Termite Preventive Renewal is for a Termite System that has already taken place around your home either by you or a previous home owner.
These Termite Preventive Renewal either look like “traps” (stations) or plug holes in concrete around your home. Termite Installs need maintaining to stay “Active” against termite activity. Simply put if they aren’t renewed (maintained) then they are inactive and rendered useless; which is a real shame as you have the best prevention there already just sitting idle and not working for you 24/7 like it could be.
If you have a Chemical Zone or Bait & Monitor System around your home already then it is highly recommended to simply RENEW your system for the best level of protection to safe guard against termite attack and inevitable financial heartache. Termite Preventive Renewal is easy just call LessPest More Control and we’ll walk you through every step effortlessly.
Bait & Monitor Renewal
So your house has termite traps. In our industry these are called termite monitoring stations. These stations are normally put in at 3 meter intervals around your home, as per the Australian Standard.
One of the main things you need to work out is what type of stations do you have? Whether you have an Exterra Monitoring System which is Timber In Ground or Trelona Monitoring System which is Bait In Ground you need to know if it’s in date and how long till expiry.
Timber Inground Stations
The importance of maintaining these Exterra stations is that the timber decays out to the point that termites are no longer interested, therefore it is normal to have a yearly site renewal fee to replace all timbers making sure the lids are flat to the station because if the lid is loose the termites will not enter these stations. The clips may also have to be replaced and focus added to keep the site system at optimum performance.
Another thing that is very important when monitoring these stations throughout the year, is making sure that ants do not set up shop inside the stations. This is because no termite will enter a station full of ants (they are sworn enemies!) If this is the case ant granules are added to steralise the ants to get them out of the stations for optimum performance.
Bait Inground Stations (commonly known as; always active)
As for bait monitoring stations the maintenance on these are further apart which can be a huge bonus for a lot of home owners and landlords, as it takes significantly less termiticide to kill the termites off. The reason the Trelona ATBS stations can be checked further out at every 3 to 6 months depending on your home design, is because the bait cartridges are already in the stations ready to go the minute termites enter and start digesting the bait.
The chemicals to stop termites have a life expectancy as per the label. Some chemicals are 3 years; top quality chemicals are 8 years. Some chemicals are repellents; high quality chemicals are non-repellents. The treated zone binds with the soil and that is what gives you longevity from these treatments. We use Termidor & Termidor HE, only the best at a fair price .
Reticulation Renewals or what’s commonly called a retic top-up is durable pipe that runs under the ground and should be topped up every 3-5 years or as per the label. A Reticulation System is pipe that runs against the footing and has a connection point for easy chemical refill.
If you can’t read the sticker, looks like it’s been peeled off or you’re just not sure, we would highly recommend you contact LessPest More Control and we will send a Qualified Timber Pest Inspector out for a free on-site assessment and quotation.
How do I know If My Home Needs A Renewal?
On purchasing your home, documentation should have been provided if there was already an up-to-date-install. You can first check the meter box or under your kitchen sink, as Termite Companies leave durable notice stickers as per the Australian Standard. On this sticker there should be an expiry date and chemical used.
Prevention is always better than cure. A Chemical Renewal, Bait & Monitor Renewal or a Reticulation Renewal; is one of the cheapest forms of termite prevention you can do to protect your biggest investment. It is an asset to you, that you already have a Preventive Measure installed (as that’s A LOT more cost than a renewal) and it’s an even greater win for re-sale value when the time comes!
Yes. We Are Certified
Yes, we are Certified Installers of Termidor and Trelona ATBS. Always make sure your Termite Provider is qualified, licensed, QBCC licensed, Insured, Certified and that your Visual Termite Inspection Report is to the Australian Standard AS3660-2