Tips to Prevent a Termite Infestation

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Termites tend to cause a significant amount of damage to wooden features on your property. Today, termites have emerged as the no.1 pest in Australia. They are silent and tiny creatures and cause extensive damage even before you can be aware of it. These pests build a central nest under the ground, after which they start burrowing through tunnels and build secondary nests on other parts of your property. This means, before long you have a large number of termite colonies and an even larger termite population.

While you will find some DIY termite pest control treatments in the market, they aren’t really effective. These may temporarily help get rid of the termites, but before long, you will find that the infestation is back with a bang. It’s important to get pest control in Sydney professionals to tackle the issue for you.

Termite control measures

A credible company will always provide guarantees for their work and this means, if you do notice that the infestation comes back, they will provide additional treatments, free of cost. However, it has to be understood that termite control is never a one-time exercise. The pest control personnel will come over to your location and ascertain what the extent of the infestation is. Based on that, they will provide you complete information about the number of visits and the costs involved.

This will help you understand exactly how much time it would take for them to eradicate these pests completely from your property. Since it isn’t easy to get rid of termites, it’s better to prevent them from entering your premises in the first place. While this can be easier said than done, there are certain things you can do to keep these pests away from your property

Here are a few tips

  • All structural timber on your property should be at least 6” above the ground- this helps prevent subterranean termites from entering your property
  • It’s best not to use wood mulch and if you do, ensure it’s a distance away from your house structure.
  • Remove all stumps, old wood as well as dead trees from your property
  • The firewood should be stored away from building structures
  • The gutters and downspouts should be free of all types of organic material and moisture
  • Grade the soil away from the foundation of your home
  • Opt for regular plumbing maintenance services and get all leaky taps and pipes fixed. Termites are attracted to moisture and the drier your property, the better
  • Install all plantings at least some distance away from your house structure
  • Trim back all the branches & limbs from the trees and ensure that none of these touch your house
  • When installing a deck/porch use very good, thick gauge metal sheeting in-between the structure & the house.
  • Get regular termite inspections done from pest control in Sydney experts

  • We at Forensic Pest Control provide excellent termite prevention services. For any additional details, the number to call is -1300 360 457. This online form can be used to send across queries.

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