Termite Control For Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs
Cannon Pest Management have the knowledge & experience to detect termites and determine the best treatment method to apply for your situation. We only use the best products available on the market today for our termite treatments.
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We provide termite treatment and control solutions to Bayswater, Blackburn, Burwood, Croydon, Dandenong, Glen Waverley, Heathmont, Ringwood, Vermont, Wantirna and all other suburbs across Melbourne.
The Australian Standard for Termite Protection (AS3660) recommends that regular inspections be carried out every 12 months or more frequently in areas of higher termite risk or known activity. The Standard does advise that even a correctly installed and complete termite barrier system cannot completely guarantee prevention of termite attack as termites can potentially breach or bridge over the barrier. Evidence of termites bridging or breaching a barrier can be detected during regular termite inspections, carried out by a qualified pest management technician.
The non-invasive Visual Timber Pest Inspection includes all structural timbers, decorative timbers, landscaping and surrounding trees where accessible. All findings from the inspection will be clearly documented in a comprehensive written report.
Our inspection tools include a Termatrac T3i comprising of a Termite Detection Radar, Remote Thermal Sensor and Moisture Sensor, coupled with Data Storage and Reporting, the Termatrac T3i is the most advanced device in the world developed purely to detect, confirm and track the presence of termites.
Termite Treatment and prevention methods
There are several types of methods available to prevent or control termites and provide protection to your building. These are physical barriers, chemical soil treatments, baiting and monitoring systems. Some methods are only designed for use in new homes during construction and others are suitable for pre-construction and established buildings. Each building is individual and whilst one type of method is suitable for one situation it may not be suitable for another. We have the knowledge and experience to determine the best method to be applied for for each situation.
These are solid physical termite barriers designed to give a home strong termite protection. These physical termite barriers are applied as a house is being built, or added on to, and are specifically laid on the perimeter of the concrete foundation (or slab). There are a number of physical termite barriers available. Physical barriers are the least-toxic method of termite control for new buildings. This method isolates the termite colony from a building by creating a complete barrier around or beneath a building’s foundations that termites cannot cross.
Chemical Zone (Non-repellent)
The chemical is applied into the soil as a continuous chemical soil zone around and under the home. These chemicals do not create a repellent barrier that termites cannot crawl through. As a result, termites continue to forage through the soil until they pick up a lethal dose. Termites are social insects that live together in large colonies and feed and groom each other. In doing so the chemical is transferred to other termites that may not have been in direct contact with the treated soil. This indirect method of toxicity has the potential to kill an entire colony just by treating a nearby building.
Chemical Barrier (Repellent)
Chemical barriers work by applying an unbroken boundary of pesticide around the exterior of a structure. This creates a zone or band of toxic soil that the termites cannot cross. It’s important to understand that repellent chemical barriers may kill some termites that come in contact with the treated soil, however they do not control termite colonies. This means that termites can still forage around your property and attack untreated areas. Creating an effective chemical barrier may involve trenching around the foundations of the structure, and injecting the chemical into the soil through holes drilled in concrete foundations.
Sentricon AlwaysActive is the new and very different way of continuously protecting your home against termites, harnessing the natural behaviour and biology of termites, together with a highly effective termiticide. Sentricon AlwaysActive is a highly effective solution that offers the safety of a baiting system and the continuous protection of a chemical barrier.
Installed strategically around the home in the prime foraging areas, the Sentricon station provides a window into the world of the termites. The random and continuous foraging of the termites will be directed to the In-Ground stations. The stations contain Sentricon IG Termiticide Rods which the termites find more palatable and more attractive than wood. The termites feed on the termiticide rods on mass, tunnel back to the nest all the while unaware that it is detrimental to their survival. The active ingredient in Sentricon AlwaysActive is what’s called an insect growth regulator, which means it is specific and deadly to termites, but safe to you and your family. Termites periodically shed their skin (moult), and this process is interrupted once ingestion of the Sentricon AlwaysActive occurs. An inability to moult results in the death of the workers, and ultimately leads to the elimination of the entire colony.
Here are some helpful tips on how to avoid contributing to the attractiveness of your home:
- Ensure soil is not in contact with susceptible building timbers
- Ensure sub-floors are well ventilated and remain dry
- Use only resistant timbers below floor level
- Avoid storage of wood directly on soil, under, around or in contact with buildings
- Improve drainage and fix leaky plumbing to reduce available soil moisture
- Avoid garden beds around the perimeter of your home as they can breach termite barriers and provide concealed entry
- If garden beds are present around the perimeter of your home, do not raise the soil level above the existing ground level
- Replace untreated timber garden surrounds or retaining walls with termite resistant materials
- Remove any dead trees and stumps since they are nesting site for subterranean termites
Termite Control service in Bayswater, Blackburn, Burwood, Croydon, Dandenong, Glen Waverley, Heathmont, Ringwood, Vermont, Wantirna and other Melbourne subburbs
At Cannon Pest Management we have seen just how quickly termites can thoroughly destroy all wooden structures that they come across before they are detected. Utilising effective and reliable methods our skilled and certified pest removal experts can bring prompt termite control and treatment to Bayswater, Blackburn, Burwood, Croydon, Dandenong, Glen Waverley, Heathmont, Ringwood, Vermont, Wantirna and surrounding Melbourne residents for complete peace of mind. For a free quote of our services feel free to contact us today.
Termite surveys by the CSIRO have found 1 in 3 homes in Australia may be affected by termites at some stage, which is more prevalent than damage caused by fire, storm and flood combined. All too often the presence of these silent invaders goes undetected until the termite damage is severe.