Termites are the most destructive pest we deal with. Everyone has heard of horror stories about termites and the damage they can cause, especially to older homes with wooden frames and cladding. Even modern homes are not immune, especially if they do not have protection systems built in. The tricky thing is, you may not be able to see the signs of an infestation before it’s too late. Termites may burrow up and eat into the core of the wood, and you wouldn’t know until it crumbles like honeycomb under the slightest pressure. Only certified termite inspectors can spot the early warning signs before the problem gets serious. The good news is, with the correct maintenance plan, they can be quite simple to control.
Termites are single minded pest. They build up colonies then look for food to feed the ever growing termite population. They make small tunnels under the ground trying to find something to eat. Sometimes this is a tree, sometimes it is a house.
A typical scenario is for thorough termite inspections and reports to be completed. A set of recommendations are typed up and a suitable treatment selected. If this procedure is followed, control is relatively easy. If the homeowner gets involved and tries to fix it themselves, it usually ends up being more expensive in the long run. If you find termites, leave them alone and call a professional.
Book termite inspections now and you could save thousands in future repair and remediation costs.