Termite Barriers

Physical & Chemical Termite Barriers

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Termite barriers are either physical termite barriers which are installed to the slab edge and slab penetrations at the time of construction or a chemical termite barrier which is installed to the soil around the perimeter of the slab post construction. 

A physical termite barrier, also known as pre construction termite protection, commonly referred to as pre con, is designed to prevent concealed termite entry to a structure by forcing termites to expose themselves by tracking over the physical barrier whereas a chemical termite barrier is designed to either repel termites and prevent concealed termite entry to a structure or to not repel the termites but instead to kill them through contact and ingestion as they continue to forage through the soil.

Termite barriers should only be installed in accordance with the product label and Australian Standard AS 3660.1:2014 Termite Management Part 1: New Building Work or AS 3660.2:2017 Termite Management Part 2: In and Around Existing Buildings.

Surekil Pest Control’s qualified, licenced and experienced technicians can provide you with the right advice and solution for your requirements, contact us for a free consultation and quote on on (07) 5599 1322 or submit your online enquiry here.

Termite Reticulation Systems

Termite Reticulation Systems are installed during the installation of a chemical termite barrier, they are typically lengths of perforated pipe that connect to filler points at various intervals around the perimeter of the slab to deliver a pesticide to create a treated zone in accordance with Australian Standard AS 3660.1 – 2014.

When a pesticide is pumped through the pipe, it is done at a relatively low pressure and is known as ‘charging’ the system, the pesticide is released from the pipe in a controlled manner and the surrounding soil absorbs the pesticide forming a chemical termite barrier.

Termite Reticulation Systems are not usually charged on installation as the chemical termite barrier is installed to the soil at the same time.  The Termite Reticulation Systems is charged several years later when the life expectancy of the chemical used for the chemical termite barrier has been reached the chemical termite barrier is due for replenishment.

TermStop Termite Reticulation System

Tips to Help Reduce Your Risk of Termite Infestation

Below are some of our handy tips on what you can do to help reduce your risk of termite infestation:

  • Find and repair any water leaks in and around your property.
  • Ensure that sub-floors have good cross-floor ventilation and drainage.
  • Keep your weep holes clear and visible
  • Keep the external edge of your concrete slab clear and visible.
  • Only use treated timbers for garden beds or retaining walls.
  • Remove dead trees, fallen branches and tree stumps from your property.
  • Store firewood and building materials away from your property.
  • Have your property regularly inspected for termites.

Termite Barrier FAQ

If your property has a Physical Termite Barrier, you will typically only need to install an alternative form of termite protection, such as a Chemical Termite Barrier or Termite Baiting System if termites have gained concealed entry to your property, indicating that the Physical Termite Barrier has failed.

This depends on the period of protection listed on the label of the pesticide used and the recommendations of your pest management technician.

Typically, all areas south of the tropic of capricorn (except tas.) you would expect a pesticide with an active constituent of 100 g/L Fipronil to be effective against subterranean termites for a minimum period of eight years or a pesticide with an active constituent of 100 g/L Bifenthrin to be effective against subterranean termites for a minimum period of ten years.

Termite Reticulation Systems cost a little more up front but typically provide excellent savings down the track as they significantly reduce the disruption and labour costs required to reinstall or replenish the Chemical Termite Barrier.

They can also be installed under concrete, such as a driveway, to provide more consistent protection and less damage and disruption than drilling.

HomeGuard Physical Termite Barrier

Products We Use for Termite Barriers

Below are some of the industry leading products that we use when installing Termite Barriers.

Termite Barrier Prices

Termite Barrier: An obligation free quote can be provided upon request but indicatively costs start from around $22.00 per liner meter for Physical Termite Barriers and $45.00 per liner meter for Chemical Termite Barriers.

The prices shown above are for residential properties of up to 40m2, typically a 3 or 4-bedroom home. For prices for properties of other sizes or commercial services, please contact us on 07 5599 1322 or request a quote.

*Warranty Terms and Conditions

Our goods and services come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. For major failures with the service, you are entitled:

  1. To cancel your service contract with us; and
  2. To a refund for the unused portion, or to compensation for its reduced value.

You are also entitled to choose a refund or replacement for major failures with goods. If a failure with the goods or a service does not amount to a major failure, you are entitled to have the failure rectified in a reasonable time. If this is not done you are entitled to a refund for the goods and to cancel the contract for the service and obtain a refund of any unused portion. You are also entitled to be compensated for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage from a failure in the goods or service.
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