North Coast Pest Control
Bugs Or Us Pest Control is a leading Pest & Termite Control Company in the mid north coast or Mid Coast Council region. We carry out pest & termite control to most suburbs including Forster, Tuncurry, Taree, Wingham, Old Bar, Nabiac, Bulahdelah, Boomerang Beach, Smiths Lake and many more.
All of our specialist termite inspection and treatment services are available including our termite detection dog, thermal camera and termatrac to all serviced suburbs in the Mid Coast Council region.
HOME PEST CONTROL
Bugs Or Us Pest Control are a leading Pest and Termite control company in the Mid North Coast Region and service most suburbs including Taree, Forster, Tuncurry, Bulahdelah, Nabiac and many more. We can cater for your home pest control service and can do a termite inspection at the same time for a discounted price.
Common pest we treat for are:
- German cockroaches
- rats and and mice
- other pests can be treated on request
What we do in a general pest control treatment?
A standard pest treatment carried out by Bugs Or Us Pest Control would generally include the external spraying of building walls, fences, sheds, bins, clothes lines and cubby houses etc. We would also spray internally around the skirting boards cupboard kickboards and sometimes in around the kitchen cupboards a gel amybe used. A pesticide dust will be blown into the roof void and into the sub floor area where possible.
In some cases we may do total internal floor sprays or yard sprays depending on the pest we treat, all products we use are registered for their intended use and purpose so you can feel safe after the treatment has been done we have your saftey in mind.
Termite Inspections in the Mid North Coast
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 the Mid North Coast region are at risk from termite attack.
The Australian Standards recommends a competent termite inspection at least on an annual basis and in some cases more frequent depending on your risk of termite attack. The aim of doing termite inspections so frequently is so that ideally the termites can be detected before they have done extensive damage to your property and that it is repairable at a lower more affordable cost.
A comprehensive annual termite inspection by Bugs Or Us Pest Control is your best option as with our specialised tools like our Termite Detection Dog, Thermal Cameraand termatrac machine we have a better chance of detecting termites than possibly 99% of all Australian pest control firms. This is mainly attributed to the use of our Termite Detection Dog, as they rely on scent and not the termites being visible they are far more likely to find termites where a person alone would fail. Particularly when the house is constructed on a concrete slab, has restricted access in the sub floor or non visible entry points.
What happens during a termite inspection?
Our Termite Control Technicians use their experience and professional training to carry out a comprehensive inspection of your home or business premises. We inspect all accessible areas of the building where applicable, sub floor, roof void, interior, grounds etc, in accordance with the Australian Standard. We will be looking for live termites, previous termite damage and any factors that may contribute to possible termite attack in the future.
Our termite detection dog, thermal camera will be used if it has been requested. You should note that there is no standard for the use of a thermal camera in our industry and we do not claim to be qualified thermographers, we use our training provided and industry knowledge to determine if we think there is a thermal anomaly that warrants further investigation and if necessary we will use our Termatrac machine. The Australian Standard now recommends the use of these tools if high moisture has been detected and a reason can not be determined before an invasive inspection is done.
Once the inspection is complete we will discuss any issues we may have detected and rectification work that may be required to reduce the potential risk of termite attack. You will also be forwarded an extensive report with all our findings.
Our prices are very competitive for the level of service we provide and equipment we use. With a quick phone call or email we will be able to give you a free no obligation quote on having a termite inspection done with a termite detection dog. We can service anything from a terrace house to a mansion or strata buildings.
Termite Treatments in the Mid North Coast
Before any termite treatment in the Mid-North Coast region should begin, a full termite inspection must be carried out by an experienced technician. This inspection is required because there may be other areas in the building that are also infested with termites and if these are not treated, then full control is unlikely.
If termites are detected we first must try and control the termites in your house this can be done by either Termite Baiting which is our preferred method or using termite dusts of foams. Whilst we do use dusts or foams, we are very selective where we use them. You should also know that Arsenic dust has been banned in homes and should not be used. Once control has been gained you should then have a management plan installed to reduce the potential of termites re-entering your home.
Termite Baiting in the Mid North Coast
Termite baiting is the most effective way of achieving termite colony control and is a non-toxic option. We come across many houses in the Mid North Coast Region that have had a cheap treatment done that did not gain control of the colony.
Baiting involves us trying to get the termites to feed on the bait (the hardest part of the job), once this happens, they take it back to the nest and feed it through the colony. Termites actually moult several times a year and when this happens the colony will break down and die if they have consumed enough bait. The way the ingredients in the bait work is referred to as an Insect Growth Regulator, (IGR). As termite baiting relies on termites moulting, getting colony control is a lot more achievable because we are not putting a poison in contact with them as such.
There are two types of termite management treatments available
Chemical Treated Zone
This involves digging a trench around the perimeter of the house, the sub-floor, around walls and piers. A chemical is poured into the trench and the soil is placed back. Concrete slabs, paths and driveways are also drilled and the chemical is injected into each hole. When termites try entering the home by passing through a treated zone it will kill them as they come in contact with the product used.
There are various product that we can use and have a life expectancy anywhere from 3-10 years and will often give you your best value for money when you work the cost out over the life expectancy of the product. This system can be used as part of a prevention treatment or an active termite site. It is essential that treatments are not tampered with and are only carried out by experienced termite technicians.
Your building must suit this type of option as if a complete treated zone is not done properly it may fail. We come across many houses that have been treated in this method and it should have never of been offered and this is why it fails. not due to the product but poor application.
Termite Monitoring Stations
Termiye monitoring stations may also be placed around the property to monitor termite activity in the area if a chemical treated zone is can not be installed. As the name suggests they are there to monitor termite activity and if termites are detected then baiting can start again prior to them entering your house ideally. While most station brands have time in them Sentricon Always Active Stations are the only stations currently that have bait in every station, this can reduce monitoring and baiting costs in the future but are more expensive to install.