Protect Your Property from Termites with Chemical Termite Barrier In Melbourne

Did you know that in Australia 1 in 3 homes are at risk of termite infestation? Don’t let your property fall victim to these destructive pests, whether it’s still under construction or fully completed. Safeguard your property with our professional termite protection services in Melbourne. Protecting your property with Tom’s pest control.

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    Introducing Chemical Termite Barriers: Your Ultimate Solution

    Chemical Termite Barriers in Melbourne are a game-changer when it comes to termite control. By infusing the soil around your house or building with termiticide, these barriers create a powerful shield against these destructive insects. This pre-emptive treatment not only prevents costly damages but also ensures a termite-free future.

    Why Choose Chemical Termite Barriers in Melbourne?

    As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Termites are relentless invaders that can quickly turn your dream home into a nightmare. But with chemical termite barriers, you can stay one step ahead of these pests. This approach is especially critical for properties in Melbourne under construction, as it prevents insects and infestations from accessing your site through the soil. It’s worth noting that the building code of Australia mandates termite treatment for residences.

    The Benefits of Early Chemical Treatment

    For optimal effectiveness, it’s best to apply chemical barriers before construction begins. Skilled technicians can ensure deep and seamless integration into the soil, without any disruption to your property. Remember, chemical applications work hand-in-hand with other preventive measures in keeping your premises termite-free.

    Secure Your Property Today

    Don’t let termites invade your home or building. Invest in Chemical Termite Barriers and protect your property from these destructive pests. Contact us now to learn more about our comprehensive solutions for termite control.

    $2 Million Worth of Peace of Mind

    We are both extremely confident about Termidor’s reliability and committed to protecting homeowners who choose a Termidor treatment.

    We offer you the highest termite protection in Melbourne on paper and in the ground.

    The Termidor Assurance Warranty is unique. It covers your home for structural damage up to $2 million. It also guarantees that your home has been treated by an accredited Termidor applicator using genuine Termidor – not one of the many inferior copies.

    All you have to do is speak to your accredited pest controller, who will start the warranty process.

    Please note: Warranty offer is available to Australian homeowners only.

    Termite Proof Your Home with Australia's Leading Termiticide

    Termidor has been helping Australian homeowners protect their assets for over ten years. The number one trusted brand for termite control in Australia has established a new level of confidence, security and peace of mind with the Termidor Assurance Warranty. Offering cover for structural damage up to 2 million dollars is another example of Termidor’s dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction.

    Contact us to learn more about termite removal in Melbourne.


    The Termidor Assurance Warranty: Your Ultimate Protection

    The Termidor Assurance Warranty is exceptional. It covers your home for structural damage up to $2 million, offering you high-level termite protection both on paper and in the ground. This warranty also ensures your home is treated by an accredited Termidor applicator using genuine Termidor – not an inferior copy.

    To activate your warranty, simply talk to your accredited pest controller at Tom’s Pest Control Melbourne.

    Please note: The Warranty offer is available to Australian homeowners only.

    Why Homeowners Trust Termidor

    Over the last 21 years, more than 400,000 homeowners have put their trust in Termidor, without a single product failure. Termidor is Australia’s number one trusted brand for termite control and provides long lasting treatment for at least eight years. Termidor also comes with a Termidor Assurance Warranty that covers your home for structural damage of up to $2 million to give you peace of mind for your most valuable asset.

    Termidor HE The Most Advanced Termite Protection Yet

    In 2017, BASF introduced Termidor HE ‘High Efficiency’ termiticide, the next step in termite treatment following Termidor Residual. Termidor HE is an advanced termite protection solution that allows the establishment of uniform and consistent termite protection for your home whilst reducing the risk of damaging the aesthetics of your home.

    Why Termidor Is Advanced Termite Protection Yet?

    • Optimised efficiency with reduced disruption, digging and drilling for application
    • New Advanced Polymer Technology creates an enhanced protection zone and transport of the active ingredient.
    • Unique application flexibility with wider drill hole spacing and shallower trench depths for treatment convenience when treating complex footing designs.
    • Unique Termidor Transfer Effect™ ensures the powerful active is passed throughout pest populations, without detection, for total population control.
    • Flexible and adaptable use capacity in conjunction with bait treatments.

    Termite Proof Your Home with Australia's Trusted Termiticide

    For over 10 years, Termidor has been the trusted brand for termite control in Australia. Now, with the Termidor Assurance Warranty covering structural damage up to $2 million, you can enjoy a new level of confidence, security, and peace of mind.

    Whether you need white ant treatment in Melbourne or are curious about termite spray cost, trust Tom’s Pest Control for the best solutions. We’re here to help you safeguard your most valuable asset – your home.

    Termidor Residual The Original Termite Solution

    Termidor Residual Termiticide and Insecticide provides the most superior levels of control against termites, as well as a range of other pests, including ants, cockroaches, spiders, and flies. Termidor has been developed with BASF’s advanced non-repellent technology, providing significant advantages over other inferior insecticides.

    What’s involved?

    1. An Accredited Termidor Applicator will conduct a thorough inspection of your property – should termites be found, a treatment with Termidor Foam will be required to quickly stop activity within your home.
    2. A trench will be dug around your home in preparation for the Termidor application.
    3. Termidor will be applied to the soil as it is backfilled.
    4. Holes are drilled through paths and concrete areas, or concrete is cut away to gain access to the soil.
    5. Pavers, if not concreted in, must be lifted, the soil treated underneath, and the pavers re-laid.
    6. Some soils, such as heavy clays, may be removed and replaced with a sandy loam before treatment.
    7. A follow-up visit is recommended by your Accredited Termidor Applicator.
    8. Ongoing inspections of your home and surrounds at least every 12 months, and more frequently in high-risk situations, are recommended.

    Chemical Barriers in Tom's Pest Control: Types and Effectiveness

    When it comes to Tom’s pest control, reputable professional companies in Melbourne and across Australia offer two types of chemical barriers: repellant and non-repellant options.

    Repellant Chemical Barriers:

    These termiticides are carefully mixed with the soil to create a zone that repels insects. Our zone is equipped to quickly and effectively deter any termites that come across it, redirecting them to find a different path. It’s crucial to consider the impact of the terrain’s flatness, the presence of rocks, and how well the soil harmonises with the chemicals on the overall effectiveness of this treatment.

    Non-repellent Chemical Barriers:

    Considered a modern pest control technology, this treatment is highly effective as pests are unable to detect the chemical presence in the soil, leading to their elimination. Although these treatments can be slightly more expensive than repellent options, the added effectiveness justifies the cost. Furthermore, these barriers provide an additional advantage as pests are unable to locate gaps that lack chemical protection, preventing their entry into your home or building.

    Chemicals Utilized in a Termite Barrier:

    At Tom’s Pest Control Melbourne, we utilise a range of trusted chemicals for termite barrier treatments, including:

    • Altriset
    • Biflex
    • Termidor
    • Premise
    • Homeguard

    We provide effective and reliable pest control solutions tailored to your needs.

    Termite Chemical Barriers: Everything You Need to Know

    Termite chemical barriers play a crucial role in protecting your property from these destructive pests. But how exactly are they set up? Let’s dive in!

    Step 1: Initial Inspection

    Before installing a termite chemical barrier, a skilled technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your property. This ensures any existing termite infestation is addressed before proceeding.

    Step 2: Extermination

    If termites are discovered during the inspection, extermination becomes a priority. The technician will eliminate these unwanted guests using appropriate measures.

    Step 3: Digging the Trench

    Next, a trench is carefully dug around the perimeter of your house or building. This trench extends down to the footings of the structure, typically around 300 mm wide, to provide a termite or white ant barrier.

    Step 4: Termiticide Application

    The termiticide, mixed with water, is then applied into the trench. This powerful solution forms an effective barrier against termites, providing long-lasting protection. The procedure duration may vary based on property size and soil type but typically takes no more than a day.

    How Often Will a Termite Barrier in Melbourne Need to be Refilled?

    At Tom’s Pest Control, we recommend that a termite reticulation system needs to be refilled on average every 3 to 8 years to maintain its effectiveness. This termite barrier refill frequency ensures your property stays protected from damaging termites. However, the specific termite barrier refill schedule can vary based on factors such as your system, local termite activity, and environmental conditions. It is recommended to call our team annually so we can inspect your premises and provide a quote on the termite barrier refill cost.

    Termite Barriers FAQ's

    What Is A Termite Barrier?

    The quiet knocking on the walls. The extra wings are amassing in nooks and on windowsills. The briefest glance at the small, white strangers moving down the baseboards. If you have ever dealt with a termite infestation, this will all sound all too familiar.

    Termites could have established homes when a homeowner sees the warning signals. After accounting for damages and repairs, a home termite infestation may be quite expensive. By putting in a termite barrier, you can stop this.

    The most effective termite treatment for your home is a termite barrier, which we provide. It is because termite colonies may be destroyed in just 90 days, yet it lasts for eight years.

    How Do Termite Barriers Work?

    It is vitally essential that a comprehensive termite examination of the property be conducted before the installation of a chemical termite barrier. This is done to ensure there aren’t any termites within that are now active. Before the barrier can be put in place, it is obvious that any termites that have been discovered to be alive must be treated.

    When live termites are found, we treat them immediately and then return for a follow-up inspection 21 days later to ensure they were successfully removed before we put up the chemical barrier. Installing the barrier may start right away, of course, if there are no termites present.

    The barrier is then placed by excavating a trench around the building’s perimeter, 300 mm wide and deep enough to expose the building’s footings.

    Should I Get A Chemical Barrier Or Termite Reticulation System?

    A network of subterranean pipes installed around a house is known as a termite reticulation system. Its main objective is to offer constant termite prevention. But, of course, the advantages are that it may be periodically supplied with a termiticide using specialised machinery and pumps.

    There are many different reticulation systems available, each having advantages and disadvantages of its own. One advantage is that they may be restocked without digging through concrete if there is direct access to the property’s perimeter.

    A zone chemically treated zone encircles a building or other structure, known as a termite chemical barrier. This treated zone is positioned strategically under the earth’s surface to obstruct the termite’s natural course. Choose any of the one termite methods depending on your requirement and budget.

    How Long Does Termite Barrier/treatment Last?

    Termite treatment typically lasts five years. While termite bait stations only last one year and require yearly maintenance, liquid termite treatment can last up to five years.

    Even in five years, it is not a guarantee that termites won’t manage to cross. If the chemical barrier has any holes in it, some could be able to get inside your house. However, inspections for termites performed annually can reduce this danger.

    Termites will consume the dangerous bait while foraging and carry it back to their colony, where it will infect the other termites. It can take several weeks to completely eradicate the colony because it might take months for termites to discover the bait stations.

    Termidor Termite Treatment® FAQ’s

    Is My Termidor® Treatment Ok After Heavy Rain?

    The key to the suitability of any termiticide in a wet environment is the propensity to leach through a soil profile upon a wetting event. The main measure for ability to leach is the product’s water solubility. Termidor has very low water solubility and therefore will not leach through the soil. Termidor tightly binds to organic matter in soil, which also limits its movement. All of these physical and chemical characteristics contribute to Termidor remaining active in the treated zones close to the foundations of the structure for as long as the soil and foundations have not been compromised or the normal time span for degradation has elapsed.

    This includes soils that have been located in flooded areas. As an example, whilst conducting long-term field trials throughout Australia, a Townsville site suffered a major flood which completely submerged the Termidor treated plots for a lengthy period. It can be seen from the graph below that there was no effect on the amount of Termidor present in the soil.

    How Soon After Heavy Rain Or Flooding Can A Termidor Treatment Be Done?

    As stated above, Termidor binds strongly to the soil particles and will not leach through the soil profile. However, this is based on soil that is not saturated at the time of treatment. If the soil is saturated, the Termidor (and any other termiticide) will remain in the water phase with little chance to bind to organic matter in the soil profile. Therefore the soil needs time to dry out enough so that the soil profile is not in a saturated state. This drying time depends on the type of soil, site drainage and the weather conditions after the original wetting event. Your Accredited Termidor Applicator is in the best position to answer this question.

    My House Was Subject To Major Flooding. Is My Termidor Treatment Still Working?

    This depends on a number of factors. Your Accredited Termidor Applicator is in the best position to determine this via a thorough inspection and written report. As a guide, Termidor should be used to re-establish the treated zones when:

    • Soil erosion next to foundations has removed protective termite treatment zones.
    • Any rectification work has moved or removed treated soil.
    • Flooding has brought new, untreated soil next to the foundation.
    • Foundation elements have shifted/moved or soil subsidence has occurred and untreated soil now requires a Termidor treatment.
    • Treatments with other more water soluble products are suspected to no longer be in place to protect the structure (from previous use of non-Termidor materials).
    • Adjacent patios, driveways, concrete pathways, asphalt pads, etc have moved and exposed soil areas that can now be treated. Especially when repaired and previous soil is moved.
    • Landscaping has been repaired, added, etc and the previously treated zones have been disturbed.
    • Repairs to the structure (especially foundation repairs) leads to the presence of untreated zones.

    After receiving the inspection and written report it can be a little confusing with an overload of information. It is important that you sit down and discuss the report with your Accredited Termidor Applicator to understand the recommendations (why they are important), agree on a plan to carry out the recommendations and review the success after implementing the recommendations. Following this advice is very important, as it will affect the quality of the treatment and may also affect any warranty given by the pest manager.

    What Does All This Flooding Do To The Termite Threat?

    The termite threat in areas that have suffered excessive rain events may actually increase. Termites increase their population based on a number of factors including access to moisture and food sources. Obviously after heavy sustained rainfall, the soil will hold moisture for a long period of time which the termites will enjoy. Added to this is the increase in building timber and tree debris left behind after the water recedes.

    Quite often this is buried in land fill or stacked in a pile which adds a new food source which can sustain a larger termite population. As a consequence, termite pressure will, in time, be more severe. Therefore it is imperative that an Accredited Termidor Applicator performs a thorough inspection of the site to assess the risk and provide recommendations to protect your home from future termite infestations. These should be conducted at least every 12 months into the future.

    Why Should You Insist On Termidor?

    Over 400,000 homeowners for the past 18 years have been satisfied with Termidor protecting their homes, without a single product failure. That is why it comes with an eight-year warranty and is Australia’s number one trusted brand for termite control. Termidor’s Genuine Transfer Effect™ takes advantage of the social behaviors of termites living and feeding in large colonies where they are in constant contact.

    When a single termite comes into contact with a Termidor treated zone, it will unknowingly transfer it back to the colony on its body, infecting termites that have not even been near the Termidor treated zone. This is the ‘Transfer Effect’ and a key reason why no other termiticide performs as well as Termidor.

    Termites can’t detect Termidor due to its innovative, non-repellent technology, so they can pick up a lethal dose while foraging in treated areas. As a result, Termidor works quicker and more effectively than other inferior termite control options.

    What Makes Termidor So Effective?

    The crucial advantage Termidor has over many other products is that it doesn’t repel termites. Termites are able to detect the older chemicals in the soil and stay away from them. That means the termites remain active and unaffected, still exploring the area and potentially looking for ways into your home. Termites can’t detect the treated zone so, as they continue to forage through the soil and unknowingly come into contact with Termidor.

    The Genuine Termidor Transfer Effect™

    Because affected termites can’t detect Termidor, they carry it back to the nest on their bodies and pass it on to other termites, hence the devastating Genuine Termidor Transfer Effect. Termidor can control whole termite populations faster than any other treatment, but it is relatively slow-acting in individual termites. This means termites have ample time before dying to spread Termidor to their nest, and the entire colony.  The combination of Termidor being undetectable in the soil and its Transfer Effect mean no other termiticide performs as well as Termidor.

    What’s Involved?

    1. An Accredited Termidor Applicator will conduct a thorough inspection of your property – should termites be found, a treatment with Termidor Foam will be required to quickly stop activity within your home.
    2. A trench will be dug around your home in preparation for the Termidor application.
    3. Termidor will be applied to the soil as it is backfilled.
    4. Holes are drilled through paths and concrete areas or concrete is cut away to gain access to the soil.
    5. Pavers, if not concreted in, must be lifted, the soil treated underneath and the pavers re-laid.
    6. Some soils, such as heavy clays, may be removed and replaced with a sandy loam before treatment.
    7. A follow-up visit is recommended by your Accredited Termidor Applicator.
    8. Ongoing inspections of your home and surrounds at least every 12 months, and more frequently in high risk situations, are recommended.

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