A physical barrier is a non-toxic permanent barrier that requires little to no maintenance or renewal. A physical barrier doesn’t kill the termites but will make it difficult for termites to enter a home. There are a number of physical barrier options which will depend on where the barrier is required, these include reticulation systems, termite shields (ant caps), a fine grade stone particle, stainless-steel mesh and a chemically treated plastic or fabric sheeting.
Whichever system you choose it is vital to still have an annual inspection (we recommend six monthly in high-risk areas) as a barrier can be compromised by things such as additional building work to a home, large garden works or leaving items such as timber up against a home
If you should find termites on your property or in your home, whatever you do, DO NOT disturb them or try and treat them yourself, this will only cause them to move possibly leading to further infestation or damage.