TYPES OF TERMITE BARRIERS
These Termiticides can be non repellent or repellent.
The non repellent is absorbed by the termites and spread throughout the colony, resulting in colony elimination.
Repellent barriers discourage the termites from attempting to breach the barrier, killing termites that come into contact with the repellent. We generally recommend using both repellent and non-repellent as a dual measure to eradicate termites for good!
Each type of barrier is constructed to serve as a wall that either stops termites in their tracks or administers a lethal dose of a termite-specific chemical. Either way, this type of termite management can get rid of termites and protect your home or business from them in the years to come.
Suncoast Pest Solutions specialise in post-construction barriers, although we are more than happy to refer you to our entrusted colleagues who can help you with a pre-construction barrier.
A chemical termite management system is Suncoast Pest Solutions preferred method of prevention, meaning we prevent them from becoming an issue rather than treating them upon them damaging your home. Preventative measures is always best before finding termites. Termites are not easy to find and can cause a lot of damage without you realising what is being done below the surface.
The risk with repellent only chemicals is that as they break down over time, termites may find a weakness in the barrier, which they wouldn’t look for with non-repellent chemicals. The only way to ensure that they won’t be back is to use a chemical that termites carry back to the nest, killing every termite in the colony, including the queen—who can lay up to 30 thousand eggs a day.
The beauty of this chemical is that it’s completely undetectable by termites. When the termites march into your home, the chemical won’t kill them right away. After they return to their nest, every other termite they meet will also come into contact with the termiticide, eliminating them as well.
We do however recommend yearly termite inspections to ensure that you remain protected.