Termite Control Gold Coast
There are a range of Termite products and services for Controlling termites. The term “termite control” is actually no longer used in the Termite industry, it is now called “Termite Management”
When live termites are located a termite treatment carried out by a licensed Technician is the best plan to ensure eradication of the nest is achieved.
During the construction of new homes and buildings in Queensland normally involves a physical Termite Barrier System like Termseal Termite Barrier or Kordon as shown below. This type of system is designed to prevent the concealed entry by Termites.
Termite Barriers are established in several different ways
One non-chemical approach is using a visual termite inspection zones that allow us to see the termites entering the property, preventing the concealed entry by termites.
Did you know, properties built after 2002 on most occasions have a chemical reticulation system or physical barrier installed to protect the property in Queensland. Homes built prior 2002 mostly had chemicals that do not last the lifetime of the building and still require ongoing treatments.
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The repellent chemical barrier is one of the oldest approaches when trying to protect a home from a termite attack.
A Termite barrier is established by digging a trench both inside and outside the foundation of the home where practical. The trench is filled with a registered chemical that repels termites.
Non-repellent Termite barriers called Treated Zones have been used since the year 2000. These types of Termiticides are not detectable by termites. Once termites travel through the treated area the worker Termites return to the colony with the chemicals on their body and in the food they bring. An example of non repellent Termiticides are Premise Imidacloprid and Termidor Fipronil.
One of the best ways to protect a new home from termites is to install a barrier during construction. Once the ground work is done and before concrete is poured, the ground is sprayed with the barrier or a Physical Barrier is installed to the service penetrations or fully installed under the Slab for complete protection.
Life Expectancy of Termite Barriers
Non repellent Termite Treated Zones have been shown to provide 8 years of termite control with a single application, where physical barriers are designed to last the lifetime of the building.