Protect Your Home from Termites

Termites are sneaky pests that cause millions of dollars of damage every year in Australian homes. They create colonies in homes that can provide them with moisture, wood, cellulose and soil. The colonies they create are hard to destroy without the assistance of professional experts. If you come across pellets, discarded wings, tube-like structures near the house’s foundation, uneven paint all of which are signs of a termite infestation. You should be opting for professional Termite Control Canberra to avoid further damage. In the meantime, you can also take the following precautionary measures: 

1. Do not store unused logs of timbers  

Pest control Canberra experts have found that many termite infestations are a result of stored or hoarded timber and firewood. Since they are just kept on the ground, to also conceal drainage that ends up attracting termites. Firewood stored under the property can also invite termite infestation. 

You need to be very careful as to where and how you store your timber and firewood. Keeping them at a distance from the endings of walls can be of help as you would be able to make out for any tell-tale signs of infestation easily. Also, if you come across chewed wood, that could also be a sign of wasp infestation. Getting Wasp Control Canberra can be helpful too. 

 2. Keep the drainage openings clean 

Avoid covering drainage openings with mulch, grass or soil as these are conducive conditions for termites to grow and feed on. There should be sufficient distance between the bottom of each drainage opening and the ground which will make the contents of it clear and also easier to check for termite activity. 

 3. Get rid of unnecessarily stored items 

Every house has many items such as unused containers, old newspapers, rags, that do not serve any purpose. These items actually provide a suitable environment for termites to thrive and grow easily. Get rid of such items from your house as soon as possible as once these pests invade your home, it is a huge challenge to get rid of them unless you hire professional pest control services.  

 4. Eliminate moisture from the house 

Termites feed on moisture and existence of moisture in your home is the prime factor of termites entering it. Check for any leakages from your bathroom taps, shower heads and pipes as these are key factors why moisture exists in homes and then can attract infestation of termites over time. 

Also make sure that there is no leakage from your air conditioning or heating system. The leaked water directly touches and accumulates near the endings of walls which again is an invitation to the termites. In this way, keeping moisture levels to a minimum is key to keeping termites away from your home. 

5.Harnessing the power of sunlight

Termites cannot stand the sunlight. If there is any piece of furniture from which you can recognize infestation or you can see termites coming out of it, place it in the sunlight for a few days. Sunlight would not only kill moisture from the furniture but also destroy the termite colonies from it. Also spray the furniture with termite repellant to prevent and protect it from termite attack again. 

6. Professional inspection

If there is a termite attack in your home, it is best to call in the experts. They will inspect the property and suggest an appropriate termite control strategy. Termites can destroy the structural strength of the house and hence it is always better to opt for professional assistance to get rid of them. 

 Connect with us on 0480021568 for getting reliable and long-standing solutions for your termite issue and pest control services. We assure you to deliver effectual and professional termite treatments. 

Reviewed by: John Smith, Ph.D., MSc

John Smith is a renowned expert in the pest control industry, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a licensed pest control professional, and has worked for both commercial and residential clients throughout his career.Throughout his career, John has developed innovative and effective pest control strategies, and has helped countless clients rid their homes and businesses of unwanted pests. He takes pride in his work and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients as well as providing technical assistance to branch offices and clients throughout Australia.In addition to his professional work, John is an active member of several pest control industry organizations, and regularly contributes to industry publications. He also prepares scientific reports for Ace Pest Control on any changes or updates to government regulations affecting the Pest Control industry.

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