Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the yard…it’s time to start worrying about termites again! These pesky insects are more active than ever in the summer months, and they can cause serious damage to your home if left unchecked. Here’s everything you need to know about termites and how to keep them from wreaking havoc on your property.
What are Termites?
Termites are small insects that live in colonies underground. They feed on wood, and their constant chewing can cause major structural damage to homes and other buildings. Termites are most active in the spring and summer, when they swarm in large numbers to mate and start new colonies. If you see a swarm of winged insects near your home, there’s a good chance they’re termites.
How to Prevent Termites?
The best way to prevent termites is to have your home regularly inspected by one of our pest control specialists. They will be able to identify any areas that are vulnerable to infestation and treat them accordingly. You should also make sure that there is no wood-to-soil contact around your foundation, as this is one of the main ways that termites gain access to homes. If you have any wood scraps or mulch near your foundation, remove them as soon as possible. Keep an eye out for signs of termite damage, such as cracked paint or Mud Tubes (termites build these tubes out of mud to travel between their nest and food source). If you see any of these signs, call us immediately.
How to Get Rid of Termites?
If you already have an infestation, don’t panic! There are several effective treatments available that can get rid of termites quickly and efficiently. The type of treatment will depend on the severity of the infestation and the type of termite involved. Our pest control professionals will be able to recommend the best course of action for your situation. In some cases, baiting systems may be used to kill the entire colony. Other times, liquid treatments may be necessary to target specific areas where termites are active. Whatever the situation may be, there’s no need to worry – with the help of our team, you can get rid of those termites once and for all!
Remember: Summertime is fun time…but it’s also termite season! These destructive insects can quickly ruin your home if left unchecked, so it’s important to be vigilant in preventing and treating infestations. A little bit of knowledge and proactive effort goes a long way towards keeping your property safe from harm. So, arm yourself with information and don’t let those termites ruin your summer fun. Call one of our experts today at 03 9555 5922.