Recent industry surveys point out that about one third of unprotected buildings are susceptible to being attacked by subterranean termites or white ants, as they are also referred to. Next to your prized property, a professional termite inspection could be the best investment you will ever make.
If you’re planning to move to a place with an older structure, a termite inspection is necessary. In fact, this should be done before purchasing so you are sure about what you are getting into. If you’re purchasing a new home or apartment, calling on professionals to survey the area will give you peace of mind. Even if you’ve maintained your property on a regular basis, you never really know.
Where Do Termites Live?
In Sydney, it is common knowledge that termites eat their way out of the wood they are nesting in. Inside homes, termites find their way into timbers in the roof area. Mud tubes—tunnels subterranean termites build as a pathway to connect them from their nest to their food sources—can be found along walls and baseboards
Termites are also known to take up space in the subfloor area of kitchens and bathrooms. These are the places that provide the moist environment in which some species of termites need to live. Other types of termites, on the other hand, prefer to inhabit rotting logs or decaying pockets in trees.
With today’s modern infrared cameras, termite infestation can be detected in such a way that it does not cause damage to your home. An invasive approach should be your last resort, and only when you are convinced that the infestation has reached a serious level.
No Insurance for Termites in Houses
Normally, home insurance do not cover damage brought about by termite infestations. Why is this? Most insurance companies view termite damage as an avoidable issue that has to do with property maintenance. Hence, homeowners are deemed fully responsible in ensuring that termites are kept away from their homes as much as possible. Indeed, termite prevention is the best plan of action.
To do this, you must schedule an inspection at least once every year. To be safe, schedule it during winter or if you can, twice a year in different seasons. When the temperatures go down, termites do the same. They move deeper underground to seek warmth for survival purposes.
At Masters Pest Control Sydney, we only have one advice—call the inspectors. At any point that you start suspecting termite activity in and around your home, do not hesitate to reach out to us for an appointment.