How To Prevent Termite Damage In Your Property

While it may be well and good that there is now termite treatment in Sydney, it is still best if homeowners can prevent presence of termites inside their homes. The termites are considered as pests especially to homes that are made of common building timbers such as Douglas fir. Termites have the ability to penetrate a building through a small crack found in floors made of concrete or they can also travel through the parquetry. If the tile floor has a gap smaller than one-sixteenth of an inch then they can also push through it.

Termites are commonly confused with ants because they are also small and the insects have very soft bodies. They have straight antenna though unlike ants which have bent ones. The waists of the termites are also thicker compared to ants. Their colour is also pale in comparison and regardless of the species they can either be wingless or with wings. It is common for termites to build colonies in either wood or grounds.

Termites eat wood and products made of wood majority of the time. This is the reason why homeowners are afraid of them especially those who are living in houses made of wood. Every year, property owners spend billions because of termite damage. Aside from wood, they also cause damage to pool filtration systems, swimming pool liners, paper, insulation and books.

If homeowners see a presence of winged termites inside the house, there is a big chance that there is an infestation inside their property. Mud tubes are another signs that termites are living inside the house. Upon seeing these signs, it is best to call a professional to confirm their presence and to treat them as soon as possible.

There is no need for termite treatment in Sydney if they can be prevented from spreading. There are preventive measures that can be done such as a concrete or sand barrier as thick as 12 inches placed between the soil and the wood structure. When building homes, it is recommended to use woods that are termite resistant. Repair all cracks in the foundation and there must be proper ventilation in the substructures to ensure they are dry at all times.