A termite barrier is when termiticide is applied around the perimeter of a building to form a barrier to prevent termites gaining entry into the structure and access to inside the cavity walls from around the edge of the concrete slab. This is done by drilling and injecting chemical around the outside of the building or under the building where accessible.
A full visual inspection should be carried out to the property. Either on the day of the treatment or no longer than a month prior to the treatment if the property has been active. The Stewarts inspector will inspect in the roof, inside the building, under the sub floor (if applicable) and surrounding ground within a fifty-meter radius to all areas visually accessible.
If active termites are found at the inspection the area will be treated, dusted or baited.
All concrete and pavers around the external walls of the building are drilled or lifted.
The chosen product is injected or trenched into the soil around the external walls of the building.
Stewarts treat around the stumps or foundations under the floor if there is access. If access is limited then the subfloor is flooded.
Holes in the concrete areas are plugged.
We ask that there is a one meter clearance around the outside of the building. With most termite treatment we do, we ask that you and any pets be away from the property while we are applying pesticide. The Stewarts staff will be able to advise you on how long the treatment will take.
There is no real way of preventing termites on your property. By having a barrier treatment done this can help to protect the building from termite attack. Termites are attracted to any wood in contact with soil (sleepers, trees, fire wood, fences, etc). If you find any termites on the property contact Stewarts and we will send a Licensed Technician to your property to deal with the problem.
If you have any further questions or would like more information or a quote please contact us.