The past 20 years have seen the development of Termidor to become the top choice when it comes to termite control products.
Recent years have witnessed the growing popularity of termite control services. This is partly because climate change has created ideal conditions for termites to thrive. To put it simply, high temperature with high humidity paves the way for massive bushfires and flooding. This motivates pests and insects, including termites to move into homes.
Years ago, pest control companies would use chemicals to keep termites away from houses and commercial structures. These chemicals often contain substances which disturb the signals left by pests on their trails and nests to communicate with one another. Another effect is that pests sense the chemical and then stay away on their own. This proves to be a great choice to get rid of pests and for pre-construction prevention.
Yet, there are many obstacles to creating such a barrier. One scenario is that termites may make their way in between walls. Because the location is hidden, it is very difficult to detect and kill the pests.
Termites can tunnel through soft surfaces like soil. This explains why the chemical liquid termite treatments have failed to solve termite problems all the time.
Then, a great invention got in and changed the entire termite control market. Many companies presented their non-repellent pesticides. On April 1, 2000, Aventis launched Termidor, which has proved to be one of the best solutions to termite control over the past 20 years.
Termidor is a spray that is devised to deal with termite species that thrive in Sydney’s climate.
Most termiticides in the market keep termites away, rather than killing them. However, since the termites are repelled when they come in contact with a surface, such as wood, the effect is less strong. As Termidor is non-repellent, termites are not able to detect it.
Termidor, like most pesticides, is toxic to termites when they absorb it willingly as they do not know it’s there. Once a termite touches Termidor, they take it back to their colony. Every other termite it contacts will itself become a carrier to infect others. Experts call this “The Transfer Effect”.
The “Transfer Effect” makes Termidor a powerful pest spray. Because termites live in colonies and transfer food back to their colonies, they will carry Termidor along as well, harming even the termites that have no direct access to the spray.
Termidor’s efficacy has been proven not only in Australia but in other countries as well. Since its launch, it has been used in millions of homes struggling with termite problems.
Bubbled or cracked paint may be indication of a pest problem. The more termites feed off your walls, the nearer they get to the surface. This causes the paint to bubble up or crack. If the wall is breaking in a way that is not in proportion to the foundation, then that’s a red flag.
Tap wooden structured to check if they've become hollow. You will be surprised at the power of small white ants in burrowing and feeding off wood. Be on the lookout and immediately do something about this when you see damages on wooden structures.
These are small cave-like structures along the wall. These are usually brown and look like mini tunnels.
Make sure to keep anyone from tapping their nest or disrupting the termite activities. If you disturb termites, they will move deeper underground which may make it more difficult to stop the termite infestation.
The most effective way of eliminating white ants is to find the nest where the queen is located. When you find the nest, then that’s where you want to start your treatment. Use a dedicated white ant solution to exterminate the termites and then apply more to surrounding areas.
There are many chemical solutions you can use. The solution may be sprayed onto the soil and around your house's structure or foundation. These are pretty toxic chemicals so you should be careful when using them.
What are physical termite barriers? Consult a pest control professional and find out how you can install termite barriers. These physical barriers are usually installed during pre-construction of a house.
This is another popular white ant treatment. How baiting works is simple: the goal is to scatter baits all over the property and encourage termites to bring them their colony. This is a good method because it eliminates the source of the problem. It is also a passive way of getting rid of termites and requires less effort on your part.
Find out how you can apply these termite treatments with the help of our pest exterminators. To get a FREE CONSULTATION, call our termite control experts on (02) 8007 4666.