What is a Termite Barrier?
A termite barrier is a system either chemical or physical installed to protect your home against a Termite attack.
Termidor and/or Fipforce Chemical Barrier
A chemical 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.
The chemical is invisible to Termites. As the Termite passes through the barrier it is affected by the poison which takes some days to build a lethal dose. In the meantime, Termites, being a social insect transfer this chemical back and forth throughout the colony hence causing colony destruction within weeks.
Termidor and Fipforce are the most trusted products on the market today. We do not use other, less inferior products. As per label the life expectancy of these products is up to 8 years.
The actual barrier is installed by digging a 150mm wide trench around the perimeter of your home (if slab) or around piers if any. The trench needs to be deep enough to expose the footings. Drilling into concrete may also be required.
This trench or drilled holes are then injected with this termiticide chemical compound that binds with the soil.
Baiting System – Sentricon Always Active
In some cases a baiting system is required. Sentricon is the latest in advanced baiting Technology.
Sentricon is a small basket placed in the ground with an active chemical rod inside. The Termites are attracted to and begin feeding on the Chemical rod inside. Again, the transfer effect causes the chemical to be passed through the colony and back to the queen.
Pest and Termite Exterminators only use Sentricon Always Active. Released in 2015 it is the future of all baiting systems with its low upkeep and relatively low setup cost.