The Effects of Flood Waters on Your Termite Barrier
If you were effected by flood waters in Queensland & Northern NSW and previously had a termite barrier installed before the floods, unfortunately your home may no longer be protected, as your previous termite treatment zone/termite barrier may have been compromised.
The best products on the market that are used to create a termite barrier are designed to bind to the soil, so if flood waters remove or disturbed the soil around your home, then it is safe to say your termite barrier was also removed with the flood water
Whilst TERMIDOR® is proven to be able to withstand extreme weather conditions, during a major flood event treated soil may have been physically removed or, conversely untreated soil may have been deposited over a previously treated zone. Also, repair work on buildings or landscaping may have likewise disturbed any previous treatment.
BASF strongly recommends that if you have suffered from the recent extreme weather events and flooding, that you contact your local termite technician and arrange to have a Termite Inspection performed for your home as soon as possible.
For peace of mind, Silk’s Pest Control can perform a Termite Inspection at your property to assess if any damage has been done to your termite treated zone and provide you with a written report on the level of risk from termite attack.
Termite Damage isn’t covered under your home insurance, BUT Termites are a natural disaster that you CAN do something about!