Some Useful Tips for Preventing Termite Infestations
Termite treatment in Gold Coast is quite costly. If you don’t want to spend a few hundred dollars every year or every few months on termite treatments, it is important to invest in various termite control measures that will significantly reduce the termite infestation problem in your home or eliminate it altogether.
Here are some useful preventive measures that you can undertake in order to ensure that your home is adequately protected from termites:
Get Rid of Timber Debris
Timber is quite palatable for termites and long termite damage on the structural timber used on your premises could eventually cost you a lot of money in repair costs and also water down on the value of your home. Before you invest in termite treatment in Gold Coast, you can start by deploying a preventive measure that involves getting rid of all the stored timber, timber debris, various cellulose materials amongst others that are in or within the perimeter of your property. These are sure to attract termites in large numbers that could cause significant damage on your property.
Avoid storing timber and timber residues under the property or the house as this is likely a meal for the termites which will soon be forming colonies here and finding their way into your house. They are particularly attractive for the subterranean termites that can do significant damage and go undetected for a long duration of time.
Leaking taps and pipes
These must be repaired as soon as possible. The moisture levels created on the ground from such leakages is sure to attract subterranean termites closer to your home and before you know it, you will be dealing with colonies of very destructive termites that will require costly termite treatment in Gold Coast.
Make sure sub-floor vents are not blocked
If the subfloor has poor ventilation, then there will be a build-up of high humidity levels as well as moisture that will attract the subterranean termites. There should be excellent ventilation of the sub-floor and where possible, extraction fans should be used in order to minimize the risk of the subterranean termites forming colonies there.
Divert water overflows away from the side and perimeter of the house
Water overflows such as those from the hot water services and sinks as well as air conditioning overflows generally lead to a build-up of moisture on the sides of the house that will eventually attract subterranean termites. These water overflows must be diverted as far away from the house as possible in order to minimize this risk. You must also make sure that the stormwater has been properly installed in the house.
Use termite-treated timber
The timber that you use for building should be one which has undergone the required termite treatment in order to avoid attracting termites. When installing timber fences around the house, make sure that there is some reasonable clearance between the timber and the soil. You can also make use of a galvanized post shoe in order to ensure there is no contact between timber and soil.
If there are dead trees on your premises, make sure the whole tree along with its stump is removed entirely from your compound. The ground where they have been removed should also be treated in order to avoid any potential infestation.
Those are some of the tips that you can put in place in order to protect your house from various kinds of termite infestations.