Preventing termites from settling on your property should be a serious concern for all Australian homeowners. These insects are one of the most serious problems that anyone investing in a property has to face. The reason that these small insects cause so much difficulty is that they burrow into wood while making a nest. Hollowing out the wood will make the material eventually become unstable. When the timbers being burrowed are part of the essential structure of your home, including foundations, attic beams and garage walls, then it is very easy to see how a small nest of termites can make a property unsafe. For anyone with investment in property in Australia, controlling and managing termites, and preventing them from nesting in homes and commercial buildings, is essential.
The first stage in any termite prevention or elimination scheme is to build barriers which ensure that termites can’t enter, or can’t reuse the nest once it has been emptied. In order to properly discourage termites from building a nest, homeowners often use cheap pest control methods such as barriers and poisons. Both physical barriers and chemical barriers can prevent termites from settling in the wood of the home, and can be a useful method of destroying nearby termite nests. These preventative methods should always be installed before resolving any problem with termites inside the property, as this will prevent the nest from being resettled later by other termite colonies. Installing the barriers after termites have been moved from homes will not be as effective in the long-term.
Removing termites from inside the home
Getting rid of termites once they have penetrated the home is a very serious issue. Most cheap DIY termite removal systems will not be effective in removing all the termites, meaning that the nest is not destroyed, and the colony will be able to re-establish itself within the home. If you wish to make sure that all of the insects are completely destroyed before you take the next step, then you need to employ a professional termite removal company such as Dunrite pest control on the Gold Coast, who can help you to get rid of termites completely. Their use of wall penetrating equipment can be the best way to spot termites was not been destroyed, and can also ensure that there are no insects entering the property from outside.