Termite protection on your house is something that can be easily over looked. It is important to choose the right pest control system for your home depending on where you are in the country and the type of construction.
Termite cause extensive damage to the structure of a home or commercial building, as well as the fixtures, fittings and floor coverings inside.
The things to remember when choosing a termite barrier are:
Risk - Use System that has a proven track record over many years and installations
Materials - The materials should be health friendly, last a long time and not be hazardous for you or your kids.
System - The termite protection system should be installed by people who know exactly what they are doing.
Longevity - You want the termite protection to last and not have to be re-applied or refilled every few years.
Selling your home - When reselling your home the buyer will want to know what you have done about termite protection. A poison-free system will add value.
Different types of Termite Barriers
There are 3 different types of termite barriers commonly user;
The use of chemical barriers to control Termites in buildings requires licensed operators. Chemical barriers must be complete and continuous and be maintained that way. Good site preparation is needed to ensure uniform distribution of the chemical. Chemical barriers for Termite infestation have come a long way since their introduction and can now be used as an environmentally-friendly alternative.
There are a few different types of physical barriers;
Woven stainless steel mesh
Graded stone particles
In all cases one must ensure that inspections are carried out on a regular basis in order to monitor potential activity of Termites. Having good access to view under your home is always a good idea as it makes it easier to see if you have a termite problem