WANTING TO KNOW THE SIGNS OF TERMITES AROUND YOUR HOME?
The weather conditions of Queensland are the perfect environment for warmth loving termites. Spells of hot, dry weather followed by heavy rains and humidity have termites in their hundreds of thousands – if not millions – on the move as these wood hungry pests search for new digs and expand their territory. What we don’t want, is them moving into YOUR home.
Termites eat away at timbers leaving them hollowed out and structurally unsound. Sometimes the first sign anyone has that they have a termite problem is when the vacuum cleaner head goes straight through a skirting board or wall.
When checking for termites, check for :
Termites naturally gravitate towards sources of warmth. Beyond the mudding and hidden damage we’ve covered so far, termites are additionally known for creating electrical issues within a home. Be on the look out for:
What to do if you find signs of Termites
DON’T try to destroy or disturb the nest
DON’T try to eliminate the termites with household sprays or other chemicals (including petrol, kerosene, etc)
* If termites feel threatened or attacked they immediately go into hiding making them much harder to locate and eradicate.
DO call your preferred Pest Control expert, arrange for a building & pest inspection and discuss an effective pest control strategy to implement.