How To Treat Termites:
A Guide to North Brisbane Termite Treatments
What To Do If You Find Termites
Think you’ve found termites in your home, building or office?
Step 1 | Don’t panic
Step 2 | DON’T SPRAY THEM
Step 3 | CALL US
Shop bought bug spray might kill one or two termites, but it won’t kill the 10000s of them that make up the average sized termite nest. The spray mechanism doesn’t have the reach nor the pressure to penetrate all of the nooks and crannies of your wall cavities, under your house or in your roof and, the chemicals are also not designed for termites.
Bug spray will just cause them to relocate, causing damage elsewhere in your home that could take months to find.
Your best course of action is to employ a pest control company that is experienced with North Brisbane termite treatments. In this article, we walk you through the steps of termite treatment, so you know exactly what you should expect from your North Brisbane termite treatments.
Believe it or not, there are over 300 types of termites in Australia. The most common ones you need to look out for are Subterranean termites, also known as white ants. These are the ones that cause all of that damage and can be found in moist environments around most suburban and rural properties. They feed of things like untreated wood and timber, floorboards, walls and ceilings, as well as outdoor in your garden areas. They even like that thin sheet timber underlay under your carpets. Have your carpets gotten wet lately?
If you think you have termites, it is imperative you call a termite inspection expert immediately to to carry out a detailed termite check of your property. If left too long, termites can cause significant damage to your home causing structural damage that is very costly and time consuming to fix.
How To Check For Termites?
Not sure if you have termites? Here are some signs to look out for:
- Easily damaged or broken floorboards or other timber fixings in the home
- Small muddy tubes and/or termite droppings
- Cracked walls
- Electrical failures
- Hollow floorboards or walls when you knock on them
- Doors and/or windows become hard to open or close
Whether you’re sure your home has termites or not, all quality North Brisbane termite treatments begin with a thorough termite inspection that identifies where in your home termites reside, how they got there, and where their nest is located.
Professional North Brisbane Termite Treatments
Again, if you find termites in your home, it is imperative you do not spray the nest or disturb them in any way.
This may sound counterintuitive, but trust us. A north Brisbane termite treatment that’s going to work requires active termites to carry the specialised termite treatment chemical back to the nest, thus allowing the eradication to happen from the source.
Post-Treatment Termite Barriers & Termite Prevention
After your home has been successfully treated for termites, the final step involves setting up a termite barrier around your home and garden.
Your professional pest control company will identify exactly how termites infested your home in the first place, and can also offer recommendations to prevent this from happening in the future.
This may involve repositioning a garden bed or sealing holes where moisture builds up, followed by a termite perimeter to prevent termites from entering your property.
At Sunshine Pest Management, we provide affordable, stress-free North Brisbane termite treatments for property owners and businesses across North Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and more.
To find out more information, you can visit our website or contact us to get started with a termite inspection.
Termite & Pest Control Caboolture
Established in 1995, Sunshine Pest Management has provided quality Pest Control services and Termite treatments throughout Caboolture, Brisbane’s northern suburbs and all over the Sunshine Coast.
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