Specifying your home's termite management system (preconstruction termite barrier) is one of the most important decisions you will make when building your new home. The purpose of a termite management system is to deter hidden termite entry and reduce the risk of termite attack.
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Why Termite Barriers Are Important?
- Termites and white ants 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
- Termite damage is not covered by home or contents insurance
- 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.
- For obligation free advice and no pressure quotes, call or email your local centre, before you build.
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 homeowner you can choice of the type of termite protection installed into your new home. The only opportunity you have to make this choice is before the commencement of construction.
Termitrust Pest Control is a division of the Termi Home & Commercial network which has been providing termite barriers for new homes for more than two decades.
We specialise in this termite barriers and are used by many of Australia’s leading builders.
Our options include:
- The Termimesh System
The original non-poisonous physical termite barrier which set new standards throughout Australia and the world. It has a proven record in over 500,000 homes worldwide since our first installations in 1992. The Termimesh System is installed around service penetrations prior to slab pour and through the perimeter cavity walls at slab level and does not rely on any chemical treatment.
- Smartfilm Termite Blanket
Smartfilm is unique to our Australian network and is a proven chemical impregnated blanket which is repellent to termites. Our Smartfilm perimeter installations exclusively use Termimesh penetration protection as added benefit to the system.
- 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. Again as an added benefit and higher level of protection, only our network installs Termimesh penetration protection with every reticulation installation.
- 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 Termimesh to all service penetrations. The perimeter chemically treated soil will break down within 5 years and further retreatments will be required to maintain the effectiveness of the soil, although the Termimesh penetration protection will still remain effective.
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