Termite Inspection and Control In Australia

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Pests cause billions worth of damages to properties in Australia and none is more responsible than the termites. While there are over 300 species of termites living in Australia there are only 5 common types of families that are hazardous to your home. These families are Mastotermitidae, Termopsidae, Termitidae, Rhinotermitidae and Kalotermitidae.

Termite Definition and Results of Termite Infestation on property

Termites are small, soft bodied insects that feed on trees and dead plants (detritus feeders). Basically so long as they have access to any cellulose based plant materials then they can thrive in such an environment.

Most homes in Sydney, Australia whether they are built from different types of materials, they have the cellulose food that can be enough for any termite colony to thrive.

Houses made of wood can be easily destroyed by this tiny creatures that can be as small as one centimeter. These feeding habits mean that they are capable of weakening and destroying the foundations of a property, shelves and furniture.

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Why Pest Inspection Is Necessary before Purchasing Property

Termites feed on wood but usually from the inside out, that means that it won’t be possible to see from the naked eye whether or not there are termites on a piece of property. Even if you do see termites it’s next to impossible to ascertain what kind of damage the pests could have done to the property. Buying a house with termite infestation could end up costing the new owner a lot of money in repairing the damaged property and also getting rid of the infestation.

Benefits of Termite Inspection and Treatment

  • Avoid Damaged Property. Termites will eat anything that is cellulose based, that means other than the wood that they damage, they will also eat into your books, magazines, cardboard and fiberboard. Even if they don’t eat your house down they can destroy property because they drill through anything that gets in between them and their food. If you don’t want your property damaged then you should hire a pest inspection company to inspect and eradicate these termites.
  • Costs. Avoid unnecessary additional costs on top of purchasing a piece of property infested with termites. Regular inspections doesn’t cost that much but treating an infected home can cost a lot of money.
  • Although termites don’t carry diseases they can cause severe asthmatic and allergic reactions because of the dust from the termite nests. To avoid this, you better have regular inspections and clean up.

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Frequency of termite treatment

There are certain factors that need to be considered when talking about how regularly pest inspection and termite treatment should be done on a piece of property. Some of these factors are the previous termiticide used, the type of soil, type of home, the quality of the termite treatment, and where your house is located. Ideally termite inspection and treatment should be done once every year.

This article will help you understand why location matters in pest control.

Choosing The Right person to do the Pest Control

While it’s possible to do pest inspection and control in your own home, you’re advised to hire professionals to do this for you. They have the necessary experience and expertise when dealing with matters of pest control.

Some pest control company in Sydney also offer one year warranty after treatment of your home. That means that if termites re occur after treatment, they will re do the job for free. But this of course depend on the agreement you signed with your pest control contractor, so read your agreement carefully.