Chemical Termite Barrier Gold Coast

Welcome to Tom’s Pest Control, the foremost authority in pest control, pest inspections, and termite barriers on the Gold Coast. Our highly trained technicians are committed to ensuring that your home remains safe from any potential termite invasions by installing the latest and most effective physical termite barriers at an affordable cost.

Concerned about termites infesting your Gold Coast business or residence? Don’t worry – as your local termite specialists, we leverage our industry-leading expertise and experience to protect your most valuable asset: your home. With a termite protection system, such as a barrier, your home will be fortified against these destructive pests. Opting for termite treatment is the ultimate solution for comprehensive termite protection.

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    Important Facts:

    • Please note that homeowner’s insurance does not cover termite damage.
    • Shockingly, approximately 80% of backyards in South East Queensland currently harbour active termites.
    • Did you know that 1 in 4 Australian homes is susceptible to termite attacks?

    Keeping the Termites Out with Effective Termite Protection:

    When it comes to safeguarding your property from termites and preventing costly damage, there are three primary methods to consider:

    • Physical Termite Barriers During Pre-construction: For new homes, extensions, or renovations, implementing physical barriers is crucial to protect your property from future termite attacks. In fact, the Building Code of Australia now mandates the installation of physical termite protection in all new dwellings and renovations.
    • Chemical Termite Barriers For Existing Homes and Businesses: Post-construction, chemical termite barrier treatments offer an excellent solution to reinforce the integrity of your property and ward off termites effectively.
    • Termite Baiting Systems: Another option for post-construction termite control is the implementation of termite baiting systems. These systems can be strategically placed to lure and eliminate termites from your property.

    Protecting your property from termites is crucial, and there are several termite management systems available for homeowners to consider. Let’s explore a few options.

    Pre-Construction Measures

    Before building a property, it is recommended to install durable termite protection barriers such as TERM-seal and Termimesh. These stainless steel mesh barriers are laid over concrete slabs and integrated into the construction process. The mesh openings are too tight for termites to squeeze through, and the metal is too tough for them to chew. Some meshes are even impregnated with termiticides like Bifenthrin and Fipronil, providing added repellency and termite control.

    Post-Construction Solutions

    For existing homes, two main options stand out: liquid chemical barriers and monitored termite baiting systems. Let’s take a closer look at each.

    Chemical Barriers

    A chemical termite barrier treatment involves applying liquid termiticides to the soil, typically around the entire perimeter of the building’s foundations or beneath concrete flooring. At Tom’s Pest Control Gold Coast, we use Termidor, a highly effective termiticide known for its long-lasting protection. Termites cannot detect Termidor and inadvertently spread it to their colonies through the transfer effect. With a life expectancy of approximately eight years and backed by a $2 Million Assurance Warranty, Termidor offers peace of mind when installed by accredited Termidor Applicators like our team at Tom’s Pest Control Gold Coast.

    Termite Baits

    Termite baiting systems employ strategically placed bait stations around the property, spaced no more than 3 metres apart. These stations contain eucalypt timber interceptors, which entice termites to feed on them. As termites consume the bait, the colony is eventually eradicated. It’s an effective and environmentally friendly approach to termite control.

    We take pride in meeting the standards established by the QBCC, Australian Standards 2014, AS3660.2-2017, as well as guidelines set by termiticide chemical manufacturers, termite physical barrier manufacturers, and the Building Code of Australia/National Construction Code. By offering diverse termite protection solutions, we strive to safeguard homes and provide peace of mind to our valued customers.

    Protect your property with effective termite management systems. Contact our team at Tom’s Pest Control Gold Coast today.

    Understanding the Cost of Termite Protection:

    Determining the cost of termite chemical barriers involves considering various factors. These factors include the size of your home, the surrounding external landscaping, such as the type of soil, and the presence of pavers and concrete paths.

    $2 Million Worth Of Peace Of Mind

    We are both extremely confident about the reliability of Termidor and absolutely committed to protecting homeowners who choose a Termidor treatment.

    We offer you the highest level of termite protection on paper as well as in the ground.

    The Termidor Assurance Warranty is unique. It covers your home for structural damage up to $2 million. It also guarantees that your home has been treated by an accredited Termidor applicator using genuine Termidor – not one of the many inferior copies.

    All you have to do is speak to your accredited pest controller who will start the warranty process.

    Please note: Warranty offer is available to Australian homeowners only.

    Termite Proof Your Home With Australia’s Leading Termiticide.

    Termidor has been helping Australian homeowners protect their assets for more than 10 years. Now the number one trusted brand for termite control in Australia has established a new level of confidence, security and peace of mind with the Termidor Assurance Warranty. Offering cover for structural damage up to 2 million dollars, it’s just another example of Termidor’s dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction.
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    The Termidor Assurance Warranty: Your Ultimate Protection

    The Termidor Assurance Warranty is exceptional. It covers your home for structural damage up to $2 million, offering you high-level termite protection both on paper and in the ground. This warranty also ensures your home is treated by an accredited Termidor applicator using genuine Termidor – not an inferior copy.
    To activate your warranty, simply talk to your accredited pest controller at Tom’s Pest Control Gold Coast.

    Please note: The Warranty offer is available to Australian homeowners only.

    Why Homeowners Trust Termidor

    Over the last 21 years, more than 400,000 homeowners have put their trust in Termidor, without a single product failure. Termidor is Australia’s number one trusted brand for termite control and provides long-lasting treatment for at least eight years. Termidor also comes with a Termidor Assurance Warranty that covers your home for structural damage of up to $2 million to give you peace of mind for your most valuable asset.

    Termidor HE The Most Advanced Termite Protection Yet

    In 2017, BASF introduced Termidor HE ‘High Efficiency’ termiticide, the next step in termite treatment following Termidor Residual. Termidor HE is an advanced termite protection solution which allows the establishment of uniform and consistent termite protection for your home whilst reducing the risk of damaging the aesthetics of your home.

    Why Termidor Is Advanced Termite Protection Yet?

    • Optimised efficiency with reduced disruption, digging and drilling for application.
    • New Advanced Polymer Technology creates an enhanced protection zone and transport of the active ingredient.
    • Unique application flexibility with wider drill hole spacing and shallower trench depths for treatment convenience when treating complex footing designs.
    • Unique Termidor Transfer Effect™ ensures the powerful active is passed throughout pest populations, without detection, for total population control.
    • Flexible and adaptable use capacity in conjunction with bait treatments.

    Termite Proof Your Home with Australia's Trusted Termiticide

    For over 10 years, Termidor has been the trusted brand for termite control in Australia. Now, with the Termidor Assurance Warranty covering structural damage up to $2 million, you can enjoy a new level of confidence, security, and peace of mind.

    Whether you need white ant treatment in Gold Coast or are curious about termite spray cost, trust Tom’s Pest Control for the best solutions. We’re here to help you safeguard your most valuable asset – your home.

    Termidor Residual The Original Termite Solution

    Termidor Residual Termiticide and Insecticide provide the most superior levels of control against termites, as well as a range of other pests, including ants, cockroaches, spiders, and flies. Termidor has been developed with BASF’s advanced non-repellent technology, providing significant advantages over other inferior insecticides.

    What’s involved?

    1. An Accredited Termidor Applicator will conduct a thorough inspection of your property – should termites be found, a treatment with Termidor Foam will be required to stop activity within your home quickly.
    2. A trench will be dug around your home in preparation for the Termidor application.
    3. Termidor will be applied to the soil as it is backfilled.
    4. Holes are drilled through paths and concrete areas or concrete is cut away to gain access to the soil.
    5. Pavers, if not concreted in, must be lifted, the soil treated underneath, and the pavers re-laid.
    6. Some soils, such as heavy clays, may be removed and replaced with a sandy loam before treatment.
    7. Your Accredited Termidor Applicator recommends a follow-up visit.
    8. Ongoing inspections of your home and surrounds at least every 12 months, and more frequently in high-risk situations, are recommended.

    5 Fascinating Termite Facts Every Homeowner Should Know:

    1. Extensive Damage: Termites cause an astonishing $1.5 billion in damage to homes every year according to University of Sydney research. Unfortunately, insurance policies typically do not cover termite damage, as it is considered preventable.
    2. Termite Types: In Australia, termites that pose a threat to properties mainly fall into two categories. The first is Subterranean termites, which rely on contact with moist soil to survive. The second type is the drywood termites, which reside in above-ground wood structures.
    3. Astonishing Reproduction: A termite queen can produce a staggering number of eggs—up to 40,000 eggs per day. In fact, she creates a new egg every 15 seconds!
    4. Constant Feeding: Termites are perpetual eaters, which contributes to the extensive damage they cause. From the moment they are born until they perish, they continuously feed on wood and cellulose materials without rest.
    5. Longevity of Queens: A termite queen can live anywhere from 25 to 40 years. During her peak egg production period, which typically lasts around 10 years, she can generate a vast colony.

    Why Choose Us:

    • Termite Protection Specialists: We are experts in termite protection.
    • 100% Termite Colony Elimination Guarantee: We provide a guarantee for complete termite colony elimination.
    • QBCC Licensed: We are licensed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.
    • Accredited Termidor Applicators: Our technicians are accredited and authorised to apply Termidor, a leading termite control solution.
    • Proudly Local: Our pest control business is rooted in and run by local community members.
    • Skilled and Dependable: Our crew is seasoned, trustworthy, and committed to offering outstanding service.
    • Approachable Service: Exceptional customer service is our goal, ensuring every interaction is pleasant.
    • Certified Pest Experts: Our staff are fully accredited and educated in all aspects of pest management.
    • Punctuality: We value your time and always stick to scheduled appointments.
    • Free Quotes and Expert Advice: We offer free quotes and provide expert advice tailored to your specific needs.
    • Competitive Pricing: Our price structure is competitive and delivers great value.
    • Termite Barrier Systems at an Affordable Cost: Our termite barrier sprays and Solutions provide the perfect white ant barrier for your Gold Coast home or business.

    Join us in proactively protecting your Gold Coast home from termite infestations. Contact Tom’s Pest Control today for expert advice and superior chemical termite barriers on the Gold Coast.

    Termidor Termite Treatment® FAQ’s

    Is My Termidor® Treatment Ok After Heavy Rain?

    The key to the suitability of any termiticide in a wet environment is the propensity to leach through a soil profile upon a wetting event. The main measure for ability to leach is the product’s water solubility. Termidor has very low water solubility and therefore will not leach through the soil. Termidor tightly binds to organic matter in soil, which also limits its movement. All of these physical and chemical characteristics contribute to Termidor remaining active in the treated zones close to the foundations of the structure for as long as the soil and foundations have not been compromised or the normal time span for degradation has elapsed.

    This includes soils that have been located in flooded areas. As an example, whilst conducting long-term field trials throughout Australia, a Townsville site suffered a major flood which completely submerged the Termidor treated plots for a lengthy period. It can be seen from the graph below that there was no effect on the amount of Termidor present in the soil.

    My House Was Subject To Major Flooding. Is My Termidor Treatment Still Working?

    This depends on a number of factors. Your Accredited Termidor Applicator is in the best position to determine this via a thorough inspection and written report. As a guide, Termidor should be used to re-establish the treated zones when:

    • Soil erosion next to foundations has removed protective termite treatment zones.
    • Any rectification work has moved or removed treated soil.
    • Flooding has brought new, untreated soil next to the foundation.
    • Foundation elements have shifted/moved or soil subsidence has occurred and untreated soil now requires a Termidor treatment.
    • Treatments with other more water soluble products are suspected to no longer be in place to protect the structure (from previous use of non-Termidor materials).
    • Adjacent patios, driveways, concrete pathways, asphalt pads, etc have moved and exposed soil areas that can now be treated. Especially when repaired and previous soil is moved.
    • Landscaping has been repaired, added, etc and the previously treated zones have been disturbed.
    • Repairs to the structure (especially foundation repairs) leads to the presence of untreated zones.

    After receiving the inspection and written report it can be a little confusing with an overload of information. It is important that you sit down and discuss the report with your Accredited Termidor Applicator to understand the recommendations (why they are important), agree on a plan to carry out the recommendations and review the success after implementing the recommendations. Following this advice is very important, as it will affect the quality of the treatment and may also affect any warranty given by the pest manager.

    What Does All This Flooding Do To The Termite Threat?

    The termite threat in areas that have suffered excessive rain events may actually increase. Termites increase their population based on a number of factors including access to moisture and food sources. Obviously after heavy sustained rainfall, the soil will hold moisture for a long period of time which the termites will enjoy. Added to this is the increase in building timber and tree debris left behind after the water recedes.

    Quite often this is buried in land fill or stacked in a pile which adds a new food source which can sustain a larger termite population. As a consequence, termite pressure will, in time, be more severe. Therefore it is imperative that an Accredited Termidor Applicator performs a thorough inspection of the site to assess the risk and provide recommendations to protect your home from future termite infestations. These should be conducted at least every 12 months into the future.

    How Soon After Heavy Rain Or Flooding Can A Termidor Treatment Be Done?

    As stated above, Termidor binds strongly to the soil particles and will not leach through the soil profile. However, this is based on soil that is not saturated at the time of treatment. If the soil is saturated, the Termidor (and any other termiticide) will remain in the water phase with little chance to bind to organic matter in the soil profile. Therefore the soil needs time to dry out enough so that the soil profile is not in a saturated state. This drying time depends on the type of soil, site drainage and the weather conditions after the original wetting event. Your Accredited Termidor Applicator is in the best position to answer this question.

    What Makes Termidor So Effective?

    The crucial advantage Termidor has over many other products is that it doesn’t repel termites. Termites are able to detect the older chemicals in the soil and stay away from them. That means the termites remain active and unaffected, still exploring the area and potentially looking for ways into your home. Termites can’t detect the treated zone so, as they continue to forage through the soil and unknowingly come into contact with Termidor.

    The Genuine Termidor Transfer Effect™

    Because affected termites can’t detect Termidor, they carry it back to the nest on their bodies and pass it on to other termites, hence the devastating Genuine Termidor Transfer Effect. Termidor can control whole termite populations faster than any other treatment, but it is relatively slow-acting in individual termites. This means termites have ample time before dying to spread Termidor to their nest, and the entire colony. The combination of Termidor being undetectable in the soil and its Transfer Effect mean no other termiticide performs as well as Termidor.

    Why Should You Insist On Termidor?

    Over 400,000 homeowners for the past 18 years have been satisfied with Termidor protecting their homes, without a single product failure. That is why it comes with an eight-year warranty and is Australia’s number one trusted brand for termite control. Termidor’s Genuine Transfer Effect™ takes advantage of the social behaviors of termites living and feeding in large colonies where they are in constant contact.

    When a single termite comes into contact with a Termidor treated zone, it will unknowingly transfer it back to the colony on its body, infecting termites that have not even been near the Termidor treated zone. This is the ‘Transfer Effect’ and a key reason why no other termiticide performs as well as Termidor.

    Termites can’t detect Termidor due to its innovative, non-repellent technology, so they can pick up a lethal dose while foraging in treated areas. As a result, Termidor works quicker and more effectively than other inferior termite control options.

    What’s Involved?

    1. An Accredited Termidor Applicator will conduct a thorough inspection of your property – should termites be found, a treatment with Termidor Foam will be required to quickly stop activity within your home.
    2. A trench will be dug around your home in preparation for the Termidor application.
    3. Termidor will be applied to the soil as it is backfilled.
    4. Holes are drilled through paths and concrete areas or concrete is cut away to gain access to the soil.
    5. Pavers, if not concreted in, must be lifted, the soil treated underneath and the pavers re-laid.
    6. Some soils, such as heavy clays, may be removed and replaced with a sandy loam before treatment.
    7. A follow-up visit is recommended by your Accredited Termidor Applicator.
    8. Ongoing inspections of your home and surrounds at least every 12 months, and more frequently in high risk situations, are recommended.

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