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”.
Treating live Termites is only a part of the Termite Management program as properties require ongoing Termite Inspections and most importantly long term protection.
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.
At all times Avoid DIY Termite treatments as they are ineffective and will cost homeowners a whole lot more.
During the construction of new homes and buildings in Queensland a Physical Termite Barrier is installed. Termseal Termite Barrier and Kordon Termite Barrier appear to be leading the industry with long term and effective Termite Barriers.
Physical Termite Barriers are designed to prevent the concealed entry by Termites
One of the best ways to protect a new home from termites is to install a Termite Physical barrier during construction. Once the ground work is done and before concrete is poured a barrier is required.
The older type of barrier installed back prior 2002 was a liquid chemical barrier sprayed beneath the slab, but due to the small life span of the chemicals, changes where made which prevented a stand along chemical liquid barrier and the addition of a reticulation line was introduced.
These days we have Physical Termite Barriers that are installed to the service penetrations or in some cases a full underslab is installed. Following the slab pour, further barriers are installed to the perimeter and many others areas during the build. The concrete slab also forms part of the Termite Management.
Termite Barriers are designed to prevent the concealed entry by Termites
One non-chemical approach is using a visual termite inspection zone that allows us to see the termites entering the property which assists in preventing the concealed entry by termites. An example of this type of management is an exposed 75mm slab edge or ant capping. This type of management may comply to the standards, however it does not provide full protection for homeowners.
Did you know, properties built after 2002 have a chemical reticulation system or physical Termite barrier installed to protect properties in Queensland. Homes built prior 2002 mostly had liquid chemical barriers that do not last the lifetime of the building, where re treatments are required.
If you are unsure on the type of Termite system at your property, call us now to arrange a Termite inspection.
Types of Chemical Barriers
The repellent liquid 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. Repellent Barriers prevent Termite travelling through the treated soil areas, which force termite away from the treatment area which can lead to Termites looking for an alternate entry.
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.
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.