A Termite Inspection Is The Best Way To Ensure Your Home Is Termite Free
Wed 09 Jun 2021
Here in Queensland, our warm climate makes sure there's always a threat that termites have snuck onto your property and are quietly eating away at your furniture, wooden equipment, and even the home itself. Thankfully, Conquer Termites Northside can help you find and eliminate these pests with a termite inspection in Brisbane. If you'd like to speak to our team about arranging one of these inspections, don't hesitate to reach out to us on (07) 3356 8801.
Termites are constantly looking for timber, and once they've found it, they're not likely to give it up without a fight. While the bush can be a suitable source of food that could keep even a large colony content for years, so can most homes, which means your property can quickly end up being swarmed by hordes of the pest. Unfortunately, much like other pests, termites tend to utilise concealed entrance points to establish their colonies in your home, which can make it quite difficult to spot an infestation before they can cause serious damage to your property. Difficult, but not impossible.
When termites attack your home, there are a couple of tell-tale signs you can keep an eye out for. To make sure they're not exposed to the harsh Australian weather longer than necessary, termites will create mud tunnels to travel along, which you might be able to spot along any structural timber or stumps on your property. In a quiet enough environment, you'll be able to hear the noise termites make emanating from your walls, which can be another indication that your home has fallen victim to the pest. Finally, and most obviously, you may be able to spot live termites moving around loose timber or tree stumps, which should be regarded as inconclusive proof that your home is harbouring an infestation.
If you think your home might have termites but can't find any evidence, you might want to look at the frames around your doors and windows, as well as your skirting boards - the soft pine timber used to make these fixtures is a prime target for termites. The paint on these fixtures will begin to bubble and peel if they are being attacked by termites, and as such, you'll be able to easily identify that your home has been targeted by the pest. Of course, if you're still not sure, you should consider getting a professional termite inspection.
It's recommended that you conduct a professional termite inspection once every 12 months to make sure the pest hasn't snuck onto your property without you noticing. This inspection needs to be conducted by professionals using professional tools, as it's important that nothing is missed. Fortunately, Conquer Termites Northside has years of experience conducting termite inspections, so you can be confident that any inspection we undertake will be thorough. Should we find anything of concern, we'll also be able to advise you on how best to deal with the pest, which means your home will be as safe as possible. When you need a termite inspection, you need Conquer Termites Northside.