To keep your home or factory termite proof, you should get rid of any timber piles, backyard debris including logs and sleepers and building refuse that you have been storing or meaning to dispose of.
When construction or maintenance work is completed all left over materials such as wood waste is an attraction to termites. In order to prevent an invasion of these insects you should only use treated timber.
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Termites have existed for more than 200m years and are related to cockroaches. Termites are social insects and they live in huge groups. Termites form a group and manage it like a country. Termites have a queen who gives birth to over one thousand termite eggs per day. The second sub group in termites is the employees and soldiers who are responsible of carrying out tasks such as collecting food and fulfilling needs of the group.
What is known about termites that they are fascinated by water. To avoid a termite invasion, you should fix any water leakages in pipes, showers, sinks and drains.
The water from air conditioners should be gathered in a water bucket instead of letting it fall on the ground. Termites prefer humid weather; you should keep the area under the house dry in order to avoid termites. The stated area can be kept dry by fixing drainage and sub floor aeration system.
Make sure that the concrete slabs in your home are accurately laid, as termites cannot chew through correctly laid slabs of concrete. Termites form groups by reproduction, if reproductive termites are killed, termite problem can be countered.
A good Termite Pest Control company is your best chance of locating and eradicating termites. The pest control company to choose is one that has satisfied and happy customers. Out of all the advertising dollars that are spent each year the best form of advertising is still word of mouth.
In order to avoid termite’s attack, you should keep in and around your home clean, take care of your garden and keep an eye on any physical signs that you may have termites.
Don’t stockpile wood heaps around the house. When you are looking to control termites people should only hire those who have proper licenses to operate as termite management companies ask as many questions as you like as you will want to know what chemicals they will be using to know if you need to keep your pets indoors while the pest treatment is happening.
There are still known pest controllers who are only around for a quick buck and although the job may sound like a good deal it may not be that great a deal if you still have termites after they have long left. Make sure that the company you are hiring has very high customer service record ratings and positive feedback from prior customers.
A good termite control company will first inspect your entire home climbing in roofs and looking both inside and out around the garden areas paying particular attention to anywhere wood is stored or any sign of decaying trees.
The more experience termite professional will carry all of the latest thermal imaging equipment that has a sensor that can locate termites through body heat. This type of equipment is more reliable than just tapping on surfaces. Get someone that has experience under their belt to help you with your problems.
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