Brisbane Termite Control & Inspection – Termite Treatment Brisbane
The semi-tropical climate in the Brisbane area offers termites the perfect living conditions. Termites thrive in warm and humid conditions and our climate provides just that. In this environment, property owners must arrange a regular termite inspection.
Termites can be controlled, but it all starts with finding the pests and identifying the species before deciding on how to treat them. If you think you have termites on your property, you’ll need expert knowledge and advice and potentially a termite treatment Brisbane service. You’ll have all the expertise and assistance you need from the trained team at EPM Pest Control.
TYPES OF BRISBANE TERMITES
Termites come in many shapes and forms. They are not all threats to the property but those that pose a threat can create major damage. Different variations need different treatments to control termites. Termite specialists receive training on termite inspections and can identify any termite species present on your property to formulate a treatment plan. Book a service today.
Drywood termites live in dead wood. This is one termite type that doesn’t need moisture to thrive and survive. Though local dry wood termites live in small colonies and don’t cause too much damage, the invasive West Indian dry wood termites can cause large-scale damage. Fortunately, West Indian termite invasions are rare. if this type of termite is damaging your property, an inspection will reveal the culprit. You can apply for government assistance for the cost of services.
Usually found in damp outdoor wood, these termites need lots of surrounding moisture and won’t take up residence in your property unless there is an unattended water leak. Pest control Brisbane experts will identify whether you need to treat the problem or not.
Subterranean termites live beneath the soil in many residential areas from Brisbane to the Gold Coast and beyond. These are the culprits responsible for most structural damage found in our homes and businesses.
Underground termite nests can house millions of termites at any given time, so inspection and pest control treatments are recommended for suspected pest infestations.
Often called super termites, these are the most destructive of the termite pest species. They nest in colonies of around 10,000 individual pests and they eat around half a kilogram of wood each day. If we discover these pests during a termite inspection, we’ll take urgent as they can eat through a structure in just a few months.
BRISBANE TERMITE INSPECTION & TREATMENT
It takes years of training and experience to know and understand termite nesting and breeding habits. With termite treatment and pest control, early intervention is essential to avoid an infestation.
The best way to ensure that termites never destroy your infrastructure is to arrange annual termite inspections. Avoid damages and the need for treatment. A trained termite inspector will find the source of termite activity and identify the termite species so that we can formulate the most effective pest control method and clear your property of these pests.
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How Pest Control Services Treat Termite Infestations
Termites leave plenty of tell-tale signs. Don’t wait for your services inspections to find termites when the evidence is right in front of you. Besides clear damage to the wood in the property, look out for these.
- Termites build shelter tubes from mud so if you see mud tubes in your basement or elsewhere, you may have a termite infestation.
- Some termites called alates have wings. They alight from a colony in the warm summer months to find a new property and start breeding a new colony of termites. If you see swarms of flying termites close to your property, it could be a sign of a termite colony close by.
Treating Termites in Brisbane
Termite Control – Baiting
One of the preferred ways of treating termites in Queensland is through termite baiting. Bait stations are placed at regular distances in the vicinity of the termite colony. The workers help themselves from the baiting stations. They feed the other termites and in so doing kill off the colony.
Termite nests are often difficult to find. Termite baiting helps with pest control as it targets termites in their nests. Find the help and advice you need at EPM Pest Control Brisbane termite services.
Termite Infestation – Chemical Termite Barrier
A termite barrier system offers homeowners the best protection against termite infestations. Chemical termite barriers, also known as termiticides, can offer years of termite protection when applied to the perimeter of the building.
As a termite prevention method, professional pest control services can install termite barriers, to prevent termites from getting anywhere near your property. Once the termite protection is in place, termites encountering the barrier are killed off but not before they have taken the poison into the colony.