Termites (commonly known as white ants) are one of the most destructive pests in Australia. They cause millions of dollars damage to homes and structures throughout Australia every year. According to CSIRO 1 in 3 homes will be affected by termites within the economic life of the structure. Termites are found in the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas all too often, the presence of these home invaders goes undetected until damage is discovered by chance. This damage is not covered by most insurance companies.
Physical Termite Barriers
Physical Termite Barriers are made from metal, crushed rock, wire mesh or other materials that termites find impenetrable.
Barriers are required for new buildings and also can be retro-fitted to existing structures. Most manufacturers of these barriers require the Pest Controllers to be certified in the installation of their system.
Examples of Physical Termite Barriers in Australia include:
– Kordon Termite Management Barrier
– Chemical Termite Barriers
– Treated Zones
– Chemical Termite Barriers are usually insecticide barriers placed around existing homes and/or under concrete slabs & foundations for new dwellings by professional pest controllers.
Chemical Termite Barriers are usually insecticide barriers placed around existing homes and/or under concrete slabs & foundations for new dwellings by professional pest controllers.
Chemical Barriers are also known as Termite Treated Zones & are a popular and proven method of termite prevention for new and existing structures. Termites that do prey into the treated zone are repelled away. There are several types of Termite Barriers available and they differ in upfront & ongoing costs, monitoring requirements, residual effects, structural differences & a property’s suitability. It is a good idea to discuss what system best suits your needs with us.
Examples of Chemical Termite Barriers in Australia include:
– Termite Reticulation Systems
Termite Reticulation Systems
Termite Reticulation Systems are physical barriers that also store chemical treatments and are designed to impede the entry of termites into the building as well as aid in the detection and eradication of termites if entry still becomes possible.
There are a few reticulation models so it pays to discuss your options with your East Coast Pest Services who will be able to assess your individual needs based on your geographical location, building structure & budget constraints and other variables. Most reputable reticulation systems available also require the pest controller to be accredited or certified with the installation and monitoring of these systems.
Examples of Reticulation Systems in Australia include:
– Termguard Perimeter System
– Altis Termite Reticulation System
– Camilleri Under Slab Injection System
– Trithor Termite Protection
– Termx Replenishment System
Termite Monitoring & Baiting
A popular method used for controlling termites is “termite monitoring”. Small ‘stations’ generally cylindrical in shape are installed around the perimeter of a property and near areas that are conducive to termite foraging. These monitoring stations are then checked regularly for signs of termite activity.
If termite activity is discovered then bait can be applied to these stations which worker termites will ingest and carry back to the nest, where the entire termite colony is exposed and infected.
Examples of Termite Monitoring Systems in Australia include:
– Exterra Baiting and Monitoring Stations
– Sentricon Colony Elimination System
– Nemesis Termite Bait System