Termite Dusting

There are many methods and techniques available to treat termite infestations and each method or technique is highly effective when used in the right circumstances, however, every case varies.

Not only are there 350 different species of termite in Australia but your home can be infested by more than one species at a time. There are also factors such as the location, condition, design and material of your home, garden and immediate surrounding area.

Termite dusting is a method that is usually used in conjunction with other techniques to achieve the best results.

When dealing with a termite infestation, it is important to select a treatment that will get to the queen and nest as this ensures the colony will be eradicated.

During termite dusting, the dust is applied to areas of termite activity and, as the termites move around in the area, the dust clings to the termites’ exoskeleton and is then carried into the nest.  Before the poison in the dust can kill the termite, it is passed on to other termites during normal feeding and grooming activities. This is a great method to use during the summer as termites are more active in the warmer weather.

This process can take 3-9 weeks to exterminate a colony with one nest. However re-dusting may be required and is best used to slow the initial activity before using another treatment.

Our technicians are highly trained in all Sydney conditions and species of termite and will reliably identify and recommend the most effective treatment and prevention options for your unique circumstances.

Contact us today if you would like to know more about this method and whether it’s right for you.