Standard Termite Inspection
Standard termite inspections are recommended to be carried out at least once every 12 months. If there is current termite activity then the recommendation is every 3, 6 or 12 months depending on the severity. The report is confined to disclosure of the discovery or non-discovery of termites present on the day of inspection and the identification of possible problem areas that could be a point of attack. Standard inspection include areas of the property that are accessible, such as:
- interior/exterior of the building
- roof void / sub floor
- tree stumps / garden timber
Chemicals which kill termites are called termicides. A termicide is applied to the soil under the slab and around the footings, pipes and other structures of the building to create a barrier which will kill the termites on contact.
Termite baits or baiting systems are a very effective way to kill off the colonies that are causing the problem. The bait is a cellulose food which is treated with a inhiditor type insecticide.. The termites are attracted to the food and take it back to the colony. Over time the size of the colony will reduce.