This will depend on the type of termite barrier. Chemical termite barriers can last for over one year depending on the active chemical used and type of soil and foundation it is applied to. There are other factors such as weather and limitations in application. A physical termite barrier can last up to eight years on average.
Termite barriers applied by a professional are an extremely effective defense against termite infestation. Your home may not yet be affected, however the property next door could have a problem that spreads to you. A termite barrier is your best bet to keep termites from ever entering your home.
A chemical termite barrier is a chemical solution sprayed on your home’s foundation and the soil surrounding it. These long lasting chemicals will create an effective barrier against invading termites. However these types of termite barriers will have a shorter effective period in areas experiencing consistent heavy rains.
It’s important to prepare your home for a pest inspection by doing the following:
- Take care that all walls are accessible and move any furniture that may restrict access - this includes inside sheds, garages and underneath the house.
- Empty out cupboard spaces so the inspector can easily look inside.
- Remove items from under the sinks and other areas in your bathrooms and kitchen.
- Cut back unkempt bushes and remove unnecessary overgrowth, especially close to the home or other buildings.