It’s so important to protect your home from termites, especially if you’re located in South East Queensland! Our sub-tropical climate has the perfect conditions for termites to thrive in. South East Queensland is actually one of the most active termite areas in Australia, with an estimated 80% of homes having termites lurking in the backyard. Termite protection methods are easy to carry out and can save you the cost and heartache of having to repair your number one asset, your home (see the cost of termite damage repair). There are four main termite protection methods you can implement immediately, that will reduce your risk of termite damage to near zero.
1. Clear Your House of Termite Attractants!
This is super easy to do if you know what you’re looking for. Simply remove potential termite access, reduce their main food sources, and reduce excess water around your home. This is a proactive method that will minimise the future threat of a termite attack. Follow these steps:
- Clear away any timber structures from under or near the foundations of your home
- Trim overhanging bushes or trees near the foundations of your home
- Make sure that there is no water pooling around your home
For more detail on these prevention methods, view these blogs.
2. Undergo Annual Termite Inspections
Being aware of any termite activity in your home, sooner rather than later, is essential to protect your home’s foundation. This allows you to act on any active colonies eating away at your home before they do too much damage. With the right tools and a keen eye for detail, you can do this yourself! Learn how to Carry out a Termite Inspection like a Professional.
If you’re short on time, or for any other reason, we recommend you book a termite pest inspection. A thorough pest inspection will make sure that every inch of your property is checked for termites so you can act quickly to remove them.
3. Apply a Termite Chemical Barrier
Applying a liquid soil termite treatment can prevent termites from entering your home without being noticed. This chemical barrier is installed along the external wall of your home, so you can see any signs of termite activity. For tips identifying termites, read our blog, 5 Signs of Termites You Need to Know.
We recommend CTS Termite Solutions for this termite protection method. The active ingredient in Complete Termite Solutions’ termite chemical barrier is Fiprinol, the most effective chemical at eliminating termites. This works through transfer, so when termites bring the chemical back to the nest, the entire colony is eliminated and your home is protected.
4. Set Up Termite Bait Stations
As a homeowner in any Australian suburb, it’s important that you take the initiative to set up TermiGold’s termite bait stations around your home. Even if you’ve just recently undergone all the above termite protection methods.
Bait stations are the most effective solution for preventing termites and eliminating entire termite colonies. They work by attracting and killing termites to prevent them from accessing and damaging your home. These bait stations are lethal to every termite species in Australia but safe for your family, pets and the environment.
If you have any questions about the effectiveness of these stations or would like to know how to use them, watch our video answering TermiGold’s termite bait stations frequently asked questions.
Contact TermiGold For Advice
Follow these above termite protection methods for a foolproof way to safeguard your home! If you have any further questions about ways to prevent termites, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.