Termites cause over $170m worth of damage to Australian homes each year. Depending on the severity of the issue, termites can actually render a house unlivable if the problem becomes severe enough.
The key to lowering the cost of termite-related repairs is to conduct frequent termite inspections in order to detect problems early.
What are termites?
How big are termite colonies?
Do termites ever stop?
While there are times where you’re more likely to see white ants, termites are active 24/7 – 365 days per year.
Are termites and white ants the same thing?
White ant is the common name for termites. While termite is the correct term, they are often called white ants due to their appearance. They resemble ants and are white in colour.
What do termites like to eat?
Termites devour the cellulose that is found in paper and timber-based products. The timber is often eaten from the inside, leaving a paper-thin shell on the outside that appears mottled or wrinkled and often stained with spots of mud. On residential properties, termites often infest finished timbers such as door frames, skirting boards and architraves, subfloor timbers and framing.
How we help you with your termite problem?
A termite inspection will also help you to understand how to reduce the risk of termites invading your home by pointing out weaknesses in your home or areas of the garden needing clearing.
If you would like to know more, give us a ring on 0407 614 220, or book us to come and do an inspection by using this link!