There are lots of homeowners dealing with termite infestations on a yearly basis. When they are looking for termite treatments, people tend to ask a lot of questions. This is the reason why we have decided to answer all frequently asked questions related to termite treatments. If you don’t find your question below, you can get in touch with us at Masters Pest Control Sydney by calling us at (02)-8007-4666.
How do I know I have a termite infestation?
Homeowners generally don’t find out about termite infestations until the damage has been done, and they start noticing holes in their doors, or the floor starts giving way when they walk. Therefore, it is important you stay vigilant about termite infestations, especially if you live in an area that is prone to termite infestations. The best thing to do is to look for early signs of termite infestation.
How do I carry out my own termite inspection?
Most homeowners want to undertake termite inspections by themselves, which sounds like a good idea, but requires you to have expert knowledge about termites. It is likely that you will misdiagnose the damage, and don’t understand the species of termite that is wreaking havoc on your home. This can cause unnecessary delays that could cause further structural damage to home.
That is why it is recommended that you contact the professionals to carry out a detailed termite inspection. Having trained professionals with the right equipment carry out an inspection, will not only mean faster treatment, but more effective termite elimination. (Read: Find the Best Termite Treatment)
Are white ants and termites the same?
Australians have given termites another name, and refer to them as white ants. So, when an Australian says white ants, they are referring to termites. The term can be confusing to some, because ants and termites have no relation, and are two different species. So, if someone asks for a white ant treatment, it is the same as asking for a termite treatment.
Does removing trees from my garden stop termites?
There is a difference of opinion on whether you should remove trees from your garden to decrease the chances of a termite infestations. Our termite technicians don’t recommend removing trees, but you should instead be focusing on finding termite nests in the backyard. If you don’t notice a termite nest near a tree, don’t get an axe and chop it down. Call us, and our termite technicians will destroy the nest without cutting down the tree.
The reason people suggest cutting down trees is because it decreases the foraging area for termites, but it doesn’t have any impact if there is a termite colony nest there already.
How much damage do termites cause?
Termites don’t rest, and tend to eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! This means that any kind of termite infestation can be devastating for your home, especially if the structure is made from wood. Termites cause billions of dollars of damage to properties throughout the year, but the good news is that you can call in professional pest control services to eliminate termite infestations.
What precautions should I take to prevent termites?
As a homeowner, there are certain steps you can take to prevent termites from wreaking havoc on your property. The first thing you should do is reduce or eliminate moisture around your property, since termites thrive in moisture. Make sure that there is no standing water around your home’s foundations, and be mindful of leaks from gutters, and downspouts.
You should also trim down the vegetation, vines, and hedges in your backyard, and remove old tree roots, trunks, form boards, and grade stakes around your home. You should also practice routine inspections for termites, so that you can catch a termite infestation early on.
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