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Watch Out for Termite Infestation

Termites, commonly known, particularly in Australia, as white ants, belong to a group of eusocial insects. Being eusocial insects like bees and ants, termites live in colonies or nests, which can house from several hundred to several million individual termites. An average colony is home to nymphs, workers, soldiers, and reproductive individuals of both sexes, sometimes having a number of egg-laying queens. The colony is normally found below ground, often near a tree, stump, a wood pile or other sources of food.

Termite Inspection for your Home

Contrary to common belief, termites do not feed on wood only. They will actually ‘eat’ almost anything that has cellulose, the primary component of wood, including paper products, carpeting, wood panelling, and more. This is why they will almost certainly cause damage to homes.

The problem with termites, or timber pests, is prevalent in Australia. Regularly inspecting your home for termites is necessary because these pests cause more damage and cost people more money than fires and floods. The cost of regular termite inspections is negligible if you consider the huge expense of repairing the structural damages to your home caused by termites. These inspections must be thorough and must be carried out by pest control professionals.

Termite inspection is the speciality of Defence Pest Management. The company follows a specific process for detecting and eradicating termites from homes and commercial buildings. Following the inspection, the company will be able to determine the appropriate termite remedy for your property. After implementing the solution, the company also advises clients on ways to prevent the recurrence of termite infestation.

Termite Inspection Prior to Property Acquisition

Buying a property is a major investment. You want to make sure that you are not on the losing end of the deal by seeing to it that the property is structurally sound. You will save a lot of repair expenses in the future by arranging for effective termite inspections on the property.

A technician from Defence Pest Management, if necessary, can enter the property through a real estate agent or property management company. The inspections comply with Australian Standard AS 4349. The company will provide an inspection report, which is guaranteed to be legible and easy to understand.

Even if you do not have a termite inspection now, it is still wise to have your home regularly inspected for termites and other kinds of pests. Catching the problem early will save you tons of money for major home repairs. For more information about termite inspections.