4 Handy Tips to Limit Your Termite Risks….

Regular Termite Inspections are all about Risk Management.

Termite damage can happen very quickly. Thankfully there are a few things you can do as the home owner to limit your risks of termite attack.

Firstly, ensure you have regular termite inspections – at least every 12 months. If possible, every 6 months is best. The sooner the inspector can find active termites attacking your home the better as less damage will happen to your investment.

 

4 Tips to Limit Your Termite Risks…

 

WATER…

Termites are attracted to moisture. Make sure you do not have leaking water taps out side.

Move ponds away from your home. Direct hot water system over flows and air conditioning water out lets to drainage.

 

TIMBER IN GROUND CONTACT…

Termites primary reason for existing is to process dead trees. Timber in ground contact to a termite is a dead tree, and they will rip it apart very quickly. Once they have eaten your timber fence or timber landscaping retaining wall guess what they are coming after next…? Your home!

 

WOOD ROT…

Wood + water = Wood rot! Termites love the stuff and it is for this reason they destroy timber retaining walls so fast.

 

BRIDGING…

An object that creates a bridge or bypass over or around a termite management system. Make sure you keep all vegetation away from contact with your home. Don’t store object up against the external walls of your house. If your house is built into the side of a hill or partially under ground you must have 6 monthly termite inspections, as your home is in the highest termite risk category.

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