When constructing a new home, or trying to protect an existing home against infestation, one of the most important things a homeowner can do is install a physical termite barrier. Preventative termite treatments are important and here is one easy way to do it.
Subterranean termites are the most common type of termite infestation and they build their colonies in soil beneath or around a structure, and emerge to feed on wood and other material. Physical termite barriers may be used to prevent these types of infestations.
Termite barriers come in two forms.
They can be chemically treated soil; these are often called chemical barriers.
Or, they can be a physical termite barrier, which is usually a layer of protection between the soil and the home.
These are typically made out of sand, foam, stainless steel mesh, stone, steel, timber, aluminum shielding, and are designed to make it difficult for termites to access the home. Protection from termites in the soil includes both a concrete slab underneath the house and a physical termite barrier.
Physical termite barriers are designed to protect the foundation of a structure and help homeowners detect termite activity.
Please note the use of construction sand and garden grade DE is a system that is being used in Hawaii and one that I have been using for many years for my customers. I would not relie soly on this to work so it i important that you observe closly the foundation to make sure none survive the DE/Soil mixture.
Here are a few other termite barriers:
Termite Control Bait
Chlordane for Termite Control
Do It Yourself Termite Control
Home Remedies Termite Control
Infrared Cameras for Termite Control
Microwave Termite Control
Termite Baits and Traps
Termite Poisons and Chemicals
Sand Termite Barriers