Termites don’t generally cause much concern for homeowners … until you discover that your entire house may have to be demolished because of a lax termite control program.
Cat’s Eye King Pest Control offers a complete termite treatment and termite control system, utilising the world’s most effective products.
Termite Damage – Houses without termite control
How We Get Rid of Termites:
The quality of your termite treatment is take very seriously at Cat’s Eye King Pest Control. Our termite control services include all of the following:
1. Termite inspections: At Cat’s Eye King, these are carried out in accordance with Australian Standards which recommends that Australia houses should be inspected at least annual with more frequent inspections advisable.
2. Termite baiting system: These monitor and eliminate termites from around the home.
3. Liquid barriers: We use Termidor as a liquid barrier termite control to deter termites from the home immediately, and create a protective zone.
Why Should You Choose Cat’s Eye King for Termite Control?
You have a lot of choice when it comes to termite control companies for your home. However, none of your other choices tops Cat’s Eye King’ termite treatment and control services. Here’s why:
Environmentally friendly: While chemical-free solutions to termite problems aren’t always the most effective, you do get the feelgood factor that comes from dealing with a certified environmentally. Cat’s Eye King Pest Control environmental management standards.
Innovative detection methods: Our termite detection dogs offer an extra layer of certainty in your termite control and treatment plan.
What Are Termites?
Termites are sometimes called white ants, though they are not closely related to true ants. They feed on any dead plant material, and for humans this is most significant because they will happily chew through the stumps of an entire house without being noticed.
Termites live in colonies numbering from several hundred to several million insects. Their colonies contain soldiers and workers (similar to ant colonies), but also include semi-mature insects and reproducing males and females.
Termites are ecologically important, because they help recycle dead plant material. They produce quite large amounts of hydrogen during their digestive processes, and US scientists are actually investigating this as a source of energy.
Cat’s Eye King Total Termite Plan
Why Is Termite Control So Important?
There is one main reason why termite control is so important to homeowners – the potential monetary loss. You should know that termite damage in homes:
– Is usually not covered by insurance. This is why Cat’s Eye King Termite Guarantee is so valuable.
– Can go unnoticed for some time. You may only notice termite damage when it is too late, without regular inspections.
– Can cause the loss of an entire building.
Improper termite control currently causes more damage to buildings in Australia than the combined effects of fires, floods, storms and tempests combined.
Preventive Termite Control
As with all pests, termite control begins with making sure you do not have termite attractants on your property.
– Make sure water drains away from your home’s foundation, using gutters and downspouts, or rainwater tanks
– Removing in-ground wooden structures, like retaining walls, if they are present.
There are also several termite control strategies that should be incorporated into the design of any new homes, to help reduce termite treatment costs later on:
– Reducing the overall amount of timber used in a home; steel framing is ideal in areas where termite control is difficult
– Properly designed concrete slabs with exposed edges
– Allowance for easy underfloor inspection of timber floored homes
– Installing termite shields to pier and post substructures
How You Can Help with Termite Control
Ensure that your termite treatments last for as long as possible by:
– Fixing roof and plumbing leaks as soon as they are noticed
– If you use an evaporative air conditioner, make sure the drips are caught and directed away from the house. Likewise for your hotwater overflow pipe
– Store any firewood or hobby wood off the ground and well away from your home.
Also, if you’ve discovered a termite nest on your property, do not disturb it in any way. Termite treatment and termite control is far more effective when the termites are in their most active state. Disturbing the nest will cause any subterranean termites to flee … you’ll then have to wait several weeks for termite treatment.