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Eliminating Destructive Termites Through Monitoring And Baiting Treatments

Termites may be very tiny creatures, but their damage can be huge if they are not immediately discovered and eliminated. The problem with termite infestations is that, the little critters can keep their colony and their damage hidden, usually only discovered once the damage already becomes noticeable. This is especially true when pest inspections in a property are not conducted regularly. At this point, the repair costs could already be adding up.

To effectively help you control infestations in your home, our licenced inspectors at Defence Pest Management use monitoring and baiting treatments against termites and other pests.

How do Monitoring Systems Work?

We can setup monitoring and interception systems to keep your home guarded against pests. The monitoring system will be placed in strategic locations in your home, usually at possible entry points of termites. This includes outdoor areas where termites are most likely to linger in search for food. With this, the uninvited guests can be kept at bay and away from your house.

Monitoring systems will need to be checked regularly so we can effectively track movements and termite activities before they start causing damage to your property.

Baiting

The monitoring system can work hand-in-hand with baiting. Baiting is a useful method in eliminating pests by giving them exactly what they want – their food source. Our technicians will use cellulose-based materials – including cardboard and paper – to lure the termites and allow them to feed. The materials are poisoned with chemicals that will slowly kill the termites. And since they will be taking the food that they have gathered back to their nest, baiting is an effective way of getting rid of an entire colony of termites. Baiting is also used in controlling other types of pests, such as ants and cockroaches.

Setting Up a Monitoring and Baiting System

Although you may readily find baiting stations and treatments from hardware stores (mostly for eliminating ants), these are usually designed for controlling smaller populations of pests. For termites and large infestations of pests, Defence Pest Management can design a monitoring and baiting system that is customised for your needs.

Treating Termites and Keeping Inspections Up-to-Date

While baiting and monitoring systems are most effective for preventing infestations, in other cases, the use of other termite treatments, such as liquid termiticides may be necessary. In addition, homeowners and property investors should also make sure that regular inspections are conducted in their property to steer clear of pests and detect risk of infestations as early as possible.

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Regular Termite Inspections Keep Your House Free from Pests

Home maintenance is about a number of factors, such as keeping the house clean, preventing and fixing damages, and regular repairs. If these are not carried out at an appropriate time, these could lead to a lot of irreparable damage loss of property. Such loss is also possible when pests and termite make their way in home. These tiny creatures creep in, often unnoticed, and infest in various parts of the house. They keep multiplying if not controlled and can cause immense damage to the house structure in a short span of time.

There are a few essential measures that can be taken by home owners to ensure these pests and termites do not enter the house. Regular checks for termite presence can be made through observation. There should also be humidity and moisture controls in all parts of the house, especially the basement or the attic, as termites are attracted towards moist areas. All timber outside the house should be kept away from the building and tree branches lowering down on the building should be trimmed regularly. These measures are often very effective.

Apart from the regular termite control measures, there is a requirement for professional pest and termite control services. Professionals have better knowledge regarding implementation of various termite control measures. They are also equipped with a number of techniques and instruments used for the identification and control of termites in homes. Termites are often so tiny and hiding in areas that are not clearly visible to the human eye. Thermal imaging cameras are often used to identify their presence. Unless termite presence is identified, eradication measures cannot be taken. This may lead to huge structural damage if regular checks are not made by termite and pest inspections company. These companies not only look at the specific area identified they also carry out a complete and thorough inspection of the entire place to make sure these are identified, removed and are prevented from spreading in the house. The termite control measures taken by professionals are carried out in a manner that there is no loss or damage done to your property.

Regular pest and termite inspection by professional termite control companies is very important to ensure that the presence of these pests is identified before any huge structural damage is done. Once identified by using the modern equipment, it becomes easier to eradicate these creatures from homes. As a lot of loss and damage can be prevented by making regular inspections, it is a worthwhile investment for your home.