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If you suspect a termite infestation at your property, we provide leading pest control solutions on the Gold Coast.

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Why Choose Tom’s Pest Control?

  • Expertise & Experience: We boast 20+ years in providing the best termite treatment on the Gold Coast for both residential and commercial properties.
  • Advanced Techniques: Our trained technicians utilise the latest industry standards and practices for effective termite removal on the Gold Coast.
  • Eco-Friendly: We prioritise the safety of your family and pets by using environmentally friendly termite control methods.
  • Thorough Inspections: Offering more than just treatment, we also provide a meticulous termite inspection on the Gold Coast. Detect termites early to save on potential costly repairs.
  • Reliable Service: Renowned as the best termite control on the Gold Coast, our prompt and dependable service ensures your termite concerns are addressed swiftly.
  • Tailored Solutions: Our local team is dedicated to excellent customer service, tailoring termite solutions on the Gold Coast to your specific needs.

When you are looking for cheap termite treatment on the Gold Coast without compromising on quality, we are your best solution. As a termite specialist on the Gold Coast, we ensure your property is protected efficiently. Get in touch now for a free inspection and experience the best termite protection on the Gold Coast.

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    Don’t Ignore the Early Signs of Termite Infestation

    Termites do not harm humans. Therefore, people tend to ignore these pests when they see the infestation initially. It can be disastrous as termites can spread throughout the property and cause widespread damage.

    The residential properties and commercial spaces in the Gold Coast generally report two pest termite species: subterranean termites and dry wood termites. The damage caused by these termite species will help you understand the importance of timely pest control.

    • Subterranean termites cause widespread destruction at properties, including structural damage, with significant financial impacts.
    • Dry wood termites generally attack undecayed wood, including furniture, wooden siding, and various hardwood structures.
    • Termites also feed paper, documents, filtration systems, swimming pool liners, insulation, and more.
    • The damage due to these pests can be irreversible if you have furniture or wooden structures with great heritage value.
    • The damaged wooden structures due to termite attack can give access for other pest species to properties and make the healthy condition of the environment worse.
    • With dry mud, earthy materials, and visible termites, properties look unclean that demand more frequency sanitation requirements. Further, people do not feel welcomed to properties with termite infestation issues.
    Importantly, pest termites can multiply quickly – sometimes hidden from your eyes. Therefore, as soon as you see signs of termite infestation, you should get professional termite protection and control in the Gold Coast.

    $2 Million Worth Of Peace Of Mind

    We are both extremely confident about the reliability of Termidor and absolutely committed to protecting homeowners who choose a Termidor treatment.

    We offer you the highest level of termite protection on paper as well as in the ground.

    The Termidor Assurance Warranty is unique. It covers your home for structural damage up to $2 million. It also guarantees that your home has been treated by an accredited Termidor applicator using genuine Termidor – not one of the many inferior copies.

    All you have to do is speak to your accredited pest controller who will start the warranty process.

    Please note: Warranty offer is available to Australian homeowners only.

    Termite Proof Your Home With Australia’s Leading Termiticide.

    Termidor has been helping Australian homeowners protect their assets for more than 10 years. Now the number one trusted brand for termite control in Australia has established a new level of confidence, security and peace of mind with the Termidor Assurance Warranty. Offering cover for structural damage up to 2 million dollars, it’s just another example of Termidor’s dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction.
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    The Termidor Assurance Warranty: Your Ultimate Protection

    The Termidor Assurance Warranty is exceptional. It covers your home for structural damage up to $2 million, offering you high-level termite protection both on paper and in the ground. This warranty also ensures your home is treated by an accredited Termidor applicator using genuine Termidor – not an inferior copy. To activate your warranty, simply talk to your accredited pest controller at Tom’s Pest Control Gold Coast.

    Please note: The Warranty offer is available to Australian homeowners only.

    Why Homeowners Trust Termidor

    Over the last 21 years, more than 400,000 homeowners have put their trust in Termidor, without a single product failure. Termidor is Australia’s number one trusted brand for termite control and provides long-lasting treatment for at least eight years. Termidor also comes with a Termidor Assurance Warranty that covers your home for structural damage of up to $2 million to give you peace of mind for your most valuable asset.

    Termidor HE The Most Advanced Termite Protection Yet

    In 2017, BASF introduced Termidor HE ‘High Efficiency’ termiticide, the next step in termite treatment following Termidor Residual. Termidor HE is an advanced termite protection solution which allows the establishment of uniform and consistent termite protection for your home whilst reducing the risk of damaging the aesthetics of your home.

    Why Termidor Is Advanced Termite Protection Yet?

    • Optimised efficiency with reduced disruption, digging and drilling for application.
    • New Advanced Polymer Technology creates an enhanced protection zone and transport of the active ingredient.
    • Unique application flexibility with wider drill hole spacing and shallower trench depths for treatment convenience when treating complex footing designs.
    • Unique Termidor Transfer Effect™ ensures the powerful active is passed throughout pest populations, without detection, for total population control.
    • Flexible and adaptable use capacity in conjunction with bait treatments.

    Termite Proof Your Home with Australia's Trusted Termiticide

    For over 10 years, Termidor has been the trusted brand for termite control in Australia. Now, with the Termidor Assurance Warranty covering structural damage up to $2 million, you can enjoy a new level of confidence, security, and peace of mind.

    Whether you need white ant treatment in Gold Coast or are curious about termite spray cost, trust Tom’s Pest Control for the best solutions. We’re here to help you safeguard your most valuable asset – your home.

    Termidor Residual The Original Termite Solution

    Termidor Residual Termiticide and Insecticide provide the most superior levels of control against termites, as well as a range of other pests, including ants, cockroaches, spiders, and flies. Termidor has been developed with BASF’s advanced non-repellent technology, providing significant advantages over other inferior insecticides.

    What’s involved?

    1. An Accredited Termidor Applicator will conduct a thorough inspection of your property – should termites be found, a treatment with Termidor Foam will be required to stop activity within your home quickly.
    2. A trench will be dug around your home in preparation for the Termidor application.
    3. Termidor will be applied to the soil as it is backfilled.
    4. Holes are drilled through paths and concrete areas or concrete is cut away to gain access to the soil.
    5. Pavers, if not concreted in, must be lifted, the soil treated underneath, and the pavers re-laid.
    6. Some soils, such as heavy clays, may be removed and replaced with a sandy loam before treatment.
    7. Your Accredited Termidor Applicator recommends a follow-up visit.
    8. Ongoing inspections of your home and surrounds at least every 12 months, and more frequently in high-risk situations, are recommended.

    Signs Of Termite Infestation

    You may not see visible termites at your property to confirm the infestation at your property. The following termite signs can help you conclude the termite attack in your space:
    • Mud shelter tubes of termites in or around – including the foundation – your property
    • Cracked plaster and paint around wooden structures of the property
    • Sagging wooden floors, windows, and doors
    • Dry mud in the window architraves and door joints
    • Rotten doors, architraves, and windows
    • Earthy, muddy materials around power plugs and sockets; occasional power failure without any obvious reasons
    We advise you to contact us for a quick termite and white ant control service once you confirm the termite infestation at your property.
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    Our Termite Control Process in Four Steps

    We provide comprehensive termite control on the Gold Coast that helps you make your property best protected from future termite infestation while addressing the existing issues. We have four-stage pest control to safeguard your property from termites.

    Termite Inspection On The Gold Coast

    Our certified termite technicians will come to your property and inspect every inch of it for termite infestation and associated damage.

    With advanced inspection tools and access equipment, we will identify and document the termite species, the extent of property damage due to infestation, the factors that led to the infestation, and more.

    We will prepare the inspection report with our findings, the photographs of the infestation, details of the damage, and treatment recommendations and provide you with the same.

    Treatment Plan

    Based on the termite inspection results, our pest technicians will create a tailored termite control and white ant treatment plan to address the pest issues at your property

    It will have details of treatment procedures, the timeline of the procedures, the outcome of the treatments, and any specific instructions to the inhabitants.

    If your property has complex termite issues, we may complete a follow-up treatment to make it free of the pest. In such cases, we will include the details of the additional procedure in the treatment plan.

    The Termite Extermination

    Our termite control technicians will complete the pest extermination as described in the treatment plan. Based on the extent of termite infestation, we may use a mix of treatments, including termiticides, termite baits, repellents, surface sprays, termite shields, termite foams, and more, to get the best results.

    No matter the treatment options, we use only safe, family-friendly products and procedures that are approved per Australian standards. We create a healthy environment at properties through our treatments.

    Ongoing Control

    In many cases, termite extermination alone can’t guarantee you long-term results. We will provide you with specific techniques, property repairs, habitat modification recommendations, and more to make a termite barrier around your property.

    In general, the following tips and steps can help you minimise the termite infestation:

    • Clear any form of clutter in your property that can hide the termite signs from your eyes.
    • Do you have leaking pipes, discharge from air conditioners, hot water overflow, or any other issue that increases the humidity level of your property? Repair them as humidity can attract termites to your property.
    • Remove timber and wood piles from your property and surroundings as they can bring in termites.
    • Make regular termite inspections at your property to identify early signs of termite infestation.

    Termite Inspection & Treatment FAQ's

    How Do I Permanently Get Rid Of Termites In My House?

    In reality, there is no way you can make your property permanently protected from termites as the pest is an integral part of our ecosystem. Instead, you can greatly reduce the risks of infestation and associated damage through a number of initiatives and control plans. You can regularly inspect your property for termite infestation signs – especially in areas where wooden parts of your property touch soil. If you see signs of termite infestation, call a professional termite inspector to examine your property and surroundings. You can get soil and wood treatments completed if your locality frequently reports termite infestation issues.

    Should You Cover Termite Holes?

    Based on the size of termite holes, we use different methods to cover them and reinforce your wood. If the termite holes are small or insignificant, we generally apply a wood hardener to manage the situation. Before adding the hardener, we remove any excess wood dust or debris from the holes to ensure proper hardening. If the wood has large holes, we consider the use of wood fillers – putty-like material. Normally come in squeeze bottles or tubs, wood fillers are easy to apply on wood holes with minimal efforts. We use advanced tools to inject maximum fillers to the hole or damaged wood and allow it to harden.

    What Is The Best Termite Treatment?

    Today, several options are available to eliminate termites from property environments. However, some treatments can give you long-lasting results and make your property better protected against future infestation. We offer a mix of soil and wood treatments to eliminate the termites from properties and give long-lasting results. As part of soil treatment, we will dig a trench around your property foundation, mix the soil with termiticide, and fill the trench with the soil to create a termite barrier around your property. Similarly, we will complete borate treatment on wood to eliminate the current termite infestation and prevent future risks. If drywood termites infest your property, we will also try fumigation to kill the termites.

    What Is The Fastest Way To Get Rid Of Termites Naturally?

    There are a number of ways you can eliminate termites from your space. However, we would recommend the use of boric acid to remove termites from your space quickly. Available in powder form, boric acid can directly be applied to the infested areas to get immediate results. You can also mix boric acid in water and spray it in termite-infested areas. Importantly, boric acid kills the termites and prevent future infestation risks. When applying boric acid, wear masks and goggles and ensure that children are not around to ensure a safe extermination experience.

    Is Termite Damage Covered By Insurance?

    Home insurances in Australia do not generally cover damage due to insects, termites, and various types of vermin. These are classified under damage caused by animals or insects and excluded from the coverage. It is because insurance companies consider termite damages as something that can be prevented – not any accidental damage. Regardless of these, some insurance policies give limited coverage for termite-related damage. You can check the inclusions and exclusions of your insurance to confirm this. If you have more questions, contact your insurance provider to get accurate information.

    How Quickly Does Termite Treatment Work?

    The termite control completed by Tom’s Pest Control start giving results immediately, and you would see dead termites in the infested areas in a day. However, if your property has extensive termite issues, it might take a few days for the treatment to fully work and exterminate the last termite at your property.
    When there are large colonies of termites, it may take a few days for the treatment to reach the queen and kill the colony completely. If we notice extreme infestation with multiple termite colonies at properties, we generally recommend an entire property treatment to get the best results.

    Should You Not Buy A House With Termites?

    You have to consider a number of factors while planning to buy a termite-infested property. Properties with significant termite issues are usually listed with heavily discounted prices. Sometimes, this can be a great deal. Even if you don’t see a price drop, termite issues can help you negotiate with the seller for a better price. However, you should ensure that you can eradicate the infestation and fix the associated damage after buying. You should also consider the expenses to fixing the issues during the negotiation stage to ensure that everything falls within your budget.

    What Is The Best Time Of Year To Treat For Termites?

    You must get professional termite inspection and control as soon as you notice the signs of infestation to minimise the associated damage. When considering the best time for termite treatment, August to December is the period you can consider to get the best results. During these months, temperate and humidity in the Gold Coast and Australia start to rise. Therefore, termites become active after the dormant winter period and start to get out of the colonies. Treatment during this stage can help you kill termites quickly and completely.

    How Long Does Termite Treatment Last?

    The type of termite extermination procedure you get for your property decides the durability of the results. Most termite treatments safeguard your property for a couple of years from reinfestation. If your property has extensive termite infestation issues, we may complete comprehensive termite control. This includes wood and soil treatments to create a termite barrier around your property. In such cases, you will get results at least for five years. However, we recommend all our customers get an annual termite inspection for their property to identify any early infestation signs.

    How Does Termite Treatment Work?

    At Tom’s Pest Control, our termite treatment procedures usually take a day or a few days – based on the number of termite colonies and size – to kill the termites in a property. The take from this is that you can’t get the complete elimination in a split second. Our pest control methods work like slow poison and kill all the termites that are deep inside the colonies. It is important to note that the queen of each termite colony lives inside the colony. Directly killing termites doesn’t kill the queen. Our procedure of using slow working termiticides ensures that it reaches the queen and kills the entire colony.

    When Is The Best Time For A Termite’s Inspection?

    Termites can cause severe damage to your home. Termites can cause severe damage to your property and home. Termites can cause serious damage to your property and home. Termites can cause severe damage to your home and property. However, most people don’t realise they have them until it becomes too serious. Therefore, scheduling a routine termite inspection before costly repairs is important.

    Termites are often difficult to detect until damage is done. Therefore, it is important to have termite inspections at least once a year. Additionally, termites are more likely than others to infest homes in hot and humid environments. Therefore, it is important to plan for your annual inspections.

    Older homes are more susceptible to being used as a home for unwanted guests. Therefore, it is worthwhile to have a termite inspection done before you buy a house.

    What Is The Difference Between Termites And Ants?

    Both termites and carpenter ants can create winged reproductions to spread their species or establish new colonies. Therefore, recognising any flying insects on your walls can be crucial. These are the keys to identifying termites from ants.

    • Termites that are found in groups have a lighter colour. For example, flying ants come in various colours, such as red, brown, or black.
    • Ants and termites both have two pairs of wings. However, the termite wings are the same size. The distinctive body of an ant is made up of three distinct parts.
    • Termites can be broken down into three different parts. First, they have a wider waist than ants but aren’t as slim.
    • Termites use straight-beaded antennae. Straight-beaded antennae can be made from bent antennae.

    What Can I Do To Stop Termites Or White-ant Invasions From Happening?

    Pest control professionals are faster than DIY methods and take less time. As a result, pest control professionals can help you save money and eliminate them as quickly as possible.

    It is possible to improve pest management efficiency by identifying and treating the root causes of pest problems. The root cause of pest problems cannot be treated if the problem is not addressed. Routine pest control should include a home inspection and survey.

    A pest control expert might design a customised program based on assessing pests and IPM strategies.

    How Do Termites Manage Effectively?

    The biggest concern regarding termite management concerns whether humans can exterminate termites. Unfortunately, the short answer is no.

    It is best not to attempt to control termites in your home. They may be in your yard or farther away. Hiring a professional with the knowledge and experience to manage termites in your house is better.

    Contact a pest control company immediately if you see termite signs. There are many resources online to help you manage your termites. Do-it-yourself control is not recommended if there are termite infestations.

    Do DIY Termite Treatments Work?

    If DIY treatments fail, you can prevent termites from returning. Protect soil and wood structures (e.g., termite porches) with a gravel barrier.

    Avoid putting mud tubes into foundations. Instead, use a flashlight to check the wood’s strength. Proper ventilation is essential to keep moisture out and prevent the wood from becoming softened.

    Hiring pest control experts can eliminate termites. Tom’s Pest Control termite specialists have many years of experience and can create a customised treatment plan.

    Where Can I Buy Termite Baits/Chemicals?

    Termites can be eliminated with bait stations. They are effective and last a long time. Bait stations work slowly but effectively to eliminate all types and reproductive termites.

    Termites can be controlled with Hexaflumuron (the main insecticide). Many liquid termiticides contain fipronil as an active ingredient. This chemical was carefully designed. This chemical is effective in termite control.

    Termidor (Fipronyl), America’s most popular termiticide, is Termidor. Termidor is used extensively for termite control. Termidor is the only termiticide that kills termites and exterminates colonies. These products can be purchased online or at local businesses that sell pest control supplies.

    What Is A Termite-resistant Wall, And How Does It Work? It Works In Two Ways?

    The walls are silent. Many more wings are hidden in corners and on windowsills. However, the tiny white insects can be easily seen crawling around the baseboards. Anyone who has previously dealt with termite infestations will recognise the sound.

    Homeowners can detect termites. Termites can cause serious damage to your home and make it more costly. Installing a termite barrier can prevent this.

    A termite barrier can be a great way of eliminating termites from your home. This is possible. Termite colonies can survive up to eight years. They can be destroyed in as little as 90 days.

    What Are The Various Types Of Termite Treatment Options?

    This termite control method prevents termites from entering your home. This zone can also be used to treat termite infestations.

    A trench is the best method to build a termite barrier. You can backfill. It is possible to backfill the trench up to 150mm in width and 50mm below ground.

    Concrete tiles will be cut 150mm lower than the exterior walls and 150mm further away. A 200m radius will be created around the driveway, walkway, patios, and porticos.

    What Is A Termite Wall, And How Does It Work?

    It is important to inspect the property for termites before installing a chemical barrier. Before installing a chemical barrier, inspecting the property for termites is essential. Before the barrier can be built, termites must be removed.

    Termites that are still alive can be treated right away. Twenty-one days later, we returned to inspect and remove termites. The barrier can be installed immediately if termites are not found.

    Once the barrier has been installed, it should be excavated. It should be 300mm wide and deep enough to allow feet to pass.

    What Is The Working Principle Behind Termite Baiting?

    After an inspection of your home, the termite baiting device must be installed. Then, pest control professionals will inspect your home to eliminate termites.

    Monitoring stations detect termites and can initiate colonial extermination. The bait includes a cellulose-based termiticide and a slow-acting, long-acting insecticide. The bait is eaten by termites’ worker termites, who return to their colony to continue eating the remainder.

    A colony can be eradicated in 6-12 weeks. Our staff is well-versed in termite baiting techniques.

    How Can I Protect My Home From Termites?

    Furniture can also be treated with termite management. These are just a few ways to eliminate termites in your home.

    • Avoid direct contact with dampness.
    • Wooden furniture can be protected with Aloe vera gel
    • Have a professional apply a high-quality wood varnish to your wooden furniture.
    • Don’t keep any wooden objects that you don’t use. They could be breeding grounds for insects.
    • Do not live too far from the coast. A specialist is needed to administer chemical treatments.
    • White vinegar or lemon juice can also be used to eliminate termites. Combine two lemon juices and one cup of vinegar in a bowl—place in a container.

    What Can Termites Do To My House?

    It’s amazing to see how quickly termites can consume wood. Termites can damage property worth more than $5 billion annually. You might also be able to see through the wood, which could cause instability in your home.

    It is difficult to predict the extent and severity of termite damage. How severe the damage is will depend on how large and kind of colony it is. Your wood may also be contaminated.

    Termites can be found in small colonies but are more prevalent in larger colonies. As a result, termites can infest multiple colonies. Additionally, termites can infest homes that have multiple colonies.

    Are Termites Dangerous?

    Termites don’t transmit the disease through their bites to other insects. Because of their small size, termite bites are rare. However, punctured or bug-bitten areas can lead to serious illness.

    A soldier can bite you. It is highly unlikely. It is more common for soldiers to repel termites with their mouthparts than for workers. This is because their heads are bigger than workers’ heads and have a darker skin tone than termites. They do not have eyes or wings.

    You might find termite droppings and/or damaged wood, depending on the termite species.

    What Are The Warning Signs Of Termites?

    Dark corners, damp walls and mud tubes (door frames, fixtures), on damp walls and corners. This could be a sign of termite infestation. This could indicate a termite infestation.

    • Wooden floors can be used to make the perfect home. You might hear a hollow sound coming from the floor. You might also find papery wood. However, a wooden floor can be dangerous if termites are present.
    • Small spores might identify dry wood termites. Small, dirty hardwood particles could also confirm a termite infestation.
    • You might notice worn-out clothing or microscopic spores inside costumes. Termites can also affect urbanites through their electrocortical switchboards.

    What's It Like To Be A Termite?

    These termites live in wood and need moisture to survive. These termites live in wood and can thrive in humid coastal environments. These are the types and appearances that termites can take.

    • Drywood termites look similar to subterranean termites because of their creamy-to-white colour.
    • Soldiers – These are opaque and have heads or bodies with darker skin.

    Reproductive Drywood Swallowers have dark brown bodies and amber-coloured eyes. They also have smoky grey wings.

    The size of subterranean termite colonies is typically smaller than that of dry wood termite communities. In mature colonies, termites are rare. Instead, they create new colonies by mating wood cracks.

    Do I Need A Chemical Barrier To Protect My Property From The Elements?

    A termite network is an underground network of pipes that runs around a house. It’s designed to stop termites from returning. It can also be used for spraying termiticides with special machinery and pumps.

    There are many options for reticulation. Each system has its advantages and disadvantages. For instance, they can access the perimeter. Concrete can be poured, and the perimeter can then be refilled.

    A termite chemical barrier refers to a chemically treated area. This is used to protect a structure or building. This treated zone is strategically placed below the earth’s surface to stop termites from flowing naturally. Depending on your needs and budget, you can choose any termite.

    How Much Does Termite Treatment Cost?

    This treatment costs between $2,000 and $4,000. The cost of treatment depends on the size of your property and where it is located. This includes monitoring, baiting, and maintenance for one year. For twelve months, the baiting system should always be checked for defects at least every four weeks.

    The cost of termite treatment in Gold Coast depends on many factors. Depending on the severity of the infestation, your location and the size of the house, termite treatment costs in Gold Coast can vary.

    Tom’s Pest Control Gold Coast provides reliable and safe treatments to eradicate your termite problem permanently. We provide all services necessary for termite treatment, including inspections and treatments. Termite treatment is more effective than temporary solutions.

    What Is The Life Expectancy Of Termite Treatments/barriers And Other Treatments?

    Termite treatment typically lasts five years. Therefore, termite bait stations should only be used for one year and should not be changed every two years. But liquid termite treatment can last up to five years.

    Even after five years, termites can still enter homes. Termites can still enter your home even if the chemical barrier has not been broken. Annual inspections can help to control termites.

    The bait could be dangerous, and termites may eat it. Termites will also return the bait to their colony, spreading disease. Although termites can find and destroy colonies quickly, it may take them several months to locate the bait stations.

    What Can You Do About Termites?

    Termites can cause significant damage to your home’s structure. Termites can cause serious damage to your home and property. Therefore, it is important to call an exterminator immediately.

    They will evaluate the situation and recommend the best course. After that, the treatment is complete. Then, one of the three methods to eliminate termites is available.

    This area is home to subterranean termites. Termite treatment can be used to stop termites from entering the soil.

    • Wood Treatment: There are many options for eliminating termite colonies.
    • Termite Treatment Systems that Use Bait: These systems can eliminate termite colonies

    For more information on termite control and treatment, please call us.

    Are All Homes Required To Be Protected From Termites?

    Australia is home to approximately 350 species of termites. Therefore, preventing termites from entering your home through Gold Coast is important. They are also known as white ants. They can chew through floors and ceilings as well as electrical wires.

    They can cause damage worth hundreds of thousands of dollars if they aren’t treated. Hire a termite treatment firm to protect your home.

    This guide will explain how termite protection works. This guide will also provide information on the different termite management techniques used in pre-construction. These tips will help you protect your home. Talk to an expert on termite defence.

    Termidor Termite Treatment® FAQ’s

    Is My Termidor® Treatment Ok After Heavy Rain?

    The key to the suitability of any termiticide in a wet environment is the propensity to leach through a soil profile upon a wetting event. The main measure for ability to leach is the product’s water solubility. Termidor has very low water solubility and therefore will not leach through the soil. Termidor tightly binds to organic matter in soil, which also limits its movement. All of these physical and chemical characteristics contribute to Termidor remaining active in the treated zones close to the foundations of the structure for as long as the soil and foundations have not been compromised or the normal time span for degradation has elapsed.

    This includes soils that have been located in flooded areas. As an example, whilst conducting long-term field trials throughout Australia, a Townsville site suffered a major flood which completely submerged the Termidor treated plots for a lengthy period. It can be seen from the graph below that there was no effect on the amount of Termidor present in the soil.

    My House Was Subject To Major Flooding. Is My Termidor Treatment Still Working?

    This depends on a number of factors. Your Accredited Termidor Applicator is in the best position to determine this via a thorough inspection and written report. As a guide, Termidor should be used to re-establish the treated zones when:

    • Soil erosion next to foundations has removed protective termite treatment zones.
    • Any rectification work has moved or removed treated soil.
    • Flooding has brought new, untreated soil next to the foundation.
    • Foundation elements have shifted/moved or soil subsidence has occurred and untreated soil now requires a Termidor treatment.
    • Treatments with other more water soluble products are suspected to no longer be in place to protect the structure (from previous use of non-Termidor materials).
    • Adjacent patios, driveways, concrete pathways, asphalt pads, etc have moved and exposed soil areas that can now be treated. Especially when repaired and previous soil is moved.
    • Landscaping has been repaired, added, etc and the previously treated zones have been disturbed.
    • Repairs to the structure (especially foundation repairs) leads to the presence of untreated zones.

    After receiving the inspection and written report it can be a little confusing with an overload of information. It is important that you sit down and discuss the report with your Accredited Termidor Applicator to understand the recommendations (why they are important), agree on a plan to carry out the recommendations and review the success after implementing the recommendations. Following this advice is very important, as it will affect the quality of the treatment and may also affect any warranty given by the pest manager.

    What Does All This Flooding Do To The Termite Threat?

    The termite threat in areas that have suffered excessive rain events may actually increase. Termites increase their population based on a number of factors including access to moisture and food sources. Obviously after heavy sustained rainfall, the soil will hold moisture for a long period of time which the termites will enjoy. Added to this is the increase in building timber and tree debris left behind after the water recedes.

    Quite often this is buried in land fill or stacked in a pile which adds a new food source which can sustain a larger termite population. As a consequence, termite pressure will, in time, be more severe. Therefore it is imperative that an Accredited Termidor Applicator performs a thorough inspection of the site to assess the risk and provide recommendations to protect your home from future termite infestations. These should be conducted at least every 12 months into the future.

    How Soon After Heavy Rain Or Flooding Can A Termidor Treatment Be Done?

    As stated above, Termidor binds strongly to the soil particles and will not leach through the soil profile. However, this is based on soil that is not saturated at the time of treatment. If the soil is saturated, the Termidor (and any other termiticide) will remain in the water phase with little chance to bind to organic matter in the soil profile. Therefore the soil needs time to dry out enough so that the soil profile is not in a saturated state. This drying time depends on the type of soil, site drainage and the weather conditions after the original wetting event. Your Accredited Termidor Applicator is in the best position to answer this question.

    What Makes Termidor So Effective?

    The crucial advantage Termidor has over many other products is that it doesn’t repel termites. Termites are able to detect the older chemicals in the soil and stay away from them. That means the termites remain active and unaffected, still exploring the area and potentially looking for ways into your home. Termites can’t detect the treated zone so, as they continue to forage through the soil and unknowingly come into contact with Termidor.

    The Genuine Termidor Transfer Effect™

    Because affected termites can’t detect Termidor, they carry it back to the nest on their bodies and pass it on to other termites, hence the devastating Genuine Termidor Transfer Effect. Termidor can control whole termite populations faster than any other treatment, but it is relatively slow-acting in individual termites. This means termites have ample time before dying to spread Termidor to their nest, and the entire colony. The combination of Termidor being undetectable in the soil and its Transfer Effect mean no other termiticide performs as well as Termidor.

    Why Should You Insist On Termidor?

    Over 400,000 homeowners for the past 18 years have been satisfied with Termidor protecting their homes, without a single product failure. That is why it comes with an eight-year warranty and is Australia’s number one trusted brand for termite control. Termidor’s Genuine Transfer Effect™ takes advantage of the social behaviors of termites living and feeding in large colonies where they are in constant contact.

    When a single termite comes into contact with a Termidor treated zone, it will unknowingly transfer it back to the colony on its body, infecting termites that have not even been near the Termidor treated zone. This is the ‘Transfer Effect’ and a key reason why no other termiticide performs as well as Termidor.

    Termites can’t detect Termidor due to its innovative, non-repellent technology, so they can pick up a lethal dose while foraging in treated areas. As a result, Termidor works quicker and more effectively than other inferior termite control options.

    What’s Involved?

    1. An Accredited Termidor Applicator will conduct a thorough inspection of your property – should termites be found, a treatment with Termidor Foam will be required to quickly stop activity within your home.
    2. A trench will be dug around your home in preparation for the Termidor application.
    3. Termidor will be applied to the soil as it is backfilled.
    4. Holes are drilled through paths and concrete areas or concrete is cut away to gain access to the soil.
    5. Pavers, if not concreted in, must be lifted, the soil treated underneath and the pavers re-laid.
    6. Some soils, such as heavy clays, may be removed and replaced with a sandy loam before treatment.
    7. A follow-up visit is recommended by your Accredited Termidor Applicator.
    8. Ongoing inspections of your home and surrounds at least every 12 months, and more frequently in high risk situations, are recommended.

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