Termite Barriers Reticulation Systems, Refills and Monitoring Stations

Finding the Right Termite Barrier for Your Sydney Home

There is a range of termite prevention methods available. These include:

• Monitoring stations
• Reticulation systems
• Chemical barriers
• Physical barriers

Choosing the wrong one is not only ineffective, but it can cost you a significant amount of money. Other issues include out-dated, broken, and brittle reticulation systems and cheap chemical refills.

Early Warning Systems and Prevention

The queen termite in the colony can lay between 1,000 and 30,000 eggs per day(*1). Early warning systems are invaluable. We help clients protect their homes with effective and long-lasting termite barrier systems. With the right procedures and treatments, termites can be prevented from damaging your house, outer structures, and gardens(*2).

We ensure you purchase the right preventative methods for your needs, so you don’t waste any money.

Monitoring stations

Monitoring stations provide homeowners with an early warning of termite activity. In-ground monitoring stations are set up around the perimeter of the property. They are filled with untreated timber that acts as an attractant. If any worker termites are venturing towards your property looking for a new food source, the stations are designed to be the first warning sign.

When installed correctly and monitored by a specialist, they are an effective way to prevent termite invasions. Should termite activity be detected, baiting is set up to eradicate the nest before they cause any damage.

Termite Monitoring Stations

This multi-million-dollar mansion in Sydney has termite monitoring stations installed. When installed correctly, they give homeowners warning that termites are active on the property. If any activity is identified by a professional, baits can be added to the monitoring station. Learn more in the video below.

Termite Reticulation System Establishment and Refills

Reticulation systems are under-ground piping systems set up around the house. The type of reticulation system you have installed, and the type of chemical used will influence:

  1. How often pipes need to be inspected (to ensure they are still intact).
  2. How often they need to be re-filled.

Are you adding an extension to your house or building a granny flat on the property? Don’t forget to get new reticulation systems set up around the new perimeter of the home.

Chemical Barrier Systems

There are two types of chemical barriers – repellent and non-repellent. While repellent options are cheaper and highly effective, if the termites find a gap, they can infest your home. Non-repellent options:

• Last up to 10 years.
• Are less toxic to humans.
• Ensure the colony is infected and eliminated

Physical Barrier Systems

Physical barrier systems are a great option when it comes to renovations and new properties(*3). There are many ways to include physical barriers in your new builds, renovations and, in some cases through retrofitting. Some physical barriers include:

• Metal mesh.
• Metal shields.
• Granules that are impenetrable by termites.

A Note on Prevention Systems

Multiple prevention systems can be utilised in combination with each other. Termite specialists can assess your property and provide you with the best advice for long-term termite protection.

Always Work with Termite Specialists

Termites are highly adaptable(*4) and are prolific breeders. If barrier or monitoring stations are poorly set up, they will find ways to avoid them and head straight for the house.

Due to this, having regular inspections from a licenced and qualified termite control company is essential. There is a combination of options available for every property type and homeowner preferences. New, environmentally friendly products are also now available.

To find out more about our barrier systems, contact us today. Our technicians are on-hand to help you protect your home.



*1. Home Termite Control. Finding Termites | The Biggest Mistake Home Owners Make. YouTube video. 2011.
*2. Verma, M, Sharma, S & Prasad, R. Biological alternatives for termite control: A review.
International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. Vol. 63, No. 8. 2009.
*3. Hadlington, PW. Australian Termites and Other Common Timber Pests. UNSW Press. 1996.
*4. Ahmed BM & French JR. An overview of termite control methods in Australia and their link to aspects of termite
biology and ecology
. Pak. Entomology. Vol. 30, No. 2. 2008

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