Termites – how to reduce the risk

Posted on by fpadm

For anyone who owns a home termite damage is a huge problem once they have found their home has been infested.

  • How long have they been there?
  • What damage have they done?
  • Why type of Termite pest control Sydney is available?
  • What do I need to do next?

Even though termites in general are a valuable part of the ecosystem when it comes to your home their *value* drops. It’s too late to do anything on your own if your home has already been infested. Depending on how long they have been in the wood, and the type of termite they can literally eat a home so time is of the essence. Contact Forensic Pest Control as soon as possible to help minimise the damage done. If your house hasn’t been infested, now is the time to use some preventative measures this way you won’t need to contact termite pest control Sydney later on.

Pre-treat the soil – if you want to stop a termite problem from happening and you are having a new home built have the soil treated BEFORE you begin building. You can also have a barrier built beneath the foundation so the wood and soil never come in contact. While this is expensive it will save you time and money later on.

Reduce moisture – termites love moisture and they thrive on it, so without it – they don’t stand a chance. Do everything you can to prevent excess moisture around your home. If you have a crawl space underneath make sure there is good cross ventilation to keep the wood as dry as possible. Seal all exposed wood – especially around windows and the edges of walls with a good weather sealer. If you have any bushes growing near the house cut them down as this can encourage moisture and mould in the wood and build sand barriers under stairs, fences and patios.

These are just a few things you can do to prevent termites with many infestations going unnoticed till the damage has been done. Take precautions and call Forensic Pest Control today

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