Are Termites Eating Away Your Number 1 Asset Without you Knowing About it?
Author: Darren K. Thompson
At this very moment, your home might be threatened by a problem which can easily go undetected until it is too late and the damage has already been done. I am speaking of termites; the damage done by termites costs more to repair than that done by fire and floods combined. Happily, it is possible to identify the presence of a termite problem. These insects are true survivors and can change their habits to fit into the situation; which is why it is vital that you have an inspection done by a professional to find out if your home has termites.
A single colony of termites may invade your home or commercial building but you only recognize it after the biggest portion of structural damage has occurred. There are other potential problems from termites often overlooked. Termites can damage the plastic covering of wiring and cause potential fire damage. Thus, their activity not only creates huge expenses but also endangers the lives of the homeowner and their family.
And it\'s not just wood that termites are after - they will eat just about anything, even furniture and clothes! Just imagine putting your hand into your pocket and finding a termite eating away at your clothes!
Your home or business is a huge investment and needs protection. There are tell-tale signs that termites are present. Termites protect themselves by creating channels in the wood. Look for ridges on the foundation and walls that come from the ground. These shelter tubes protect the termite as they move toward their lunch, the wood in the frame of your building.
Packed earth on the foundation walls is another sign of termite infestation. A build up of earth will often be left by termites where the flooring meets the joists in your home. You should also check spider webs for termite wings. There are even some sounds and odors which may be due to termites.
The best way to deal with termites is to prevent them from causing a lot of damage in the first place. In as little as three months, termites can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home. You need to have your home inspected on a regular basis, especially if there has been an infestation nearby. Sydney residents need to be particularly vigilant - remember, termites travel and it may not be long before they show up as uninvited dinner guests; your home or business could be on the menu!
If you come across any signs that termites may be present, then you should call a termite specialist at once. Without professional help it can be nearly impossible to deal with the problem; they can just go into the soil and wait while they breed an even larger number of termites to invade your home.
If you suspect that your home may already have termites, or you just want to make sure and give yourself a little peace of mind, get a professional to help. Pink Pest Services have fully trained and certified termite specialists that can assess your problem or let you relax knowing your valuable asset is safe.
Pink Pest Services uses state of the art equipment like fibre optics and thermal imaging to detect termite infestation. If they find termites, they will devise a plan to rid your building of the threat. If Pink Pest Services find nothing, you\'ll be able to rest easier knowing your woodwork is termite free.
If you reside in Sydney, you need to make sure that your home is regularly inspected. Before buying commercial property or a new home, then you should first have the property inspected by Pink Pest Services. Doing so can save you thousands; because when it comes to termites, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.