Termite Protection and Treatments

Termite management solutions aim to significantly reduce the chances of major damage caused
to your property by termites.


It is important to arrange routine annual inspections of your home as well as the replenishment of your termite protection as recommended. 
Termites avoid light and rarely come out into the open. Often they're found within timbers where they leave a wafer-thin layer to protect themselves from the outside environment, and conceal themselves out of sight from predators.
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Did you know?

Termites cause more damage to Australian houses than fire, floods and storms combined - damage that is not covered by regular household insurance!

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To provide continuous adequate protection to your existing home against the concealed entry of subterranean termites, an on-going anti-termite treatment program is essential.
 
A chemical barrier around the entire perimeter of a home or building protects all entry points so that termites looking for a new food source are unable to enter and are killed on contact. 

Termite protection chemical treatments in accordance with Australian Standard AS 3660.2 are usually required every three (3) or five (5) years (depending on the type of foundations of your home) because the biodegradable chemical control agent used to treat and protect your home has a limited effective life span.
 
Usually, the last treatment date to the property will be recorded on a treatment notice, which has been placed in your electrical meter box. When a visual inspection is carried out by a DAP Pest Control technician you will be informed of when the next treatment replenishment to your property is required.

If landscaping has altered the soil levels a booster re-treatment should be carried out sooner. Any landscaping or changes in soil levels will disturb the chemical protection barrier. Unless the termite barrier is reapplied, your property will be unprotected.

Reduce your risk
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  •    Check your property and building regularly for termite activity to reduce the risk of damage
. •    Plumbing leaks, drainage problems and roof leaks should be addressed promptly, as termites
       are attracted by damp conditions. 
  •    Garden beds should not be built up against walls, as this allows termites an undetectable
       entry point to the building.   
  •    Do not block or cover sub-floor ventilation with garden beds or paving.
  •    Do not stack materials against walls, as this can allow termites to enter without early detection.
  •    Sub floor areas should be well ventilated and vents should not be obstructed.
  •    Storage of cellulose products in the sub floor space should be avoided.
  •    Use termite resistant timber for works around the property, including retaining walls.
  •    Use metal stirrups for verandah and gateposts.
  •    Clean and check timber decks regularly.
  •    Do not build rainwater tanks up against walls, as this may allow termites an undetectable
       entry point to the building.

 
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How is a chemical barrier installed?

All homes are constructed differently, and the exact requirements for each barrier can differ. When on site a DAP technician will explain exactly how we propose to install the barrier to your home.  
However, as a general measure the following techniques are used by our technicians to protect existing homes:

Trenching and flooding
We dig a trench in the soil areas sounding your home and then flood the trench with chemical, and replace the top soil, treating as we go.  If pavers are not cemented in place, we will lift the pavers to treat the soil beneath.  The pavers are then neatly replaced.

Drilling and injecting
We can drill through concrete or pavers and inject the chemical into the soil below. After injection, the holes are then plugged with a matching coloured plug. When complete these drill holes are neat and tidy, and blend into your concrete or pavers.They are less obvious than you expect, and you will find that most people do not notice them.


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Renovating, extending or building a brand new home?

We recommend that you consider a physical barrier termite management solution for your building project. DAP Pest Control techinicians are qualified installers of HomeGuard termite management products in partnership with FMC Australasia Pty Ltd.
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What is HomeGuard?
HomeGuard is a Precision Termite Management System which works as a physical and chemical subterranean termite barrier in one. It is installed to the foundations of new buildings or extensions eg. Installed under/in slab and the perimeter wall cavity. This leading pest control technology is a safe solution for home owners, designed to provide a continuous barrier, which prevents the concealed entry of subterranean termites to the building for at least 50 years.


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HomeGuard is a cost effective choice, offering you total peace of mind by protecting you from the financial costs associated with subterranean termite damage because it is backed by a 25 Year Million Dollar Manufacturer’s Warranty, covering all structural and decorative timbers that have been protected by our accredited technicians – none of which is covered by general home insurance.
 
At DAP we are committed to providing long term termite control solutions for our customers. We are excited to be able to provide this range of products to our homeowners. 

Read the HomeGuard brochure which describes the available products in further detail and the associated conditions.(PDF 1.5MB)
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Call us on  0459 210 482  if you would like to discuss the HomeGuard product range or other available pre-construction pest solutions.

 
 


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