Pre Construction Termite Management is required at multiple stages of the building process. Pre slab pour and post slab pour are typical combinations for what is often called the Part A and Part B visits. Together they are known as a complete Termite Management System.
If you’re building… demand a Complete Termite Management System from RID Pest!
The Building Code of Australia states that if primary building elements in new building work (including extensions) are susceptible to termite attack, then, protective measures must be undertaken.
Termite barriers or more precisely, Termite Management Systems, currently fall into few main categories:
- Chemical Termite Barriers or Chemical Termite Management Systems;
- Chemical Impregnated Sheet Barriers or Blanket Systems; and
- Physical Termite Barriers
Termite management provides protection against concealed termite attack with the available treatments and systems varying greatly, depending on the type of construction, structure, design and building materials used. The main objective of any termite management system, treatment or components is to prevent concealed termite entry into a structure, essentially making sure termites don’t destroy your home!
RID Pest Control offer both pre-construction and post construction termite management options compliant with both Australian Standards (AS 3660.1-2014) & the Australian Building Code (BCA/NCC) via Code mark Performance certifications.
Chemical Termite Management Systems
A chemical termite management system involves applying a chemical liquid to the soil, either under a concrete slab or around the entire perimeter of slab or both. Recent changes to the applicable standards means that any area with limited access after construction must be ‘replenishable’ – therefore reticulation is more or less a required for the traditional method of ‘under slab sprays’ many builders were used to although there are better options available now and we typically don’t recommend such complex systems.
Chemical soil treated zones (chemical barriers) can in most cases be applied post construction.
We use prefer to use Fipforce Termiticide, Termidor Residulal & Termidor HE as non-repellent termiticides, and we can also offer repellent termiticides such as Biflex among others – we advise on chemistry selection depending on the specific requirements of each job but have a strong preference for non-repellent chemistry!
A physical termite barrier protects your property by preventing the entry of termites and is usually installed during building construction, typically prior to the slab being poured (sometimes called part A) and after the slab has cured (sometimes called part B).
Did you know?: There is a distinction between a true physical barrier and a ‘chemical based physical barrier’ – we offer both and the difference is typically not actually known to builders, consumers and the public. If the physical material contains a chemical product that kills or repels termites it’s technically not a true physical barrier – it’s a chemical impregnated barrier, often a sheet or blanket material. Examples of these include, Homeguard, Termseal Urafen Shield etc.
We prefer to use Term-Seal Termite Management System Components & Products for new construction termite management. Offering 50 year life expectancy and product warranty. With these options we complete the termite management system in two steps to ensure protection under the slab or to penetrations and then the full cavity protection to prevent concealed access via the slab edge. Whilst no longer specifically referred to as Part A & B in the applicable Australian Standards, we require multiple site visits to install a complete termite management system so therefore refer to each separate visit as A & B.
Naturally RID Pest is accredited in the installation and supply of all products and systems we offer.
You should consider a termite management system when:
- Building a new home.
- Adding an extension to an existing home.
RID Pest Control are able to provide a range of termite management options to suit your exact needs. We routinely use and install an extensive and versatile range of termite management products that mean we can find a solution for any job no matter how custom or complex!
Termite Management Systems, Components & Products used by RID Pest Control include:
- Term-Seal – Accredited Installers (Full Range)
- FipForce – Accredited
- Greenzone – Accredited
- Camilleri Reticulation Systems
- Sentricon Always Active – Accredited
- Termidor Residual Termiticide & Termidor HE – Accredited – Offering a $2 million warranty!
- Kordon by Bayer
- HomeGuard by FMC
- TermStop Reticulation
- Altis Reticulation Systems – Accredited
- Biofilm – Termite protection
- Many Other products and components.
For further information about termite management systems and options please contact us.
We are able to tailor customised termite management and protection systems for builders, architects and owner builders alike and are prepared to consult in depth and detail during planning and design stages with any parties involved in the process.
Wanting to protect your existing structure? RID Pest can provide you with a range of options for protecting your most valuable asset. Australian Standard 3660.2 applied to existing buildings and aims to prevent concealed termite entry into your home.
Options for post construction termite treatments include drill and inject, trench and treat methods with the application of a chemical termiticide.
RID Pest Control technicians have been trained in and licensed in New South Wales & Victoria and are incredibly skilled and experienced with termite management and treatment. We know termites aren’t as active in the Ballarat region as warmer areas in Australia so we’ve gained valuable experience working in areas with real and catastrophic termite activity.
Would you trust a pest controller who barely knows what a termite looks like? We’re forever taking on termite work in our region that the other pest control operators in our area just can’t eradicate because they lack the experience in dealing with complex termite control!
We’ll get RID of ’em even when the others can’t!
Call us on 0414 567 977 for a chat about your termite management needs!
It’s impossible to provide an accurate costing for termite barriers because each and every home is different!
The best way to obtain an obligation free quotation for your upcoming build is to provide us with plans / drawings of the dwelling. We can extract measurements, design requirements and provide a free quote and proposed termite management system.
As a general rule for a brick veneer on slab type construction we need to know: how many slab penetrations and then how many lineal meters around the whole perimeter. Having the slab plan drawing & floor plan along with specs around brick course rebate etc is also required information to give an accurate quote.