Since the banning of chemical spraying nearly sixteen years ago, the pest management industry has been forced to come up with alternative ways to stop termites getting into buildings. The most common method of keeping them out has been to put physical barriers in place to stop them getting through. Most products on the market do that fairly well, however, what they absolutely cannot prevent is the termites just climbing over them. Hence the need to have annual inspections, to basically check whether the barriers in place have been what is technically called ‘bridged’.
In instances where termite activity is noticed pest controllers then need to treat the affected areas with a raft of chemicals, not particularly kind on the environment. Many of these remedial treatments can also cost the home owner many thousands of dollars depending on the level of termite infestation.
In instances where this has occurred there is no redress with the manufacturer of the termite barrier as they (and indeed your own household insurer) do not provide any warranty or cover for this happening. Where a warranty is provided it is usually only against the termites going through the barrier, not over.
Until now there has been no other options available to new home builders but to use this type of product. Therefore all homes constructed using these type of systems are theoretically at constant risk of termite attack. Thankfully there is now an alternative that is not only very friendly to the environment (the main ingredient is a naturally occurring mineral), but is so effective your home will be virtually insect free for its lifetime. The reason it is so effective is that it treats the food source, the wood.
Timber treated with this solution is repellant to all insects and therefore should actually be called a termite prevention treatment rather than a barrier. This product also comes with a comprehensive 50 year warranty that is fully transferable. We believe that frames treated with this product will become the gold standard for termite prevention, a fact also supported by leading experts in timber treatment and termites.
Their independent assessment can be downloaded here..(Right click or option-click this link and choose “Save As…” to download this file.)
This is a direct quote from their findings presented to the International Research Group on Wood Protection annual conference in Queenstown, New Zealand in 2011.
[testimonial style=”fancybox” img=”” name=”Dr John French B.Sc (For.), M.Sc (Entomology), Ph.D (Forest Entomology) and Dr Berhan Ahmed Ph.D” company=”” companylink=”#”]To our knowledge, there is no other treatment commercially available in Australia, with these combined benefits and properties as a remedial and preventative treatment.[/testimonial]
Add Value To Your Home
New homes constructed with this treatment applied to the frames will attract a premium price once people realise that not only is the home protected for its lifetime but also there are no other insects such as spiders and cockroaches lurking around. Furthermore it also means that there will be no need to pay for annual pest inspections, just imagine how much money that will save the average homeowner over their period of ownership.
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If you are interested in learning more about the incredible qualities of Boron and the benefits it brings to house treated in this way, then please either contact us or browse the other main areas, namely fire retardancy, smoke suppression and anti-fungal