Termite reticulation systems

CSIRO has estimated that 1 in 5 homes in Australia will come under attack from termites at some point in time. Whether you are building a new home or own a new one, you must protect against this threat and one popular option is to install a permanent termite reticulation system.

Basically, such a system is a series of specially designed hoses buried underground either around the perimeter or under a slab prior to construction of a home. A termiticide liquid is injected into the hoses under pressure to saturate the surrounding soil and hence provide an impenetrable barrier to termites

TermX Termite Reticulation System
TermX Termite Reticulation System

The physical structure of the hose is one that is a flexible host for medium to high pressure applications and can actually withstand pressures of up to 600psi. The hose has a specially designed chemical resistant inner core with a smooth outer cover. Fibre matting between these layers ensures a super strong, flexible hose ideal for Australian conditions and one that is in fact guaranteed for 50 years!

TermX is the brand we choose for our termite reticulation because we are 100% confident with this product both in terms of its physical longevity and its thorough dispersal of the termiticide into the soil via strategically placed holes along the pipe.

TermX Hose Structure
Structure of TermX hose for use in termite reticulation systems

So what are the benefits of installing a termite reticulation system?
•Disperses thoroughly a long lasting termiticide such as Biflex, Termidor or Altriset
•Ideal for use with either pre or post construction homes
•The system will target termites specifically at their point of entry
•Long lasting with a 50 year warranty on the hardware and 5 -10 year warranty on the termiticide used
•Very easy to replenish

Pre-Construction – when we install a termite reticulation system in a new home construction site, we will lay the pipes across the entire area prior to the pouring of the foundation slab. Typically vulnerable points of entry in a home are plumbing areas, downpipes etc and here we take extra care and surround that area as shown below:

Termx covering vulnerable entry points in a new home construction
TermX reticulation shown on vulnerable entry points

All hoses are then terminated at specially marked junction boxes at convenient locations for the introduction of the liquid termiticide. This is done after the concrete slab is poured and it’s important to note that the TermX piping is designed for residing under slab. The extremely robust design and manufacture ensures it will remain functional for many years to come and hence the total confidence in offering a 50 YEAR WARRANTY FOR THIS PRODUCT.

Post-Construction – for existing homes TermX provides an excellent protective system with minimal disruption to soil and negates the need to drill through feature pavers, liquid limestone etc.  The TermX is buried around the total perimeter of a dwelling and the unique “wrap around” nature of the piping means that vulnerable points such as downpipes can receive concentrated applications of the termiticide. Once installed, an impenetrable barrier is created for termites and future inspections and replenishment of the system is easy as can be seen from the following video:

Installation of a TermX Termite Reticulation System

With the use of Termx reticulation it’s worth noting that this system is ideal when you may be, for example, adding an extension to your home. It is a simple matter for our technicians to design and implement a plan that will adequately protect this new structure from termite invasion.

Note that with any termite reticulation system, it’s essential to have an annual inspection done by Perth Pest Control as this will ensure continuation of all warranties.

Re-Pumping existing reticulation systems – a popular feature of our service at Perth Pest Control is the ability to re-pump existing termite reticulation systems. The system may not necessarily be TermX but this is fine . . . we have the capability to work with any such system that may exist on your property. Contact us for further details. Our re-pumping can include (but not limited to) systems such as Altis, Termguard, Cavtect and Camilerri.