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If you suspect you have termites, don't leave it a second longer! Those little pests can very swiftly destroy your home and by the time you clue onto it, it is often too late. It’s important to stop destructive termites in their tracks before they have the chance to cause severe structural damage.

If you suspect you have termites, don't leave it a second longer! Those little pests can very swiftly destroy your home and by the time you clue onto it, it is often too late. It’s important to stop destructive termites in their tracks before they have the chance to cause severe structural damage.

Australia is home to more than 300 termite species, 20 of which have the capacity to damage your property. As with anything, prevention is better than cure. So, the first step to protecting your house should be to inspect your home for termites.

You should maintain a regular schedule of home inspections to ensure that your home remains termite-free. Ideally, try to schedule your pest inspections during Spring or Summer, since these are peak seasons for termite activity.

Once you’ve established whether or not your home does have an infestation – and hopefully had it treated if so – you should then work to ensure termites are never welcome in your home again.

Discouraging termite activity can be done in a multitude of ways, and a combination approach is always the most effective.

1. Starve the termites – If you remove unnecessary wood lying around your property, you consequently remove a large portion of the termites’ food source. Get rid of old stumps and timber building materials and termites will be less attracted to your home.

2. Remove unnecessary water – Termites are also attracted to water. You should fix all leaks and minimise presence of water on your property to ensure you are not welcoming pests.

3. Create dry conditions – Termites love humidity! They would love to set up in the humid environment under your building, unless you install proper drainage and optimal sub-floor ventilation to deter them.

4. Apply a chemical barrier – Use an insecticide and apply it around your building’s perimeter. Focus on application under concrete slabs and near the foundation. You will typically need to choose between a chemical barrier applied in-soil or in-plastic. This means that the barrier will either be applied directly to the ground or infused from within plastic sheeting, respectively.

5. Apply physical barriers – People commonly believe that physical termite barriers have to be installed during the building process of the structure. However, an expert can install these materials at any point during your building’s lifespan. All this entails, is placing materials that a termite can’t infiltrate over any gaps in your structure.

As you can see, a termite infestation is both preventable and treatable, if you catch it in time, but leaving booking a pest inspection too long can be disastrous. Don’t leave it any longer to gain peace of mind. Contact Choice Building Inspections to book in a home or building inspection today and kick-start the process of securing your home.

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