New homes

No matter where you’re building in South Australia, no new home is completely safe from a termite invasion.

Believe it or not – even steel-framed homes need termite protection!

While a steel frame is going to add some form of termite resistance, there’s still plenty of other organic material within a home that is way too tempting for them to ignore! These crafty critters will often eat their way around the steel to reach the good stuff – like skirting boards, plasterboard walls, window frames, floors and cabinetry. So, installing physical barriers around a home is still the only way to stop these little guys in their tracks.

At Complete Pest Control we’re big advocates of prevention over treatment. Stopping termites before they can even step their six little legs on your doorstep will help save you money, and stress, in the long run. To make sure your new house is fully protected against termites, we use two leading Termite Barrier Systems.

While termites are not interested in your steel frame, they aren’t picky. They will eat around a steel frame to get to any source of organic element they can find. These organic elements that are so attractive to termites are made up of skirting boards, internal walls, built-in cabinetry, bath & shower voids, wardrobes, flooring materials and furniture. – All of which are abundant in new homes and perfect for a ravenous termite colony looking to establish sub nests and colonies under the average suburban block.

Termites and Borers are big fans of Australian homes – and can carry out between $80 – $780 million worth of damage to houses annually! While termite barriers may delay termite invasions in some instances, using steel framing as opposed to timber framing completely eliminates any risk of structural termite damage.
Particularly in rural areas and urban fringes, termites can eat through everything from wood to carpet backing, cabinetry, furniture and doors – however when it comes to the structure and foundation of your home, a termite’s love of wood can be the most harmful.

Trithor Termite Barrier

This physical and moisture vapour termite barrier protects your property by repelling and killing termites before they can do any damage. Designed and tested in Australia, Trithor has been proven to work in Australian conditions and protect against our hungry little native critters. Plus, it’s completely safe for the environment and ideal for allergy free homes. And it’s backed with a whopping 50 year unlimited timber replacement warranty, so you know it’s good.

The polymers used in TRITHOR are inedible to termites and, since TRITHOR also acts as a moisture barrier, it further reduces the attractiveness of a property to termites.

TRITHOR poses no risk to homeowners, construction workers or the environment. It is ideal for use in sensitive environments and in allergy-free housing. TRITHOR is so suited to securing  properties against termites, it is protecting more than 100,000 homes and buildings in Australia, SE Asia, the Middle East and Europe, with numbers growing daily.

Australian Building Codes Board, CodeMark Certification confirms compliance with the National Construction Code and ensures Local Authority Approvals.