Termite Management Systems
Termite Management Systems provide different modes of action by means of effectively managing termites. Also, The majority of homes on The Gold Coast and Northern N.S.W will have these already installed. Termite management systems are broken down into 3 types.
- Firstly, Baiting And Monitoring
- Secondly, Chemically Treated Zones
- Also, Physical Barriers
Baiting and Monitoring
There are many types of baiting systems available. However, they all work on the same principal. The baiting stations attract termites before they enter your home. Thus, Termites are then fed bait that contains an active constituent to eliminate the colony. Also, The effectiveness of baiting stations rely on maintenance.
The structure has a perimeter of stations placed every 3-4 meters. It takes time to eliminate a termite colony from a station, thus ensuring the chemical is evenly affecting the whole colony. In addition, there is an ongoing labour to monitor and maintain stations even if you wish to check them yourself. Termite Bait is as toxic as a tablespoon of salt.
Chemically Treated Zone (Chemical Barrier)
A chemical barrier can only be carried out by a licensed termite technician. It is installed to the perimeter of your slab edge to ensure termites cannot enter the structure. It is installed by trenching to the footing, treating the soil and backfilling or drilling and injecting. In addition, these soiled areas can also have a reticulation system (perforated hose) installed to avoid re-digging in the future.
The lifespan on a chemical barrier is 5-10 years thus depending on the chemical and manufactures label.
The types of chemicals used are repellents (repels termites away) and non-repellents (termites pick up the chemical and carry it back to the nest affecting more on the way). The most ideal and effective chemicals are non-repellants.
A chemical barrier is an effective approach to ensuring complete termite prevention. Also, Chemicals have come a long way since the 80s and 90s. These are now generally Low or Non-Toxic.
Most Effective Chemical Brands
Altriset – Non-Repellant – 7 Years Lifespan as Per Label – Non-Toxic
Termidor – Non-Repellant – 8 Year Lifespan as Per Label – Low to Moderate Toxicity
Biflex – Repellant – 5-10 Years Depending on Rate as Per Label – Low Toxic
An essential stage of construction is installing a physical termite barrier. New homes or renovations must have them installed. Also, This Termite barrier is designed to work integrated with annual termite inspections to detect early signs of termite activity and thus to reduce the cost of treatment and damage. Also, New buildings or renovations only permit physical barriers.
Termites have breached my barrier! Why? Physical barriers don’t ultimately stop termites entering your home they only expose them. Adding attachments to houses, Poor Installation, Storing goods against external walls or by not ensuring regular inspections will raise the risk of termite Attack.
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