About Termite Barriers
Proactive Pest Solutions offer Sunshine Coast termite barriers, and may recommended this for your property as an important termite prevention measure. We factor in several considerations when determining the need for a termite barrier, termite bait stations / monitoring stations in a home. We will discuss these factors in detail with you.
At Proactive Pest Solutions, we don’t do a hard sell when it comes to termite barriers. They aren’t cheap, so we want you to understand the risks and the reasons why we have recommended one, and then we will explain the costs involved.
All termite barrier work is assessed by the company owner, who is also a licensed builder. This way you get a competent, professional assessment of your property to ensure all possible termite entry points are identified and treated accordingly.
Contact us to understand more about the risks posed by termites and how we can alleviate your concerns.
Sunshine Coast Termite Barriers - About Chemical Barriers
A chemical barrier is a form of managing your termite risk. They involve the placement of chemical around the full perimeter of your home in the soil above and below the footing. Termites are subterranean meaning they travel through the soil to gain access to your home. By placing a chemical barrier around the home termites are affected by the termicide chemical as they enter the home resulting in death of the termites and their colony.
The chemical choices for termite barriers are quite extensive with many brands, active ingredients and mode of actions in the market place for professional pest managers to choose from. We have spent a great deal of time over the years ensuring we only use the best products on the market that are proven and effective at protecting your home.
Termidor is a highly effective termicide that we use exclusively on our termite barriers. Whilst there are cheaper options available we have found that this product continually provides better protection and a greater coverage of the soil areas when applied correctly. We are proud to be Termidor accredited applicators and use this product with pride.
A correctly applied chemical treatment will last up to 8 years. In some high pressure environments, some additional top ups may be recommended during the course of the 8 year period.
The application process does involve digging the soil around the perimeter of the home to gain access to the footing and also drill and injecting below any concrete paths that may be around the home. Whilst this can be a messy task we take great pride in our work and leave your yard, gardens and paths as clean as we found them to ensure you’re not left cleaning up at the end.
If you would like to know more about having a chemical barrier installed around your home please enquire today. We offer a no obligation assessment of your home to identify its suitability for this product and also provide you with a no obligation quote for its installation if its found to be a viable risk management strategy.
Termite Bait Stations / Termite Monitoring
Termite bait stations are a form of managing your termite risk. They involve placing termite baits or termite monitoring stations around the perimeter of your home (on average every 3m apart depending on the system used)
Not every property is suitable for a chemical barrier, usually due to the type of construction methods used in the home. Using termite bait stations is a very effective way of still actively managing your risk of termites around your home.
There are two main termite baiting systems on the market today for professional pest managers. They both contain an attractant and a termicide in a single bait station. Until recently termite bait stations had to be loaded with sacrificial timber attractants and checked on a very regular basis so termite activity could be detected and then termicide could be added to the active termites. The time and cost involved in these systems commonly saw them being neglected shortly after installation. By using the latest products on the market we are able to reduce our visits to your property to check the bait stations thereby reducing the cost to you.
Termite bait stations are environmentally safe and very safe for humans and pets. They are securely placed in the ground in locked containers so little fingers or paws cant access them.
If you would like to know more about having a termite baiting system installed around your home please enquire today. We offer a no obligation assessment of your home to identify its suitability for this product and also provide you with a no obligation quote for its installation if its found to be a viable risk management strategy.