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Did you know that most homes have environmental conditions that are ‘ringing the dinner bell’ for termites to come over and feast on your home?
Most homes will have one or more conditions, that are favourable for termite attack. Termites operate on instinct and forage constantly looking for food and moisture. Most homes that come under attack from termites will have one or multiple conditions that termites love. Termites are known to even bypassed a particular property, where the conditions are not conducive to their appetite.
Ensuring you have, at a minimum an annual termite inspection, these conditions will be reported, but here are a few common conditions regularly encountered.
Often termites are found attacking wet areas of the home due to water leaks. Termites are attracted to moisture and it’s quite common to associate an attack with leaking plumbing. Water leaks can be obvious or inconspicuous. Downpipes that aren’t properly connected and drains to the base of structures can be a cause for a problem area such as water heater overflow pipes can also create attractive termite infestation areas. You will want to keep the area around and under your home as dry as possible. If you’re aware of water leaks, get them rectified and have a termite inspection performed to ascertain the risk termites pose to your property.
A termite’s role in nature is to convert fallen trees and debris timber back into organic matter. If you have timber posts, fences, garden boarders, retaining walls, form timbers under the house, loose timbers and the like then these conditions are likely to attract termites. You need to look at alternative materials for these items where possible, don’t leave timber such as firewood or other lose timbers against the house. Ensure you keep regular inspections to identify termite problems early.
Inadequate subfloor ventilation will lead to ideal conditions for termites. It is crucial that your subfloor is properly ventilated. We have ventilation specialists employed who can provide options to fix subfloor ventilation problems.
Gardens enhance the appeal of our homes. If you have a garden bed against your home, ensure that your weep holes or subfloor vents are not covered. If your home is built on concrete slab, lower your garden bed to allow the slab edge to be visible. It’s very common to see termites accessing a building due to raised ground levels and garden beds against the home. If you are unsure, contact us before any landscaping work is done too ensure your home remains protected.