Chemical Termite Prevention Barriers & Bait Stations — Sunshine Coast to North Brisbane

Wondering how you can protect your home from termites? 1 in 4 homes in Australia is attacked by termites each year — reduce this risk of damage with a termite management system.

Our family-run business has been protecting homes from termites on the Sunshine Coast for more than 35+ years and recently added this service to the North Brisbane area.

Our termite prevention treatments can be split into two categories:

  1. Chemical Termite Prevention Barriers
  2. Termite Baiting (not our preferred prevention method)

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Chemical Termite Barriers

A chemical termite prevention barrier involves chemicals applied to the soil around the perimeter of your home’s foundation to prevent termites.

Chemical soil prevention treatments can be done either pre or post-construction. This is often the best option and the most forgiving of a home’s construction limitations. Installing chemical soil barriers can involve a mixture of trenching, drilling, installing or refilling reticulation lines, scarifying or horizontal treatments. The end result is that the soil that comes in contact with your home is impregnated with a termiticide. Since barrier installation is labour intensive, and the method of installation is dependent on how your home is built, we come to your home for a free on-site consultation and then provide a free proposal for your review before scheduling the installation.

However, chemical soil barriers are not permanent and have to be topped up, refilled, or reinstalled every so often.

How often should I refill my chemical termite prevention barrier?

The frequency of chemical soil barrier refills depends on three things:

  • The termite pressure in the location
  • The construction of the home
  • The type of soil

For example, a reasonable refill frequency for a standard home in Southeast QLD is once every five years. If you’re unsure about your chemical barrier’s refill rate, contact our team — we’re always happy to help!

Termite Baiting

In addition to chemical termite barriers, there is a second option that’s gained popularity: termite baiting. However, due to the termite pressure we receive in QLD, termite baiting should only be used where a chemical soil barrier is not viable, or as a complementary one.

The only time we will install a baiting system is in the rare circumstance when a building’s design makes this the only option. We care too much about you, your family, and your home to use a baiting system when a chemical soil barrier is possible. Your peace of mind, comfort, and the value of your investment are too important for us to consider taking a shortcut. To put it simply, the best option is a chemical soil barrier so that is what we focus on to protect families and their homes.

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How much does a termite barrier cost?

A termite barrier can cost anywhere from $220 up to $5000+. It really depends on the scope of work.

Cost Of A Chemical Termite Barrier

The cost of a chemical termite barrier for a typical 4-bedroom home built on a single-level concrete slab can take anywhere between 1-2 days to install and will cost in the range of $1200-$4000.

It’s standard in Australia to need 12 monthly inspections every year in order to maintain the warranty provided by the chemical supplier. Regular treatments are also required to maintain a building warranty for a newly constructed home — these are usually guaranteed for 10 years.

We provide 2 – 12 month interest-free, fee-free payment plans for Termite Management System Installations.

Our Termite Prevention Barrier Installation Process

Whether you’ve never had a termite barrier installed, need to refill your existing chemical termite prevention barrier, or have seen termites in and around your home, we want you to know exactly what to expect when working with our team!

Free On Site Consultation

We provide a free consultation where one of our pest technicians comes to your home to:

  • Measure the perimeter of your home
  • Review footing depth
  • Assess the best way to install a new barrier or rejuvenate an existing one

We will discuss all options with you and develop a plan on how to get the job done right!

Termite Management System Proposal

After our free onsite consultation, you’ll be emailed a Termite Management System Proposal which outlines the scope of work and costs.

Our amazing customer service team will be in contact to discuss and answer any questions you may have. We understand this is a big investment and want you to feel 100% prepared with all the information you need!


If you choose our team to help install or refill a termite prevention barrier for your home, we will send a document to be signed electronically (very easy — we promise!) to confirm a start date.

Please note, we take a 20% deposit and book a time to conduct the installation.

Termite Barrier Installation Or Refill Begins!

We’ll get started on our agreed start date and at the end of the installation (or refill) a notice will be placed in your metre box.

The specifics of what happens on installation (or refill day) are dependent on what needs to be done. It can take anywhere from one hour to two days, which can be split across four days.

We’ll let you know the plan for your home before installation (or refill) begins.

Certificate Of Barrier Installation

Our team will email you your certificate of installation for your records. This certificate includes what product was used, how much of it was used, what the active chemical is, how long the system is designed to last, what (if any) limitations there are, and shows where it was installed. This is an important record to keep for the following reasons:

  • Resale of your home
  • If you decide to use a different pest control company in the future, the new company will be able to understand your Termite Management System
  • It tells you when you need to renew your system

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Chemical Termite Barriers Vs Physical Termite Barriers

Wondering which barrier you need? The cost of a chemical termite barrier is the biggest difference and concern for homeowners in comparison to having a physical termite barrier installed.

However, since a chemical termite barrier can not only provide you with more guaranteed protection, save you more money in the long run by avoiding unnecessary termite damage, it can be installed pre and post-home construction.

The Pros & Cons Of A Physical Termite Barrier

The pros of a physical termite barrier include:

  • They’re less expensive than a chemical termite barrier.
  • They last a long time!

The cons of a physical termite barrier include:

  • When a pest company installs a physical termite barrier, they are first on site after the slab is poured and they have no control over the integrity of that system once installed. We’ve often heard of other tradies damaging it, and we’ve even seen it ripped out and thrown in the bin.
  • There is no way of inspecting the physical barrier after your home is built to ensure the physical barrier is intact.
  • It can be bridged or breached, meaning termites can build ways around it.
  • Flaws in your home’s construction can offer entry points around the physical barrier, whereas a chemical soil barrier is much more forgiving.
  • Physical barriers won’t transfer the product to other termites and take out the colony.

The Pros & Cons Of A Chemical Termite Barrier

The pros of a chemical termite barrier include:

  • A chemical termite barrier is the only way to insure your home against termite damage.
  • A chemical termite barrier is the best way to protect your home against termite damage.
  • A chemical termite barrier is great value when you consider cost versus the potential damage.
  • Chemical termite barriers offer residual termite colony control for 5 years.
  • Chemical termite barriers use a transferring effect that is unique to chemical soil barriers.

The cons of a chemical termite barrier include:

  • You have to refill your chemical termite barrier every 5 years.
  • It can be a bit noisy to install, and a bit disruptive around your home during installation.
  • It’s an expense many people don’t budget for.

Why Choose Us

Independently and locally owned by the same family for over 38 years!

We treat every nook and cranny with the most up-to-date products and techniques!

All of our pest technicians are fully licensed and certified.

Free on-site consultations and quotes when required.

4.8 star rating from over 1,000+ real customers.

You work directly with our family-run team, not third-party technicians.

We’ll never lock you into unnecessary pest control contracts.

We offer value packages to tackle more than one pest at a time.

We only use 100% safe, non-allergenic, and environmentally approved products.

Loyalty bonus for customers who maintain regular annual pest services.

We guarantee our termite barriers stop termite damage.

Our technicians are certified with high-risk and sensitive environment endorsements.

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