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Termite barrier and prevention method

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Tekoz, 16th Nov, 2015.

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Which product that you are using for the Termite Barrier

  1. Termidor

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  2. Exterra

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  3. Ultrathor

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  4. Anything that contains Fibpronil as active ingredients will do

    25.0%
  1. Tekoz

    Tekoz Well-Known Member

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    People,

    In regards to the termite barrier or improvement, which one is the most effective the :

    Termidor
    Exterra
    Ultrathor

    I've narrowed down to those three system above but not sure which one is the best one to take.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Termi-mesh and granite guard. No chemical barriers in my place.

    "Ultrathor" sounds more like the morning after the night before.
     
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  3. Tekoz

    Tekoz Well-Known Member

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    :D well this is for prevention only, so I guess yes I will need to get another quote since the three vendor that I asked for the quote each prefer their own.
     
  4. HUGH72

    HUGH72 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Tekoz
    Is this your new build in Park Ridge or another property?
    Normally new houses have Termi-mesh and barriers are for existing properties.
     
  5. Tekoz

    Tekoz Well-Known Member

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    @Hugh this is for the consideration later on in the future when buying existing property.
    I just needed to know how much does it cost roughly for holding existing property vs. the new one.
     
  6. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Thanks for this. ☆

    My latest reno has had termites in the past. Some measures I'll be taking include:
    • removing little garden right up against the front of the house and concreting or paving instead. Garden will be 1m + away from house
    • getting rid of trees and roots which priovided access to termites in the past
    • doing some landscaping so that there is less water running into the back yard towards the house
    • getting a new (colourbond?) side fence to replace the timber one where there's a colony of termites hanging out and eating it.
    • removong skirtings in one roomwhere the termites had a great time many moons ago
    • looking into the physical barriers mentioned above
    • getting annual termite inspections.
    I got the impression from the last termite guy I spoke to that there are lots of things you can do without getting these baiting type things that cost a fortune - though I am considering them. He's not a very good salesman!
     
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