Termite Reticulation Barrier
Every property in Australia sits on a solid concrete slab. This slab provides a hard base for the house and ensures the property has something steady and firm to sit on. While the concrete used in these slabs is durable and of good quality, it will eventually develop cracks. Small cracks aren’t usually a problem if the concrete is adequately protected and exposed to the air. However, slab concrete doesn’t have enough protection and is in constant contact with the moist, termite filled soil underneath. At Knock-Down Pest Control, we encourage people to consider termite reticulation barrier to ensure these pests are kept away from the home.
Why install a reticulation barrier?
The reticulation barrier requires a slightly higher initial expenditure, which is why many people hesitate to install it in their homes. However, this higher expense is worth it and here are some reasons why:
This system is more durable than regular chemical and physical termite barrier systems. Once you install it, you won’t have to worry about termites entering the slab from the soil again.
You save a lot of money on pest control and repairs over the long term if you install a termite reticulation barrier. While termites might still enter your home from other external sources, they won’t come through the slab and cause problems that need extensive repairs.
Easy To Use
The termite reticulation system is easy to use after it’s installed. You just need to pour the chemical down the pipe when the barrier needs to be replenished and you’re good to go.
Easy To Maintain
You won’t need to spend much time or effort in order to maintain this system. You’ll only need to top off the chemical levels present in the pipes every 3 to 5 years. This ensures the chemical is potent and forms an effective barrier.