Termites, or white ants as they are commonly known in Australia, are small wood boring insects which can take up residence in your home without you noticing but will quickly destroy wooden structures such as supporting beams, floors and roofs. By the time that homeowners realise that they have been invaded, it is often too late to provide a solution. There are several things you can do in order to ensure you get the best from your termicide pest control, and an understanding of what measures can combat termites is an important step in getting great results.
Choosing poisons and traps
The most common type of termite control used by homeowners involves poisons and traps. These are able to kill termite which are away from the nest, and can be a good way of getting rid of roving termite once you have eliminated the nest itself, but if you have a full investigation these are not the best termites control options available. Instead, you should be looking for pest control teams who can wage a concentrated war against termites and defeat them in every aspect of their lives, from destroying their nests to removing larvae and killing worker termites. While poisons and traps have a place in this extermination, it is not the only option you have available.
Stopping termites accessing the home
If you have had termite problems in the past, then you may still be vulnerable to these insects. In order to make sure you get the best from your termite removal teams, you need to ask them to take steps to prevent termites from coming back into the house after they have killed the existing nest. This can be done through the use of barriers, either chemical or physical, which are installed around the outside of the house, and prevent termites from actually coming into the house. There are several different types of barriers which can be used by termite pest control in Logan in order to stop termites from coming into your home, including concrete and metal barriers which form physical impediments which limit the ability of termites to come into the house. There are also poison traps which kill off termites entering these barriers, reducing the ability of termites to intrude into your home from nearby nests. Keeping the house clean and limiting rubbish will also help to deter termites.