How does Kordon Work?
Every year termites cause millions of dollars worth of damage to Australian properties, often because the homeowner is unaware that they even have termites in their home.
Termites build a network of underground tunnels to branch out from their nest in search of food that can extend up to 100m away from the nest. The purpose of having Kordon installed in your home is to;
- Form a physical barrier between your home and the ground.
- Create a layer of chemical repellent that will deter termites from trying to enter your home.
- Force any termites attacking your home to create external, above ground tunnels.
- Ensure that if you do have termites in your home, the signs will be visible to the homeowner or a Bayer Accredited Pest Control professional during a termite inspection.
These above ground tunnels, also known as “mud tracks”, can be easily spotted by a Bayer Accredited Pest Control professional during an annual inspection. This will ensure that the presence of termites is discovered early on, which could save homeowners thousands of dollars worth of timber repairs.
Why Is Kordon Important?
Kordon Termite Barrier is an essential part of the construction of any home, as it protects your home from subterranean entry by termites.
Unfortunately, having a concrete slab isn’t enough to ensure your home is protected from underground termite entry.
Termites can enter your home without detection through;
- Cracks in the concrete slab.
- Rivets or grooves formed at the edge of the slab during the pouring process.
- Travelling through or around pipes sticking through the slab into the soil.
- Tunnelling beneath the footing around your home.
This is why it is important to have Kordon installed during the construction of your house as a means of protecting these areas, which could be potential entry points for termites.