It is impossible to overstate the threat that termites pose to buildings in Australia. Termites cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage each year. They can do serious damage within less than a year of infesting a property. The worst news for homeowners it that this damage is not covered by insurance policies. That is why it is so important to protect your home from termites.
The best way to keep termites out of your home is to use a termite barrier system. That is why new construction almost always includes a termite barrier system. However, what if your property was built without a barrier system? Is it possible to get the same level of termite protection? At Flick, we have ways of incorporating a pest control liquid defence barrier system into your existing structure, providing you protection that rivals the protections given by built-in-barrier systems.
We start by taking an aggressive approach against any current termites that you may have. We thoroughly inspect your home to see if you have any evidence of current or past termite presence. If you have termites, we will find them. Then, we kill them. Our aggressive approach means that within 7 days of our initial treatment, all of the termites in your building will be dead. That is the first step to protecting your home from termites.
The next step is making sure you do not get reinfested. We build a protection system that is customized to your building. The goal is exclusion. We look at several factors, including the construction style, termite presence in the area, what species of termites are present, and the building itself to come up with the best approach for your building.
One of the critical elements in termite exclusion is establishing a barrier or treated zone. In many instances, we do this by digging a trench around the building, drilling slab areas, and injecting an insecticide or liquid defence product into the area. The product bonds with the soil to create a treatment zone, so that if termites enter the area they die. Picking the right treatment agent depends on several factors, and our technicians can describe the pros and cons of the products.
Even with a great barrier system, it is possible to get termites. Termites are tenacious creatures, and they will take advantage of any opportunity to infest your home. That is why regular termite inspections are an important part of your termite defence system. In addition to providing a liquid defence barrier system, Flick offers a variety of protection plans that include regular termite inspections. We can also provide stand-alone termite inspections for our customers.
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