Sentricon IG (In-Ground) Termiticide Rods have the benefits of both chemical barriers and bait stations, without any of their drawbacks. No mixing, no trenches, no poison. And colony elimination may be achieved before termites are even detected!
Sentricon Always Active is active from installation, in stations around the perimeter of a structure, providing continuous protection from day one. All day, every day
How does Sentricon AlwaysActive Work
Installed strategically and discreetly around the home in the prime foraging areas, the Sentricon station provides a window into the world of the termites. The random and continuous foraging of the termites will be directed to the In-Ground stations.
The stations contain Sentricon IG Termiticide Rods which the termites find more palatable and more attractive than wood. The termites feed on the termiticide rods on mass, tunnel back to the nest all the while unaware that it is detrimental to their survival. The active ingredient in Sentricon AlwaysActive is what’s called an insect growth regulator, which means it is specific and deadly to termites, but safe to you and your family. Termites periodically shed their skin (moult), and this process is interrupted once ingestion of the Sentricon AlwaysActive occurs. An inability to moult results in the death of the workers, and ultimately leads to the elimination of the entire colony.
Different species of termites have different habits and pose different risks to your property. Some species are more voracious eaters than others, so can inflict more damage in a shorter time.
Dampwood and drywood termites live and breed inside the wood they are feeding on, whereas subterranean termites build their nests in the ground or near sources of moisture above ground and send out the workers to forage for wood sources. They construct mud tubes when foraging above ground, to protect themselves from dehydration and from predators.
It is therefore important to identify which species is present to plan the most effective strategy for eradication, monitoring and future protection.
There are around 360 species of termites in Australia, but only a small number cause economic damage to crops, timber and other cellulose-based products. The majority of termites are of great benefit to ecosystems through recycling dead and rotten timber and other plant matter and as a source of food to many animals.
There are three types of termite, subterranean, drywood and dampwood, and the most common termite species that are found in infestations around Australia is the subterranean
Termites and other pests which infest timber can wreak havoc on your home, causing structural damage that is extremely costly to repair.
Annual termite inspections are essential for early detection of termite activity on the property to prevent the potential for large scale damage and expensive repairs. Inspections also assess the conditions that make a property more susceptible to timber pests and ways to minimise the risk of attack. A great majority of homes in mainland Australia are at risk from termite attack.
Termites are active 24/7 – 365 days per year.
It is difficult to pin a specific price on a termite inspection report since the amount of work that goes into compiling one can vary greatly depending on the size and design of the property. As a general guideline, a report for an average-sized home with three bedrooms, a garage, a study and family room should cost approximately $250 to $300, not including GST. For a quotation, call us on 0457 300 821.