EPM – Your Brisbane Pest Control Specialists Discuss Costs
Termites are a fact of life, the dread of every homeowner. We all know how much damage a colony of termites can cause, so annual inspections are vital to keeping your home clear of termites. As soon as you see evidence of termites in your house, make sure to call pest control services to stop them in their tracks.
Perhaps you’re worried about the costs of a professional inspection and termite removal program.
In this article, we discuss pest control prices charged by professional residential pest control specialists and the service you can use to keep your house free of termites.
Pest Control Price
Pest control prices can vary enormously. Prices start at $145, rising to several thousand dollars. The price you pay to control residential pests would depend on the extent of the infestation, the kind of termites that have taken up residence, and how much damage they’ve left behind.
It’s important to bear in mind, the least expensive pest control options are not necessarily the best or most cost-effective. Eradicating a termite nest may not be enough to protect your home. You may need pest control services solutions that prevent future termite troubles.
Your insurance won’t cover the damage caused by termite infestations, so if you live in an area that is prone to termites, termite barriers could save you thousands in damage. It is best to speak to a pest control company about your options and how well each of the services will stand up to the pests. They will also supply you with pest control costs for each of the services.
Pest Control Cost – House Inspection
Pest control inspections of your stand-alone home could cost you as much as $400. At EPM termite and pest control, we’ll do a full termite inspection of your house and grounds for up to 50 metres from the main structure, and we’ll give you a complete, detailed report for just $185.
If you’re in an apartment a thorough inspection and complete report will cost just $145 and a townhouse termite inspection and report is $165.
What to Do if you find a Termite Nest or Signs of Termite Activity
If you find a termite nest, your first reaction may be to destroy the nest. It is important not to disturb the termites, as nest removal will make it difficult for pest control services to find the rest of the colony. It may Instead, you should call in a termite control expert. Any action you take will scare the termites away, making it more difficult to find and treat the problem at the source.
The Termite Inspection Process
Inspections cover the interior and exterior areas of your home. The pest control company will check all of the structure walls, inside and outside, for signs of termite activity. Usually, pest control services start the inspection in the garden and then proceed to the interior.
Once inside the pest control company will use inspection tools such as thermal imaging, moisture detection, and a sounding stick to find hollow areas that may harbour termites. Because termites need moisture to survive, finding moisture is a guide to where termites may burrow and nest. If a plumbing leak is found. You’ll have to call in the plumbers and fix the leak to discourage further termite activity.
Once the inspection is complete, you will receive a detailed report of what was found with an analysis of how well your home stands up to termites and a list of pest control concerns.
Residential Pest Control – Live Termite Treatment
Termites live in a central colony. Each termite colony will have hundreds of thousands of workers and soldiers who will burrow through the soil for up to 100 metres from the nest. It makes sense to control known termite colonies before setting up barriers. A pest control company can deal with termites using pesticides as they prepare the trenches for the chemical pest control barriers. Before they destroy the nest, the pest control services will identify the termite type and check whether termites have made their way into any of the structures on the property.
The termites inside the house are often the pest control vectors used to terminate the insects outside. Residential and commercial pest control is accomplished by using pesticides that don’t immediately kill the insect but adhere to their bodies. When the pests return to their nests, they pass the pesticide on to the rest of the colony during feeding and grooming, thus helping to control residential pest invasions.
Live termite treatment and pest control could cost you as little as $145.00.
Termite Chemical Pest Control Treatment Options
Chemical soil barriers are one of the most effective and eco-friendly weapons in the pest control arsenal. An expert in termite extermination must set up this pest control system. Chemical barriers are set up to prevent termites from getting access to your home.
Barriers are formed by digging trenches around the house perimeter. Building slabs and garden paths are all drilled with small holes and the pest control chemical is injected into the holes to create a barrier.
The soil from the trench is treated with chemicals and then returned to the trench to fill it, creating a barrier over which termites cannot cross without contaminating their bodies with the chemical
Pest control prices for chemical termite barriers will cost between $2,000 and $4,000 for an average house. The costs can be justified by the work involved and damage avoidance.
Termidor Live Termite Pest Control Treatment
Launched 15 years ago, Termidor has long been recognized as the most effective termite control mechanism in the country.
Chemical termite barriers have been around for decades, so how does Termidor differ from the older pest control barriers? It’s simple. Until Termidor came along, insects could detect the chemical barrier so they did all they could to avoid it, as they continued to look for breaks in the pest control system to find a way into the house.
Because pests can’t detect Termidor pest control, they continue to burrow underground until they stumble into the Termidor, which sticks to their limbs and bodies and ends up in the nest. As the insects groom one another, they transfer the pest control chemical to other insects with fatal consequences. Termites carry away and eat dead termites, so they will continue to spread the pest control chemical until the colony collapses.
Termidor is the most effective termite pest control on the market today. The chemical takes some time to kill individual termites. This is a deliberate pest control strategy. Termidor gives termites plenty of time to wander around the nest to spread the chemical throughout the colony.
This is what makes Termidor so effective. Combine the fact that the insects can’t detect it with the Transfer Effect and you have pest control systems that effectively work to rid the area of termite infestations.
New Formulation Termidor Pest Control Treatment
The new high-efficiency Termidor is even more effective. Its advanced pest control formulation spreads further, catching more insects in a chemical ring of steel. It attaches to the organic matter in the soil and will remain there for years as long as no one disturbs the area. Because the new pest control formulation spreads so effectively, underground pipes and other obstructions are no longer a problem.
The application of the new formulation Termidor is a lot less disruptive than before. The trenches for the chemically treated soil are shallower. Because the Termidor HE is so fluid, it will spread further to lower levels on its own, increasing the range of the pest control barrier. Tile drilling is also reduced, and we can now ensure that the holes are drilled unobtrusively in the grout, limiting the chances of damage to your tiles.
Termidor is a water-based pest control and is safe for domestic use. The active ingredient in the chemical is Fipronil. It’s the same active ingredient used in the animal tick and flea pest treatment Frontline.
The Termidor Termite Control Warranty
You can expect Termidor to continue to protect your home from termites for years to come. Hundreds of thousands of Australian property owners have put their trust in Termidor. In fifteen years, there has never been a Termidor product failure. Termidor is so confident in the power of the product to protect your home that they offer a $2 million warranty against termite damage in your house. If your home suffers termite damage, the company will cover you for up to $2 million. That’s confidence! The company also guarantees that your home is treated with genuine pest treatment products and by an accredited Termidor applicator. This product is well worth the price you pay.
Above Ground Termite Baiting and Monitoring Residential Pest Control
Bait stations can be used to reduce a known termite infestation or as a longer-term preventative measure. The bait stations contain a small amount of insect growth regulators or IGRs. These hormones affect insect exoskeletons so they don’t harm people, wild animals, or pets. Termites moult as they grow from nymph to adult. IGR prevents moulting so the slow action ensures that the hormone spreads through the nest.
Termite baiting stations are cost-effective and environmentally friendly. If you can’t find the termite colony, bait stations are a great way to control termites. They also allow pest controllers to catch and identify the problem termites.
How Bait Stations Work
Bait stations are placed along the perimeter of the house at three-metre intervals in or on the soil. An average house will need as many as 24 bait stations. You can also use bait stations close to known damage inside the house to attract termites into the station. Bait stations usually contain wood, cardboard, paper, or any other delicious termite food. Baiting stations are sometimes ineffective. Much depends on the skill of the pest controller in correctly setting up the pest treatment.
Termites are attracted to the bait, so they enter the bait stations. The pest control solution in the bait station will cling to their bodies. They will take this back to their nests and spread it amongst the colony through grooming. The growth inhibitor prevents the insects from growing, and they eventually die. Pest Control bait stations must be checked regularly every four to eight weeks and rebaited as required.
Bait stations do not protect the entire building perimeter, so they are not as effective as pest control barriers. Termite monitoring and baiting are often combined with other pest control treatments for more effective pest control Brisbane.
Pest Control Advice for Home Owners
Termites need food and lots of water. They can only survive in humid conditions. It is food and moisture that draws termites and other pests to your home. Here are some self-help pest control tips:
- House timber should never make contact with the soil
- Keep the areas beneath your floors dry and well-aired
- Don’t store wood on the ground anywhere near your building
- Make sure that your property is properly drained and make sure that your plumbing is leak-free.
Termite Pest Control Systems
Termite barriers and baiting systems are designed to prevent termites from getting into your home. Pest control costs differ substantially depending on the type and severity of the termite infestation. What is certain is that the cost of doing nothing is unacceptably high. Talk to pest control professionals before deciding which residential pest control system and costs are best for you.
If termites have started burrowing into your house, it is important to identify the termite type. This will help the home pest control professional to understand colony movements, locate the nest, and offer clues as to the best pest control treatment. Contact EPM for the best Termites specialist near me