You love your home. It is where you sleep, where you relax, where you dine, and where you connect with your family. It’s a huge part of your life. Unfortunately, there is an often unseen danger that may be threatening the structure and integrity of your property: the termite.
In Australia, there exists more than 300 unique species of termites. Roughly 30 of these are responsible for inflicting significant damage on homes and structures across the country. How much damage? Millions of dollars each year in repairs and rebuilding is caused by the infestation of subterranean, drywood, and dampwood termites.
Think you don’t need an inspection? Chances are pretty good that you do….
A Silent Threat
The toughest thing about termites is that their presence can initially go unnoticed. By the time visible signs of an infestation appear, their nests may number in the thousands. Early detection is vital.
Although there are DIY ways you can make your house termite-proof, as well as a host of pre-treatment options available from Termite Solutions, the best step you can take towards eradicating those damaging pests is to have a yearly home termite inspection completed by a professional.
Certified pest technicians know exactly what to look for when it comes to assessing termite presence and level of damage. If termites are found, a technician can help you act quickly and provide the best course of action for stopping the infestation in its tracks. Should a termite infestation go unnoticed, the walls, roof, and even the very foundation of your home could be irrevocably damaged. In such cases, repair costs would be insurmountable and you may possibly even find that your property is unsalvageable.
What Happens During a Termite Inspection
During an inspection, your pest technician will perform a visual inspection, looking for visible signs of damage and infestation. The technician will also use a moisture meter, borescope, and other sound and listening equipment to get a detailed understanding of your termite situation. Even if you’ve had termite treatment in the past, it can be important to have your property looked over as this can help keep your treatment warranty in place.
Even if you don’t have a current termite problem, termites are certainly a nuisance in Australia, particularly in certain areas. It is advisable to have a yearly termite inspection done so that you can take precautions to keep the termites at bay. Your pest technician can let you know if any elements of your property are inviting termites, and he or she can suggest steps for prevention.
If You See Termite Evidence….
If it’s been awhile since your last termite inspection but you’ve begun to see evidence of these pests, please contact us right away. You might see signs such as
● Mud tunnels in the ground or on exterior walls
● Piles of discarded wings around your home
● Sagging, sinking floorboards or baseboards
When termites are the problem, we’ve got the answer. Get in touch with Termite Solutions today. We’ll quickly and effectively rid your home of these damaging pests and help ensure your property is better protected for the future.