Did you know?
Each year termites cause more damage to Australian homes than all natural disasters combined!
For most Australians, their home is the biggest financial investment they will make. The last thing you want is to see it eaten out from under you by termites.
Did you know that HOME AND CONTENTS INSURANCE DOES NOT COVER YOU AGAINST A TERMITE INFESTATION OR THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSE!
How can you stop these nasty little devils?
One of the best ways to protect you home from termites is to have a chemical termite barrier installed.
So, what is a Chemical Termite Barrier?
A chemical termite barrier, or treated zone as it is known in the pest control industry, is the application of specific chemicals or termiticide into the soil that immediately abut the external walls of your home. The chemical creates an invisible “barrier” in the soil around your home that termites have to pass through before gaining access to your home.
Why treat the soil abutting the building?
Nearly all termite species that threaten homes on the Gold Coast are known as subterranean termites. Subterranean termites live in large underground colonies or nests, which can contain over one million individual termites. From their nest they travel out in the soil in search of food.
Typical suburban home on the Gold Coast
Once termites come into contact with the underground components of your home like, underground brickwork and foundations, their unimaginable need to feed themselves drives them to search every small crack and crevice in search of food. This often leads them into the external wall cavities of your home where delicious timbers like wall framing, skirting boards and window frames await them.
Termites attacking a home built on a concrete slab
Termites now have complete access to every concealed area of your walls and roof where they will no doubt feast themselves until human intervention arrives.
By treating the soil that immediately abuts the external walls of your home; we can stop termites before they ever enter your home!
Install a Chemical Termite Barrier to protect your home.
Exactly how do you install a chemical termite barrier?
So as to ensure an even application of Termiticide into the soil for your chemical termite barrier and, because at every home there is a uniquely different amount of concrete driveways, paths and pavers and, gardens and grass abutting external walls, there are a couple different application techniques which are used.
- Where gardens or grass abut the external walls of the building, we hand dig a small trench beside the external wall of the building (about 200 to 300mm wide) down until we reach 100mm past the edge of the concrete footing or foundation. On homes that are built on raft or monolithic concrete slabs we go down the slab edge at least 100mm from finished ground height. As shown below.
- Where any brick pavers abut the external walls of the building the pavers will be removed and the above method will be carried out.
For ease of future re-application of Termidor in your chemical termite barrier treatment, we can install a chemical replenishment or reticulation pipe in the trench prior to back filling. We can install the chemical reticulation system at the time of your chemical termite barrier treatment at a small additional cost.
- Where concrete paths or driveways abut the external walls of the building you have two options for installing your chemical barrier.
- Drill the concrete to allow for a soil injection device to treat the soil under the concrete. Holes will be drilled every 150mm to 200mm about 100 to 150mm out from the external walls of the building. All holes will be sealed upon completion of the chemical termite barrier. Holes can be sealed using a mortar mix or plastic plugs.
- Cut the concrete in a strip next the wall of the building and remove a section. A trench will be dug as described in point 1. and you can also have a chemical reticulation system installed. The strip section of concrete can then be re-filled with concrete, stones, river rocks or brick pavers.
We take the same care when installing your chemical termite barrier as we would if it were our own home.
As a Gold Coast pest control company that speicalises in Termite Management, we have installed over 300 chemical termite barriers and have not had one failure. We take care and pride in our work to ensure that your chemical termite barrier is installed properly and efficiently in accordance with Australian Standard 3660.1-2000.
If you would like a FREE, no obligation quote for a chemical termite barrier at your Gold Coast home, please email your details on the CONTACT US page of the this website or call 1300 88 2025