An estimated 1 in 3 Gold Coast homes will be attacked by Termites (White Ants) but you can reduce your risk by ensuring that your home has a Termite Management System installed that is eligable for either Termite Insurance or a Warranty. Termite Protection options include Physical Termite Barriers, Chemical Termite Barriers and Termite Monitoring and Baiting Systems.
Physical Termite Barrier
A physical termite barrier is designed to prevent concealed termite entry to a house and is installed at the time of construction in accordance with Australian Standard™ AS 3660.1 – 2000 Termite management Part 1: New building work. It forces termites to track over the physical barrier enabling termite inspectors to visually identify termite mudding. A durable notice should be fixed to the building, often found in the meter box and a Certificate of Installation provided.
Chemical Termite Barrier
A Chemical Barrier is a termiticide-treated layer of soil, in accordance with Australian Standard™ AS 3660.2 – 2000 Termite management Part 2: In and around existing buildings and structures – Guidelines, surrounding and where applicable under a building. A durable notice should be permanently fixed to the building, often found in the meter box and a Certificate of Termite Treatment provided.
A Chemical Termite Barrier may be installed using either a repellent or a non-repellent termiticide depending on your termite inspector’s recommendation.
Repellent vs Non-repellent Termiticide
- Repellent termiticides cause termites to track over the chemical barrier exposing themselves and enabling termite inspectors to visually identify termite mudding.
- Non-repellent termiticides enable termites to track through the chemical barrier infecting the termites causing them to transfer the chemical to other termites in the colony to kill them.
Surekil Pest Control only uses market leading termiticides such as Termidor and Ultrathor for reliable protection against termites but it is worth noting that a chemical barrier is not suitable for all types of home construction.
Termite Baiting and Monitoring System
A Termite Baiting and Monitoring System is designed to intercept foraging termites in stations placed at intervals around your home and then to concentrate their feeding in the stations by providing them with a preferred food source. This food source is then taken back to feed the colony resulting in the elimination of that colony. A durable notice should be permanently fixed to the building, often found in the meter box and a Certificate of Termite Treatment provided.
Termite Baiting and Monitoring Systems are generally easier and less intrusive to install than Chemical Termite Barriers and are suitable for all types of home construction.