Frequently Asked Questions
Does Nemesis monitoring and baiting actually work?
Yes- it is very effective and efficient; the system maximises the control opportunity whilst minimising the amount of material used and it’s likely impact on the environment.
How Does Nemesis Work?
Nemesis is an attractive bait for termites. The active ingredient affects the termite’s ability to grow, develop and reproduce. The offending termite colony actually eats itself to destruction.
Why Do I Need a Licensed Pest Controller to Carry Out The Nemesis Treatment?
Licensed Pest Controller’s are highly trained and experienced in important treatment aspects, such as termite biology, ecology, conducive site conditions, building construction, likely entry points, termite detection and reporting, along with integrated termite management procedures. They utilise these skills and the underpinning knowledge in a manner which, in your time of need, will give you peace of mind.
What Sort of Harm can Termites Cause?
This can vary greatly depending on the species of termites, the size of the colony, it’s age and vigour as well as other factors, such as the availability of food soures. There are many other factors that can play a role in the speed of attack and the extent of damage.
In many cases where attack is detected early, the cost of repairs can still be significant, the longer the infestation lasts the greater the cost of rectifying the problem.
Termites can also damage books, clothing and a wide range of cellulose based items other than structural timbers.
What Do I Do If I Find Termites?
DO NOT PANIC. DO NOT DISTURB THEM OR ATTEMPT TO TREAT THEM YOURSELF WITH SPRAYS OR AEROSOLS. Call a Professional Pest Controller; disturbing termites or killing termites that you can see, will only cause the colony to move to another entry point in your property to continue their destruction.
Are All Termite Species Harmful To Houses?
No, of the many species of termites a large number of these feed on grasses, standing trees or decayed timbers. In nature their role is to recycle important nutrients. Only about a dozen species cause significant damage to structures. It is important that you engage a Professional Pest Controller to ascertain whether your property is at risk.
How Long Does It Take For The Nemesis Bait to kill the Termite Colony?
In many cases it will take 6-12 weeks, however several months may elapse before total colony elimination is effected. There are numerous factors controlling this, such as the time of year, size of the colony and species of termite involved. However due to the effect of the Termite Bait, termite feeding will decline to a level that will minimize further damage. It is also important to remember that there are visible observable milestones and indicators that the Termite Bait is working.
How Often Should Active Nemesis Stations, where Termites Are Feeding On The Bait, Be Inspected?
Approximately every 3 weeks, depending on the circumstances they will be rebaited or remoistened.
Will Placing Nemesis Inground Stations Around My House Perimeter Be More Likely To Attract Termites To My House?
No. Termites cannot smell timber through the soil. The termites forage through the soil looking for food sources. The Nemesis stations allow such existing termite activity to be intercepted, detected and treated, in many cases before considerable hidden damage occurs to your property.