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Termite Treatment vs Termite Barrier

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.

Termite Treatment

The only kind of house that should be eaten.

The treatments available for treating termites are varied and come in a variety of delivery methods from foams to dust but all must be applied by a licensed professional.

This is not the sort of thing you can look after yourself. A licensed experienced pest controller will apply the correct treatment for the species of termite you are infested with and the size of the colony and infestation you are experiencing.

If you do discover termite activity in your home the best course of action is to cover them back over and ring a professional. By subjecting them to the light you will force them to spread out looking for darkness again. This can split the colony and mean that when the treatment is applied it only kills off one section of the colony with the other half of the colony hiding safely in another location. By spraying them with any pesticide you may have on hand you are also risking a longer term problem. Although the spray may be effective in killing the termites you see it won’t knock out the whole nest.

It is our aim when called to a live termite infestation to ensure that the whole colony is killed. We don’t want anyone left behind to continue feasting on your home.

If you think you may have a problem… give us a call and we will assess the situation free of charge. You would then be advised of the cost to treat the infestation and one of our friendly staff would attend your site to treat the problem.

Call 1300 665 665 if you live in the greater Brisbane region and need a quote.