Termite Control – The Basics

Termite Control is a major industry in Australia, especially in regions of coastal and tropical areas. Termite infestations occur worldwide, on gardens, farms, and properties. Termite colonies grow in moist, dark places with poor air circulation, high humidity, poor soil quality including clay, silt, stucco, paper, and wood, high levels of calcium carbonate and manganese, and heavy concentrations of insecticides. Termite colonies are particularly problematic for household owners as they are difficult to remove and are able to survive in even the smallest cracks. They can be especially persistent, and digging up your garden or destroying a house can take months before they are eradicated. Termite Control also includes the use of repellents, bait containers.

Termite Control is a huge industry in Australia, in particular in regions of coastal and tropical areas. In these areas, there is a large industry based around termite control and related industries such as Terminex. Termite Control involves the use of chemicals and mechanical devices which can help to eradicate termites from a property. There are two types of Termite Control procedures, baiting and bait stations. The primary goal of baiting is to provide a food source for the termites and prevent them from building their colonies elsewhere on the property.

Baiting Termite Control is one of the most effective methods of Termite Control in the construction industry. Bait stations are highly effective in terms of controlling a wide range of Termite Problems, including subterranean termites, tunnelers, white-flies and wood borers. Baits can either be used directly on the Termite Problem or can be stored in bait containers, which are then released into the ground below. The bait containers are then carried into the crawl space of the house, where the termite infestation has started. When the infestation has finished, the baits are taken away and new ones are laid out to continue the Termite Control Program.

Another Termite Control procedure is the Terminex process, which is widely used to treat a wide range of pests, including white-flies and termites. Terminex has been in the industry of pest treatment since the early 80’s and continues to be sold throughout the country by independent pest companies. Terminex uses an ultra-violet light, which kills the pests, but leaves the soil unaffected. The reason for this is that using heat to kill pests can sometimes leave the soil too dry, which provides a fertile environment for other pests to grow. Terminex also offers Termite Proofing Service, which covers newly constructed properties.

Regardless of which of the above mentioned methods of Termite Control you decide to use, you should first consult a reputable pest exterminator. You should know what kinds of Termite Control methods are safe for your property, especially if you have small children or pets. Pest exterminators can also help with general pest control and determine how much Termite Control is needed for your specific area. You may not require the services of a pest exterminator every time you have a Termite Problem but knowing what services are included can make Termite Control goes a lot smoother.

If you do require Termite Control, there are several chemicals available in the market. You can either buy the chemicals from a company, or you can also buy them over the counter. While purchasing chemicals for Termite Control should be done with care, it is better to use a company than trying to mix your own chemicals. Purchasing online is probably the best way to purchase chemicals, as you will always know exactly which chemicals you are buying. Always ask any questions you have about Termite Control before you purchase, as you don’t want to end up poisoning yourself or your family in the process.