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    Combine your annual Termite Inspection with a General Pest
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  • Domestic and Commercial

    Combine your annual Termite Inspection with a General Pest
    Treatment for substantial savings.

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  • Domestic and Commercial

    Combine your annual Termite Inspection with a General Pest
    Treatment for substantial savings.

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  • Domestic and Commercial

    Combine your annual Termite Inspection with a General Pest
    Treatment for substantial savings.

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Termites: In A Nutshell

Termites are one of the least welcomed creatures among all of the animals that you could possibly find in or around your home. All pests can be troublesome in their own ways, but termites are among some of the most irritating because they are not easy to detect, and can cause a lot of damage to your home before you are even aware that they are there.

Did you know that termites have caused more damage to Australian homes than fires, flooding and storms combined? Another unfortunate thing about finding termites in your home is that they are not covered under household insurance, so you will be out of pocket when fixing the damage yourself.

Most Common Areas of Infestation

Termites eat wood, and a lot of it. They are even known to eat the wood right up until where they hit paint, which ends up leaving a thin veneer of paint with only empty space underneath. Basically, a termite infestation can be found anywhere that there is wood, so it is mindful to look out for the tell-tale signs such as mud leads, frass, arboreal nests, swarmers, damaged wood and discarded wings.

It is important to employ a professional such as Complete Asset Building Inspections, to do an inspection of the property, if you think that there could be an infestation. They will be able to follow the signs and check common areas of infestation such as foundations, parts of the structure that are in close contact to soil, windows and door frames, roof eaves and guttering, and hidden behind foliage areas in the garden. Another common area for termites to cause an infestation is in and around electrical fuse boxes.

Management of Termite Infestation

If you happen to discover these unwanted house guests in your home, it is important to put everything back as it was and engage the services of a licensed pest manager who will be able to advise you regarding the next step. If you disturb the nest too soon you may miss out on the opportunity to find the main nest and treat it, so you may kill a small number, but the rest will migrate to another part of the house. Treatment can be done in a number of ways, which include spraying or baiting options.

Prevention

The best way to prevent a termite infestation is to regularly engage the services of a licensed building inspector such as Complete Asset Building Inspections, who will inspect the property and catch the termites before they are able to take a hold. Have your building inspected before you purchase it, by a qualified professional and save yourself the trouble of cleaning up the mess after termites have eaten the house away.

 

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