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Termite Protection: It’s the Law in New Homes

Because these tiny and quiet critters like to live in secret, dark places, termites have the potential to wreak havoc in your home without you even knowing. Many homeowners discover that they have termites in the house only after finding the damage they have caused. Usually, they are spotted by accident while simple chores are being done.

There is not much you can do once they are in your home but carry out repairs and have your home chemically treated by a service professional such as Bob Gunn Termite Solutions.

The bill to repair the damage can run into thousands, if not tens of thousands. This is why the National Construction Code (NCC), formerly the Building Codes of Australia (BCA), has set down very clear boundaries and guidelines surrounding termite treatment of new homes being built. The Australian Standard (AS) 3660.1 was introduced in 1995 and now, all new homes must satisfy this standard to achieve a building final certificate.

Chemically Impregnated Fibre Blankets

Chemically impregnated fibre blankets are the termite protection of choice when it comes to new home construction. There are several termite barrier blankets on the market, which are all constructed in the same way.

There is a dense layer of webbed fibre containing a synthetic pyrethroid called deltamethrin. This chemically treated fibre blanket is laminated between two layers of UV stabilised plastic membrane.

This style of termite protection is much safer as the low-level chemical is contained within the plastic membrane so it has little chance of escaping into the environment. It is also a very cost-effective way to treat your home against termite invasion as it is easy to install during the building process.

At Bob Gunn Termite Solutions, the range of termite solutions we offer is so wide-ranging that we’re sure to have the right product for your home. Get ahold of us today! Our licensed and experienced pest management technicians possess sound knowledge in administering and installing physical pre-construction barriers, chemical barriers and baiting systems.