Termites are often underestimated because they are tiny and not a lot of people are aware of the damage they can cause. Termites can be found in all Australian states and territories.
If you notice any signs of termite infestation in your home, it is important that you get professional help right away. In Australia, there are many ways to treat termite infestations. Depending on the severity of your issue, you may need to use more than one treatment method.
Here are five areas of your home that may require termite solutions.
1. Your Home Foundation
Termites can damage your home's foundation in many ways, including:
- Eating any wooden structures on the outside of your house
- Going underneath concrete slabs and eating through them
- Eating away at the soil around your home's perimeter
Termite solutions include can prevent this damage by cleaning up any debris that may be attracting the pests, and applying a protective barrier around the outside of your house, like a termite shield.
2. Your Roof
If you notice any signs of water leakage on your roof such as discolouration or mouldy patches then this is a sign that there may be termites present inside your roof structure. Termite treatment could include removing any wood that has been eaten away by termites and replacing it with new wood.
3. Your Attic Space
Termites often look for space above the ground, so attic spaces are a popular target for them. If you notice any holes or gaps in your ceiling where there shouldn't be, it could mean that there are termites living there. Termites often build nests in attics and other spaces where no one can see them, which makes it difficult to detect their existence. Termite solutions include removing the nest and preventing new ones from forming, as well as repairing any damage that has been done.
4. Your Yard
Termites often look for moist places to build nests, which means that your yard is a common target. If you notice any holes, mounds, or mud tubes in your yard, it could mean termites are living there. The best way to prevent termite damage is by installing a termite prevention system that keeps moisture away from your home's foundation and wood structures.
5. Your Garden Sheds
Garden sheds are also susceptible to termite damage as they're made from wood too. In fact, some garden sheds built from pressure-treated wood may actually attract these pests due to the chemicals used during manufacture and installation.
Chat with an expert about termite treatment in the above areas of your home and how to prevent future damage.