There are more and more termite barrier types coming onto the market. So which one is the right fit for your home?
Termite Barrier Types. Termite barriers are categorised in four main types of termite protection.
- Chemical Barrier
- Reticulation System
- Termite Baiting System
- physical termite management
While the manufactures might be different, these are the fundamental designs they all come from.
Termite Barrier Types
Firstly, A chemical barrier is a full perimeter treatment around your home. This is when you dig a trench down to the footings. Where accessible this trench will go all around the dwelling. If there are obstructions like pavers, concrete paths etc. You can remove Pavers and then trench this area as above then place the pavers back. With your concrete areas you drill holes every 200 mm to 400mm depending on which chemical you use(to inject the chemical through). Depending on the quality of the soil in the trenched areas it is then drenched with a termicide Preferably Termidor. The soil must be good quality. If you have poor quality soil we will replace with a more suitable soil. You then saturate the soil with the chemical. Then you add more soil and you fill up the trench and then you saturate it again in termicide.
Termite Barrier Types
Secondly A reticulation system is similar to the above barrier type. Except you lay a pipe in the bottom of the trench. Like an irrigation pipe it has been design to take high pressure termiticide and disperse it evenly through tiny holes. The trench is back filled and drenched as per the above barrier. This system a great termite barrier. So when you need your system renewed the cost is dramatically reduced. As all your labour content is not needed. There are refill points every 10 to 12 metres where the Pest Controller just plugs in his pump and refills the system. The cost to recharge the barrier is a fraction of the installation price.
Thirdly A Termite Baiting System is the less invasive of all three termite barrier types. The termite baiting station is usually a round plastic cylinder. The station is approximately 30cm long and 15cm wide and you dig it into the ground. So You install the stations every 3 metres. At the top is an inspection cap. The stations have timber sleeves inside and in some systems you put an attractant in them. The attractant acts like decayed timber which in turn attracts the termites. Once you have installed the baiting system you then monitor them at 4 to 6 week intervals depending on activity and time of year. When you find termites in the station You add a termite bait for the termites to eat. The bait is pure cellulose with the active in it which destroys termite colonies.
Physical Termite systems.
The physical system is the newest form of protection and all new homes must have one installed. The system uses hard collars for any pipe penetrations and power conduit that come through the concrete slab. Additionally this stops termites accessing your home through these penetrations. With the chemical treatments under the concrete slab they would expire and no longer protect your home. Also with no way of replenishing them your home would become high risk for termite entry through these penetrations. So with the use of the physical system your home has protection for at least 50 years.
Termite Barrier Types
The physical blanket is for the perimeter between the concrete slab and brickwork. This system stops termites from entering your home from under the concrete slab. You still must keep your external perimeter clear of gardens and pathways. This will allow you to see termites entering the house over the concrete slab. The physical system makes termites show themselves and they must breach over the system. So we still advise people to have a chemical or baiting system as well.
If you are doing renovations you will have to have this system installed to get your council certification. Give us a call for advice on termite protection before you start building.
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Also You can book a Termite inspection and include a pest control and will only cost $295.00 saving $85.00.