Investing in a property is a serious commitment, and many people want to make sure that their property is in good condition before they go on to make the purchase. One simple thing that can be done to ensure the good state of the property you intend to buy is to have a building and pest inspection. Gold Coast buyers can employ a specialist team that will be able to make sure the building is in good condition. One of the most important things which your pest inspector will look for is the presence of termites. These are particularly active in the eastern area of Australia, and the Gold Coast can be particularly vulnerable, which is why making an inspection is essential.
Spotting the damage and dealing with it
If it is too late, and you have bought a property that is infested with termites, then you need to take steps to ensure that your home is free from these pests. Correct use of poisons and clearing toxins are essential, but you should also make note of where the pest inspector found the termites, and clear down the area. Termites often lead up to their nest in the wood with tunnels made from saliva and dirt, and these have to be cleared away in order to deter other termites from settling in the same area. The termite elimination treatment should also include baiting, which poisons termites away from the nest. Make living in your home as uncomfortable as possible for these insects.
Preventing further activity
If you have termites, or want to ensure that your property never has them, then you will need to take steps to prevent termites from coming back into the home. The best way to do this is through the use of a termite barrier system. These barriers are designed to make it harder for termites to get into the property, so that your house becomes less attractive to the insects. In addition, you should make sure to repair damaged timbers on the property, clearing away termite leads, and making sure that there is no tempting debris or wood that can encourage termites to come back into the property. Keep the wood dry and well-coated with protective varnish in order to prevent termites from coming back into the building, and follow the advice of your pest control experts in removing items from the home that could provide nesting places for termites.