Termite Control – Controlling termites requires multiple applications and services. The term “termite control” is actually no longer used in the Termite industry, we now call it “Termite Management”.
Controlling termites is possible and involves a management program which will involve a process of elimination. When live termites are located it is best to have a termite treatment carried out by a licensed Technician, experienced in Termite Management.
During the construction of new homes and buildings in Queensland normally involves a physical Termite Barrier System like Termseal Termite Barrier as shown below.
Termite Barriers are established in several different ways
One non-chemical approach is using a visual termite inspection zone on areas like steel posts raised above the ground or using an exposed 75mm concrete slab edge around the perimeter of a home, these types of barriers are usually combined with a physical barrier like TermSeal Termite Barrier that is installed during the construction process which termites cannot burrow through, it is designed to force the termites out into the open to be seen which prevents the concealed entry by termite.
Did you know, properties built after 2002 on most occasions have had a chemical reticulation system or physical barrier installed to protect the property, where homes built prior 2002 mostly had chemicals that do not last the lifetime of the building and require ongoing treatments.
If you are unsure what your home has installed, call us now to arrange a Termite inspection to be sure you don’t have live termites eating the home first and foremost and then we can provide you with a plan to ensure the property is protected. Call 0755762602 to book or Contact us
The repellent chemical barrier is one of the oldest approaches to protecting homes from a termite attack. A Termite barrier is established by digging a trench both inside and outside the foundation of the home. 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 in contact with the treated area the worker Termites return to the colony with the chemicals on their body and in the food they bring. Examples of the Chemical are Premise Imidacloprid and Termidor Fipronil.
One of the best ways to protect a new home from termites is to establish 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. Some of the non-repellant barriers/Treated Zones have been shown to provide 8 or more years of termite control with a single application, where physical barriers are designed to last the lifetime of the building.