Termite Chemical Barrier
Termite infestations, especially those left undetected, can cause significant amounts of structural damage which often results in costly repair bills. This is why, it’s absolutely vital that property owners take every means possible to protect their homes and businesses from being affected.
One of the most effective preventative treatments is what’s known as a chemical Termite barrier.
What is a Termite Chemical Barrier?
A termite chemical barrier is a chemically treated zone that surrounds the perimeter of a building or structure. This treated zone lays beneath the ground, positioned strategically in an effort to disrupt the termites natural path.
The chemicals used to create this barrier prevent the termites from breaching the treated area, and gaining access to your property. Termites that come into direct contact with the treatment are killed off, and also, over time the entire colony is killed off as the effects of the treatment are passed between the termites themselves.
With the help and installation from Proven Pest Control, this is what makes this treatment method particularly effective.
How do termite chemical barriers work?
It’s absolutely vital that before a chemical termite barrier is installed, that a thorough termite inspection of the property is carried out. This is done to ensure that there aren’t any active termites inside. Obviously, if live termites are found within the property, they need to be treated before the barrier can be installed.
If live termites are discovered, we perform immediate treatment and return for a follow up inspection 21 days after, to ensure successful removal before installing the chemical barrier. Of course, if no termites are present, installation of the barrier can commence immediately.
The actual barrier is then installed via way of digging a trench around the perimeter of the building, approximately 300mm wide and deep enough to expose the footings of the building. This trench is then injected with a termiticide chemical compound mixed with water that binds with the soil.