One of the most important decisions you will make when building your property is how to protect your investment against termites and there is no better way to do this at the time with a pre-construction termite barrier. A1 Pest Control Canberra is a trusted installer and well known amongst builders.
The purpose of a termite management system is to deter hidden termite entry and stop the risk of termite attack.
Why Pre-Construction Termite Barriers Are Important?
- Termites and are active in all mainland areas of Australia
- 34,000 homes each year are attacked by termites
- The average damage cost is approximately $10,000.00 with some homes having to be knocked down completely!
- Insurance does NOT cover Termite damage steel roof homes are not termite proof. Other areas of the home are still vulnerable to termite attack. For example, timber floor, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, even electrical wiring problems.
Did you know….
Under the Building Regulations, your new home must be fitted with a termite management system or be built with termite resistant structural materials?
As the new property owner you can choose the type of termite protection installed before the commencement of construction this is the only opportunity you have.
A1 Pest Control Canberra has been installing termite pre-construction termite barriers and post construction barriers for the older properties for many years, in fact we are the experts when it comes to termites’ period.
As specialist in termite barriers leading builders sought our help and advice when it comes to help choosing the right termite management system for the property.
A few of the options we have but not limited to include:
- Chemical Reticulation Soil Treatment Systems
These are rechargeable, piping systems that deliver liquid termiticide the soil next to critical areas under and around the house. The treated soil is a deterrent to termites. As any termiticide will break down in a few years, reticulation systems offer the benefit of being able to retreatment the soil without disruption.
- Hand Sprayed Chemical Soil Treatments
Mainly now only used in Western Australia, this method involves the application of a termiticide to the soil under the slab, garage floor and around the outside walls. The treated soil is a deterrent to termites. To increase the level of protection with this method, we also install other service penetrations.
The perimeter chemically treated soil will break down within 5 years and further re-treatments will be required to maintain the effectiveness of the soil to ensure that the treatment remains effective. Trithor is a unique Thermo-compression Technology™ that locks the deltamethrin into the inner core before it is laminated top and bottom with a rugged plastic membrane.
This means it is non-hazardous to anyone handling the product or who comes into contact with it. This product has a 50-year warranty with it. Trithor is an exceptionally tough and flexible termite security system, with proven performance that doesn’t cost the earth.