The Importance of Termite Barriers for Your Home

Types of Termite Barriers

No one wants to deal with termites and you’ve probably heard of the horror stories that go with dealing with an infestation of them.

Luckily, Pest Control Queensland is here to help by offering termite barriers that can keep the little pests away and protect the integrity of your house. If you’re unsure what a termite barrier is and how it works, keep reading for all the information you need to keep your home pest free with termite barriers for the Sunshine Coast.

Types of Termite Barriers

It’s definitely important to use termite barriers in your home if you’re at risk of suffering an infestation.

But before you make a decision, it’s a good idea to know more about the types of termite barriers so you can choose the right one for your house.

A chemical option will keep the termites from entering your home. Applying the barrier around your entire house protects it all at once. Another option is to eradicate the termite home so they are forced to relocate.

Combined with a chemical barrier, you have an effective method for keeping termites out of your house. Keep reading for more about why a termite barrier is so important.

Protects the Structure of Your Home

Annually, termites cause more damage to homes than fires, floods and earthquakes. The damage can be quite costly and can compromise the structure and stability of your house.

By having your home inspected regularly and using a termite barrier, you can prevent this devastating damage and can prevent having to spend a lot of money fixing it.

They Can Damage Other Parts of Your Home

While termites primarily feed on the wood in your home, they’re also known to nibble on other items, including books, insulation and swimming pool liners. In some cases, they also get into the pool’s filtration system.

Replacing and repairing these things can get pretty expensive but using a termite barrier can prevent the problem from occurring in the first place.

They Can Compromise Your Health

Termites generally make their home in dark corners of your home where you don’t see them. When they bite through the wood in these areas, they can also transmit mould.

The mould then travels, both through the wood and through the air in your house. Inhaling mould can be detrimental to your health. Some kinds of mould can be deadly so having a termite barrier makes sense for your family’s overall health.

Call Pest Control Queensland today at (07) 5471 6111 or use our contact page with help choosing the right termite barrier for your home.

Termite Treatment and Protection

Termites are commonly referred to in Australia as ‘white ants’. These pests cause millions of dollars in damage to houses and structures in Queensland annually, making termite pest control vitally important.

If your home has termites and you want the most effective termite treatment that Pest Control Queensland has to offer? Are you looking for a reliable termite eradication service on the Sunshine Coast? Get in touch to discuss options with expert and experienced technicians so that you can make an informed decision.

Treatments vary, so Pest Control Queensland technicians take time to explain the differences and limitations of each treatment. When you have termite management services carried out there are two main termite management strategies, either you are trying to create a barrier between the termites and the building to be protected (chemical treatments) or you are trying to eradicate the termite colony (baiting).

When it comes to termite eratication in Sunshine Coast homes, a chemical treatment is the more traditional termite management strategy for termite control, however colony eradication via interception and baiting has some distinct benefits that are hard to ignore.

Chemical treatments stop termites entering the building, so you can either have a localised treatment or a full perimeter treatment. A localised treatment is designed to prevent termites from entering a localised (small) area of the building, a full perimeter treatment is designed to protect the whole building. A localised treatment does not prevent the termites finding an alternate route into the building – one where chemicals have not been applied. It is for this reason Pest Control Queensland do not generally recommend localised treatment.

Two types of chemicals can be used for your termite treatment. Either a non-repellent chemical or a repellent. Termites can detect the presence of a repellent chemical, meaning they learn to avoid those areas, increasing the chance of finding an unprotected route into your building. Non-repellent chemicals are undetectable by termites, ensuring their fatality on contact.

Two popular non-repellent chemicals are Ultrathor and Termidor (Up to eight years residual life). Pest Control Queensland recommended choice in repellent chemical is Maxthor (up to 5 years residual life).

The recommendation to Pest Control Queensland clients for the optimal chemical treatment is based on each individual situation.