Termites are incredibly destructive pests that can breed at a very steady pace and build large colonies in hidden areas of a property without you realising they exist. They can cause mass destruction of various wooden structures and features on your property. What makes them even more dangerous is that people do not notice their presence until the infestation gets out of hand.
By the time you notice the damage that these minute pests’ cause, it can become almost impossible and incredibly costly to fix. One of the best ways to ensure that you do not have to deal with this kind of pest problems is to contact us at Bug Free Pest Control for preventive pest control Sydney solutions.
Why Is It So Difficult To Spot Termites?
Even before you begin addressing the problem of termite infestations on your property, you need to be able to notice their existence. However, as mentioned, it is incredibly difficult to determine whether there is a termite infestation on your property because these are tiny creatures. They bury themselves deep in wooden materials and walls.
They can build nests in areas where they can find wooden cellulose material to feed on. For example, if you have dead tree stumps in your yard, any rotting joists in the basement area or even a damaged piece of furniture that you have stored away somewhere, these pests can find their way into the elements or features.
How Severe Can Termite Infestations Get?
The destruction that termites cause is not something that happens overnight. It does take some time, but since it is not noticeable, as mentioned, it can result in severe structural damage if you ignore it. Termites can feed on various parts of a property. For example, you might notice at certain wooden features sound hollow when you tap them.
Another indication that you have termites are small pinholes, discoloured walls or ceiling finishes. Wooden furniture could also have these pinholes. Sometimes, you will have peeling paint which resembles water damage. Overall, these creatures are very silent, and they will remain hidden in moist and dark areas of your property.
How Can You Eliminate Termites From Your Property?
Treating a termite infestation on your own using various products that you can find in hardware stores or supermarket shelves will not give you the desired result. These pests are always hidden deep in various structures. The best way to ensure that you can eradicate the problem is to hire the services of pest control professional that provide termite control services. These professionals use a variety of advanced equipment and latest termite control techniques that target the nesting and breeding areas accurately.
The Best Way to Protect Your Home from Termite Infestations
Here are some tips to keep in view:
- Do not keep any wooden materials exposed in your basement
- Seal your property completely.
- Remove any fallen plant matter or dead tree stumps from your yard.
- If your home or commercial structure has some wooded elements in its foundation or it stands on wooden bases, you would have to get these structures professionally treated.
- Ensure that all areas of your home or commercial premises are well ventilated- they deter these pests.
- If your house rests on wooden stumps, ensure they have been professionally treated.
If you want to know more about termite protection or need professional assistance, contact us at Bug Free Pest Control today.