A chemical termite barrier can be a fantastic option for anyone looking to protect their home or business over the long term.
The barrier consists of an ‘unbroken zone’ of liquid termiticide applied in the soil around the foundations of the building. The chemical we use is called Termidor which is far superior to others on the market.
Rather than just repelling termites like some cheaper versions, it ensures any existing termite colonies within the property are destroyed. The slow acting chemical is undetectable by the termites, and once they’ve passed through the barrier, they will then carry it back with them to any nests in the property.
Any termites they come into contact with will die within a period of 5 to 21 days.
The chemical is applied in the soil by one of our qualified technicians, and any concreted or tiled areas will have small holes drilled so the product can be inserted (usually these are completely hidden with plugs in matching colours).
Chemical termite barriers are a long term solution and can last up to 8 years with minimal maintenance. We recommend a yearly termite inspection to ensure the chemical zone is still in effect and working to kill off termites.
TERMITE RETICULATION BARRIER SYSTEM
A termite reticulation system is similar to a chemical barrier, however the termiticide is released into the ground via a flexible pipe or hose with perforated holes. The hose sits in the ground alongside the foundations of the building, and it can be run under existing features such as tiles or paving stones with minimal disruption. The reticulation system can also be installed when a new property is being built or during a renovation.
ARE TERMITE BARRIERS SAFE?
Termite barriers provide a long lasting solution for termites that require little maintenance, and work around the clock to protect your property. The other major advantage to this type of termite management is that the barriers are completely safe for use in all types of properties, and around children, pets and other occupants of the building.
The chemical products we use have passed rigorous Australian safety standards and are environmentally friendly for local flora and fauna.