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It would be amiss to tell you that it is a very attractive proposition to have a DIY approach to many things around the house. There is the obvious cost saving potential, along with the satisfaction of doing something ourselves. Case in point: I recently put together a garden shed. Yes, I have the power tools, a working knowledge of most DIY things around the home, and a hunger to save money. The result: the instructions suggested it should take 2 hours to complete; We took about 10 hours! And don’t look too closely! I made a few mistakes along the way. But that was just a garden shed….

It is interesting to note that it is very common for homeowners to give Termite management a go themselves. But beware: This is most likely the biggest asset you will ever have! What are the risks? Is it really worth it?

Just like any speciality, there is more to Termite management than many people realise:

  1. Having a thorough understanding of construction methods. This is critical to know in order to treat termites effectively. There are many areas that termite ingress can occur from.

  2. Knowing your enemy: In Southeast Queensland there are a number of species of termites that have the potential to infest your house, to be pests. Each species has its own idiosyncrasies, their own strengths and weaknesses, and there is no short cut to knowing what these are. This takes years of training and on-site first-hand experience. It is not just enough to know the genera and species of the termite!

  3. A thorough knowledge of termiticide mode of action and which pesticides are appropriate for each use case. There is no “one pesticide suits all” treatment.

  4. Knowing how to apply the termiticide to ensure best treatment for each genera/species is important. Once this is complete, a treatment to prevent termites regaining access to your home is required. This is totally different to treating a live termite infestation.

Termite management is a complex undertaking. Even professional Termite Technicians must think about what they are doing and take their time to ensure that they get it right.

DIY termite management? Please reconsider! Yes, there are ways that we can save money around the home, and we encourage that. But looking after your biggest asset in this, a most critical way is best left to the professionals.

At Conquer Termites Northside, we pride ourselves in ensuring that we are kept up to date with the latest products in termite management. We have several training seminars each year, and with decades of experience, are equal to the challenge of looking after your home.

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