Termites In Subfloor
The subfloor is one of those spaces that are hard to get into and are unpleasant to be in, unless you’re a termite. For a termite, they’re lovely places to be in.
We’ve inspected homes many times in the past where the subfloor was not inspected by the previous company. There’s a reason for this. The subfloor is often a difficult space to get into and a horrible place to be. It can be damp, confined, have spiders, and be littered with stuff you don’t want to step on.
The thing is, for many of these same reasons, termites love subfloors. Let’s have a look at that then.
Why Do Termites Like Subfloor Areas
The subfloor area has many of the things that termite like and some of the very things they can’t exist without.
Subfloor Termite Problems Explained In Images
Hover over each image to get a full explanation of the termite issues faced. All images were taken by Gold Coast Pest Inspector during recent inspections.
How To Protect Your Subfloor From Termites
When you think about hwo to combat termites, it’s useful to think about the things we’ve shown you above. Think about, what do termites love? They love living in the dark and damp with no-one ever coming around to hassle them. So with that in mind, check these simple steps.
It’s going to be nearly impossible for many of us to keep our subfloor in such perfect condition that it won’t be a haven to termites. Subfloors are by default a dirty and dank space. That’s why our last point is so important. Get a yearly termite inspection to make sure you’re subfloor isn’t being targeted by termites.
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