Termite Barrier Mount Crosby - Protecting Your Home From Foraging Termites

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Live in Mount Crosby and been told you need a Termite Barrier?

Each of our Termite Barrier Mount Crosby 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 Mount Crosby house fits into the Termite Activity Risk Factor termite barrier Mount Crosby risk factorScale which has 5 levels.

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

Our licensed Termite Barrier Mount Crosby Team can inform 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 greater Risk Factor. Exactly what is a Conducive Environment? Well I can wager you'd have a handful around your place right now.

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There are a basic few that are a great starting point and you won't need to be a professional to point them out. So do not keep this simply to yourself share this info with friends and family and save them a lot of troubles too!

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

termite barrier Mount Crosby - 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 Mount Crosby - 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 Mount Crosby - 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 Mount Crosby - 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 develop a home of their own. During your next Termite Inspection our Termite Barrier Mount Crosby 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 house from foraging Termites. There are many Termite Barriers readily available and one to suit your home construction type. Certified Home Inspections offers a free onsite quote to precisely match your home with the correct Termite Barrier.

There is a mistaken belief among home owners that houses built on slabs are not susceptible to Termite Attack. This could not be further from the truth. All it takes is a 2mm crack in the slab or one of the plumbing penetrations to be not fitting correctly and you'll have Termites in your house. 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 Mount Crosby

Here is a leaking water pipe that was feeding a tap above it. Found during an installation of a Termite Barrier in Mount Crosby. 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.

More recent houses on a concrete slab from 1995 would have a Physical Moisture/ Termite Blanket set up to stop Termites showing up through any cracking. While adding some Termite Protection, all it in fact does is push Termites to the slab edge. This is why it's exceptionally crucial to have annual Termite Inspections so we can detect this Termite Mudding on the side of the house. From the Slab Edge the Termites will then tunnel through the garden reaching your covered weep holes then gain access into the house.

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

photos of a termite barrier Mount Crosby installation

The three stages of a Chemical Termite Barrier in Mount Crosby

There are different Termite Barrier Types

Termite Bait Stations Barrier

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

Chemical Termite Barrier

The Chemical Termite Barrier design is a little more evasive as we have to dig to the footing of your house. The dirt may be removed and (depending on it's condition) changed with soil which has been treated with a chemical. It's vital to note that there are two primary chemical characteristics readily 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 best money can buy and will not just kill Termites however will possibly be taken back to the nest (For more information on Termidor take a look at our Termite Treatment page). We are not interested in merely repelling Termites away only for them to take up elsewhere 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 idea of garden irrigation. A black plastic pipe is dug in down to the footings of your home. It is set up in lengths of up to 12 metres. The concept behind this method is that all chemicals have an active timespan. 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 Mount Crosby 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 set up many Termite Barrier Systems and understand which will match your house the best. Our Termite Technicians will run you through your risk factor and why your home fits that rating. Know your true Termite Barrier Cost, for a free quote simply call our Termite Barrier Mount Crosby 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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