Termite barriers are a very important step in protecting your home. If you can’t afford a termite barrier, you have many options available to you.
1) Spot Treatment
First, you need to spot treat the nest, or termites with the best termite chemical product on the market. We use a fiprinol based product.
All Termite Spot Treatments will include a free follow up visit to ensure all termites or dead and the nest has been wiped out.
Follow this link to book a spot treatment.
2) Organise annual checks
Secondly, you should organise annual checks to make sure termites never return.
DedAnt can schedule these for you. Ask our friendly team to have you put you into our client database and annual reminders will be emailed to you.
Annual Termite Inspections usually cost about $250.00 including GST. They can be combined with a General Pest Inspection call our office here for our combo deal rates.
Or mention this blog and we can include free cockroach gel with the Annual Timber Pest Inspection for no extra cost.
3) Termite bait system
Termite bait systems lure and trap termites.
However, a termite bait system is a flawed deterrent, as it allows space for the termite to forage through the area between the baits.
Although it is a flawed system, imperfect protection is better than none at all.
Termite bait systems can also cost almost as much as barriers, depending on the amount of bait used.
4) A partial barrier
If you can’t afford a termite barrier around your whole propert, y should consider a partial barrier.
A Partial barrier would be installed to protect the most vulnerable areas. This can be combined with termite baits for a more effective system.
Any system is better than no system, but only a complete barrier comes with a warranty. Partial barriers do not.
5) Maintain Good Habits
If you see termites at all, you should deal with them as soon as possible. Seeing even a small number of termites means there will be a colony nearby that will never stop returning to your property for food.
If you want to save dollars, keep some good habits yourself, as we have discussed in an older blog.
About the cost of a Barriers
However, if you change you mind about getting a barrier there are several important things to know about the cost.
Our Termite barrier usually cost anywhere from $1,800 -$3,900+.
Pricing is based on the perimeter measurement and how much chemical is needed to be trenched and drilled. The larger the house, the greater the cost.
Although barriers are generally reliable, they are not impenetrable. Termites can enter through cold joins in concrete slabs or through cracks in the house slab. That is why barriers require an annual inspection to meet the terms and requirements of the 8 year warranty period.
Contact Dedant today and we can answer any questions you might have, as well as arrange payment terms.
Call Dedant on 07 3807 0122 or contact us on our website.