Termite Barrier Benowa - Protecting Your Home From Foraging Termites

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Live in Benowa and been informed you require a Termite Barrier?

Each of our Termite Barrier Benowa Teams are experts in their field and are fully licensed and certified in Termite Protection. Now known in the Industry as a Termite Management System a Termite Barrier is still the best way to help with Termite Protection. However it's not the ONLY option! Each Benowa house fits into the Termite Activity Risk Factor termite barrier Benowa risk factorScale which has 5 levels.

  • Low
  • Low to Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Moderate to High
  • High

Our licensed Termite Barrier Benowa Team can tell you exactly what Risk Factor your home falls under and why. From there we can organise an onsite Termite Protection Quote.

Conducive Environments that bring in Termites would put you in a higher Risk Factor. What is a Conducive Environment? Well I can wager you'd have a handful around your place today.

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There are a basic few that are an excellent starting point and you will not have to be a professional to point them out. So do not keep this simply to yourself share this information with loved ones and save them a lot of headaches too!

Here are a few Conducive Environments around your house that can attract Termites

termite barrier Benowa - A garden against a house is an attractant for Termites.

1. Gardens up against the house is a big one. Not only are you providing Termites with a food source (dead branches, twigs, mulch) there's a good chance everything would be high in moisture and covering the slab edge and weep holes. We found a leaking pipe in this garden under the soil attached to that tap on the wall. Creating the perfect environment for Termites.

termite barrier Benowa - hot water system leaking to ground can attract termites

2. Hot water system and Air conditioner overflow piping leaking to the ground. This is very easy to over look but the air conditioning unit will drop a fair amount of water into a concentrated spot. This gives Termites a water source and termite activity is commonly found in the wall nearby. Older Hot Water Systems will slowly leak excess water onto the ground.

termite barrier Benowa - stumps left in the ground can attract termites

3. Stumps and root crowns left in the ground. These are termite hotspots and are perfect for the main termite nest. Under the ground, away from predators and surrounded in moisture. If you cannot remove the crown from the soil then we recommend drill and injecting a termite treatment chemical like termidor into it to avoid possible infestation.

termite barrier Benowa - timber sleepers break down over time and can be a perfect place for a termite nest

(Bonus one) Timber Sleeper retain walls are like the hotel buffet. Sure they come out of the hardware store treated in a chemical to ward off termites but after months in the sun and rain this chemical soon breaks down. Hard up against the earth termites are quick to chow down and take advantage of the gift given to them.

With all this activity outside soon the Termite Nest will prepare to go forth and prosper. The White Ants will construct underground super highways and some Termites will grow wings (Alates) and fly to their next Conducive Environment to create a home of their own. During your next Termite Inspection our Termite Barrier Benowa team can run you through these areas of concern. The same Inspectors do the barrier installations as well as the Termite Inspections

The concept of the Termite Management System (Termite Barrier) is to help protect your home from foraging Termites. There are many Termite Barriers readily available and one to match your home construction type. Certified Home Inspections offers a totally free onsite quote to properly match your house with the right Termite Barrier.

There is a misconception among homeowners that houses built on slabs are not prone to Termite Attack. This could not be further from the truth. All it takes is a 2mm fracture in the slab or one of the plumbing penetrations to be not fitting properly and you'll have Termites in your home. We have performed Building and Pest Inspections where Termites have shown up through the slab and began to eat the soft pine around the edging of the carpet, leaving simply the small carpet nails and brittle sleeves of pine.

Water leak to plumbing is a massive attractant for termites - termite barrier Benowa

Here is a leaking water pipe that was feeding a tap above it. Found during an installation of a Termite Barrier in Benowa. The soil was completely saturated and it looked as if it had been leaking for some time. Over-sized hole through the brick work would allow direct access for Termites into the house. Being below the soil line, in a garden and with a water source - its pretty much as bad as it gets in regards to a conducive environment. The pipe connector was replaced with a new one and the saturated soil was removed.

Newer houses on a concrete slab from 1995 would have a Physical Moisture/ Termite Blanket set up to stop Termites turning up through any cracking. While adding some Termite Protection, all it really does is push Termites to the slab edge. This is why it's incredibly crucial to have annual Termite Inspections so we can pick up on this Termite Mudding on the side of your home. From the Slab Edge the Termites will then tunnel through the garden reaching your covered weep holes and after that gain access into your home.

It's not all doom and gloom though, your Termite Barrier Benowa team can easily show you how to lower your Termite Risk Factor.

photos of a termite barrier Benowa installation

The three stages of a Chemical Termite Barrier in Benowa

What type of Termite Barriers are there?

Termite Bait Stations Barrier

Inground Termite Baiting Stations are installed around the house every 3 metres. These Termite Bait Stations are filled with sleeves of eucalyptus timbers which Termites show more favour to. These stations are monitored every 6 to 10 weeks by a skilled technician searching for Termite Activity. If and when Termites are found a chemical solution is added to the stations and this begins the culling process of Termites taking the baited chemical back to the colony. The low toxic bait breaks down the Termites Exoskeleton and they merely perish. The Termite Bait Station can be set up in concrete and earth (garden and yard). The devices are approximately 20cm high and 10cm wide and sit nicely inline with the garden soil, yard or concrete.

Chemical Termite Barrier

The Chemical Termite Barrier design is a bit more evasive as we have to dig down to the footing of your house. The dirt may be removed and (depending on it's condition) replaced with soil which has been treated with a chemical. It's important to note that there are 2 main chemical characteristics available. One is a Termite Repellent and the other is a Termite Culling Agent. We only use a chemical called Termidor which in our opinion is the very best money can buy and will not only kill Termites however will possibly be taken back to the nest (For more details on Termidor take a look at our Termite Treatment page). We are not interested in simply repelling Termites away only for them to take up somewhere else on your property.

Chemical Termite Barrier Reticulation system

Another version of a Termite Chemical Barrier is a Termite Barrier Reticulation System. Very similar to the concept of garden irrigation. A black plastic pipe is dug in down to the footings of the house. It is installed in lengths of up to 12 metres. The idea behind this technique is that all chemicals have an active period. The average is 8 years. With a reticulation system, the Termite Barrier is reactivated by just pumping more chemical into the piping surrounding your house.

Our Termite Barrier Benowa Team has the experience and knowledge to create complete termite systems from the best pesticide to combat subterranean termites.

We come out to you for a free onsite termite barrier quote

We have installed lots of Termite Barrier Systems and understand which will suit your house the best. Our Termite Technicians will run you through your risk factor and why your house fits that rating. Know your true Termite Barrier Cost, for a complimentary quote simply call our Termite Barrier Benowa Team on 1800 UNCOVER - 1800862683 or complete our contact us form.

Certified Home Inspections can offer

  • termite protection for concrete slabs
  • termite protection for slab on ground
  • termite protection for existing homes
  • termite protection for decks
  • termite protection house stumps

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