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    Termite Barrier In Newcastle

    All About Termite Barriers

    Barriers are potentially one of the most effective ways to contain termites. This is because termites are difficult to remove once an infestation is in place, and are easily prevented with some easy precautions.

    With as much as 33% of Australian homes dealing with some level of termite infestation, a barrier can be a great way to keep them, and other pests, at bay. A termite barrier is usually not a structural treatment (though these are also available).

    It is a chemical treatment that will keep termites away from wood. The barrier will surround the perimeter of a building so that the termites steer well clear.

    Of course, you will want to ensure that you get a termite inspection with Hunter and Coast before you get the chemical barrier. This is because if there are termites inside the house, then the barrier is pointless. You will soon be dealing with a full-blown infestation. You will then have to get professional services to remove the termites before you enforce the termite barrier.

    Ensure that your termite barrier is safe and sound before you make a purchase. Hunter and Coast only use approved treatments that are not harmful to humans and have acceptable levels of toxicity. We will also advise you on the specific agent and what to do when putting down the barrier.

    The termite barrier is not actually inside your home but will be placed in the soil surrounding your home, in a trench outside the property. There is little threat to you, but much danger for hungry termites. Prevention is always the best cure.

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    How much does a termite barrier cost?

    The cost of a termite barrier ranges from around $1,500 to $3,500 for the average Australian home. This cost varies depending on the size of your house, as well as whether you’d prefer a repellent or non-repellent chemical. A repellent chemical is cheaper as it simply deters termites from entering your home but does not kill them. A non-repellent treatment will kill off termites upon ingestion or contact.

    How long does the termite barrier last?

    You can expect a chemical termite barrier to offer your house protection against termites for around 5 to 8 years. After this time, it’s best to call a pest control service once again to redo the chemical treatment. A physical barrier lasts longer at around 20 years but they are not as effective as a chemical termite barrier. A physical barrier simply reduces the risk of termites getting in, but they won’t kill off the termites.

    What is the best termite barrier?

    The most effective termite barrier is a non-repellent termite chemical barrier. When termites eat this chemical solution, they will die. If they come into contact with the chemical barrier, they end up carrying around this solution and spreading it back to their colonies. Because they cannot detect the presence of this chemical, they eventually ingest it as they go about their normal routines.

    What Termite Barrier and Termite Control Treatments Do You Offer?

    Hunter and Coast Pest Control offers all aspects of termite barrier and termite control and termite treatment including;

    • Pre-construction termite barrier installation
    • Termite treatment prior to building
    • Pet safe termite control
    • Child safe termite control
    • Kill termites
    • Chemical termite barrier removal treatments
    • Home build termite treatment prior to the concrete slab
    • Commercial chemical termite treatment and termite barrier when building the house
    • Termite protection new house
    • Termite protection house build and timber house
    • Timber house termite protection and termite barrier

    Frequently Asked Questions About Termite Barrier

    In most cases, a house with termite damage can still be saved. If you’re a homeowner, it’s best to be aware of the early telltale signs of termites so you can nip the problem in the bud. If you spot tiny holes around wooden areas and termite droppings that resemble sawdust, call a professional pest control service right away to get a termite inspection. Especially if you live in a termite-prone area, it’s a good idea to get an annual termite inspection to ensure that your house remains termite-free.

    Termite barriers work and they’re one of the most effective methods to keeping your home termite-free. A chemical termite barrier surrounds the perimeter of your home with a chemical solution that’s toxic to termites. When they come in contact with the solution, these termites become sick and die. Furthermore, they spread the chemicals back to other termites which eventually kills off the entire colony. However, keep in mind that a termite barrier won’t do much against an existing infestation.

    There are broadly two types. The first is a chemical treatment, which mixes with the soil and kills/repels termites. The second is a physical barrier that they can’t chew through, or else simply a gap between the soil and the structure. However, more than a gap is needed to ensure that the property is safe. Consult a specialist to see what is the best kind of termite barrier for your property.

    While there are many kinds of termite baiting systems, they all work on one fundamental principle. The termite baiting system traps the termites before they enter your property. They ingest the poisonous bait and then transfer it to each other. If you poison a few termites, it could be enough to kill an entire colony. However, the baiting system needs to be continually checked to ensure its effectiveness.

    Keep in mind that a termite barrier offers prevention rather than a cure. A termite barrier won’t kill off termites that are already inside your home but is effective against termites that are still making their way in. Typically, the termiticide in a termite barrier will kill off an outside colony within three months.

    If you exterminate termites without setting up a preventative solution, termites will most likely come back. This is why a termite barrier or termite baiting system is highly recommended to prevent future infestations. It’s also recommended to get annual termite inspections to ensure that your house remains termite-free.

    A chemical termite barrier should be maintained every 5 to 8 years. During this time, it’s still recommended to get annual termite inspections to ensure that the barrier has not been breached.

    A physical termite barrier uses a plastic layer that is installed underneath the slab of your property. They are used in new construction projects or when you are building an extension to your home. A physical termite barrier will not kill off termites but it will prevent concealed entry. With regular inspection, a physical termite barrier will let you stay on top of a termite infestation and allow you to kill them before they enter your home.

    A chemical termite barrier involves injecting a liquid chemical deep in the soil and around the perimeter of your home. This chemical is toxic to termites and kills them off when ingested. When termites come into contact with this chemically treated zone, they either eat the chemical or carry it in their skin and spread it back to their colonies. Because this chemical is undetectable, it spreads like a virus among termites and is eventually ingested. Unlike a physical barrier, a chemical termite barrier can be installed even when your property has already been built.

    Many DIYers tout vinegar as a great natural solution to termites. Vinegar is made from acetic acid which is toxic to termites upon contact or when ingested. However, the acetic acid in vinegar is highly diluted which makes it ineffective as a termite control solution. Vinegar will kill some termites but it’s not a smart and effective way to get rid of an infestation.

    The quick answer is yes, bleach kills off termites upon contact. You can spray bleach on termites that you see but it won’t be as effective against hidden colonies. The thing with termites is that they’re able to hide inside your walls, roof, floors, and even deep into your foundation. You cannot simply douse your house in bleach because the fumes are harmful to humans, pets, and even plants. So while bleach can kill termites, it’s not an effective termite control solution overall.

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