Termite treatments Perth. In the world of pest control, termites are one of the more destructive pests. They can actually cause a house to be unliveable if the problem becomes critical. This is where termite treatment comes in.
There are a few signs of a termite infestation. Termite damage come come in the form of pin-sized holes in timber, crumbling or damaged wood (particularly in the attic), “Mudding” is tunnelling that termites use to cross large areas. You may see termite damage in the form of tubes on ceilings, wood, and floorboards.
TMO Pest and Weed Management offer termite eradication services in Perth in the form of termite barriers, amongst other treatment options to protect your home or commercial premises. If you suspect that you may have a termite problem, then feel free to get in touch with us for a termite inspection.
A Perth termite barrier is when a chemical solution is applied around the perimeter of a building to form a barrier to prevent termites from entering the structure of the building. This will protect your home and protect the inside of your cavity walls from around the edge of the concrete slab. The termite barrier is done by drilling and injecting the chemical solution around the outside of the building or under the building where accessible.
Chemical termite barrier treatments in Perth stop termites from entering the building, and TMO Pest and Weed Management recommend a full perimeter termite treatment, as this is designed to protect the whole building.
TMO Pest and Weed Management have two options for chemical termite control 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, or 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 available in various formulations, including liquid concentrates, granules, and dusts. These formulations can be applied in different ways, depending on the pest and the location of the infestation. For example, liquid concentrates can be applied as a surface spray or injected into the soil, while granules and dusts can be spread on the ground or applied to specific areas. Bifenthrin can legally be applied in three levels of concentration: 0.1%, 0.05%, and 0.025%. The level of concentration defines how long the treatment will last. For example, if a 0.05% treatment is applied to your property, we recommend retreating every five years. Bifenthrin is classified as being of medium to high toxicity to humans.
Although bifenthrin is generally considered safe for humans and pets when used according to label instructions, it can be toxic if ingested or absorbed through the skin. Therefore, it is important to take precautions when handling bifenthrin and to follow all label instructions carefully.
Overall, bifenthrin is a powerful and effective insecticide that provides long-lasting control of a wide range of pests. Its ability to persist in the environment and its versatility in terms of application methods make it a popular choice for both residential and commercial pest control.
Fipronil is an extremely active insecticide that can only be used to create a termite barrier for existing buildings. Applied at 0.06%, Fipronil offers up to eight years of protection, and so we recommend retreating every 5-7 years.
Fipronil is a broad-spectrum insecticide that belongs to the family of compounds known as phenylpyrazoles. 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.
Fipronil works by disrupting the normal functioning of the nervous system in insects, leading to paralysis and eventually death. It is effective against a wide range of pests, including termites, ants, cockroaches, fleas, ticks, and beetles, among others.
One of the unique characteristics of fipronil is its ability to be applied in very low concentrations, making it highly effective and efficient. It is also highly toxic to insects but has a low toxicity to mammals, making it a popular choice for pest control in areas where humans and pets are present.
As a non-repellent, water based chemical, termites don't notice that they're passing through it. As a result, not only do those directly affected termites die, but they also spread the chemical to other termites as they walk through their trails. For that reason, Fipronil can potentially be passed back to the queen, offering a chance of eliminating the colony. Fipronil is of low to medium toxicity to humans.
Overall, fipronil is a highly effective insecticide that provides long-lasting control of a wide range of pests. Its low mammalian toxicity and high insecticidal activity make it a popular choice for both residential and commercial pest control in Perth.
Should you choose, TMO Pest and Weed Management to treat your home or commercial premises with either of the two chemical treatment options, an annual termite inspection must be done to maintain the warranty for the Termite Barrier Treatment.
Non-Repellent Termite Treatments Perth Solutions
Many new chemicals in termite control are touted as "non-repellent". What does this mean?
A non-repellent chemical has many advantages, specifically when dealing with termites.
Termites forage for food and may come into contact with a chemical barrier around a house in doing so if the barrier is repellent, that is to say, the termites can detect it and avoid it, then there is a potential for them to locate somewhere around the perimeter of the building where they can enter. Hence, a barrier that is repellent can fail if the chemical has not been applied evenly around the perimeter through all potential entry points.
A non-repellent chemical treated zone does not repel the termites, but instead, allows them to enter the treated soil to such an extent that the termites are affected and after a period of time, they die off. Not only does it prevent the termites from finding the non-treated section of the barrier, but it also can kill many termites due to the delayed action of the chemical. In some instances, the transfer of chemicals from one termite to another can be so prolific that the whole colony can be eliminated.
Repellent vs. Non-Repellent Termite Control Solutions
Termites come into contact with the chemical barrier when foraging for food. If the termite chemical is repellent, as Bifenthrin is, the termites can detect its presence and either avoid it, or die when they come in contact with it. With a repellent chemical termite barrier, there is a potential for the termites to relocate elsewhere around the perimeter to find new penetration points. This is why repellent termiticide barriers must be applied evenly and continuously to affect all potential entry points.
A non-repellent chemical-treated zone does not repel the termites but instead, allows them to enter the treated soil to such an extent that the termites are affected and after a period of time, they die off. Not only does it prevent the termites from finding the non-treated section of the barrier, but it also can kill many termites due to the delayed action of the chemical. In some instances, the transfer of chemicals from one termite to another can be so prolific that the whole colony can be eliminated.
Termite Treatment baiting in Perth
Termite infestations in Perth are an expensive headache, costing Australians over $1.5 billion a year in damage and repairs.
If you have termite activity on your property in Perth, installing bait stations is an incredibly effective termite control method, with an added safety bonus. Where a termite barrier involves spraying large volumes of chemicals around the foundation of your property, termite baiting is less chemically-intensive—yet can still eliminate the full termite colony.
TMO Pest and Weed Management are experts in termite treatments Perth, and controlling subterranean termites—while protecting your property from an expensive infestation—is our specialty. To find out more about our termite control solutions, read on below.
The Benefits of Perth Termite Baiting Systems
Termite baiting systems are an effective solution when foraging termites are already active on your property, but you're unsure of their entry point. By strategically placing bait stations around the perimeter of your building, worker termites mistake the toxic bait as an attractive food source and consume the bait. The slow acting insecticide—known as a Chitin Synthesis Inhibitor—stops the moulting process of the termite's exoskeleton, causing them to die.
One of the biggest benefits of our termite baiting systems is that they eliminate the termite queen. As the queen lays all of the eggs in a colony, killing her slowly kills the whole colony. And, because the bait is less toxic than table salt, we can eliminate the whole colony in a safe and effective manner.
We monitor the termite baiting stations on a regular basis until the termite colonies are effectively intercepted. Once eliminated, we refresh the bait to ensure the termite baiting system works into the future, and continue to monitor for signs of dead termites.
How Termite Treatments Perth Systems Work
Initial termite inspection
The first step is to carry out a thorough inspection of your property to understand the severity of the termite infestation. When you work with TMO, you work with fully licensed pest inspectors. Our team will determine the best approach to creating a successful termite bait system for your home, forming a plan for optimal placement of the termite traps.
Place termite baiting systems around your property
Once we place the baiting systems around your property, we check them regularly for signs of activity. Having sufficient monitoring systems in place allows for early detection of termites in your home—a key factor in minimising property damage and stopping the spread.
If termites are found, we will also install above-ground stations, which eliminate the problem immediately, at the point of attack. This significantly speeds up the time it takes to eliminate the colony.
How termite monitoring stations work
Each termite bait station we use allows us to see the termites, without them detecting our presence. This is an important factor in successful colony elimination, as termites are easily scared and do not like to be disturbed.
We add a highly palatable insect growth regulator to the stations, which the termites consume in preference to timber. Australian studies show that once termites start feeding on this bait, they stop feeding on timbers in your home.
Termite Treatments Perth - How The termite baits take effect
As the termites feed on the bait, they naturally take it back to the colony. With some many termites going back and forth, enough bait gets carried back to eliminate the entire colony. Not only does this kill the termite queen (as mentioned earlier), but it also means the termites die gradually, so they do not associate the colony’s demise with the bait.
No more termites - Treatments work!
Once the bait stations have done their job, your Perth property should be free of termites.
Pest Inspections Prior To Treatment
Before we can go ahead with implementing our treatments for termites Perth at your home or business premises, we will need to conduct termite inspections in order to provide the most effective solution for your situation. We recommend annual termite inspections as a proactive means of termite infestation management. TMO also provide general Pest Control Perth services.
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Getting your home inspected by a qualified technician annually can save you a lot of money in repairs by detecting any white ant activity before any serious damage is done to your property. It is important to know that white ant damage is not included in most insurance policies, therefore, making it even more important to protect your home or commercial property. TMO offer a 1st class pest control service.
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