Primary Pest Control - The Termite Specialists
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ENSURE YOUR HOME REMAINS SAFE
1. Always follow the guidelines and recommendations issued by a Timber Pest Specialist. They are designed to ensure maximum protection.
2. A termite Treated Zone abutting the perimeter walls of your home may be essential to reduce the risk to your home. You must avoid disturbing this Treated Zone. If it is disturbed then entry by subterranean termites is possible. If you have not had this Treated Zone applied yet then your home remains fully exposed to future destruction by termites.
3. Any termite management program can be rendered ineffective if building alterations or additions are made. The construction of pergolas, awnings, verandas, etc can provide a route for concealed entry into the property.
4. With many concrete slab homes it is important that you ensure the edge of the slab is left exposed. Weep holes in between the bricks, found immediately above the slab, must also be left exposed. By building up gardens or soil levels over the edge of the slab or over the weep holes you may allow termites to can gain undetected entry into your home and bridge Treated Zones.
5. With suspended floor homes, any material that may be conducive to termite infestation, including any form-work, timber, tree stumps and similar materials must be removed from the subfloor and away from the external walls of your home.
6. Ensure that termite (ant caps) shielding are not damaged or breached in any way (metal strips around the foundation).Termite shields do not prevent termite entry. They do force termites out into the open so as they can be detected by regular inspection.
7. Ensure leaking taps, showers, pipes, etc under the home or adjacent to it are repaired immediately in order to reduce moisture levels in the sub floor.
8. Ensure that vents to sub-floor areas are never blocked. These keep the subfloor dry so termites are not attracted to the area.
9. Do not use untreated timbers to form garden beds or retaining walls as these will attract termites. Untreated timber retaining walls should be replaced.
10. Eliminate Moisture Problems –
- Repair leaking faucets, water pipes, and Air conditioning units
- Divert water from foundations
- Keep gutters and downspouts clean
- Remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch
- Get rid of standing water on roof
- Keep all vents clear and open
- Seal entry points around water and utility lines or pipes
11. Remove Termite Food Sources –
- Keep firewood, timber or paper away from foundation or crawl space
- Get rid of stumps and debris near house
- Place screens on outside vents
- Check decks and wooden fences for damage
- Wood on your home shouldn’t contact the soil
If you intend to make changes that may affect the protection of your home, as mentioned above, ensure you contact your Termite Specialist first.
Concrete paving is a great idea! Provided a Treated Zone is applied prior to its installation.
You can greatly enhance the security of your home by constructing a one metre wide concrete path, around the entire perimeter of your home. If installed correctly, termites will have to build a mud tube across the pathway to gain entry and can then be easily dealt with.
However, the soil under the path must be treated first. Your Termite Specialist does this through the installation of a soil Treated Zone before the path is poured.
Do not disturb the workings in any way.
Left undisturbed your Termite Specialist will be better able to tailor a control program to suit your home.
Note: Attempting to treat the termites yourself will impede or prevent effective treatment by your Termite Specialist.
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