The Australian Standard A.S.3660 - Termite Management advises that termites pose a significant economic risk to buildings and structures throughout the mainland Australia. Surveys carried out in Sydney and New South Wales in 1982 have found that one house in every five had active termites or had a termite history. Consequently regular monitoring of your property for termites activity is essential.
In any given area in Sydney from the North Shore, Northern Beaches, Sydney North West and Hills areas through to the inner West suburbs and the entire Sydney Metropolitan. It is normal for new termite colonies to be establishing or existing colonies to be seeking new food sources. They may eventually invade your property.
For this reason, we strongly recommend that you install termite - monitoring stations around your property as an early warning system. Termite monitors can be used and installed as a DIY by the home owner and checked regularly or installed by your local Austrapest termite expert.
Why do we monitor termites:
Termite monitors are part of Austrapest’s Integrated Termite Management (IPM) system along with Pest inspection, moisture metres, fibre optic devices (borescopes), thermal Imaging and Termitract. Monitors can be also used as part of an active dusting program, to monitor the ingress of termite activity, where termites are most active, to build up activity to make other treatment more successful, and as an early warning device they can detect and intercept termites before they have a chance to enter your home and do major damage.