Let’s start to talk about termite habitat:
Termites are attracted to warm, dark, moist areas where the Queen termite can eat, live and then start to lay hundreds of live termites in her nest while the worker termites key objective is to look for timber to feed the Queen and the workers start mud tracts to lead to the food source.
Any damp areas within your home are likely to attract termites, particularly places where there’s plenty of wood.
• Don’t store wood piles and lean it close to the house or garage
• If there are leaky taps or pipes fix them and pay special attention to the garden tap outside that is close to the house
• If you have posts for pergola in contact with the soil or fences that are not treated the termites have a field day with this.
• If you have taken down a tree grind it into the ground as this is the perfect termite fodder.
I have talked about case studies where people have put the key in the door and the door has fallen backwards on the floor as the termites had eaten all the doorframes! Or the homeowner that thought they had termites and took down the sheeting and disturbed the termites and they scattered.
The home owner was smart enough to call in a pest control company (US) and although they had left the bedroom which is fine BUT you can’t be guaranteed that they will not return so you could very well replace the sheeting only to have the termites return.
We inspected in the roof void and here they were alive and well.
Why Termite Damage is Preventable?
As you can see there are many things you can check to ensure to minimize attracting termites and also having a termite inspection on an annual basis is a good practice to get into but the one thing that deters termites is a termite barrier we use termite chemical barriers as it has $2M 8 year assurance and NO other company can give that guarantee.
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Now you know what attracts termites and why termite damage is preventable.