Bug Busters have over 30 years experience in treating Perth homes for Termites.
Specifications for termite colony control procedures using approved chemicals:
It is very important that you DO NOT disturb any termite workings, leads, galleries, etc before commencement of the treatment program. If you disturb the termites then these treatment procedures may be rendered ineffective.
Where applicable: Suspect trees and stumps within 50 meters of the structures but only within the boundaries of the property are test drilled using an auger drill to determine whether a termite colony is present in the vicinity. If a nest is located it is destroyed by the careful application of a suitable termite control agent.
After drilling, any living trees are treated with a plant protection compound, to protect against any subsequent plant disease, prior to the sealing of the hole.
Specifications for treatment of accessible subfloors:
Termite control agent is applied at the rate of up to 5 litres per square metre for horizontal barriers and 100 litres per cubic metre for vertical barriers so as to form a complete and continuous treated soil barrier (both vertical and horizontal) by trenching and rodding beneath and around the structures.
In buildings with suspended floors with greater than 400mm crawl space, perimeter barriers should be installed to surround piers, stumps and service penetrations and completely abut all substructure walls.
Specifications for drilling of concrete slab areas:
Concrete slabs and paths, both internally and externally will be drilled, using a concrete hammer drill. Holes around perimeter walls will be drilled in accordance with AS3660 at 150 – 300mm centres, depending upon the substrate beneath the concrete and the chemical used. Holes are drilled as close as possible, but not more than 300mm, out from the wall. The termite control agent is applied at a rate of up to 10 litres per lineal metre and up to 3 litres per hole. Holes will be sealed on completion.
Specifications for ventilation:
The Australian Standard recommends that subfloor regions should have adequate cross flow of equivalent to 7300mm2 net ventilation are per lineal metre on external and internal walls. This ensures that the soil stays dry and dampness and moisture is kept to a minimum. Moist soil is a massive conduce condition for termite attack.