Termite Management to minimise the risk of termite infestation, the subfloor area of buildings should be kept free of stored or waste timber and all other building materials that attract termites.
Appropriate action should also be taken to eliminate any undue dampness caused by leaking water or sewerage pipes, or inadequate drainage.
Subterranean termites need a constant source of moisture to survive.
Provision of adequate ventilation in the sub-floor area also helps eliminate undue dampness.
Pest managers using this product for termite management should advise the home owner that disturbing the treated soil barrier with subsequent construction of additions or alterations, paths, steps, landscaping, etc, may render the termite management system in place ineffective unless further management options are considered.
Colonies not in contact with the ground Occasionally subterranean termites establish a colony in a building without having contact with the soil because they have access to a continuous supply of moisture (eg. from a faulty plumbing fixture or leaking roof).
Such colonies are not affected by chemical soil barriers and should be treated as recommended for established colonies, as per Australian Standard Series AS 3660.
Pidgeon’s pest Controller Termiticide and Insecticide may be applied directly to the termite colony in such situations.
Service requirement Regular, competent inspections by a licensed Pest Manager are recommended as part of an overall termite management program to determine the prevailing termite pressure and environmental conditions and consequent requirement for further termite management options.
Inspections should be performed at least on an annual basis, but more frequent inspections are strongly recommended.
At the 1% application rate, Pidgeon’s Pest Controller Termiticide and Insecticide can provide an effective chemical soil barrier in sub-floor regions for 4 years or more north of the Tropic of Capricorn, and 10 years or more south of the Tropic of Capricorn.
At the 1% application rate, Pidgeon’s pest Controller Termiticide and Insecticide can provide an effective chemical soil barrier in exposed situations for 2 years north of the Tropic of Capricorn, and up to 5 years or more south of the Tropic of Capricorn.
The actual period of efficacy will depend on many factors such as termite hazard, climatic conditions, soil types and soil disturbance and gardening/landscaping practices.
Pack sizes: 1 Litre 2.5 Litre 5 Litre 20 Litre