Termite treatments Perth. Termites are destructive, they can actually cause a house to be unliveable if the problem becomes critical.
There are a few signs of a termite infestation, 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 the tubes on ceilings, wood, and floorboards.
TMO Pest and Weed Management offer termite barriers amongst other treatment options to protect your home or commercial premises.
A Termite barrier is when chemical is applied around the perimeter of a building to form a barrier to prevent termites 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 chemical around the outside of the building or under the building where accessible.
Chemical termite barrier treatments stop termites entering the building.
TMO Pest and Weed Management recommend a full perimeter treatment, this is designed to protect the whole building.
TMO Pest and Weed Management have two options for chemical termite barrier 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.
Should you choose for 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.
Many new chemicals in pest 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 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 chemical from one termite to another can be so prolific that the whole colony can be eliminated. Contact us for all your termite treatments Perth enquiries today!