Termites cause millions of dollars' worth of damage each year in the Australia, damage is not covered by most homeowners insurance.
Perhaps you are already a part of that statistic. If not, it may only be a matter of time before you are.
Effective termite control and prevention starts by asking a pest professional to inspect and treat your home with Termidor® termiticide/insecticide.
The information provided is a three-step guide to what you should expect from your professional pest controller and their reports.
Step 1 - Termite Inspection by an Accredited Pest Management Professional
You have contacted an Accredited Termidor Applicator and they have conducted a thorough termite inspection to the relevant Australian Standard. You must receive a written inspection report. Upon reading this report it can be a little confusing as there is a mountain of information. It is important that you sit down and discuss the report with your Accredited Termidor Applicator to understand the recommendations (why they are important), agree on a plan to carry out the recommendations and review the success after implementing the recommendations. Following these recommendations is very important as this will affect the quality of the treatment and may also affect any warranty given by the pest manager.
Step 2 - Quotation on Termidor Termite Treatment
The Australian Standard states that a written proposal must be provided before commencing any termite management work (plus the original inspection report). The written proposal should include:
- Methods proposed and all materials to be used
- Assessment of the options and anticipated outcomes
- Cost (quote)
- List of limitations (from the original inspection)
Quotations should not be verbally given or on the back of a business card!
Step 3 - After Treatment
At the completion of the treatment you must receive a “Certificate of Termite Treatment” which provides all the relevant information such as:
- The areas treated, the name of the chemical and active constituent used
- The concentration applied and the total volume used
- The date the work was performed
- A diagram to show the location of the termite treated zone
- The manufacturer's recommendations for the scope and frequency of future inspections for termite activity
- Any limitations due to the design of the building or requirements of the person soliciting the work
- Appropriate advice for ongoing termite management at the property
- Contact details for further information on the management systems provided
- Accredited Termidor Applicator or individual that provided the management program
A “Durable Notice” must be permanently fixed to the building in a prominent location, such as inside a meter box, or similar, indicating the following:
- The method of termite management
- The date the installation of the system
- The life expectancy as listed on the label
- The manufacturer’s recommendations for the scope and frequency of future inspections for termite activity