How To Treat Termites: A Guide to North Brisbane Termite Treatments
Think you’ve found termites in your home, building or office? Don’t panic. If you’re wondering what to do, the best course of action is to employ a pest control company that is experienced with North Brisbane termite treatments.
You may be wondering what a termite treatment involves. Below, 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, but most of them are not a threat to humans. The most common ones you need to look out for are Subterranean termites, also known as white ants. They are often found in moist environments, feeding off materials like wood and timber, floorboards, walls and ceilings, as well as outdoor in your garden areas.
If you think you have termites, it is imperative you call a pest control expert immediately to perform a termite inspection. If left too long, termites can cause significant damage to your home by eating through boards, causing structural damage that is very costly and time consuming to fix.
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
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, however this will only spread termites to another part of your home or garden. Proper North Brisbane termite treatments require active termites to carry the treatment back to the nest, thus allowing the eradication to happen from the root.
Post-Treatment Termite Barriers
After termites have been successfully treated in your home, the third and final step to treating termites 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 your garden or sealing holes where moisture built 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.