What is the difference between a termite treatment and a termite barrier?
Termite activity anywhere on your property is concerning. The best way to protect your property from termites is to install a Barrier. There are two kinds of barriers. There is a physical barrier which is installed in the construction phase of your building (older buildings didn’t have any termite products installed as it wasn’t invented yet.). if you are unsure you should get your licenced pest controller to inspect your property and advise you. A physical barrier doesn’t completely stop termites from entering your property but it does force them out to a more visible entry point.
The second type of barrier is a chemical one. This barrier acts more like a moat protecting a castle. The chemical that is installed around your property repels termites (subterranean termites) from tunnelling into your property from below.
If you have termites on your property and they need to be treated the treatments we would chose are what are referred to as colony control products. For you this means the product is carried back to the nest to wipe out the whole colony. This isn’t an immediate result though and could take up to 14 days to take affect…. These treatments don’t deter other Termites from moving in and taking up where the last colony left off… Any Thalates (teenagers) that leave other nests in your area (up to a 3klm radius) will see an unprotected property with no “moat” a home already set up (empty nest) and a yummy food source (your house) and move in.
The only way to deter termites from your property is with the installation of a Barrier. Give us a call on 1300 665 665 and we will provide an obligation free quote so you can protect your home.