Pest Control

Termites

1 in 3 homes will be attacked by termites and currently the damage bill is over $100 million this year*.  Minor repairs after termite (white ant) infestation can start from $2500 and can cost $10’s of thousands of dollars for major damage.

We recommend an inspection be carried out on an annual basis.

There are three forms of treatment and protection that we offer.

Termite Barriers:  A chemical barrier is placed around your home or property by trenching the soil and drilling paved or concreted areas.  This creates a chemical barrier around your house.  The products used are residual and non repellant.

Reticulation Systems:  This is a system of interconnecting pipes that are laid around the property.  These pipes disperse termicide through the soil to create a barrier.  This maybe a repellent barrier or a non-repellent barrier.

Baiting Systems:  These systems can be stand alone or in conjunction with a chemical treatment.  It involves the placement of stations around your property that are checked regularly.   These stations monitor the activity on your property.  When a station has active termites, the monitoring stations are replaced with bait that the termites take back to feed the colony.

We use Termidor for Termite Control

Termidor

Termites are social insects, and feed and groom each other in large, close-knit colonies. This provides an ideal environment for Termidor and its unique "Transfer EffectTM".

The Transfer Effect is the process whereby Termidor is passed between termites to control entire populations.

Termidor begins working immediately to eliminate existing termite infestations and provide effective long-term protection against future termite activity, all with one treatment. Termidor is nonrepellent, and hence termites are not aware that that the product is present in the soil. Through normal foraging activity, they will pick up a lethal dose through ingestion or physical contact. This lethal dose will then be transferred away from the first point of contact to other termites in the colony.

The Transfer Effect is a key reason why no other termiticide performs as well as Termidor. Termidor controls termite populations fast, and indeed much faster than any other termiticide and bait/monitoring systems. However, Termidor is relatively slow acting in individual termites, hence there is ample time for the product to be spread to other termites in the colony before those first termites die.

This is the beauty of Termidor's unique Transfer Effect. To learn more about how Termidor compares to bait/monitoring systems, consult the easy-to-follow pictorial guide.

Baiting Systems

Baiting systems firstly rely on attracting termites to stations before being fed bait that contains an insect growth-regulating chemical.

If the termites then actually eat the bait, the chemical then has to rely on the individual termite going through a moulting phase before having any effect.

This moulting phase varies with time of the year and between termite species, and may take many months to occur. In the meantime, termites continue to attack your home.

If successful in eradicating the termite infestation, a protective soil treatment should then be applied to prevent further attack from the same colony or new colonies. The Australian Standard for controlling subterranean termites (AS3660.2) states that baiting systems are not a prophylactic barrier system and might not prevent future attack, and that they do not impede concealed termite access into a building or structure.

However baiting systems are often used as the only form of protection. This means that termites are expected to ignore the house full of timber, accidentally stumble and feed on small sticks of wood in plastic stations spaced out around your home. The stations themselves may be at intervals that cover as little as five percent of your home's perimeter.

The installation of above ground stations directly over the site of actively feeding termites will take a similar amount of time before having any effect, as the same principles of finding the baits, actively feeding and then undergoing a moulting process equally apply in above ground stations. In the meantime the termites are still eating your home.

Termite Tips

  • Do have your licensed Pest Control Operator conduct thorough inspections of your home and surrounds at least every 12 months, and more frequently in high risk situations.
  • Do keep all sub-floor areas clean, dry and well ventilated where possible.
  • Do fix up leaking plumbing eg: Downpipes, gutters and taps, and ensure that there is good drainage around the house.
  • Do not build up soil, mulch or garden beds against the house.
  • Do not store timber or wood-based materials under or against the house.

Termidor delivers these outstanding advantages:

  • Unique mode of action for unequalled termite control
  • Fast elimination of termite activity
  • Unique “Transfer Effect”
  • Low dose
  • No odour
  • Non-repellent
  • No effect on soil micro-organisms, earth worms and plants
  • Water-based
  • Long-term residual control

Contact Us

Office:  07 5445 8615

Dan in the Van:  0409 272 350 

Office hours:  8am - 5pm Mon - Fri

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Who we are

The Cockyman was established in 1992 and is a local, family owned and operated business focusing on competent service, caring for your property or home as if it was our own. We believe in Respect; Integrity; Support and Efficiency.

Dan and Karen Martin
Owner/Operators

Our Services

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