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Prevention and control of termite infestation in constructions in Australia

by Shawn Morris Termicide Pest Control

Owning a house not only is a dream come true but also incurs a lifetime of savings at times. Thus it is imperative for the owner to be very protective about his possession. The owner needs to be protective by using various protection measures, against any danger that can target the construction. Termites should be considered as one of the dangers.

Various companies provide services to protect and control termites. Termites are pests that inhabit across continents , including Australia. Many companies provide services to combat these pests,termite protection Gold Coast, has some companies providing pest control service to commercial and residential buildings.

Termites are pests which feed on wood and are generally found in our houses, sometimes they are referred to as “White Ants “. There are more 300species of termites ,only a handful of them are capable of causing great damage to our buildings and furniture. The three main classification of termites are

  • Subterranean Termites – This termites live in soil and build large nests which are connected to the food source with mud tubes. This type of termites causes the greatest damage to property.

  • Drywood Termites – These termites generally makes any wooden thing their nest. Unlike subterranean termites they don’t need contact with soil. These infest dead trees, timbers of any structure, hardwood floor and the likes. Their nests are also quite big but not more than the subterranean termites.

  • Dampwood Termites – This species of termites generally thrive in wooden objects having high moisture content, thus they don’t prefer any man made structure and avoid residential and commercial buildings.

To prevent termite damage the first step one needs to take is to know how to identify their presence. There are a few signs that termites are causing damage, and one should be aware of that.

  • A hollow sound coming from timber

  • A difficult to open doors and windows

  • Galleries or tunnels , difficult to see from outside on timbers, if found near or in one home, it is an indication of termite infestation.

  • Termite droppings also called Frass, sure shot indication of termite infestation. Experts always look out for this sign to identify these pests

  • The other prominent test for termites is presence of swarmers also called ‘Flying Termites’

Each year a large scale loss is incurred on account of termite infestation on properties. There are certain ways to control these loses . On searching online for termite barrier Gold Coast, all the kinds of barriers used to prevent termites from entering can found, they are

  • Chemical Barrier

  • Reticulation System

  • Termite Baiting System

  • Physical Baiting

From these barriers one has to choose the right fit for one's property.

Shawn Morris is the author of this Article. To know more about Termite Barrier Gold Coast please visit our website: termicide.com.au


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