Effective Ways to protect your home against Termites Infestation

by Edward A Gaughan Pest Inspection & Control Treatment in Newcastle,

If you are worried about the presence of termites in your local neighborhood, then it is important for you to take the necessary precautions to protect your property from damage by these destructive pests.


Have you considered that you are at risk of a termite infestation owing to the way in which other homes and buildings in your neighborhood have been struggling with termites in recent times? Well, this is a valid concern that needs to be addressed in order to make sure that your space remains clean, healthy, safe and termite free. Here are some of the most effective ways in which you can keep termites at bay:

1.     Ensure wood is properly raised off the ground

Instances whereby wood is in contact with the ground such as firewood piles form the perfect environment where termites can invade and thrive. In order to avoid this, it is important for you raise any stored firewood at least six inches off the ground. When this happens, the Australian termites will subsequently have less access to moisture, shelter and food thereby preventing their direct entry into your home.

2.     Get a professional termite inspection

Are you suspecting that you might be in the early stages of a termite infestation? Well, you shouldn’t take this lightly. Many homeowners often suffer from serious termite invasions and irreparable damage as a result of their decision to ignore the tell-tale signs the first time when they noticed that they might be having termites in their home. So as to avoid being in such a position, you should ensure that you hire professional pre-purchase inspections Central Coast in order to identify and avoid any homes that might be on the verge of an invasion.

3.     Eliminate moisture

Just like all living organisms, termites require water to survive. This means that these pests would definitely prefer to be around a moist environment and a water source of leaking pipes or any other setting similar to this. So as to prevent these pests from overtaking your home, you should eliminate excess moisture and thereafter leave no room for a colony to form and expand. It would also be helpful for you to inspect your crawlspaces and other hidden territories for moisture accumulation.

4.      Avoid termite-friendly gardening practices

Did you know that the process of over-mulching can easily attract termites? Many homeowners have been forced to hire termite control Australia when their gardens became a breeding ground for this dangerous pest. It is therefore advisable that you should use mulch quite sparingly especially if you intend to keep termites at bay. Termites usually end up multiplying and thriving in mulch since it offers the perfect exposure to moisture. Furthermore, the isolative property of mulch offers the termites much needed protection from extreme weather conditions.

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