Australian homes have always been vulnerable to the problems of white ants or termites as they are properly called. The wooden fixtures of a home, including attic and foundation braces, lintels and porches, and even outdoor decking, can all attract these little pests into your property, and once they are there it is much harder to get rid of them. There are genuine powders and traps out there which are supposed to help you get rid of these nuisances, but they are not always strong enough to work, and you may be throwing good money after bad by continually buying the powders for the same problem.
Why homeowners hate termites
The country is full of bugs and pests that don’t really bother the towns and cities, but termites are one of the few exceptions. They are nesting insects, and the place that they choose to make their nest is the wood of your home. By making holes in the wood, and sometimes by eating the wood as part of their habitat, termites undermine the structure of your home. This is why so many homeowners hate termites, and why it is the law that you have to have a pest inspection before you can sell your home. As soon as you find termites, you have to start white ant treatment as soon as possible in order to stop the beasts in their tracks.
How to spot when you have termites
Termites can be difficult to spot until the end of the season, but sometimes you may catch sight of them in the soil around your home, or even see them walking along the wooden beams of the attic when you go in to get stored items. You may also only learn about termites when the pest inspection is performed as you try to sell your house. As soon as you spot a termite, you know that you are in trouble, but unless you have the right equipment you could end up battling with them for as long as you live in your home. The only alternative is to use professionals to exterminate your termites.
Get the professionals in
If you have spotted termites on your property, or have had a report describing termites in your home, then you need to call the professionals right away. With experience in dealing with termites, these experts can help you to get rid of nuisances such as termites, using tracking devices which can show where termites are living in your walls, and also using white ant treatment including fumigation to get rid of the insects once and for all. Only by using these extreme methods can you be sure that your home is cleared of termites.