This will allow him to asses whether the previous owner has implemented a serious termite deterrent system. He first checks the meter box. This is where Pest Control Experts keep a log of their regular work. He discovers that this particular house has had a Pest Controller in its recent history. So he goes on the lookout to see how good it is.
We’ve got a sticker here. It says Bifenthrin and it’s a perimeter. It has to be charged up every three to five years, so that gives us an indicator as to yes there has been some termite control done and then we can go through and we can see if it’s up to scratch.
Here we have drill holes, little plugs, it’s drilled every two to three hundred and it’s filled up with a chemical as to the pest controllers preference. So, in this case, it is Bifenthrin.
We’re actually quite lucky on this one we’ve got we’ve got drill holes in the perimeter here, but when they’ve done this slab here they’ve actually taken precautions prior to the slab being laid and put in a reticulation system which is, in my opinion, the best form of perimeter control. So every three to five years we can pull that cap off, the poison goes down in there it runs around the perimeter and there are holes in the plastic tubing that’s under the ground and it just releases a nice barrier, an even barrier underneath the concrete slab