Keeping your home safe from the dangers of termites or other pests is imperative in securing the foundations of your structure. Thankfully, there are key signs you can look out for, in order to determine whether your property will benefit from a termite treatment plan.
The four most common signs that you have a termite problem are:
- When large numbers of winged insects begin emerging from doors, windows architraves and through plaster. These winged Alates, as we call them, are the future termite queens leaving to start new nests elsewhere.
- When damage or hollowing of timbers are detected this is the most common situation where termites/white ants are detected and affect both hard wood and soft wood flooring timbers, architraves, door frames and most other timbers within a building or structure.
- Damage to stored items like boxes of papers or books stored in sub-floor or storage areas are attacked by termites/white ants. Not only is timber a food source for termites but paper and any cellulose material is highly desirable to them as well.
- Mud or dirt appearing in gaps around door jambs or skirtings are often termites/white ants mudding and is associated with their activity, however often there is no detectable damage in the timbers.
The effective termite treatment methods that EX Pest provides are non-hazardous, odorless, and don’t require you to vacate the premises during or for a period of time after spraying. In most instances the effect of the treatment is instant. We provide our termite control services throughout Melbourne’s suburbs, and are known as the trusted specialists for effective removals. Treatments will depend on the gravity of your infestation.