Signs of termite infestation must not be taken lightly. If you’re uncertain if your home is being invaded by termites, contact the best pest control team your area has to offer. Pest Control Canberra is rated the number-one pest control service provider in the Canberra area, renowned for providing clients with efficient quality services that will protect your home for a long time to come.
Termites generally feed on wood, food, and other cellulose materials which could be found in your home — actually, they could feed on your home.
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Once you’ve been the victim of a termite infestation, you know the importance of making the protection of your home a priority. Termites are capable of tremendous damage, and if they go untreated, can turn from a minor infestation to a major colony in no time. When you’re suffering from a termite infestation, we’ll provide you with professional services from a team of experts in termite control.
While calling the experts should be the first thing to do in the event of an infestation, there are steps you can take to mitigate it on your own.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure they say, and that applies to termite problems as well. Once they’re ensconced in your delicious wood frame, termites can be an absolute terror to dislodge. The steps of prevention are fairly straight-forward, and something any home-owner can manage.
The following are some effective ways to protect your home:
Remove Termite Attractants
Reduce Moisture and Humidity
See them coming
Put up the Walls
Here are some steps you can take to protect your home from termites.
REMOVE TERMITE ATTRACTANTS
As you might suspect termites, like most vermin, are drawn to food sources like a moth to a flame. Wood and cellulose are a termites favorite foods, so you want make sure that sawdust is cleaned up and any other source of cellulose is bagged and disposed of. Cellulose materials being used in areas like the garden should be treated with pest-repellants to keep away termites, and firewood is best stored away from the home.
PUT UP THE WALLS
This is a very basic step that is often placed at the bottom of many home-owners priority lists. Putting physical barriers will separate your property from termites, and force them into exposed places, making it easier to notice when you have a pending infestation. Putting physical barriers that are inedible to them in the way can force the termites to come back out, searching for another way to get into your home. Chemical treatment of the soil can also serve to help repel termites.
REDUCE MOISTURE AND HUMIDITY
Moisture and humidity are two more factors that boost the opportunity for termites to dwell in your home. To keep termites at bay, your home must be well-ventilated, especially in the concealed crawlspaces where they like to hide.
SEE THEM COMING
When all else has been termite-proofed, it may seem that your work is done. There are additional steps you can take however, including setting up bait in areas around the home to let you see the termites coming. When termites start to gather at the bait, it’s a sure sign that your termite-proof home, really isn’t.
Contact The Experts
Those are just a few tips to help you prevent a termite infestation in your property, and are important steps to take before an infestation starts. Once the situation has moved beyond your control, however, it’s time to contact the experts at Pest Control Canberra. One quick call will give you a free, no obligaton inspection and quote today!