What are some of the best termite protection options?

What are some of the best termite protection options?

If you’ve ever had termites in your home, know someone who’s had them or heard the horror stories about homes being eaten from the inside out, we don’t blame you for doing a little research on the internet about the best termite protection options.

If you’ve been to a few different websites about termite protection, treatment and inspections, you’ve no doubt found there’s quite a few different ways to approach termite protection methods.

Abolish has been in the pest control and termite inspection business for many years now and we’ve tried a wide range of different protection and prevention options and found out which ones work best. We’ve tried to distill these down in this article for you so you can be confident we’ve done all the hard work in finding out what works when it comes to the best termite protection options.

Did you know insurance companies typically don’t insure against termites?

So a termite protection barrier is your only insurance against getting termites in your home! If you would like to organise a termite inspection please call us on 1300 057 067.

Prevention is better than a cure when it comes to termites

As with most things – when it comes to termite protection, prevention is always going to be better than cure and the photo above proves this! Preventing termites coming into your home can be much easier and cheaper than treating them once they’re in.

In many cases, people don’t even realise they have termites invading their home – to assist against this we’ve create the article How to tell if termites are active in your house so pop over to that article if you’re not sure how to see if you may have a termite problem in and around your home.

If you find you have signs of termites, call us or contact us straight away.

OK, now onto the prevention methods used to ensure termites don’t tunnel into your home causing hundreds, thousands or even in bad cases tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Chemical barriers

Chemical barriers are by far the most widely used type of termite deterrent as they can be used on already established buildings and can be sprayed, laid or dusted into difficult-to-reach areas and can cover a wide area in a short amount of time.

Here at Abolish Pest Control we use a product called Fipforce. This is what we call a colony killer as the termites will come into contact with the termiticide and then take it back to their colony and kill the nest.

Destroying the nest

When we conduct inspections, if we find signs of termites we will always try to find the nest and destroy it. If this isn’t possible then a chemical termite barrier will help to eliminate any termites in and around your home along with taking the termiticide back to their colony and killing off the rest of the nest.

Kills the entire colony

Fipforce works as soon as a termite comes into contact with it or ingests wood where it has been sprayed. Termites can’t detect Fipforce so they have no idea it’s there, making it a very effective termite protection option.

The way Fipforce is formulated means that termites that have come into contact with the product won’t die straight away, giving them ample time to come into contact with many other termites to help spread the termiticide like a virus throughout the colony.

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Termite Barriers and Physical Impediments

When it comes to physical barriers there are a few options available. Most of them require installation before or whilst the home is being built and are an effective means of deterring termites.

homeGuard1Slab layers

Slab layers can be termite treated in a few different ways depending on the slab type and the requirements of the dwelling. Usually we deal with builders when incorporating termite protection at the building stage, but if you’re an owner/builder we can certainly assist with termite protection for house slabs.

We have access to the Homeguard Precision Termite Management system which is a versatile and reliable option for protecting building projects, in a wide range of structural situations, against subterranean termites.

The great thing about this single layer, extruded polymer sheeting is that it’s impregnated with Biflex (a strong termiticide that’s protecting millions of Australian homes) and it will protect building projects against concealed entry of subterranean termites.

homeGuard2Plastic Termite Collars for PVC Pipes

We also have access to plastic collars that protect a wide range of openings and PVC pipe installations. These collars are also manufactured with Biflex termiticide impregnated into them, reducing unwanted entry of termites into the dwelling.

These collars are designed to fit snugly over PVC pipes and other areas where a dwelling or slab is penetrated and these along with our range of flexible collars that will fit a wide range of sizes are designed to be fully integrated into the build and concrete pour.

Plastic Pellets and Polymer Beads

These are a great option for when plastic sheets or collars won’t fit or can’t access the areas you need to protect. These work by creating a barrier of Biflex injected beads into any area that needs protection. The fact that these beads are small and lightweight means they can fit into unusual and hard to reach places.


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Abolish Termite & Pest Management
Unit 4 / 54 Paisley Drive
Lawnton QLD 4501
Phone: 1300 057 067