A termite invasion can be quite a disaster since a termite’s food diet consists of wood, which endangers the structure of your house. With most of the houses in Melbourne built using wood foundations, beams, framing and such, regular inspection is advisable with appropriate yearly followups for high risk homes. An infestation can destroy the whole structure of a house when it is not treated in time. Also, the earlier that you manage to discover termites the better for you since you will not have to resort to spending thousands of dollars to exterminate these wood eating insects.
We have spoken recently to many homeowners who have been quoted a chemical barrier for fumigation. This is not correct. Chemical termiticides can only be used for direct termite application. So if you have located the nest you may use a chemical termiticide to kill the colony. Other than directly spraying the nest, chemical applications of termiticide should be used for barrier control only.
Remember this when getting termite treatment prices from professional termite treatment companies. Not following the correct process can result in the colony not being destroyed. The termite queen can lay up to 40,000 eggs per day and can live up to 50 years! So if you do not kill the whole colony, it won’t be long before they are back in your home.