Termites are a known pest throughout Australia and cost homeowners millions of dollars in repairs each year. They are particularly fond of homes where moisture is present, and the temperature remains fairly hot and consistent. As such, Newcastle and the surrounding suburbs can be particularly prone to termite infestation due to its temperate climate throughout the calendar year.
Here at Elite Building and Pest, we are experts in termite identification, eradication, and management. Our experienced team have helped thousands of Novacastrians with their termite infestations, allowing them to purchase homes with confidence, and live comfortable lives within their established family homes.
We recommend that a termite inspection be completed every 12 months to prevent complete infestation and destruction from these pesky timber pests. Our inspectors are knowledgeable about how to identify and recognise termites and their damage and complete inspections in line with Australian Standards AS3660.2 for termite management. We use only the latest termite identification equipment including the Termatrac T3i termite radar, moisture detectors, and thermal cameras to identify termites and their related defects and decay.
After completion of your property inspection, our team will provide you with an easy to read, comprehensive termite inspection report that details whether termites are present, and if so, the extent of the damage.
In addition to this, we can also provide recommendations for repair of termite damage, eradication of the infestation, conditions conductive to termite attack and devise a termite management plan to reduce the likelihood of termites returning after eradication.
A termite management plan is designed to protect your home from termites by preventing them from accessing the premises for an extended period of time. It can be a combination of chemical deterrents as well as physical systems to keep termites out. Our termite management services involve using specialised chemicals targeted to eradicate termites. We spray non-toxic chemicals outside your premises, usually around the perimeter of the building. These chemicals act as long-lasting deterrents to prevent termites from accessing your home.
We can also provide recommendations for physical systems that can be applied to supplement chemical sprays. This can include termite shields that are applied to piers or exterior walls to form a continuous barrier to prevent termites entering. We can also recommend termite resistant building materials if you are choosing to renovate or remodel your home. A full termite management plan, ideally, will include a combination of chemical and physical deterrents, to contribution to whole house termite protection. It’s important to note that termite management plans are not always 100% effective, but are designed to minimise the risk of exposure. This is why we recommend annual termite inspections.
Whether you are a builder, developer or owner builder, you are required to install a termite protection barrier during construction.
Elite Building & Pest offer termite and damp-proofing solutions for all new buildings. With an extensive range of building design styles, we can provide termite & white ant protection to protect your new construction. We have five primary products, that with their combined use, create an uninterrupted termite barrier.
The Sentricon Always Active termite bait station is active from installation, in stations around the perimeter of a structure approximately 3 metres apart, providing continuous protection from day one. It contains a powerful termiticide within a high density rod that can be added to new and existing properties as a preventative or curative treatment for termites.
The team at Elite use Sentricon as a quick and easy termite preventative, as it is effective, affordable and designed to be safe for your pets and family. Talk to our team about how we can help you with your termite problem.
If you discover termites in your home, it’s important that you don’t disturb them. Instead, get in touch with the termite experts at Elite. We offer full termite inspections, identification, eradication, and management – the whole termite package, designed to keep your family and home safe from termites.
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