There are many things you can do to reduce the risk of termites attacking your home. Termite require moisture, food and warmth to live.
A treated zone uses a highly affective liquid treatment around the termite entry points into your home. This exposes the termites if they attempt to enter.
How do we do this?
Advantages : Treated zone is effective for a number of years
Disadvantages : Treated zone will need to be replenished at some point
A monitoring zone uses a strategically installed series of unobtrusive termite monitoring stations in the ground around your home to detect termites.
How do we do this?
Advantages : Eliminates the entire attacking termite colony.
Disadvantages : Requires regular inspections
Don’t be surprised to find that your current building insurance does not cover you against the structural damage that termites cause. Most, if not all insurance policies specifically exclude structural timber damage caused by termites.
TimberSecure is a five year termite insurance policy designed to give you peace of mind following the installation of an approved termite management system.
If termites enter you’re home and cause timber damage during the insurance period, your TimberSecure insurance policy will cover all structural & decorative timber repairs or replacement, up to the value of $100,000*.
And you don’t have to pay an excess!
The most important thing you can do is NOT disturb them any further.
You may be tempted to spray them with insect or surface spray and clean up the dirt and damage. Don’t! Our aim is to eradicate live termites from your home and the best results are achieved by treatment of special products directly to the live termites and their workings. By disturbing them further they may retreat and block off the area from their network of tunnels which lead back to the nest. This makes treatment much more difficult and much less successful.
Termites are not going to eat your entire house in a night. It does take time for those little critters to complete extensive damage (however don’t leave it for weeks until acting).
Contact a Licensed and Ensured Company
At this point we highly recommend contacting a qualified termite technician. Of course, we recommend our services based on our years of experience and proven results. If however you are not in South Australia, make sure you find a reputable company who specialises in termites and has been treating termites and removing termites for years. Remember, this is your home and termites can cause irreversible damage.
The short answer is yes.
In some cases a property may even require more regular inspections be carried out. Annual inspections to a property is the industries minimum requirement.
When a Termite treated zone or Monitoring system is installed to protect an existing dwelling, there will in most cases always be limitations. These limitations can be caused by many factors.
There are also post treatment factors that can effect the Termite System
For these issues but not limited to is why, Minimum annual inspections are essential to ensure to ongoing protection of your property.