Perth Termite Protection Tips
Most cases of termite infestation in Perth are due to the fact that a wooden building is in contact with soil. Direct contact with soil provides the best conditions for termite infestation: Food, water and shelter. In addition, the pests get hidden entry to the house. Wooden items such as wood siding, lattice work and doors should be raised not less than 6 inches from the ground. If the soil next to a wooden structure is moist, it will most likely attract termites. For this reason, rain water should as much as possible be directed away from the foundation soil using gutters, downspouts and splash blocks. Poorly functioning taps, water pipes and air conditioners should be fixed. The foundation should be sloped so as to direct water away.
Complete termite eradication and prevention is available from experts for those of you who own properties in Perth. An expert can advise you to put a termite barrier under or around the home. Barriers work by preventing or exposing the termites when present in your home. Barriers are of two types: chemical or physical.
Physical Termite barriers for Perth residents
Physical barrier are made of material that is not attacked by termites. They are best installed into buildings at the construction level. However, some are designed for existing houses. Physical barriers can be put under concrete slabs, foundation as well as walls. Contact your local hard ware for DIY products. The most common materials that are used to make physical barriers are metal and rock because termites are not able to chew or pass through them. Ensure that physical barriers are installed by experts recommended or licensed by the product’s manufacturer. Ant caps are not barriers but are useful in exposing termites and also allow for easier inspection.
Chemical Termite barriers in Perth
Chemical barriers are made from chemicals that cannot be attacked by termites usually insecticides. They are put in places that are susceptible to attack by termites. Though they can be put in existing or new buildings, they need special licensed expertise to put up. Chemical barriers are of two types: in-soil and in-plastic plastic. In-soil barrier are mixed with the soil in and around the main building. In-plastic chemical barrier are essentially physical barrier that have been “spiced-up”. Ensure that the chemical barrier you choose is registered for use as a barrier. Bifenthrin, Fipronil and Imidacloprid are the main chemicals used in most chemical barrier products. Termite inspection in Perth is done by examining timber and should be done every six months.