The wises decision a homeowner can make to protect their home from foraging termites is to have a current chemical treatment in place. But how long does a treatment last? When should you replenish the treatment?

Every registered termiticide in Australia has a “recommended life span” stipulated by the manufacturer of that chemical. They can only state this life span if it has been successful in field trails that conform with the APVMA – Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, guidelines and the Australian Standards 3660.1-2000 ‘Termite management – New building work & 3660.2 – 2000 – Existing buildings and structures.

The maximum life span recommended by the manufacturers is in ideal conditions – good soil, the pressure from surrounding termites is low (not near bushland) and the construction of the house is uncomplicated. Otherwise, the recommend life of the chemical protecting your home needs to be shorter.

Chemical Life Span chart:

Chemical life span chart


Where do I get this information?

After a chemical treatment, the company legally has to supply a COTT – certificate of termite treatment. This is a three-page document that has a treatment mud map, states the type of chemical applied and the date of treatment. Also there should be a durable treatment label in the electrical meter box.

Of course, you can take all the guesswork out of this by calling us to arrange a free no obligation treatment quote. Call now on 3088 2100