PROTECT YOUR HOME
FROM WHITE ANTS
What are the Best methods for Eradicating White Ants in White Gum Valley?
Loins Pest Control White Gum Valley White Ant Treatment and Eradicating Tips:
1. Do Not Use Everyday Insecticide
While everyday insecticide’s may kill a few White Ants, because it has not been created for specifically White Ants, the surviving White Ants will be communicate with the rest of the colony and scatter to different timber sources in the house, limiting the effectiveness of the insecticide.
The queen is then able to lay thousands of new eggs to replace any dead termites, everyday insecticide will not get rid of them.
2. Understand the Type of Species of White Ant that are in your White Gum Valley Property
It is important to accurately identify the species of White Ant as then the most effective treatment method can be used. To determine the species you will need too know the locations the White Ants are damaging the property and the area the nests are located.
One of the species of Termite or White Ant is the subterranean Termite. This species of Termite are quite shy insect that are able to work together. They are often found foraging between walls, subfloor and the roof cavity. The damage that they can cause should not be ignored as over time they are able to cause substantial damage that may not be able to be fixed.
However not all species of White Ant damage properties, in fact only a small percentage of termite species around the world damage properties. This is why it is important to determine the species of termite.
We Don’t Recommend Treating White Gum Valley White Ants Yourself. Here is Why!
Often without the proper training and experience of treating a termite infestation yourself will have hit or miss results. Loins Pest and Weed Control recommend using professionals to get a reliable and safer result. Three of the ways you can treat a white ant infestation include:
- Applying White Ant Bate
White Ant bate should be mixed with bottled water and then should be placed in a location where the termites are most active. The mixed solution should be left there for four to six weeks. It is very important to use bottled water as tap water may deter the termites due to their highly developed sense of smell being able to detect the chloride in the water. It is important to keep refilling the bait until the White Ant stop feeding. The two recommended baits are Nemesis or Sentricon.
- Dust with Termiticide
The dust spreads to the rest of the colony by spreading between termites from those that have been infected. This method may require patience as dust will need to be placed in each location where the termites are located over a two to three-week time frame. The Arsenic dust is not recommended as it is extremely poisonous and require a lot of care when handling. The less hazardous options include Premise or Termidor.
- Insert termite insecticide chemicals into a termite nest
This method uses the chemicals to kill the termites slowly within their nests or sub-nests. It is important to treat the main nest if it is possible as this is where the queen will be located. This techniques is a highly effective way of eliminating an entire colony of termites and will take about six weeks. After the colony has been removed it is also important to ensure an adequate perimeter or subfloor barrier is installed to prevent White Ant from returning.
Cost of White Ant Inspections in White Gum Valley
Pricing of a professional White Ant treatment is usually between $150 to $280 depending on the size of the property.
White Ant Inspection Certificate
Ensuring that a prospective home or property has a white ant inspection is crucial to avoid very expensive repairs. Loins Pest and Weed control offers a White Ant inspection certificate for per-owned and newly constructed homes to give you the peace of mind before your purchase a large investment.
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What chemicals does Loins Pest and Weed Control use for White Ant Treatments White Gum Valley?
Termidor (Active Constituent : Fipronil)
This chemical is not visible to White Ants, it is water based and doesn’t have a perceptible odour. Termidor is not damaging to the soil, earthworms, plants or micro-organisms. The chemical is lethal to the white ants and is also transferred between white ant to white ant, through general contact, grooming and food exchange. Through this transfer provides the chemical Termidor the ability to wipe out an entire white ant colony. The Termidor chemical has a residual live of approximately seven years.
Premise (Active Constituent : Imidacloprid)
The Premise chemical is the only termiticide which is not classified as hazardous by Worksafe Australia. It is not visible to termites, water based and has no odour. The chemical transfers between the termites via general contact, grooming and food exchange. The Premise chemical has a residual life of about five years.
Bifenthrin (Active Constituent : Bifenthrin)
Bifenthrin unlike Premise and Termidor is both lethal to white ants and acts a repellent as it has an odour associated with the application of the chemical. The smell however dissipates quite quickly. The chemical has a residual life of three to ten years which is dependent on the concentration of the mix. It is also the least expensive option for White Ant management.
Fipforce Aqua acts is a similar fashion as Termidor where white ants pick up micro fine particles of the chemical and then transfer it between other white ants that haven’t entered the treatment zone through general interaction and cannibalism, that allows the chemical to permeate through out the colony.
Chemical Barrier Treatments for White Gum Valley White Ants
Chemical White Ant barriers are used to protect White Gum Valley homes and property from subterranean white ant. This is achieved by drilling an external perimeter around the property and then injecting 10 litres of the White Ant chemical per lineal-meter in the holes. Ensuring that that there is a chemical barrier around the home or property.
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