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Termite Barriers and is it a Rip off?
In most articles i have been looking over it seems that the majority of people seem to believe termite barriers are in some way a rip off and have a negative spin on their stories in regards to a Termite Barriers.
Let me break it down for the majority of people that are concerned on protecting their home from termites but are not sure to invest money in a professional pest company to be contracted in a barrier installation.
A Professional Pest Consultation or "Management" company that is contracted by yourself to 1st of all inspect your home AS3660.2-2000 Visual Termite inspection and give "Honest" advice and not just sell you a Termite Barrier because they found a area that is active with termites and tell you you need some type of termite barrier,our Insurances require us to give you a free Proposal to manage Termite activity which is some type of termite monitoring or chemical barrier and do not feel as if you have to have one, remember it's a recommendation and the Australian Standards are what we as Professional Pest Consultant use as a guideline as an optimal service to you the client.
So depending on the liner meters of a property and what we quote to protect and what type of system we recommend is part of the $$$$, in most cases a chemical barrier either Biflex a repellant chemical or Termidor a non repellant will factor in the proposal, the chemical ratio and warranty in ground, but more to the fact is the labour and it will depend on concrete drilling, plugging with plastic plugs, digging trenches, moving landscape and then re installing your landscape and finally cleaning up after the job has been finished making it look like we have not been there at all, it's a real work of art that in most cases takes around 2 days, 1 person to complete the task which range from $3000.00 to $5000.00
Monitoring Stations( non chemical)
Again the Linear meters are the factor to all protection but now it's a Termite Monitoring inground unit every 3 meters and depending on different types of brands which are all extremely good will be supplied and installed without any chemicals and monitored depending on the pressure of activity between 1 month and every 3 months, we inspect site baits every 1 month, with the cost simular to to chemical barrier above but in this case we are on site each month which is a massive factor of minimising termite activity"Visual identification" we actually see the colony break down and be eliminated.
So the Question is, Is Termite Barriers a rip off? my answer is NO, having a Family Owned Business like Zone Pest and Property that do not work on commission like some larger firms or subcontractors and give genuine advice for your best interests which is usually the case, go with you gut.
Worst case People is to have inspections every 3 month which would cost around $880.00 each year, Inspections are the key to keeping your family home or investment from expensive damages from Termite activity.
Thanks for reading and i hope i have helped in some way, we look forward to managing your home soon.
www.zonepestproperty.com.au Call 0424172292
Author Matthew Davids
Termite and Pest Consultants Servicing the Tweed Shire and living in Pottsville NSW