Blue Ribbon Termite Specialists

Termites strike more individual homes and cause more damage than fires, storms, floods and earthquakes combine.

Blue Ribbon Inspection & Report

A complete thorough inspection of the buildings and surrounds, and a detailed written report on areas inspected, evidence found of termite activity, high risk termite entry areas inaccessible to inspection and termite control options and limitations thereto. Recommended as essential.

 

Blue Ribbon Chemical Soil Treatment

The perimeter and sub-floor of a building to eradicate termites attempting to gain entry into the building through a treated soil area. On the grounds of safety and effectiveness Termidor termiticide is recommended for this purpose.

 

Blue Ribbon Termite Baiting

Potential termite colony elimination involves the installation and monitoring of termite bait stations, This method relies heavily on the termites "finding" and consuming sufficient bait. Recommended in some circumstances.

 

Building Modifications and Maintenance

Including some termite risk reduction measures the homeowner maycarry out, such as, improving sub-floor ventilation, removal of timber in contact with the soil, opening and clearing important inspection access areas.

 

Blue Ribbon Regular Follow-Up Inspections

Essential and should be carried out at least every 6 to 12 months where signs of termite activity has been located in the vicinity of susceptible buildings or timber structures.

 

 

 

 

 

Initial Inspection of Buildings & Surrounds

 

FIRSTLY, it is essential for the termite controller to complete a thorough inspection of the buildings and surrounds. The property owner should be supplied with a written inspection report and detailed specifications for an integrated termite control program. It is essential that the inspection and report be received before any protective measures are commenced.

 

A professional termite inspection and report, including a termite control protection advice costs vary depending on the size of the house and the style of construction and ease of inspection access.

 

A professional termite inspection and report could save you thousands of dollars.

 

Specific areas inspected should include accessible timbers within the crawl space in the sub-floor, roof void, interior, exterior, garden landscaping, fences, other timber structures and trees in the locality.

 

CONSUMER NOTE: Most home-owners are unaware that their general home insurance policy does NOT cover termite damage to structural timbers. However, appropriate professional indemnity insurance is available to professional pest controllers to cover termite damage to structural timbers in a building caused by subterranean termites gaining entry into the building through an abutting chemical soil treated area.

 

 

Chemical Soil Treatments

Protect your property from termites in Townsville

If there are termites in the building, at the time of chemical soil treatment, they cannot safely return to their central colony nest through the chemically treated soil. Termites are compelled to return every few days to their central colony nest in the ground to obtain moisture essential for their survival and to feed and groom the nymphs (young termites), the king, queen & other termites.

The installation of a chemical soil barrier requires expert knowledge and specialized equipment to form a complete and continuous barrier to protect the building from a termite entry and infestation - as illustrated below:

Trench and treat soil around external concrete slab edge - a common termite entry point

Trench and treat soil around walls and piers in the sub-floor area

Use rod injection to treat soil along and around the external perimeter area of the building

Drill concrete floor along all expansion joints and cracks, and treat soil thereunder

Drill concrete floor around pipes and treat soil thereunder

Drill concrete patio areas and treat soil area therein - a high risk termite nest location

Special care and equipment can be used to detect a subsidiary termite nest contained within the building structure

Subterranean termites may build such a nest in a roof or wall cavity where moisture is regularly supplied, say from a leaking shower recess, broken roof tiles, faulty guttering or plumbing