Termite

Found Termites?

Do not Disturb or spray them call the experts at CPR Pest Management Services

Questions to ask to ensure you get the most professional pest Management company:

How long has the company been established? 11 years in the hunter region but have technicians with over 25 years’ experience.

Are they a member of an industry association? Yes, we are members of two industry associations, APEMA and the PWAPM

Are their technicians fully licenced and insured? Yes, all of our technicians a licenced and fully insured and have a minimum of units 8 & 10 to be able to be insured to complete termite work, and this is kept up to date and checked regularly.

Step 1 : Assess

CPR Pest Management services will perform a through termite inspection of your property, when we have completed this the technician will customise a management plan suited for your home, to ensure eradication of termites from your home and the best on going prevention. They will explain the differences in services and the limitations to each service so you can make sure you are getting the best service tailored for you and your property.

Step 2: Implementation

Baiting system C.P.R Pest management are specialists in eliminating termite colonies using systematic multi-step termite management systems. These systems are the only management products available that will kill the entire termite colony.

Termite baiting systems are actually termite monitoring and baiting systems. Plastic bait stations containing wood attractive to termites are placed in the ground around the property. The principle of a termite monitoring and baiting system is that termites are intercepted at the monitoring stations before getting to your house. If termite activity is picked up in the monitoring stations by the pest technician during one of their regular system inspections and a bait is then added to the station to eradicate the termite colony.

Chemical Soil Treatments – A chemical soil treatment involves the application of liquid termiticide to the soil around and under buildings, using high volumes of termiticide to saturate the soil. The timbers themselves or house internals are not treated.

The idea is to create a ‘treated zone’ that prevents termites travelling through the soil and up the footings to access the building.

The effectiveness of such a treatment is reliant on ensuring a complete and continuous treated zone that integrates with the structures of the building such as a concrete slab or concrete strip footings. When installed continuously in an unbroken Manor in contact with the building’s concrete footings, this is likely to prevent concealed termite entry to the building. Obviously, any gaps in the treatment or cracks in the building footings can allow termites to access to the structure- just like leaving a gate open in a fence around a paddock.

Quickly but rather delayed mortality occurs and thus a domino effect back to the colony can occur.

Some chemical applications are not intended to kill termites or termite colony nests. They also won’t stop termites from turning up in nearby areas or landscaping that have not been treated. They are simply designed to prevent concealed termite ingress to a treated building. Termites can sometimes even ‘bridge’ over the top of a chemically treated zone to gain access to your home. The good news is that if they do this, their activity may be detected during the recommended regular termite inspections, and the problem dealt with before significant damage is done.

Foaming/ Dusting

Although dusting and foaming have some limitations, they can be a useful tool when used in conjunction with other methods. They are typically used to eliminate active termites from a particular spot(s), but they are unlikely to prevent another attack on your property in the future. That is because these products typically do not kill the entire termite colony and Queen- which is likely to survive to another day to re-infest a building.  On the other hand, baiting programs are generally thought to provide a more reliable and predictable method of destroying the entire colony and Queen.

To get lasting protection from termites, a management system needs to be installed around the home or building. Such a system is likely to be either a chemical soil treatment or a termite baiting / monitoring system.

Step 3: Monitor

Once your termite management plan is chosen our technicians will then ensure you have ongoing protection for your home and your peace of mind, the technician will explain the ongoing plan and what will be required, if you have ongoing protection plan with CPR Pest Management Services and termites invade your home, CPR Pest Management Services will treat this with no extra charge.

When finding termites, it is important not to disturb them, this will make it easier to treat. Termites don’t like light and self-regulate the temperature of their nest when they are too hot or cold. There are many different ways we can treat termites, topically or with a chemical or baiting system, when our fully qualified and experienced technicians attend your home they will assess your home and it’s structure to create the best possible management plan for your structure and budget.

Are their technicians fully licenced and insured?

Yes, all of our technicians a licenced and fully insured and have a minimum of units 8 & 10 to be able to be insured to complete termite work, and this is kept up to date and checked regular and if they don’t have a Certificate III in Pest Management they are enrolled and working towards it.

Chemical Soil Treatments

Obviously, any gaps in the treatment or cracks in the building footings can allow termites to access the structure – just like leaving a gate open in a fence around a paddock. Contact with the treated zone allow chemical to contact the termites body. But by natural grooming delayed mortality occurs and thus a domino effect back to the colony can occur.

How can I protect my home against termites?

  • Have trees, plants, mulch, gardens or bark type materials too close to the property removed
  • Don’t Cover weep holes in brickwork
  • Don’t let soil build up over slab edges
  • Don’t Place any plastic or newspaper on gardens any closer than 300-mm to a building.
  •  Don’t Allow moisture or dampness to build up in the sub floor.
  • Allow space when installing rainwater tanks and solid structures
  • Don’t Disturb any chemical treated zone around your home.
  • Ensure any timber stored alongside the house is kept as far away from the house as possible, and off the ground.
  • Don’t store timber or cardboard in your subfloor
  • don’t disturb any chemical treated zone around your home

CPR can tailor a solution for your needs!

Call us today for your free 8-point service comparison check on (02) 6573 2503

Things to look out for: If you notice any of the below call CPR experts to have a complete termite inspection.

  • Check timber frames inside the home for hollowness or crumbling.
  • Invest in annual termite inspections by a professional termite Technician
  • Look for blistered paint
  • Check for rippled or bulging wall linings
  • Check for mud packing emerging from timber joints or gyprock walls.
  • Check for termite mud galleries against foundation walls, piers and edges of concrete slabs.
  • Check formwork timbers left beneath suspended concrete patios
  • You may see flying termites close by
  • You may be able to hear clicking noises coming from you wall

Termite inspections – We offer complete termite inspections by fully qualified and insured staff, these inspections are completed on iPad and allow you to see any areas with photos that may have been identified in the report

Pre Purchase Pest Inspections – We know you are purchasing one of your biggest assets, CPR Pest Management Services provide you with a detailed report including photos. Should any active termites be found at time of inspection we also prove you with a termite management plan and quotes on how to treat what has been found. Our technicians completing these inspections have a minimum of 15 years experience in the field so you can be assured you are receiving the most through inspection.

CPR Can Tailor A Solution For Your Needs

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