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Termite Inspections

Why It Is Essential To Get Termite Inspections Done Annually

Termites are some of the most destructive pests, not just in Australia, but around the world as well. These tiny creatures are incredibly silent and burrow through wooden features in your home. It doesn’t take them long to breed on your property in large numbers and cause extensive damage.

By the time the damage is visible, and you notice it, it can become very challenging and expensive to fix. What also makes it very necessary to identify the existence of these pests on your property is that most insurance companies don’t cover this damage. It means that the costs for any repairs or replacement that you need to do would come out of pocket.

This is why we at Knockdown Pest Control always recommend to our clients that they should get termite inspections done at least each year. If you notice any other signs of termite infestations, you should call our team without delay.

We are extremely prompt with our services and make sure that our team visits your property within the shortest possible time. If they notice the incidence of these pests, they will create a detailed treatment plan which will help to eliminate them from your property.

 

What Is Covered in Termite inspections?

It is necessary to understand that termite control is never a one-time activity. Regular termite inspections are needed to ensure that these creatures do not venture towards your home or commercial structure and start to cause damage again. Professional pest control companies always use the latest moisture detection and termite detection equipment in their work which helps to pinpoint the exact location of the infestation.

Never take a chance with termite infestations and always hire a fully insured and licensed company for the job. They will make sure that the task is completed to industry standards. As part of these inspections, professional termite control teams inspect areas such as:

  • Subfloor areas like basements
  • Roof void
  • Fences, garages & sheds
  • Walls & ceilings
  • Outdoor kitchens, decks, pool-houses
  • Flooring
  • Basement areas
  • Other outdoor wooden features like pergolas, pavilions etc.

 

Termite Inspection Reports

Conducting the inspection is only the first aspect of the job. Professionals will always provide you with a report which details their findings related to existing and past termite activity. It also gives you the right idea about how much damage the termites have done and what you can do to prevent it in the future. Getting annual termite inspections done is one of the best ways to ensure that your property is well-protected from the highly destructive creatures.

In addition to termite inspections, we also offer a wide range of other pest control solutions that can be conducted in conjunction or exclusively as well. Not only do we provide high-quality services to residential clients but also offer similar services to commercial property owners as well.

Knock-Down Pest Control provides a wide range of pest control services to residential and commercial clients. You can reach us through our Contact Us form or call 1300 262 463, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

The Importance of Granny Flat Termite Barrier Installation

The popularity of the granny flats is on the ascent in Australia. Factors such as multiple applications, a private space for the elderly to live independently, and value addition to the property are some of the major benefits of installing this structure. A granny flat can be either an attached or detached addition to the original property.

Whenever you start to construct a granny flat, first consider installing a resilient termite barrier before going ahead with the rest of the project. We at Knockdown Pest Control offer excellent granny flat termite barrier installation services.

Why You Need a Termite Barrier

Soil is the natural habitat of termites. No amount of effort to kill them or treat the soil can help to get rid of these pests, and they ultimately return to the area. Therefore, it becomes necessary to build a physical or chemical barrier between the soil and the concrete slab and the wooden framing of the property. This barrier protects the granny flat you build on your property, from termites.

If you ignore to install this barrier, termites can destroy the granny flat and cause substantial damage to other features as well. Treating a termite infestation and carrying out related repairs are expensive and the problem can linger for a long time. Frequent topical termite treatments also become necessary to keep termites under check. This adds a significant amount to your pest control and granny flat maintenance costs.

Types of Termite Barriers

Before recommending a termite control solution for your property, the pest control experts examine the soil, view the granny flat plans, and analyse the site condition. You can choose between three different termite barrier solutions:

  • Physical Termite Barriers – This barrier is in the form of a physical sheet placed on the soil before pouring concrete on the slab. It protects the structure from termite attacks and moisture. Our professionals install the sheet in such a way that it seals all the gaps perfectly and prevents termites from breaching the barrier.
  • Chemical Termite Barriers – This barrier works the same way as a physical barrier to prevent termite infestations. The process involves spraying termite-preventive chemicals on the soil during the installation to form a chemically treated zone on the structure. The applied chemical sinks in and acts as a barrier between termites in the soil and the building material. It prevents the termites from accessing the granny flat’s foundation.
  • Reticulation Systems – In this technique, a termite barrier is installed around the foundation. It uses a network of underground pipes and a precisely controlled application of chemicals to prevent access for termites from outside your property. Physical and chemical barriers can wear off after some time, and termite infestations can reemerge. However, a reticulation system helps in regular termite control and avoids repeated digging to rebuild barriers.

Our experienced pest control team will explain the features and advantages of all these termite barrier systems and help you choose one that fits your requirements and budget. For more information, call Knock-Down Pest Control today! You can reach us through our Contact Us form or call 1300 262 463, and we’ll be happy to assist you.