How to Reduce The Risk Of Termite Infestations On Your Property

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Termite risk is something every property owner in Australia is concerned about. These pests are extremely destructive. What makes them an even more severe threat is the fact that these creatures are extremely tiny and silent and they typically go undetected for a very long time. It’s only when they have caused a considerable amount of damage to the wooden structures in your home that you realise these pests have built colonies on your property.

However, by that time, extensive damage has been caused and you are then saddled with significant repair-related expenses. The one way to reduce this risk and save yourself all this time, expense and trouble, is to opt for Termite control in Sydney. These are specialised services that help prevent the infiltration of termites on your property. Take look at how you can do this:

  • Since termites tend to build their nests under the ground, if your house structure is very low, and closer to the ground, the risk of it being attacked by termites significantly increases.
  • It’s important that the soil levels around your house be lower than the concrete slab; this helps reduce the chances of termites infiltrating your home. It’s best to ensure that the concrete slab is a minimum of 50-75 mm away from the slab edge. This helps in easy detection of the termites whenever Termite inspections are being carried out by the pest control company.
  • The common misconception that most people have is that termites will attack only those structures that are made of wood. While wood definitely attracts these creatures, even concrete and brick structures aren’t spared by termites. These pests can crawl through crevices and cracks in the concrete slab and gain entry into the walls and floors of the house.

If they find an ideal nesting spot, they build their nest and then start looking for wooden elements to bore into. Before long, you will find that they have damaged a lot of the wooden cabinets or wooden window and door frames and floorboards as well as columns and beams in your home. This is why it’s important to check the slab for cracks and signs of termites, on a regular basis.

  • Termites are attracted to moisture and if your house has leaking pipes and poor drainage, it will be more prone to termite attacks. The one way to rectify this is to improve the sub-floor ventilation, as this will be helpful in reducing the risk of termite attacks.

Hiring the services of a reputed pest control company is one of the best ways to ensure that your property is protected from termite attacks. We can provide excellent customised pest inspection, control and management services. We at Forensic Pest Control are one of the most reputed companies in the field and have the experience and the resources to tackle all types of pest control jobs, in the most expert manner. You can request a quote via this form or send us your queries via this online form

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