Did you know that termites have existed on this earth for more than 250 million years? Although these pests are blind, they speed up the natural cycle of deterioration by infesting dying and dead trees. The fact that they are attracted to wood makes them a big problem for homeowners, due to the fact many property foundations are crafted with wood. There are over 2,600 termite species and colonies that vary in size and with that being said, it’s imperative that you learn how to keep them away from dry wood structures.
An annual inspection will be extremely worthwhile for the prevention of termites. An accurate inspection performed by a professional will prevent re-infestations from causing damage, and will allow the pest control expert to detect an infestation before it progresses. Areas where decaying organic matter and moisture can be found will act as a breeding ground for termites, therefore inspecting these areas is essential. Take the time to focus on wooden objects and structural members inside the home too, because when poked or probed, signs of an infestation will be visible.
Keep a Record
No matter what is found during an inspection, whether it is a big termite mound or damage to wooden structures, it’s vital that you keep a record. By filing the results of inspections carried out by an expert at pest control, you can compare conditions year after year. How does this help, you ask? Well, it enables you to implement some form of preventative maintenance, so that problems don’t return once they have been dealt with. Should you decide to hire help instead of attempt termite control alone, you can rely on the worker to keep a record for you.
Dehumidifying Damp Areas
What a lot of people don’t realise is that moisture is the main cause of termite infestations, among many other infestations. Construction problems can also invite pests into the home through small cracks and unsealed areas, so don’t neglect home maintenance. There are a number of ways in which you can reduce damp in the home, such as by using a dehumidifying machine. Condensation control can also be achieved by opening windows for better ventilation, introducing low level heating and insulating the home properly. In extreme cases, you may want to contact a plumber to repair leaks.
Take a step in the right direction when protecting your property investment by hiring help from RIP Integrated Pest Management Services Sydney. Call 02 8880 9295 for a quote.
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