Chemical Treatment Zones
Termite treatment zones help protect your home from termites. The Sunshine Coast is considered a high risk area for termite attack. Most of the time termites have eaten away at timbers and have been undetected and only found once the damage is already severe and costly to repair. Be vigilant in protecting your home from the silent destroyers.
Why is a Termidor Treatment Zone so effective?
There are two answers to this question one being the Transfer Effect Termidor offers and the other being how the treatment zone is installed. When we install a chemical treatment zone also referred to as a chemical barrier we always recommend to our customers that we use the product called Termidor. Termidor is fipronil based and manufactured by BASF. As termites are very social, Termidor uses a ‘transfer effect’ so when termites cross a treated zone (chemical barrier) they come into contact and pick up the Termidor, and when the termites return to the nest they transfer the Termidor to the colony through feeding and grooming. Termidor is spread throughout the termite colony this results in colony elimination; as any termite that comes into contact with Termidor will die. Termidor offers excellent termite protection.
To the right is a YouTube Video put together by BASF on the Termidor Transfer Effect.
How do we install the Termidor Treatment zone?
A termite treatment zone is installed by way of a complete and continuous treatment around the building perimeter. All soiled areas against the building edge are trenched to remove existing soil and new soil is introduced and flooded with Termidor. Tiled and concreted areas against the building edge, including pavers that are fixed in concrete are drilled at 200mm intervals to a maximum distance of 150mm away from the wall edge and injected with Termidor. When installing a termite treatment zone to areas that have removeable pavers we recommend that we do not drill through the pavers and rather lift the pavers to expose approximately 300mm of subsoil abutting the building. When installing a termite treatment zone to areas that have decking against building edge we recommend the decking be removed to allow at least 300mm working area from building edge prior to installation of treatment zone and be replaced after installation is complete. It is recommended that when the deck is replaced it is with a removable border against the building edge to allow for easy access in 5 years when treatment zone is to be re-instated.
Tiled and concreted areas against the building edge, including pavers that are fixed in concrete are drilled at 200mm intervals to a maximum distance of 150mm away from the wall edge and injected with Termidor.
When installing a termite treatment zone to areas that have removeable pavers we recommend that we do not drill through the pavers and rather lift the pavers to expose approximately 300mm of subsoil abutting the building.
When installing a termite treatment zone to areas that have decking against building edge we recommend the decking be removed to allow at least 300mm working area from building edge prior to installation of treatment zone and be replaced after installation is complete. It is recommended that when the deck is replaced it is with a removable border against the building edge to allow for easy access in 5 years when treatment zone is to be re-instated.
What people say about us
We achieve great results with our treatments with many happy customers,
below are some feedback / comments from our customers
Thank you to Belinda and Deano. I was using an alternate service and we ended up with termites. I rang Top Choice Pest Control and Deano came that day, located the source, treated them and then followed up in the following weeks. Termites all gone and we haven’t seen any other pests too. Great service and great price!
Deano did our pest control and was very friendly and thorough. He was flexible in the time that he could carry out the pest control as I had limited time as I work long hours. Deano was very friendly yet professional and explained what he was doing. Since my pest control has been carried out we have not seen let alone had any issues with cockroaches, ants or any other bugs. I have and would recommend them to friends and family. Thanks again guys.
Belinda and her husband were very quick in communicating with me to provide information and a quote, and were very helpful when trying to organise an inspection and treatment. Best price I found in the area. I even got a phone call after the treatment to explain the report in details for me. Thank you! Would recommend this company to others.
We approached Top Choice Pest Control to do something a bit out of the ordinary for us. We needed our boat inspected for termites for import purposes with DAFF. This was something unfamiliar to them but they definitely stepped up to the plate. Belinda put in more than 100% effort to find out everything that was going to be required for a successful report. She went above and beyond her job even the DAFF employees were very impressed. Top Choice came out to our vessel and did a thorough and skilled search and test of the boat, us and DAFF were very impressed with its work. We would highly and definitely recommend TOP CHOICE PEST CONTROL.
Thank you Deano for your professional service and the efficient manner in which you carried out the Pest Control and Termite Inspection on my home. I will continue being a regular customer from now on and I have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family members who also need Pest Control Services
Top Choice Pest Control was brilliant with helping my mum with her pest problem I would say they did an amazing job even went above and beyond their job title to help her with the situation to help it get solved and for that I am so greatfull for.
I would like to thank Deano and his team for the great work they have done at our place. My husband and I have really appreciated making business with them. They tick all the boxes; they are professional, punctual, dedicated, hard workers, accurate, thorough, careful, and always concerned with the client’s satisfaction. To that I would like to add their kindness, patience and cheerfulness. I would highly recommend Deano and his team from Kawana Top Choice Pest Control. Greatly satisfied,
I am extremely impressed with Top Choice Pest Control. Deano located the nest and entry points very quickly and prevented a major infestation continuing dead in its tracks. He conducted himself in a very professional manner and I found him to be completely honest in his appraisal of the infestation. I was very pleased with the cost of the treatment which was less than I expected but was what was quoted. The post-treatment inspections put my mind at ease and I will refer Top Choice as the number 1 Termite and Pest Control company I have ever dealt with. My builder father was on site during the treatment and was so impressed with the feedback and explanations from Deeno that he has already referred clients to Top Choice.
We have been using Kawana’s Top Choice Pest Control for over 3 years now. we have used them for Pest inspections and pest control. Belinda and Deano are a great team! Deano is very professional and thorough – I wouldn’t use anyone else on the Sunshine Coast.
What a great service from Top Choice Pest Control. They’ve taken care of our homes for over 8 years and we’ve always been very happy. They are just lovely people who go the extra mile to help keep your home safe from pests. Can highly recommend the whole team. If you’re looking for a pest company who really does care about monitoring your home for pest management, then Top Choice are the business to choose for sure.
The team at Top Choice have been doing our pest management for over 5 years and they always accommodate us every time. They are professional and understanding to our needs having 3 dogs. We recently have rented out our property and they went above and beyond due to the fact we had furniture stored in our garage. Nothing is a drama and their service is great.
We have used Top Choice Pest Control for 7 years now and we wouldn’t go anywhere else. Other than great service and affordable prices, the guys are so professional and are always happy to answer any questions I’ve had. I have a dog that is allergic to fleas and every year we get a full flea service done with our general pest control and our dog has never had a problem since. They go above and beyond to make sure we are happy with their service.