Considerations before Selecting a Termite Treatment


A typical concern Australian homeowners have is how best can they protect their property from a termite invasion. Thus, they will typically seek out the popular termite treatment options then make a decision usually based on the cost. Although both liquid soil treatments and termite baits are effective measures to take, it should be noted that some factors would need to be considered before you can discern what would be the best solution for your premises. So how do you decide on what termite treatment to select for your residence?

Consider the construction of the foundation

The two popular types of foundation constructions you will find in Australian homes are the concrete slab foundations and the brick pier foundations. Liquid soil treatments are capable of working whatever kind of foundation that you have. However, you should bear in mind that a brick pier foundation would require the treatment to be applied onto the subfloor and this could significantly increase the termite treatment costs.

If you have a strict budget, you may want to consider termite baiting to avoid having to access the subfloor. Nonetheless, if the termite nests are not close to these baits, it does not guarantee that your structure will be termite proof.

Consider the soil on your property

The consensus about termite treatments is that they will be effective no matter what type of soil they are applied on. In truth, the type of soil that you have will have a significant impact on the efficacy of the termiticide. For liquid termite treatments to work at optimum, they should be applied on sandy loam soils that do not have rocks embedded in the ground.

If your property has numerous stones or consists of clay soil, it becomes more challenging to apply the termiticide evenly. As a result, there may be parts of your property that become safe havens for the critters, which would make it all the more difficult to eliminate an infestation. If your soil is not suitable for liquid termite treatments, there are two options available to you.

The first would be to have the pest control professionals try to extricate the existing soil around your property's perimeter and replace it with soil that would be capable of holding the liquid termite treatment. This approach inevitably incurs additional costs. A cheaper alternative would be to install a termite baiting system on your property in hopes that the pests will carry that toxic chemicals back to their nests and kill the colony.


13 November 2017

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