Termites are one of the world’s most destructive pests. There are over 300 species of termites in Australia; according to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), almost 32 per cent of houses in Australia have termite activity, which amounts to approximately 130,000 homes every year.
Termites are silent, but they can burrow through most types of wood. It also does not take long for these creatures to breed, multiply, and cause extensive property damage. Even if your home is mostly concrete and steel, its framework could still have wooden features. By the time you notice the damage here, it could be challenging to fix.
Because of these various complications, you must be aware of the existence of these pests on your property. Most insurance companies do not cover damage from termite infestations, so if you suffer damage, you have to shoulder the cost of repairs.
The Necessity of Termite Inspections
All homeowners need to have regular termite inspections—they shouldn’t be a supplemental maintenance measure. Have a termite inspection at least once a year and report signs of possible infestations to a termite monitoring company right away.
Some signs of termite damage are blisters on wood flooring, hollowed or damaged surfaces, mud tubes, and cracks in walls. Other more serious signs that you have an infestation are evidence of swarms like discarded termite wings or drywood droppings.
What a Termite Inspection Covers
Termite monitoring and control is not a one-time activity. Homeowners must understand that even if their home appears fine and show no signs of damage, it might still have an infestation. With regular inspections, you can be sure about your home’s status.
Hiring a professional pest control company will always be the best way to prevent infestations. A pest control service uses the latest termite and moisture detection equipment to locate the infestation accurately. Do not take your chances with an infestation—you need to hire a fully licenced and insured company to take it on. You need to ensure that they can complete the tasks necessary and meet industry standards while they do so.
Professional termite monitoring and control teams inspect various areas of a house. Besides walls and ceilings, they also check the roof void, basements and other subfloor areas, decks, pool-houses, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, pavilions, and other structures on yards.
What a Termite Inspection Report Covers
Besides conducting a thorough inspection, a pest control professional will also provide you with a report detailing their findings. This report contains information on current and past termite activity, and it gives you an idea of how much damage these insects have done to your home. The report will also provide suggestions regarding prevention and home maintenance. Having an annual termite inspection protects your property from these highly destructive creatures and prevents you from incurring repeated, unnecessary repairs or replacements.
Termite infestations, especially advanced ones, can be a pain to manage. Termite damage can go unnoticed for months—by the time you see signs that something is wrong, it might be too late. Being proactive pays off, especially with infestations. Having regular inspections will help you monitor your situation. It lets you implement the necessary remedies as soon as possible.
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