If you’ve ever had to deal with a termite infestation, you probably know all too well what these pests are. But if you’re new to the world of insect infestation, here’s what you need to know about termites.
Termites are tiny pests with huge appetites. One of the most destructive pests in the world, termites are insects that feed primarily on dead plant matter like decayed wood, wood chips, soil, and leaf litter. Often referred to as white ants, they aren’t ants at all - they’re only distantly related to them, in fact.
There are dozens of species of termites in the world, many of which are found in Australia. Some of the most common are subterranean, damp wood, and dry wood termites.
One of the most common ways that termites get into your home is through contact between the wood of your home and the ground. Because of this, they might make their way indoors through your deck posts, door frames, porch steps, or other supports. Sometimes, they get inside through cracks in the foundation or brick mortar.
They’ll build mud tunnels to give themselves access, and then they will eat relentlessly, building new mud tunnels and pathways, to satisfy their endless appetites. Before you know it, the structural integrity of your home can be completely compromised.
No home is safe when it comes to termites. The damage they can cause to your home can total thousands of dollars - and you might already have termites without knowing about it. Homeowners’ insurance often does not cover termite infestation, and the cost to repair any damage will be left up to you.
Why suffer unnecessarily? A bit of termite treatment
can eliminate the impact of any long term consequences.
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, call us now. We’ll provide you with the quality service, safest techniques, and peace of mind you deserve.