Termites can quickly infest a property, and once they have made a nest in a building, other groups of termites are more likely to make it their home. This means that, even after the white ants have been eliminated, homeowners have to take action in order to protect themselves from ants. The best way to do this is through the use of a termite barrier system which will prevent the insects from gaining access to the house, and will ensure that the white ants are deterred from settling near your home. This ensures that termites will not come into the house, and the home will be protected when the owners try to sell it on.
Types of barriers
There are two main varieties of termite barrier protection, either using chemicals in the soil which poison the termites, or physical barriers which prevent the termites from digging into the ground below the house, ensuring that they can’t gain access to the ground floor. These barriers are essential to ensuring that termites don’t attack the wood in the foundations of the property, or to the base of floors, which could make the home insecure. Many homeowners feel much more secure when they add a physical barrier to their homes, as it is a visible sign that the insects are being stopped before they reach the property.
The benefits of a physical barrier
The amount of physical protection your home needs to prevent it being accessed by termites will depend upon its position, and whether the insects have attacked homes in the area before. For example, some termite barriers may consist simply of stainless steel mesh, which is designed to increase the difficulty for termites trying to enter the home. These are usually fitted with a concrete slab, which makes it hard for termites to dig into the soil beneath. Other physical termite barriers might include metal which has had a toxic coating applied. These help to stop the insects even if they have succeeded in climbing over the barrier, and they can be very useful in securing the property from these insect invaders. Many homeowners seeking to prevent termites from accessing the soil around their homes use a combination of physical barriers and chemical poisons to ensure complete prevention of the insects. For more details on these barriers, speak to your termite treatment Gold Coast professionals.