A termite infestation can cause substantial damage to your home or business property if it is not detected and treated in time. So, if you are contemplating having your home inspected for any possible termite infestation, you’ve taken that first crucial step in safeguarding it against this menace. To be aware of the risks and potential for infestations in a property goes a long way in preventing them.
So, what are the factors that can help you identify if your property might be vulnerable to attacks by pests and termites.
Location and geography of the region
The location of your home is your first clue to whether or not your property is at risk of infestation. The geography of a particular region is either conducive or not conducive to the growth of termites. For example, any coastal region, barring a few exceptions, is a possible hot spot. When faced with this possibility, check if the residents in the area have experienced any signs of termite infestations in their properties.
Termite colonies grow and spread rapidly. Keep a tab on any possible infestations in your neighbourhood. If an infestation in your neighbourhood has not been treated, your house may be at risk too. Get a termite inspection done immediately and repeat at regular intervals.
Greenery and rotten wood
If there is lot of greenery, shrubs, and trees around, keep a check on any dead wood that might be infested with termites. Similarly, wooden fencing or cladding that is in contact with the ground gets rotten easily and becomes attractive for termites. When this is the case, consider elevating the wooden structure off the ground. A proper pest inspection can make necessary recommendations on such issues.
Moisture and Dampness
When you notice water leakage, retention, and/or moisture in the walls, consider that a warning signal. Damp and moist areas are favourable conditions for the growth of termites. Leaking or damaged waste pipes, overflowing gutters, and blocked sewers are all breeding grounds for termites. If any of these conditions persist in your property, it is wise to get it investigated.
Spotting the early signs of termite infestation is critical to preventing them from inflicting large scale damage to your home. An inspection is a sure way to get all such locations and corners in your home examined that might be prone to termite infestations. You can also play your part look for any sagging floors, wood or furniture that sounds hollow, signs of mud tunnels, and the presence of wings or termite excreta.
If your property has the conditions stated above, and you identify a risk, it is a good reason to call Vital Building and Pest Inspection service. We are a local building and pest inspection company based in western Sydney with many years of experience in building and pest inspections.
Call us today on 0401 012 074 to book your pre-purchase building and pest inspection and report now.