Looking for the most efficient way to get rid of pesky termites from your home?
Termex Pest Management provides effective termite barrier solutions. We are pest control experts in Brisbane committed to keeping your home or business free from termite invasion. Since 1980, our team has been servicing suburbs from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast.
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Because we are so confident that we will give you nothing less than quality service, our chemical barrier installations come with warranties backed by Timber Secure and Eflex.
Making Termite Barriers Work For You
Termites can be a threat to your property and can even cost you thousands in structural damages. Due to their social and feeding habit, they can go unnoticed while attacking your house. Even with a large colony comprising hundreds and thousands of members, termites can still remain under the radar. Being able to conceal themselves under the floor or inside walls, they can leave you clueless of the severe damage they are causing.
While it is hard to tell at first look whether or not a structure is infested by termites, having regular timber pest inspections done on your property will prevent substantial damages. Installation of chemical barrier systems will also hold off these unwanted guests from entering and invading your property.
Installation of Chemical Barriers
The photo above shows treatment strips formed by cutting concrete & lifting pavers, it is virtually impossible to treat areas under, around or below pipes that are beneath the concrete areas.
As properties vary in size, location and condition, the techniques used may be different for every property. Technicians will discuss with you which installation will work best for your property. In cases where the recommended method is declined by the client, the technician will suggest an alternate approach.
Generally, termiticidal dust is first applied to eliminate the lingering termites in the property. After being in contact with the termiticidal dust, termites will take back the dust to their nest. The poisonous effect of the termiticide will transfer to other termites, gradually killing the entire colony. Once the intended result of the termiticidal dust is achieved, the chemical barrier system will be installed.
Trenching is the preferred method of installing termite barriers as it provides a more complex barrier around the perimeter of the structure. A trench will be dug in the soil areas surrounding the property and chemical treatment will be applied. The trench will then be back-filled with treated soil.
If there are pavers that can be lifted, a reticulation system will be installed. The reticulation system uses pipes with small holes that are placed in the trench and covered in soil. The piping system is used for efficient reapplication of the treatment later on – by pumping the chemical through the pipe.
Paths have had to be removed or cut & entry points located to stop repeated infestation. A chemical barrier was later applied using soil replacement to successfully stop any further termite infestation.
Drilling and Injecting
In situations where trenching is declined by the client, drilling and injecting can be requested instead. This is useful when the concrete or pavers around the property cannot be lifted and the soil cannot be excavated.
Depending on the soil, 150mm to 200mm holes will be drilled through the concrete and the chemical will be injected into the soil underneath. After injecting, drill holes will be sealed with plastic plugs to ensure that chemicals are trapped in the soil. Plugs come in various colours that can be matched with the concrete or pavers, making the drill holes less noticeable.
Life Expectancy of Chemical Barriers
The life expectancy of the chemical treatment is indicated by the product manufacturer. Although both treatments are effective, however, due to the nature and complexity of the installation, trenching and flooding generally has a longer life expectancy than drilling and injecting.
Annual inspections should be conducted on the property to ensure the efficacy of the treatment and to check any breaches on the chemical treatment. Inspectors will also determine if there is a need for retreatment of the installed barriers.