Do you Think you Have Termites?
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It is estimated that termites cause more damage to homes than all natural disasters combined. Did you know that standard home insurance doesn’t cover termite damage? If your home is at risk from termites, our experts will be able to develop a protection and prevention program suited to your individual situation.
Adelaide Pest Control’s extensive protection programs include:
Remove - stored timber, debris and cellulose materials from under, in and around the property and under the house - Storing timber against or under your house or property on a soil sub-floor will provide an attractive food source and nesting site for subterranean termites. It can also hide evidence of termites invading your home. Remove any timber and/or debris (dead leaves) away from the house.
Ensure - that vents to subfloor areas are never blocked - Substandard ventilation in the sub-floor areas of your property will result in high humidity, and high moisture levels. Good ventilation and extraction fans where necessary are essential to reduce the risk from subterranean termites.
Use only termite treated timber - in garden beds, retaining walls or fence posts - Do not use untreated timbers to form garden beds or retaining walls, as these will attract termites around your property.
Construct - timber fences and support posts with a 50mm clearance between the timbers and the soil - Often the bases of timber fence palings and/or sub-floor timbers breach the soil surface. This allows termites access without detection. Galvanised post shoes that elevate the timber off the ground are available from any good hardware store.
Remove - dead trees or stumps - Dead trees and stumps are ideal sites for termites to nest in. Remove these or have them treated to reduce the risk to your property.
Termite baiting system - This plan is a form of prevention and treatment that involves the use of unobstructive termite bait stations which are placed around the perimeter of your home or structure to detect termites.