When you are building a new home or adding an extension to an existing property it is vital you consider how you are going to protect the building from potential termite attack. Although the builder should give you a range of options for consideration, for one reason or another this doesn’t always happen. It’s always best to consult with a professional termite company (such as Go Pest) when you are planning your project so you get the best advice up front.
Even if you’re planning some landscaping next to the house, laying a path, driveway or buildling a deck, you need to think about termites. We see many cases where termites have entered the house because homeowners, landscapers and builders have not considered the impact of their activities and have allowed termites easy access to the building without being noticed!
Before starting your project give Go Pest a call. Not only can we take you through the various termite protection options, but we often can make a few suggestions on the construction side too, to make your home termite smart (and potentially save you some money!).
With access to your construction plans, we can design a termite protection system to integrate with the physical aspects of your building, to create an integrated termite management system which eliminates all hidden termite entry points.
Don’t forget that even internal renovations may require termite protection. This is especially the case for wet areas, such as bathrooms, laundries and kitchens, and indeed in any renovation where new utility pipes are penetrating the concrete slab.
If you are considering any of the following building activities, please contact Go Pest before starting:
To offer you the best possible termite protection, we use the HomeGuard system as part of our pre-construction termite management system.
HomeGuard produces a range of to protect your home from termites and is used by leading builders worldwide. The HomeGuard system is a multi-component system that is homogenously impregnated with Bifenthrin, a leading termiticide, to provide both physical and chemical protection from termites.
Homeguard produce a range of products to provide protection under concrete slabs, along perimeter walls, in wall voids, on brick piers and around pipe entry points. By using a combination of these products it is possible to design a complete termite protection system for almost any construction design.
Go Pest Bendigo area accredited installers of the HomeGuard system and are backed by a Million dollar, 50-year manufacturer warranty for both commercial and residential properties.