What to do if your Property has
a Termite Infestation
Finding out that you have a termite infestation can make you stress and send you in a panic. Termites are well known for their ability to cause widespread and costly damage to properties.
If you have discovered termite damage in your home you are likely worrying about the extent of the damage and the cost of repairs. The best way to react to finding out you have a termite infestation is to take action. Start by having your home inspected for termites by a professional. If the termite pro finds that you do in fact have an infestation the next step is to have your home professionally treated for termites. Once you have eradicated the active infestation you need to take steps to protect your property from future infestations;
Schedule a Professional Termite Inspection:
Before you get too worked up at the thought of a termite infestation get an inspection scheduled. A termite professional can tell if you have an active infestation or remnants from an old infestation.
Have your home Professionally treated for Termites:
If your fears are confirmed and you do in fact have a termite infestation the next step is to have your home professionally treated. Termites are notoriously difficult to eradicate. They are often active in areas of your home that are difficult to reach. They can even get into your walls! DIY treatments for termites are rarely effective because it is difficult to get to all of the areas they infest without the proper tools and expertise. A termite control professional will have the tools, treatment options, experience, and expertise needed to completely eradicate your termite infestation. And, if you go with a top-notch pest control company, you will get a guarantee on the work.
Restoring your Property:
It is rare that termites damage a building beyond repair. Of course, the level of deterioration would depend on the species of termite that is timber that is present, as well as the type of materials used in construction.
Enlist the help of a Professional Building & Construction Specialist, who are experienced in replacing structural timber which has been damaged by termites, timber borer, timber pest and fungal decay. They will do an assessment, inspection & rebuild your space to its former glory…or better!
Take steps to protect your property from future infestations
You will likely feel a big sense of relief when you learn that your home is termite-free once again. In order to keep it that way you need to take a few preventative steps. Take a look at the condition of your property. How did termites find their way in to begin with? Are there things about your property that put it at a higher risk for future infestations? Houses with water issues are at a heightened risk for developing a termite infestation. If you store firewood against or close to your house you could be inviting termites inside. These and other home maintenance tasks can impact your property’s vulnerability to termites. Read the termite inspection report and talk to your pest pro to get recommendations for home repairs and other actions that will help prevent future infestations.
If you get the news that your home is infested with termites take action as quickly as possible. Quick action can help minimise damage and save you money. The quickest and most effective way to eradicate termites from your home is with professional help.
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