Gold Coast Homes at Very High Risk
As researched and documented by CSIRO
Homeowners throughout the Gold Coast area are under extreme pressure from termites. If you have a close look at the “Termite Hazard Map” supplied by CSIRO, you’ll see all of the Gold Coast is located in the “Very High” zone for termite attack. Some areas, such as the Hinterland, definitely have more foraging termites due to surrounding native bushlands. But add to the increase risk are constructions built before the change to the building codes (2005) to incorperate stricter practices against termites.
“Even in urban areas, common home and high-rise concrete and steel structures are at high risk of being attacked with out there being a tree or even an internal moisture source in sight. They are everwhere!”.
Termites are crafty little creatures and are masters of gaining concealed entry into your home. Unless you have approperiate protection like a current chemical treatment, there is no stopping termites foraging on any given property. They exist all around you, on your neighbours’ property, in a tree at the back or behind the timber retaining wall. We have moved into their enviromnent and really, we shouldnt be trying to eradicate them completely as they are a vital part of our ecosystem turning fallen and dead tree’s back into rejuvenated earth. Importantly you must ensure to keep them out of your home!
SO!!! If your home has a current chemical treatment, that has been installed by an accredited, fully insured and fully licensed company, like Conquer Termites, you have a realistic 99% chance of not experiencing an attack. Remember, how long a termite protection will last depends on factors such as: the chemical, the structure and the surrounding soil conditions. Current treatments solve 99% of situations when we are confident that we get the product to the right areas to protect the structure.
Some structures are more difficult to apply a chemical termiticide treatment ie. on the side of a hill (soil erosion), split level (unprotected joins in slabs) and therefore a monitor/baiting system may be more suitable for these structures. But really, if the installer has genuine interest in protecting your home, is confident that they can get the product to all of the appropriate areas, works hard, warrants and documents all that they have done (don’t be shy to watch or ask questions- it’s your home) then these treatments are truly appropriate protection 🙂.
If you would like advice and a free/no obligation treatment proposal on the best way to protect your home from termites, just contact us and we look forward to protecting your home for many years to come 🙂