6) Install a termite management system to provide protection from future termite attack. Although step 3 eliminates termites from the building it is often not possible to confirm the nest has been destroyed and there may be other nests in the area. Both scenarios mean that without a termite management system in place, your home is susceptible to another termite attack.
The termite products we use
There are two types of termite management systems; liquid termiticide soil treatments and termite baiting systems.
Termite treatments - soil treatments
At Go Pest, liquid soil treatments are our preferred termite management system as they are always working to protect your home and assuming the soil is not disturbed by the homeowner, they last around 8 years. We only use the leading termite products (Termidor and Biflex), which have been used to treat hundreds of thousands of homes around the world. Not only that but you have the option to take up their million dollar warranties covering any structural damage that may occur after treatment, giving you that added peace of mind.
As part of a Go Pest termite treatment you will get free termite inspections 1 month and 12 months after installation. After that, you will need to pay for your annual termite inspection, which is required to maintain any warranty.
When we carry out a soil treatment, some homeowners take up the option of installing a reticulation system. This is a system of pipes in the ground which can be pumped up with termiticide, which then slowly leaks into the soil. Although this adds a little bit to the initial treatment cost (to install the pipes), it saves money in the long term. When it comes to re-treat your home, we don't have to dig up the soil, we simply re-fill the reticulation system. Reticulation systems can also sometimes add a bit of value to your home when you come to sell, so a good investment.
Termite treatments - baiting systems
Sometimes due to construction design, soil type or owner request, termite baiting systems are used instead of liquid termiticide soil treatments. Termite baiting systems consist of plastic bait stations containing wood, which are placed in the ground around the building. Any termites in the area are attracted to the bait stations before getting to your house. This activity is picked up by our termite professionals during one of their regular system inspections (at least 4 per year). If they do find active termites, an attractive termite bait containing a slow acting insecticide is added to the bait station. Termites feed on the bait taking it back to the nest where it is fed to the queen and nest mates. Over the period of several weeks / months, the nest is eliminated.