Do you know that termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year? What about the fact that around 1 out of 3 homes in Australia experience termites? These figures may seem frightening, but you are not helpless. Newer homes are required to have a termite barrier installed during construction. For older homes, you can get the same type of protection when you invest in a termite barrier in Sydney.
There are multiple types of termites. However, subterranean termites, also known as soil-dwelling termites, are the main problem. They build underground colonies, so they are hidden. They eat wood and other cellulose, and you may not realize you have a problem until they have done thousands of dollars in damage.
A termite barrier can help prevent a subterranean termite infestation. However, deciding which one is the right one for you can depend on several factors.
Physical barriers are popular. They create a physical barrier between your home and the ground. They are usually PVC and can last a long time, maybe even the lifetime of your house. However, they have a main drawback; they can only be installed during construction. If you are renovating your home, you may be able to add these barriers.
Metal termite shields are another type of physical barrier. Like the PVC strips, they can only be installed during construction or renovation.
Chemical barriers are great for houses that have already been built. We treat the soil surrounding your home. It kills termites when they come into contact with the soil. These barriers not only prevent termites but can also kill existing colonies.
Termite detection systems are not exactly barriers. Instead, they are essentially bait stations that attract termites. By placing them outside around your home, you attract termites to them instead of to your home. If your pest control professional notices activity, they can provide poisoned bait. The termites not only eat it, but also bring it back to their colonies.
Ready to implement your termite protection plan? Contact Flick for a termite barrier consultation for your Sydney home.
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