How to Spot and Treat Termites on the Gold Coast

The key to living with termites is to prevent them from moving in in the first place. They thrive in moist conditions where they can find plenty of food, so it is essential to take the following steps to minimise infestation.

Eliminate dampness around your home

Repair leaking faucets, water pipes and air conditioning units. Ensure water isnt around your generic plavix from india home’s foundation, keep gutters and downspouts clean. Remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch, and seal entry points around water and utility lines or pipes.

Remove food sources

Keep firewood, garden debris and lumber away from your home’s foundation or crawl space.

Inspect your home’s foundation regularly
Drywood termites burrow mazes of tunnels and chambers within walls and furniture, leaving behind small piles of feeces that resemble pellets where they have eaten or nested. After they swarm, they shed wings, which may be found in small piles around your home. Subterranean termites construct tunnels from mud, their feces and saliva. The presence of these tunnels near the foundation of your home is a pretty good indicator of a termite infestation.

Plant carefully

Ensure that trees and shrubs are not planted too close to the structure of your home and do not allow them to grow against exposed wood surfaces.

Inspect periodically
If you do see termite colonies, you will want to destroy them immediately.

There are several ways to get rid of termites. Pest King recommends that you leave the nest untouched and call your pest technican immediately. If you desturb the nest the termites will hide and be harder to treat.

We use safe and effective termiticides for the prevention and or treatment of termite infestations.

They should be applied by a trained pest management professional. We offer a liquid soil-applied termiticides, termite baits, building materials impregnated with termiticides, and wood treatments. Your pest management professional will evaluate the severity of your infestation and recommend a course of treatment that is tailored to the severity of your infestation.

Contact Pest King today to book in a Termite Inspection 07 5641 6007

 

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