What Is a Reticulation System?
Reticulation systems have the main purpose of protecting properties from subterranean termite infestations. Utilizing pipes, a reticulation system treats areas under concrete slabs and replenishes termite-treating chemicals to the soil.
At Bob Gunn Termite Solutions, we use the Altis reticulation system. Unlike others, their reticulation utilises flexible unperforated pipes that are fabricated with emitters. These emitters dispense chemical evenly at a measured rate to the whole system.
When Should Reticulation Systems Be Installed?
It is preferred for reticulation systems to be installed to a building’s perimeter right after construction and before any added slabs are placed. They can be fitted to an existing building too. However, extra concrete slabs will have to be cut. If this can’t be done, the concrete areas will need to be bored into and injected, much like the process of traditional liquid termiticide barriers.
What Are the Benefits of Reticulated Termite Rechargeable Systems?
• (particularly that of Altis) ensures that chemicals are evenly applied at accurately designed rates, unlike old fashioned hand spraying that may be illegal in some parts of the country.
• significantly minimises exposure to chemicals that are pumped after the completion of a construction.
• replaces/recharges the treatment without any disturbance, excavation or drilling.
• gives you substantial cost benefits over time as recharge expenses are considerably lower than a drill and trench retreatment.
• enables you to take advantage of advances in chemicals throughout the life of the system.
• can be utilised as a comprehensive system to new constructions with pipes under the floor and around the perimeter or on established buildings.
• can be utilised as an exterior perimeter to supplement other termite management methods and add convenience of maintenance.