Termite Barriers

How Termite Barriers Can Save You Time, Money and Your Home

Whether you are constructing a new home or business, if it’s going to be in an area known for subterranean termites, then you need to seriously consider using termite barriers during construction. Gold Coast Termite Protection stated that during construction, is by far the easiest and cheapest time to lay down termite barriers and thereby protect your investment for  years to come. Failure to lay down termite barriers can result in the need to have monthly treatments and inspections for eternity on your new home or business, potentially costing many hundreds of times more than a preventative barrier.

These subterranean termites live in massive colonies underground in the old dead tree roots of years gone by. Then, they are constantly sending out scouts looking for more food, like your building, every minute of every day, forever. These scouts work tirelessly, digging small tunnels up through the soil, looking for old wood, then returning to the main colony with their news, thereby bringing back massive reinforcements ready to eat. If they happen to encounter your home or business they’ll build a tunnel right up to it then work tirelessly to eat your business from the bottom up.

If you’re diligent, you can make a perimeter search of your business daily or weekly and knock down their tunnels and tubes as they rebuild them, for the rest of your life.  The problem is the colony is eternal, as the older termites die new ones are there, ready to take their place immediately, and you can’t kill them all. However, by setting up a termite barrier around your building, when the termites tunnel up from their giant colony, they’ll encounter your barrier and won’t be able to pass, that’s the whole idea. The most common termite barriers are made from insecticide that has a long lifetime in the soil and it will actually kill the scouts as they fan out and search for more food near your building. You can check this website; http://www.goldcoasttermiteprotection.com.au/ for some barrier guides.

If you are planning on building a new home in a termite infested area, you should give careful consideration for having a termite barrier installed at the time of construction. In the long run it will save you immense amounts of time and money, plus it could very well save you from expensive repairs in the future as well.

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