Termites or the white ants are some of the most common types of pests in Australia. They are often referred to as Australia’s worst enemy thanks to the destructiveness that is wrought by their infestation. They can cause extreme structural damages both to your home and businesses and that means you may have to spend potentially thousands of dollars doing some damage control in your premises. Good management of termites can be carried out by pest control Wollongong professionals who are capable of deploying safe and highly effective pest control and management practices that will ensure that your premises is free of any form of termite infestation whatsoever.
In the natural environment, the termites are generally ecologically beneficial. They will break down detritus and add all important nutrients to the soil. They also aerate the soil making it more suitable for many kinds of plants. On the contrary, the same ecological chain that is beneficial for the natural environment is very destructive for your home.
Termites primarily feed on wood. They might not destroy your wooden furniture due to regular human traffic or cleaning but with the wood used in the structural formations of the buildings, then they are generally amenable to very destructive termite attacks. These attacks will not only compromise the strength of the area that is attacked, but the overall stability and safety of the structure that has been infested. When the termite attacks are quite severe, they will render the structure practically unlivable as it could potentially fall over and cause serious injuries and even fatalities. Besides, the termite attacks mean that you will have to invest in costlier upgrades and repairs on your structures.
All these highlight the importance of hiring professional pest control Wollongong services that will get rid of these nasty pests with great efficacy without any adverse effects on your home or family members.
The structural property damage
This is the most common effects of termite attacks. The attacks will be quite severe in those homes that have been primarily built of wood which will require more enhanced termite protections. But termites do not just attack wood. The homes or structures that are made from other materials may be also come under termite attacks. Termites can eat their way through plasters, some metals and many more.
Other forms of damages that the termites are likely to inflict on your structures can occur in areas such as the cabinetry, ceiling, flooring and even your prized housing furniture. The bad thing about termite damage is that you are unlikely to detect it until the damage has reached some advanced stages so it is always important to contact the pest control Wollongong services that are professional and reliable in order for you to arrest these damages earlier on before they become too serious.
Professionals usually carry out inspections on your property for termite infestation using well-trained termite detection dogs and other technologies such as the thermal cameras which are hyper-efficient in smoking out the termite infestations.
Subterranean Termite Damage
Subterranean termite damages occur below the ground and only become apparent once the damage is in a more advanced stage. Signs that there is some subterranean damage in your home include the buckling of the wood, swollen floors as well as the swollen ceilings. It is generally similar to subterranean water damages. Sometimes, this can be unveiled through a moldy scent or a mildew scent. These can be easily detected by specially trained termite detection dogs.
Drywood termite damage
These kinds of termites are other kinds of destructive variants. They will build colonies in wood and then feed from inside. Look inside of walls or even on your furniture for some drywood termite infestation.
Due to the high cost of damage done by termites infestations, it is important to invest in professional pest control Wollongong services to assist you with prevention and damage control.