Residential Termite Protection / Termite Barrier
The installation of a chemical soil barrier requires expert knowledge and specialized equipment to form a complete and continuous barrier to protect the building from a termite entry and infestation – as illustrated below:
One-Year Warranty-Only Termite Protection Policy
This policy allows qualified homeowners protection without the upfront cost of an initial chemical barrier. During this one-year policy, if an infestation of termites should occur, we will service the home and repair any damages. This is great for new homeowners who do not need a new chemical barrier installed. Call our office today to see if your home qualifies.
We Use Termidor® for Termite Barrier Protection
Termidor works quite differently from other termiticide soil treatment products which are repellents, an effect designed to repel or keep termites away from a treated soil area, rather than killing them. This means any minute gap in the treated soil can be detected and exploited by the termites to gain entry in the building. This is a major short-coming of the old-fashioned termite control alternatives, far too often, with financially disastrous consequences.
Termites tunneling in higher concentration Termidor treated soil areas abutting the building, are killed outright, within a few hours.
Termites tunneling in the outer reaches of a Termidor (lower concentration) treated soil area, cannot detect the Termidor chemical which readily sticks to the termites’ body. These termites remain unaffected for a few days, before sudden death occurs.
This delayed lethal effect provides enough time for the Termidor chemical to be transferred back to the central colony nest to infect other termites.
The “carrier” termites are able to readily spread the Termidor chemical to other termites during regular physical contact with other termites in the colony, particularly when working together in close proximity, grooming and feeding other termites, a regular function of their daily life.
Termites cannot detect the Termidor chemical as it has virtually no odor, taste or smell to the termites. Termites cannibalize or carry away dead termites killed by the Termidor on their bodies, further spreading Termidor’s deadly effect to other termite colony members.