A Termite Reticulation System is a hose that we bury into the trench while installing a termite chemical barrier (chemically treated zone) at a clients home. The hose is a strong but flexible pipe that has evenly spaced holes throughout at approximately 200 mm intervals. This allows us to replenish the termite barrier in a much more efficient and less disruptive way. Each hose has a fill point and a stop end. The hose is run to a maximum length of 10 meters.
We trench around the perimeter of the home and chemically treat the footings of the slab and backfill the soil up to a point of approximately 50-100 millimeters below the finishing level. We then install the Reticulation hose and put in the remaining soil. We generally recommend retreating chemical barriers on a 5 yearly basis. When we do retreat, we come back and connect our high powered chemical pump to the reticulation system and treat at a high pressure. The chemical is then disbursed evenly through the soil via the holes in the reticulation hose. This means we do not have to re-disturb any landscaping, gardens, grass, pavers, etc. This also is less labour intensive, which in turns saves money in costs.
The reticulation system does cost a little more to install however, it certainly saves that money and more at future treatments. To find out more about our Reticulation System please feel free to contact us, and speak to one of our termite specialists on 1300 468 284.
Frequently Asked Question
Can this be installed under concrete? – We strongly recommend installing the termite reticulation system prior to pouring any concentrate against the home edge. This way we do not need to drill and inject the new concrete at a later date. Please contact us well in advance of pouring the concrete. If it is existing concrete the only way we can install underneath is if we cut a 200mm wide strip out of the concrete against the home edge, install the reticulation and then relay the concrete after, otherwise no we cannot get under the concrete.
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