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Stops Termites, Guaranteed A fine-woven stainless steel screen called Termi-Mesh is guaranteed to stop termites for the life of the home with no chemical treatments. Used as a continuous foundation wrap, or embedded in the foundation and slab at pipes, conduit, and other penetrations, the mesh has been independently tested by the USDA and rated 100% effective as a physical barrier to termites. Over the life of the structure, this material is less expensive and more effective than chemical treatment, according to the manufacturer. For example, the installed cost for a 2,000-square-foot slab-on-grade foundation in Florida is said to be from $600 to $1,500. First developed in Australia, Termi-Mesh conforms with, or is a suitable alternative to, the