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Chemicals & Chemical Barriers - back
 
Chemical barrier systems provide a zone of treated soil, poisonous to termites, under footings and slabs and/or around the perimeter.  Chemicals registered for termite protection include synthetic pyrethroids (modified).

These chemicals have varied life expectancies (refer to product label & directions), depending on soil and exposure conditions and will therefore require replenishment at regular intervals.
 
 
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Physcial Barriers - back
 
Physical barriers such as stainless steel mesh, graded granite stone and metal shielding prevent termites from gaining concealed access to the superstructure of a home or building. The apertures in the stainless steel mesh are too small for termites to pass through. Graded granite creates a barrier preventing ingress of termites into a home or building.

The granite particles are too heavy for the termites to move. Furthermore, when placed into position, the specific-size and shape of the granite particles create voids that are too small for termites to pass through. Metal shielding creates an impervious barrier. A correctly designed ‘ant cap’ will not prevent termites from gaining access to a house or building. However, it will cause termites to form a visible bridge over the cap, which can be readily detected during regular, competent inspections and warn of their presence
 
 
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Reticulation Systems - back
 
Reticulation Systems are designed to effectively treat the area under concrete slabs, for protection against infestation by subterranean termites and around the external perimeter of structures to prevent termites entering from the outside of a building.
 
 
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Monitoring & Intervention Systems - back
 
The principle of monitoring techniques is to have a susceptible substance in an aggregation device ("monitoring station") on which the termites aggregate and continue to feed once they have found the monitoring station. Monitoring stations can be placed in in-ground and above-ground situations. Placement of the stations in areas conducive to termite activity ("directed placement") enhances the chances of contact with foraging termites. A toxicant in timber or a cellulose matrix can be placed in the station or the colony may be indirectly destroyed by dusting aggregated termites.

Some toxicants eliminate the colony while others suppress the colony. However, both methods reduce potential to cause further damage to timbers. Termite monitoring is most beneficial when used as part of an integrated-pest-management strategy. Colony elimination or suppression should be followed by hazard reduction and regular inspection. Monitoring should continue because only a small amount of toxin is used and does not prevent foraging by other termite colonies that may be present in the foraging range of a timber structure.
 
 
Pest Control - Termites
 
Termites (also known as white-ants) are all over Australia causing millions of damage to homes everywhere they can find food. 
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Pest Control - Cockroaches
 
Half of  the cockroaches in Australia can be found in the Blattidae family which includes both the native and introduced species
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Pest Control - Ants 
 
Ants are social insects which live in nests. The nests vary in size depending on their age and the species of ant.
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