How to Termite Proof Your Home?

How Do I Make My Home Termite Proof?

Effective termite control and treatment can help to remove termite infestations from your Melbourne home or business. Termites, also known as white ants, are extremely destructive creatures that can affect a property’s structure. Termite control does work and requires a professional pest controller to effectively locate the source of the termite infestation.

Termites are common in Melbourne. Especially if your property has a wooden structure or is resting on stumps, it is essential that you have your property inspected on a periodic basis to ensure that termites have not started their destruction process. Professional pest controllers have the tools, experience and knowledge to locate and remove termites, effectively, quickly and with precision.

At VIP Pest Control, we have helped household and business owners across Melbourne with superior termite inspection, control and treatment services. To help you prepare to deal with termites and ensure that your property is not susceptible to a termite infestation, here is some important information in response to questions commonly asked by our clients.

How to Prevent Termites from Spreading?

Timely professional treatment is required to prevent termites from spreading. Termites will rarely expose themselves and usually undertake their destruction process inside walls, roof cavities, under floors and in basements and attics. It is essential that you monitor your entire home on a regular basis to ensure that termites are not present.

Usually a professional is summonsed quite late and the termite infestation has caused structural damage. Professionals use superior technology to accurately locate the source of the nesting and breeding ground. We use a Termatrac Termite Detection Radar to ensure that your property has few inspection holes as possible. This allows us to detect termites using thermal and moisture sensors without having to spend precious time looking behind walls, ceilings and floorboards.

How to Prevent Termites in the House?

Removing termites requires two things. A professional technician attending your property on a regular basis, and proactive cleaning measures by the owner of the property. Whilst the former is self-explanatory, the latter requires further explanation. Many people neglect cleaning their home and removing unwanted waste and items. Left exposed, wooden items, green waste and debris can provide a feeding frenzy for cunning termites. Remember to check your property and clean up on a periodic basis.

How to Prevent Termites from Coming Back?

Regular termite treatment is required. A professional pest controller will usually schedule in periodic inspections with you after they have initially applied the treatment. Whilst this does come at a cost, it is definitely worth the money as it can save you thousands in repair costs down the track. Termite destruction is subtle and hard to see. Whilst you might think your property is fine, taking a look in hard to reach places might reveal a different picture. Ensure that you keep your property in a clean condition and follow instructions provided by the pest controller.

Can I Prevent Termites Myself?

You can prevent termites from infiltrating your property by considering the following:

  • Ensure that your basement, walls and roof cavity is not subject to dampness.
  • Inspect ventilation points and ensure that they operate effectively to provide constant air flow.
  • Seal your property completely to prevent parasites eating away at your property’s structure.
  • Treat your wooden parts so that it does not contain elements that attract termites.
  • Keep your garden clean and tidy and ensure that dead tree stumps are removed.
  • Ensure wooden garden beds are maintained.

How to Protect Wood from Termites?

Termites love to feed of matter containing cellulose. Termites can attack your property and your garden. They can nest in dead tree matter, wooden retaining walls or in the structural parts of your property where there is exposed wood. Where the wood has not been treated correctly, termites will be attracted to this source of food. Engage a professional pest controller to advice on the appropriate method to protect the wood so that termites do not feed on it.

VIP Pest Control operates throughout Victoria and has been assisting home owners and business owners for over 40 years with leading pest control treatment tailored to their needs. Book you next consultation with an experienced and professional technician at VIP Pest Control. Call 1800 198 041 today to discuss your pest control needs or visit a local branch.

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