ULTRATHOR - Ultimate Termite Solution

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Termite Management

Termites can devour your home

Australia's subterranean termites (often referred to as white ants) are the most destructive timber pests in the world. In fact it can take as little as 3 months for a termite colony to severely damage almost all the timber in your home. The most destructive species live in large underground colonies containing over a million voracious timber destroying insects. A single colony may exploit food sources over an area as large as one hectare, with individual termite feeding galleries extending for 100 metres or more to enter homes, where there is normally a smorgasbord of timber to feast upon.

If their entry is sufficiently concealed, termites can attack a structure with impunity for a considerable amount of time before they are discovered. This is because termites generally attack wood from the inside out, concealing their presence because of their lack of defences against natural predators.

Even concrete slabs do not act as a barrier; termites can penetrate through cracks in concrete slabs to gain access. Once in contact with timber, termites excavate it, often leaving only a thin veneer on the outside.

Termites tunnel underground to enter the building and then remain hidden within the timber making it difficult to locate their presence.

Where timbers are concealed, as in most modern homes, it is more difficult to locate their presence, especially if gardens have been built up around the home and termite barriers are either not in place or have been poorly maintained.

Termites form nests in all sorts of locations. The nests are usually not visible. There may even be more than one nest on a property. The diet of termites in the natural environment is the various hardwood and softwood timbers found in forests. The timbers used in buildings are cut from these same trees creating for termites a feast in the form of a wood framed structure. Worker termites move out from their underground nest into surrounding areas where they obtain food (often in the form of structural timber) and return to nurture the other castes of termites within the nest on this food.

Termites are extremely sensitive to temperature, humidity and light and hence cannot move over ground like most insects. They build and travel above ground inside mud-encrusted tunnels to the source of food. Detection of termites is usually by locating these mud tunnels rising from the ground into the affected structure. This takes an expert eye and often requires the removal of panelling, cladding, etc.

The presence of termite tunnels or leads does not necessarily mean that termites have entered the timber. A clear view of walls and piers and easy access to the sub-floor means that detection should be fairly easy. However many styles of construction do not lend themselves to ready detection of termites. The design of some properties is such that they make the detection by a pest inspector difficult, if not impossible.

ULTRATHOR – THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION

With its unique mode of action, ULTRATHOR will not only eliminate the current termite activity at your property; it will also provide long-term, proven protection against future termite entry.

ULTRATHOR is applied by professional pest managers to ensure a continuous Termite Defence Zone™ is created around and, if required, under your home.

ULTRATHOR is non-repellent to termites. This means that they are totally unaware of its presence in the soil around your home. So they continue their normal foraging activities through the soil, totally unaware that it is slowly building up in their bodies, until it reaches a lethal dose. And no more termites!