Termites are nasty pests in Melbourne and professional termite treatment and protection is required. Termites are crafty and highly secretive of their actions. Most of their destructive work takes place to the structure of your home and business. Leaving termites unchecked can be fatal to the structural integrity of your home. It is essential that you take proactive action should the presence of termites be found.
Termites are common in Melbourne. The fight is not over and there are ways for you to safeguard your property from these harmful creatures. Here are a few tips that you should consider to lower your property’s risk and exposure to termites.
Remove stored and exposed timber
Stored and exposed timber can cause termites to have a feeding frenzy. The more they feed, the stronger they become. Take away their food by safely discarding timber in a non-hazardous manner. Ensure that your property is free from cellulose materials and ensure that any plant creepers on the side of your property are treated appropriately or removed.
Maintain active ventilation
Avoid damp, humid and wet areas on your property. Ensure that your property is full ventilated throughout. If your property is on stumps, make sure that the void under your house is ventilated. Keep this void clear of debris and rubbish and ensure that a pest control company has treated that area thoroughly.
Remove dead trees or stumps
An ideal nesting ground for termites is in a tree or stump. Discourage termites housing in tree or stump matter on your property by removing any dead trees from your property immediately. Rotting trees house a number of harmful pests can also be an unsightly feature of your garden.
Should your property still be exposed to termites, do not fret! Call the experts at VIP Pest Control on 1800 198 041 and a friendly technician will be more than happy to inspect your property and conduct the necessary termite treatment.