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Termite Prevention

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Termites are social insects that live in a colony, like bees and ants. Typically, they form a nest in the soil or near ground level in a stump or tree trunk. They eat cellulose, which is found in timber and timber products such as paper.

As well as eating timber, termites damage non-cellulose materials such as soft concrete, soft metal and plastic, building sealants and foam insulation. Cracks in concrete and the gap around pipes penetrating through the concrete slab offer easy access to termites.

Now, termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to destroy the above materials, undetected. By the time you notice their presence, the damage is already done. They are known to destroy the wall and roofing timbers of a home within three months of construction.

Without proper termite control they will eventually destroy your property. Also a property that has severe termite damage will highly unlikely be covered under your home insurance to repair the damage that they have caused. Prevention and regular inspections are the key to stop them in their tracks!

For more information on termites visit the Victoria Government website termite fact sheet.

Kordon Termite Barriers

Kordon is a flexible building protection tool providing a combined physical and uniquely repellent termite barrier for new buildings or extentions.

It is a flexible laminate that is installed in a building during construction to prevent concealed access by subterranean termites. It also contains deltamethrin which is highly repellent to termites.

Kordon has been extensively tested by the CSIRO and has been evaluated to have a durability and design life in excess of 50 years. This represents the life expectancy of a building as deemed by Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB).

Pre-Construction Chemical Treatment

Depending on the type of construction requiring a termite barrier, a chemical treatment may be the most effective option. Our chemical products are chosen with the following characteristics:

• Safe to use for you and the environment. Low risk to people, pets and wildlife.
• Must provide extreme efficiency and cost effectiveness.
• Research proving it’s long lasting protection, and
• Selecting a trusted Manufacturer.

Termite Control

Exterra Termite Interception

No matter whether you have a building in a residential or rural area, Ridley’s Pest Control recommend that the Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System is the most effective treatment to eliminate termites from your home. Reason being, it destroys the termites at the source – in their colony. It is also animal and people-friendly.

Using EXTERRA involves installation of In-ground Stations around your property where termites are likely to be foraging for food. These Stations will contain bait that termites prefer as a food source.

Above-ground Stations may also be required when termites are already in your home. REQUIEM Termite Bait is placed in a safe and sealed Station when it is installed. Installing Above-ground Stations also speeds up the process of colony elimination. After the termite colony is eliminated, the Above-ground Stations can be removed.

Rural Termite Location Colony Elimination

Other options, mainly in rural areas, a termite service can be put in place to inspect and treat (if necessary) the trees in the area near your home. This will enable the source (nest) to be eliminated and leaving no nest for the termites to go back to and in effect the termites cannot survive and will die.

Post-Construction Chemical Treatment

Even after construction has occurred, we can provide a chemical treatment for termite prevention solution to subfloors, verandahs/decks stumps and the perimeter of a home.

General Inspection

Ridley's Pest Control conduct annual home, office and factory 'General' Inspections to keep you safe and provide peace on mind.

Pre-Purchase Inspection

I makes good sense to book a pre-purchase inspection before you commit to buy a home or building. Ridley's offer a comprehensive building report service. Click below to make a booking.
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