Termite Treatments - Bendigo and Central Victoria
If your home is under termite attack, it can be quite emotional and understandably you want the termites gone as quickly as possible.
It’s important not to panic! Don’t touch the termites, spray them with insecticide or break open any of their mud tubes.
Just give Go Pest a call and we will come around as soon as possible to inspect the problem and take you through your options.
The termite treatment process
At Go Pest we carry out all treatments to Australian standards. There are a 6 steps to our professional termite treatment process
The first step is to carry out a complete termite inspection. This is important to determine the species, the scale of the damage, the termite entry points to the building and whether there were any particular conditions that made the property more susceptible to a termite attack. Sometimes we may carry out the inspection after Step 2, but before starting any treatment.
Provide a termite treatment proposal. After we have discussed the various termite treatment options with you, we provide a written treatment proposal before starting work.
Eliminate active termites from the building. This may take as little as a week through to several months. The time taken to control the termites depends on the species, the scale of the attack and the products used. Be assured we will recommend and use the best products for the situation to get the fastest result.
Once it looks like we have eliminated the termites it is important to carry out a thorough inspection of the whole property to confirm the building is clear of termites.
To help prevent future termite attacks and make the property less attractive to termites, any conditions around the home that makes the property more susceptible to termite attack need to be remedied.
This is also important in order to maintain any performance warranty of the termite management system that is installed.
Installing a termite management system provides protection from future termite attack.
Although step 3 eliminates termites from the building it is often not possible to confirm the nest has been destroyed and there may be other nests in the area. Both scenarios mean that without a termite management system in place, your home is susceptible to another termite attack.
The termite products we use...
There are two types of termite management systems; liquid termiticide soil treatments and termite baiting systems.
At Go Pest, liquid soil treatments are our preferred termite management system as they are always working to protect your home and assuming the soil is not disturbed by the homeowner, they last around 8 years. This technique uses liquid termiticide which is mixed into the soil around your property to create a treated zone. Termites that enter the treated area are either killed, preventing them entering the property.
It is important to realise that these treated zones prevent termites from gaining hidden access to your home, it doesn’t stop them building a mud tube over the treated zone. However, if they do this, they will be easily spotted and is one reason why annual termite inspections are required, even with a termite treatment in place. Indeed annual inspections are required to maintain any treatment warranty as they are required to check that the treatments hasn’t been compromised (eg. through gardening activities) and that the building remains free from termites.
As part of a Go Pest termite treatment you will get a free termite inspection 1 month after installation. After that, you will need to pay for your annual termite inspection, which is required to maintain any warranty.
At Go Pest, we only use the Termidor, the leading termite product on the market, which has been used to treat hundreds of thousands of homes around the world.
Not only that, but you have the option to take up their $2 million dollar warranty covering any structural damage that may occur after treatment, giving you that added peace of mind
Go Pest are an accredited Termidor applicators and now one of th first accredited Termidor HE applicators – the latest Termidor product. The standard Termidor product remains the best option for many situations but the new Termidor HE formulation delivers far better spreading efficiency (HE stands for High Efficiency). This can be highly beneficial when injecting under concrete – it means far fewer drill holes and more confidence that an even application is achieved. Learn more about Termidor HE…
When we carry out a soil treatment, some homeowners take up the option of installing a reticulation system. This is a system of pipes in the ground which can be pumped up with termiticide, which then slowly leaks into the soil. Although this adds a little bit to the initial treatment cost (to install the pipes), it saves money in the long term. When it comes to re-treat your home, we don’t have to dig up the soil, we simply re-fill the reticulation system. Reticulation systems can also sometimes add a bit of value to your home when you come to sell, so a good investment.
Sometimes due to construction design, soil type or owner request, termite baiting systems are used instead of liquid termiticide soil treatments.
There are two types of baiting systems:
1) Termite monitoring and baiting systems which consist of plastic bait stations containing wood, which are placed in the ground around the building. Any termites in the area are attracted to the bait stations before getting to your house. This activity is picked up by our termite professionals during one of their regular system inspections (at least 4 per year). If they do find active termites, an attractive termite bait containing a slow acting insecticide is added to the bait station. Termites feed on the bait taking it back to the nest where it is fed to the queen and nest mates. Over the period of several weeks / months, the nest is eliminated.
2) Termite baiting sytems. These are the latest termite protection systems, like Trelona, which we use here at Go Pest. These systems have bait installed from the start so they are working all the time to eliminate termites and termite nest from around your property.
Learn more about termite baits and Trelona.
Termite Treatments for New Homes
When building new homes, adding extensions or doing renovations it is compulsory to install the appropriate termite protection measures to meet building standards.
Go Pest will work with you or your building to help design the best termite protection system for your home.