Suspect a termite problem? Don’t wait!
One in every three households has active termites or a termite history (1982-83 survey NSW). It is therefore essential to understand how these destructive pests live, be able to identify activity in your home, and be able to prevent or minimize the development of any termite activity.
Termite Treatment Case Study:
Our technician carried out an inspection of the premises, and active termites located in several areas of the house.
A full treatment was recommended to the owner by carrying out the following:
- 1. Treat activity in the roof beams by applying TERMIDOR dust to the workings. Activity was also found in internal walls of the lounge area and back bedroom.
- 2. On further inspection a sub nest was found under the stairwell area and was very large and active.
- 3. It took our technician half a day to clear the sub nest as some parts were like cement indicating they had been there for a long time.
- 4. The treatment was then carried out to the external areas of the house by drilling a 12 mm hole around the concrete areas every 300mm and inserting TERMIDOR Termite Chemical into the ground which then will form a barrier to the external part of the house.
- 5. The house had a partial subfloor area which was trenched around all the brick piers and walls and then chemicals applied to this area as well.
- 6. Once all the treatment was done the customer is informed that there will be a requirement to check of the back areas that had been treated with TERMIDOR dust. (It will be checked 7-10 days after initial treatment).
- 7. An inspection is carried out on the entire property again after 28 days and if no activity is found then 6 months another inspection will be carried out.
- 8. If it is clear a yearly inspection is done as part of the warranty given to the customer for the internal treatment.
Kevin Joyce Pest Management are fully qualified installers of the NEMISIS TERMITE
Kevin Joyce Pest Management uses the Camilleri Under slab injection system for long term protection against termites. This system involves injecting Termiticide under concrete slabs or around the perimeter of the house. Perforated polythene pipes are installed. The soil is then chemically treated by injecting a Termiticide into the pipes. Small taps are placed at the end of each pipe and then a non-return valve is fitted as the sole injection point for that particular valve box. Several valve boxes may be fitted according to the size of the house. The valve box is fitted with a strong lid, which can be bolted for safety.
Many local councils require a Termite Barrier to new constructions or extensions of your home. Kevin Joyce Pest Management can provide Pre-Slab Termite Barrier treatments. A Pre-Slab Treatment is carried out prior to the concrete slab being poured. Our technicians attend to the site to spray the area using Termiticide to the Australian Standards.
Prior to buying a new home/unit, it is recommended to carry out a Pre-Purchase Termite Inspection. Kevin Joyce Pest Management provides these Pre-Purchase Inspections and supply a detailed Report on completion. If further recommendations need to reported in regards to the building the technicians will supply this information with the Pre-Purchase Report.