October 8, 2018 · Pest Control · (No comments)



Emiley David

Termites are the most destructive pests that damage your costly wood or furniture at your home. They are brown or white colour parasites normally live and feed on woods. Prevention of termite is always better than cure as they are not easy to remove fully. The things that attract termites are:

Moisture: The Run-off moisture and the drainage condensation under home.

Food: Wood house framing, wooden flooring, debris in crawl space, stumps, mulch, landscape timbers.


Access: Minute cracks or lines on your walls, concrete blocks or basement foundations and around utility pipes.

Temperature: Controlled temperatures (A/C) having create favourable conditions for termites all year-round.

The biggest problem with termites is that you cannot see them normally and the damages they cause maybe be discovered too late to be controlled. So, it is better that when you deal with termite prevention is definitely better than cure. You can also see termite photos to identify them exactly how they appear. So, if your neighbour has got the anti-termite treatment done, the termites will start moving towards new untreated zones, which may be your house. Termites live in the soil and invade buildings in search of their favourite food i.e. wood and paper because they contain cellulose. They are best known to be hidden invaders. Though the termites live in the soil, they are known to infest even high rise buildings having more than 100 storeys that move all the way from ground to the top floor.

To control termites at home one should eliminate moisture problems in and around home. Keep proper ventilation in both the attic and crawl space areas and keep standing water away from the foundation. Remove potential sources around the houses (dead stumps, firewood, paper, wood debris) regularly inspect the wood fences and wood decks for activity or damage. Look for warning signs like wings discarded from swarmer termites, mud tunnels, bubbled or crack paint. Seal nail holes and cracks in exposed wood to prevent easy access by drywood termites.

You can use toxic baits for termite treatment. Baiting technique involves placing a slab of wood that is injected with toxic chemicals in the periphery of your home. Once this is done, you can assure of getting rid of them for ever. Other processes are fumigation, in this process with the help of insecticide fumes, termites are being killed. Spraying liquid termite treatment is also one of the good options to get rid of termites. Buying termite resistant furniture and polishing anti termite paint to your furniture helps a lot in saving your wood and retains its long lasting quality and durability. Once you get rid of these termites, the next step is to use preventive measures and make sure that they do not come back. The most important thing that you need to remember during termite treatment is to avoid the usage of mulch near your home. You can use citric acid based chemical substances to clean the areas that were infected with termites previously.

Emiley David acts as a consultant for Exterra and for more information see,

Termite Treatment


Termite Protection


Termite Control Australia


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