Reticulation systems installation

Reticulation Systems VS Termites

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?


Reticulation…

• (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.

For more information, visit the Altis website or simply contact us in Brisbane today.

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Tips on Using Mulch in Your Garden

Termites are, unfortunately for some, a fact of life. They are pests that you definitely do not want in your home. However, if you look at the big picture, they are vital to our ecosystem, so preventing them from entering your home is, of course, the best thing you can do.

One preventative measure that will help you sleep easier at night is making sure that the mulch in your garden is not going to make a gateway for termites to access your home. Mulch does not necessarily increase your risk of termites, but if they are already in your soil, then it is best to follow these tips when applying mulch to your garden beds.

Keep a bare strip between your garden and house – It’s a good idea to have at least a metre between your house and garden beds. This keeps shrubs and trees from touching the home and also means any mulch you have on the gardens is far enough away that termites cannot easily access your home. Also, remember to leave an exposed area of the slab so that detection of termites entering the home is easier.

Don’t water the house – This sounds silly, we know. What we mean is, when you are watering your gardens, try to avoid getting too close to your home’s foundation. Keeping this area dry will make it less desirable for termites.

Keep mulch dry – Termites are not attracted to the mulch itself but to the cool moisture-filled cover it provides. If your garden has a tendency to stay wet after hosing or rain, keep the layer of mulch to a minimum and turn/rake the mulch every now and then to let it dry and aerate.

Be aware – Always be aware of the signs of termites in your home. If you find any mud trails or signs of termites inside, contact Bob Gunn Termite Solutions as soon as possible to get a termite inspection for your home.

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Concreters, Don’t Let Termites Infiltrate Your Barrier!

Termites may not be able to eat through concrete but they can still gain access to a home via cracks in slabs, edges of slabs or service pipes. If you need the assurance that your slab isn’t going to let the termites in, you’ve come to the right place.

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Don’t Let Your Guard Down

If you have ever experienced the termite destruction, you know it can wreak first hand it is probably likely that you would be completely paranoid about keeping an eye out for signs of them.

If you have not been there it is hard to comprehend. It’s that horrible sinking feeling when you discover you have a large repair bill due to a white ant infestation. The insurance company does not cover this type of destruction. Read more

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Keeping Your House Pest-Free with Bob Gunn Termite Solutions

Making the home more pleasantly livable involves keeping it clean and organised. A big part of keeping the home clean is ensuring that it is free from unwanted pests.

Pests tend to co-mingle, so if there is one type of pest in the house, it is likely that other types will no doubt be lurking around. Bob Gunn Termite Solutions knows the need for pests to be removed from the house to prevent pest-related diseases and allergies and protect the home from structural damages. This is why we have come up with effective pest control solutions designed to cater for any home with a pest issue. Read more

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Handling Wood Rot

Wood rot can happen to any part of the house that is made from timber and that has been exposed to the fungi that cause the damage. Wood rot happens after a certain exposure to air and moisture, which are essential to the growth of the rot-causing fungi.

Wood rot is quite difficult to control because once you see the wood rotting, the damage is irreversible. The only thing you can do is to prevent further damage by controlling the pests that eat the wood. Some rotting wood can still be saved if the damage is not yet complete. Read more

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Making Guests Feel at Home

Being in the hospitality industry is certainly not for the faint of heart – the hours are long and the work is hard – but it is very rewarding. In order to get it right, you need to ensure that you always put your guests’ needs first.

Making sure that they are comfortable is about more than making sure that they have great food and clean linen, it is also about them being as comfortable at your hotel as they are in their own homes. Read more

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Implementing Effective Termite Prevention and Control

Termites may well be the most destructive pests that could invade your home. Since they feed on the cellulose, they can damage any part of the house that is made of wood, from the wood to the walls and floors and even the stumps. The damage they can cause could mean thousands of dollars in repair costs.

Because of the potential damage that they can cause on any property, it is essential that homeowners do their part in protecting their house from termite damage. One good method of termite prevention is by hiring the help of a reliable pest control service. Read more

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Differentiating and Treating Subterranean and Dry Wood Termites

Termites are one of the most damaging pests that can infest your house. They can destroy foundations, walls, stumps, wooden floors and ceilings.

In order to protect a building against termites, it is important to know about these pests, their feeding habits and behaviour, in particular.

There are basically two types of termites: subterranean and dry wood termites. These two are quite different from each other.

When it comes to termite control and management, the type of termite must first be identified. After that, the appropriate treatment can be formulated.

Subterranean Termites

As their name indicates, subterranean termites live underground. They require a moist environment to thrive and to build tunnels from the ground leading to the wooden portions of the house.

Subterranean termites are the more destructive type because they have jaws for efficiently chewing through wood, enabling them to destroy wooden parts of the house faster. Eradication can be quite challenging since their nests are not easy to find since they travel from beneath the ground.

Dry Wood Termites

As opposed to subterranean termites, dry wood termites do not need moisture to thrive. They live inside the wood and do not need contact with soil. This means that there will be no mud tubes from the ground to the wooden parts of the property.

They can be airborne and arrive in the house through furniture that has been brought inside. Feeding is at a much slower rate than with the subterranean type, so they are much less of a threat than the subterranean termites.

Control and Management

Early termite detection is imperative in saving your house from massive damages. If you do not have a barrier system yet against termites, it is best to have one installed early as possible. This applies to any Australian house, and it is something that local councils encourage.

Bob Gunn Termite Solutions provides effective termite treatment from the start of construction or upon discovery of the infestation.

Termite Signs

There are obvious signs to tell you that termites are living in your home. You might see a mud tunnel from your garden to your house, or you may see actual termites crawling around wooden parts of the house. Squeaking or uneven floorboards can also be a sign of termite infestation in the house.

If you have spotted any of these signs, you should not waste any more time. This is a perfect moment to ask for expert termite inspections.

After an inspection, Bob Gunn Termite Solutions will provide you with possible solutions to your pest problem. You can choose the solution that will suit your budget and preference. Termites can be stopped by using physical or chemical barrier systems, a reticulation system as well as monitoring and interception systems.

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