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 termite prevention treatments can be split into two categories:
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.
The frequency of chemical soil barrier refills depends on three things:
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!
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.
A termite barrier can cost anywhere from $220 up to $5000+. It really depends on the scope of work.
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.
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!
We provide a free consultation where one of our pest technicians comes to your home to:
We will discuss all options with you and develop a plan on how to get the job done right!
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.
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.
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:
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 of a physical termite barrier include:
The cons of a physical termite barrier include:
The pros of a chemical termite barrier include:
The cons of a chemical termite barrier include:
Please use the form below to contact our team — we will then give you a call to discuss!