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 treat the nest with the best termite chemical product on the market. All Termite Spot Treatments will include a free follow up visit to ensure all termites or dead and the nest have been wiped out.
Companies will use different chemical products. At Dedant, we use a fiprinol based product as it has proven results. You can read more about fiprinol here.
If your home requires a spot treatment, book here.
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 put your contact details into our client database and annual reminders will be emailed to you.
Annual Termite Inspections usually cost about $250.00 including GST and can be combined with a General Pest Inspection. If you would like to know more, contact our office and ask for our combo deal rates.
Mention this blog and we’ll 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
Consider a partial barrier if you can’t afford a termite barrier around your whole property.
A partial barrier is installed to protect the most vulnerable areas of the property. 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.
Keep good cleaning and home maintenance habits can potentially save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Check out our previous blog for tips about keeping termites out of your home.
The cost of termite barriers
However, if you change your mind about getting a barrier there are several important things to know about the cost.
Our Termite Barrier typically costs 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 joints 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.