Pest Free – Pest Protection
Everything looks OK, how do I know if I have termites?
You may not see any signs of termites until it’s too late. The only way you can be really sure you don’t have termites is to have an annual Timber Pest Inspection by a qualified timber pest inspector.
What's the first step?
The first step is a thorough, detailed, systematic inspection of your home. How long does it take? Depending on the site, the first inspection for timber pests will take between 1 and 1.5 hours
Will I get value for money?
What is your home worth? Can you afford to not give your home a yearly safety check. It’s a critical part of maintaining your home. Contact our office for a free phone/email quotation.
Will I have to leave the house during the inspection?
Not usually. Most work can be undertaken with you at home.
I'm building a new house, or extending my current house. What should I do to keep termites out of my new home?
There are many options available for minimizing the risk of termite entry into your new home or renovation. It will depend largely on the construction of your property and we will recommend the best options for your specific circumstance. The methods that we recommend may include physical barriers, chemical barriers and combinations to ensure that you have the best protection available.
What is INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM)?
The concept of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a methodology and philosophy that utilises a broad based approach incorporating both chemical and non-chemical control measures. Much of the non-chemical activity is in the form of giving customers advice on how to build pests out, exclude them or to improve sanitation that is known as reducing conducive site conditions. Pest Managers do use a range of traps and glue boards. They also can provide a range of biological cleaning products that help to keep areas clean as well as reducing the level of food available to pests.
The primary objective of IPM is to minimise the possible harmful effects of pesticides whilst maximising the effectiveness of the program.
IPM relies on an understanding of the ecology of the pest in particular, those factors which favour its development where this is undesirable. It then draws from this knowledge non-chemical approaches that will make the environment less suited to the development of the pest population. It will also usually involve, in the control program, the judicious and sensitive use of pesticides, when necessary.