A termite barrier is a physical or chemical ‘wall’ that either prevents or kills any advancing termites. This protective measure is installed during pre or post construction to help keep your home and property free from expensive damage caused by these invasive wood-destroying insects.
Termite protection should be an essential investment for any homeowner in Australia. This is because the cost of repairing termite damage to a home can be very high, and it will affect its value. In fact, Australian homeowners spend millions of dollars each year on these repairs, making it a costly problem for many families. Fortunately, termite prevention can be a relatively inexpensive and effective solution, especially when termite barriers are installed correctly.
The good news is that there are plenty of great choice on the gold coast for termite barriers that can be easily installed by qualified pest control technicians. Some of the most popular options include physical and chemical barriers.
Whether you are building a new house or renovating an existing one, a physical termite barrier such as TERM-seal or Termimesh can be laid over the concrete slabs prior to construction and integrated into the structure of your house. These durable stainless steel mesh barriers have openings that are too small for termites to enter and are impregnated with a termiticide that repels or kills these wood-destroying pests.
For older homes, a liquid termiticide can be applied to the soil around your house. This can be a very effective form of termite protection because the specialised chemical works invisibly and penetrates the outer layers of the soil, where termites are unable to see or smell it. There are two main types of liquid chemical treatments – repellent and non-repellent. Non-repellent termiticides last a bit longer and also poison the termites that consume them for added protection.
It is important to have your termite barriers Gold Coast professionally installed to ensure that they meet the product label and Australian standards. For example, if you choose to use a termiticide like Termidor, it must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and Australian Standard AS 3660.1:2014 Termite Management Part 1: New Building Work or AS 3660.2:2014 In and Around Existing buildings to be effective.
Another option is a reticulation chemical system that uses pipes to spray the correct amount of termiticide throughout and around your home at regular intervals. This is a very effective long term solution to prevent termites, and it is ideal for existing homes and new constructions.
The fully qualified and experienced team at Less Pest More Control have extensive knowledge of termite biology and behaviour, and can provide you with a tailored termite treatment to suit your climatic conditions and building type. Contact us today to discuss your termite protection needs and request a quote. We offer competitive prices and a free consultation with our Licensed Pest Control Technician.