Termite management solution – monitoring zone

Termite management solution – monitoring zone

As noted on the chemical treated zone page, when it comes to protecting your home from termite attacks, Precision Pest Control uses two solutions that are ideal for post-construction protection: (1.) the chemical treated zone and (2.) the monitoring zone.

Let’s look now at the monitoring zone.

2. Monitoring zone

As the name implies, a monitoring zone is for detecting the presence of termites rather than immediate treatment and installation of a chemical zone. Our qualified technicians install a series of termite monitors.

Precision Pest Control does this by:

  • Conducting a thorough inspection of your property to identify any possible signs of termite activity, both past and current.
  • Installing monitors – one of our qualified technicians will strategically install a series of unobtrusive termite monitors around the perimeter of your home.
  • Following up with a regular inspection of the monitoring systems for signs of termite activity.
  • Checking and baiting – if termites are detected during the follow-up inspection, the wood will be replaced with termite bait, beginning the elimination of the colony before it reaches your home.
  • After colony elimination, continuing to monitor the area for any further signs of termite activity.
  • Offering annual pest inspections. We recommend conducting annual timber pest inspections on your property.
ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES
Eliminates the attacking termite colony. This system requires regular inspections.
Chemical is used only when needed. Takes time to eliminate the colony.
Usually easy to add or modify monitoring stations if the property changes.
You can see the system in use.


Things you need to know as the homeowner:

  1. A monitoring zone may require holes to be created in the concrete or paving around your property.
  2. It is essential that monitors are checked regularly.
  3. Monitors should not be contaminated or damaged as their effectiveness will be compromised.
  4. In the case of a monitoring station being damaged, we need to be contacted immediately.
  5. If you as the homeowner discover termites we need to be contacted immediately.

Checking baiting system.

Replenishing wood.


Securing the in-ground baiting system.
 
 

 

Our treatment (this table is also on the chemical treated zone page)

Our treatment recommendation will determine which management options you have. Here is a summary of the differences in the two treatment approaches. There is more information on the chemical treated zone at that page.

TREATED ZONE MONITORING ZONE
Year 1 Complete a thorough termite inspection
Control of any existing termites
Initial installation of the treated zone
Year 1 Complete a thorough termite inspection
Control of any existing termites
Installation of the monitoring zone
Year 2 Annual inspection (minimum) Year 2 Regular monitor (and baiting if required)
Annual inspection (minimum)
Year 3 Annual inspection (minimum) Year 3

Regular monitor (and baiting if required)
Annual inspection (minimum)

Year 4 Annual inspection (minimum) Year 4 Regular monitor (and baiting if required)
Annual inspection (minimum)
Year 5 Annual inspection (minimum) Year 5 Regular monitor (and baiting if required)
Annual inspection (minimum)
Renew Renewal of treatment zone depending on chemical used Renew Regular monitor (and baiting if required)
Annual inspection (minimum)


Our professional service promise to you as the homeowner is …

  • We guarantee 100% satisfaction on our services.
  • We provide honest and factual advice for FREE.
  • We provide the best options to help you make an informed decision.
  • We provide high quality services conducted by fully trained professionals.
  • We conduct all of our services in compliance with the Australian standards.
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