What is a Termite Barrier?
We have been in the pest control industry for over 30 years and we have found that one of the most effective methods of termite prevention is a chemical termite barrier.
A termite barrier is a chemically treated zone that surrounds the entire perimeter of a building or structure. This treated zone lays beneath the ground and is positioned strategically to disrupt the termites natural path into a building.
The chemicals used to create the barrier act in a number of ways. Firstly, the chemical will prevent the termites from breaching the treated area and thereby gaining access to your property. Secondly, the chemical will kill the termites directly who come into contact with it and lastly the chemical will be passed from termite to termite and carried back to nest and eventually this will kill off the entire colony. We have found the chemical barrier method is an extremely effective technique in the control of termites for 8 years.
The actual barrier is installed by digging a trench around the perimeter of your home or other buildings, approximately 300mm wide and deep enough to expose the footings of the building. This trench is then injected with a termiticide chemical compound mixed with water that binds with the soil.
As termites move through the soil looking for sources of food they come into contact with the barrier. A lethal dose of the chemical is then delivered to the termites and a “transfer effect” occurs meaning the barrier not only prevents termites from from entering your property, but it also transfers the chemical to other termites which then carry it back to the nest thereby eliminating the entire colony.
WHAT ABOUT BAIT STATIONS AND REPELLENTS?
We prefer to not recommend bait stations as we have found from experience that these are not as effective as a chemical barrier.
Also we have found that Termiticides unlike repellents, are far more effective, as repellents simply deter termites, without killing them off or eradicating the main nest.
TERMITE INSPECTIONS ARE A MUST
Before you have a barrier installed we recommend that you have a full termite inspection carried out to make sure that you do not already have active termites in your property.
Pest Exterminators our professional team are very experienced with termite infestations and can treat your problem and also give you advice on maintenance like a termite barrier to ensure it doesn't occur again.
What Can I Do to Prepare for a Termite Barrier?
It is very important not to disturb termites when you find them! With termites the whole nest must be treated or they may infest your property somewhere else. Do not disturb any mud trails or nests as the termites will be harder to treat and they may move into other areas and make the problem worse. As soon as you find termites give us a call for an inspection to assess your particular situation before touching anything.
Some things you can do around your property to prepare for termite barrier installation.
- Move everything away from the walls of your house by 1 metre so our technicians have access to the perimeter of your house. This includes pot plants, garden furniture etc.
- Do not disturb the soil at this stage as our technicians may be looking for evidence of termite entry points.
- Remove all timber that may be laying around your property
- Tree Stumps - Tree stumps anywhere near your property are a particular concern and should be treated. We have a special Preventative Stump Treatment for Termites.
- If you think you may have termites do not disturb anything call in the pest control experts first. We can provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that will keep termites away for good.
We offer comprehensive Pest Control to get Rid of Termites and STOP Them Coming Back.
A qualified and licensed pest control operator can determine the type, source and extent of the infestation and use registered insecticides to control the particular species of termites that you have in a way that is safe for your family and pets.
Newcastle Pest Exterminators provide quality pest management services to homeowners throughout the Newcastle Area and the Central Coast.
We fully understand the sensitive nature of the home environment, and we take the protection of your family's health and property very seriously. Whether you need a special treatment, or you are looking for continuous protection year-round, Newcastle Pest Exterminators can customise a treatment package that will meet all your needs.
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