FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is pre-construction termite protection?

If you are building a new home or renovating an existing building, termite protection must be installed. Australian Standards 3660.1 states that a physical barrier must be incorporated into all new building works. As a general rule, all penetrations and the perimeter must be protected (however the exact minimum requirements for pre-construction termite protection can differ).

What sort of termite protection does Abra Pest Control use?

Abra Pest Control uses HomeGuard, a physical barrier that is also impregnated with Biflex (a registered termiticide that kills termites on contact).

Abra Pest Control also uses Camilleri Reticulation Piping, a piping that is installed prior to construction, and them pumped with a registered termicide following completion of building works.

I’m only pouring a new concrete slab – Do I need termite protection?

Depending on where the concrete slab is located you may not be required to install termite protection, however it is strongly recommended that you do. By installing termite protection underneath the concrete slab – you avoid the need to drill and inject the slab in the future.

What is the best way to organise termite protection when building?

To avoid any unexpected surprises it is best to obtain a quote for pre-construction termite protection before starting your building works. This way you will know exactly what termite protection is required, and when it should be installed. As your building work progresses you can then contact Abra Pest Control at each required stage, which will be advised to you.