In reality, there is no way you can make your property permanently protected from termites as the pest is an integral part of our ecosystem. Instead, you can greatly reduce the risks of infestation and associated damage through a number of initiatives and control plans. You can regularly inspect your property for termite infestation signs – especially in areas where wooden parts of your property touch soil. If you see signs of termite infestation, call a professional termite inspector to examine your property and surroundings. You can get soil and wood treatments completed if your locality frequently reports termite infestation issues.
Based on the size of termite holes, we use different methods to cover them and reinforce your wood. If the termite holes are small or insignificant, we generally apply a wood hardener to manage the situation. Before adding the hardener, we remove any excess wood dust or debris from the holes to ensure proper hardening. If the wood has large holes, we consider the use of wood fillers – putty-like material. Normally come in squeeze bottles or tubs, wood fillers are easy to apply on wood holes with minimal efforts. We use advanced tools to inject maximum fillers to the hole or damaged wood and allow it to harden.
Today, several options are available to eliminate termites from property environments. However, some treatments can give you long-lasting results and make your property better protected against future infestation. We offer a mix of soil and wood treatments to eliminate the termites from properties and give long-lasting results. As part of soil treatment, we will dig a trench around your property foundation, mix the soil with termiticide, and fill the trench with the soil to create a termite barrier around your property. Similarly, we will complete borate treatment on wood to eliminate the current termite infestation and prevent future risks. If drywood termites infest your property, we will also try fumigation to kill the termites.
There are a number of ways you can eliminate termites from your space. However, we would recommend the use of boric acid to remove termites from your space quickly. Available in powder form, boric acid can directly be applied to the infested areas to get immediate results. You can also mix boric acid in water and spray it in termite-infested areas. Importantly, boric acid kills the termites and prevent future infestation risks. When applying boric acid, wear masks and goggles and ensure that children are not around to ensure a safe extermination experience.
Home insurances in Australia do not generally cover damage due to insects, termites, and various types of vermin. These are classified under damage caused by animals or insects and excluded from the coverage. It is because insurance companies consider termite damages as something that can be prevented – not any accidental damage. Regardless of these, some insurance policies give limited coverage for termite-related damage. You can check the inclusions and exclusions of your insurance to confirm this. If you have more questions, contact your insurance provider to get accurate information.
The termite control completed by Tom’s Pest Control start giving results immediately, and you would see dead termites in the infested areas in a day. However, if your property has extensive termite issues, it might take a few days for the treatment to fully work and exterminate the last termite at your property.
When there are large colonies of termites, it may take a few days for the treatment to reach the queen and kill the colony completely. If we notice extreme infestation with multiple termite colonies at properties, we generally recommend an entire property treatment to get the best results.
Most professional termite treatments give results for a few years. We will identify the factors that led to the termite invasion and the complexity of infestation to create a custom termite control plan during our inspection. With preventive treatment procedures completed, our termite extermination usually lasts five years. At the time of the treatment, our pest technicians will confirm the period to which your property is protected against reinfestation. However, you should get an annual pest inspection at your property if your space has a history of termite infestation.
You have to consider a number of factors while planning to buy a termite-infested property. Properties with significant termite issues are usually listed with heavily discounted prices. Sometimes, this can be a great deal. Even if you don’t see a price drop, termite issues can help you negotiate with the seller for a better price. However, you should ensure that you can eradicate the infestation and fix the associated damage after buying. You should also consider the expenses to fixing the issues during the negotiation stage to ensure that everything falls within your budget.
You must get professional termite inspection and control as soon as you notice the signs of infestation to minimise the associated damage. When considering the best time for termite treatment, August to December is the period you can consider to get the best results. During these months, temperate and humidity in the Gold Coast and Australia start to rise. Therefore, termites become active after the dormant winter period and start to get out of the colonies. Treatment during this stage can help you kill termites quickly and completely.
The cost of termite treatment in Gold Coast usually costs $350to $3500, depending on the type of treatment you avail. varies from properties to properties based on a number of factors. The type of your property, the extent of the infestation, the termite species, and the risks of reinfestation decide the cost of the treatment. If the termite issue is limited to a particular area and not widespread, the treatment usually costs $350-$800. On the other hand, if your property has an extensive termite issue, the cost of the service sharply escalates. And you might want to pay anywhere between $1500-$5000, and the service includes creating a termite barrier around your property with wood and soil treatments. Importantly, the treatment makes your property termite resistant for at least five years.
The type of termite extermination procedure you get for your property decides the durability of the results. Most termite treatments safeguard your property for a couple of years from reinfestation. If your property has extensive termite infestation issues, we may complete comprehensive termite control. This includes wood and soil treatments to create a termite barrier around your property. In such cases, you will get results at least for five years. However, we recommend all our customers get an annual termite inspection for their property to identify any early infestation signs.
At Tom’s Pest Control, our termite treatment procedures usually take a day or a few days – based on the number of termite colonies and size – to kill the termites in a property. The take from this is that you can’t get the complete elimination in a split second. Our pest control methods work like slow poison and kill all the termites that are deep inside the colonies. It is important to note that the queen of each termite colony lives inside the colony. Directly killing termites doesn’t kill the queen. Our procedure of using slow working termiticides ensures that it reaches the queen and kills the entire colony.