Subterranean termites are by far the most destructive timber pest in the world, and are responsible for causing the greatest economic losses of timber in Brisbane.
Statistics state one in three homes in Queensland are attacked by termites.
One of the Investment Properties that we manage has had several run ins with Termites recently.
The Property Owner did not have a sound termite protection plan in place, so when the first termite attack occurred, they treated attack and hoped that was going to be enough.
Unfortunately the termites came back again after a few months and then again 12 months later. Each time the termite infestation was treated but the recommendation to install a Termite Barrier was rejected.
These are some of the photos of the of the termite infestation and as you can see the damage was quite extensive.
This last massive infestation resulted in huge costs to treat the property to initially get rid of the termites, and then more expense to rebuild walls, framing, skirtings and cornices in several rooms.
The property now has a termite barrier in place and protection from future termite invasions.
Home Owners can not afford to bury their head in the sand when it comes to termites.
We use and recommend Hibberts Pest Control to handle all Termite issues. This is the 4 step process that they recommend if you find termites at your home.
Found Termites …… don’t panic and don’t disturb ….
We recommend a four stage process for the protection of your home against termites –
- Inspection. The first stage of any termite management program is a termite inspection to the Australian Standards – internal, external and roof void to determine if termite activity and/or termite damage exists. If termite activity and/or damage is noted the termite inspection using thermal imaging equipment will determine the extent of the infestation and species of termites.
- Eradication. There are various methods available in eradicating termites. Our trained technicians will provide you with the latest treatment options available, taking into consideration your budget, environmental factors and the construction of your home. We use and trust Termidor® , the leading product for termite control. All our eradication treatments include a follow up visit to ensure the desired outcome is achieved.
- Protection. The best protection for your home is to have a termite chemical barrier treatment installed. All our chemical treatments are carried out to Australian Standards to provide ongoing termite protection to your home. We use Government approved chemicals which are environmentally safe for you, your family and your pets.
- Follow up inspections will ensure your home remains free of termite infestation and ensure no conducive conditions have been created in and around the home.
You can contact Brian at Hibberts Pest Control on 07 3189 1114