Few pests strike as much fear into the heart of an average Australian as the termite. These tiny insects live together in colonies that can number into the tens of thousands, and they can quickly eat through the most impressive wooden structure. Many homeowners do not realise that their property may be at risk, even if it is of concrete block construction. If you haven't taken any steps to counter this threat yet, what should you do next?
Termites are among the most destructive pests, and they can infest your home anytime and cause incalculable damage. While most homeowners find a DIY approach the most convenient and affordable in eliminating termites, it often fails. Although your DIY pest control method might eliminate some termites, it might not eradicate the stubborn species. Some termite species are distinctly more dangerous than others, and they often defy DIY treatments. Besides being aggressive, some termites are also devious and starving, and only certified exterminators can eradicate them.
Pest control is certainly a job that is best left to professionals who have not only the skills for it but also the equipment and the experience. That said, as a business owner or homeowner, how much the services will cost will, no doubt, be a top concern.
How much you pay for pest control treatments and services will vary from one company to the next, and will depend on several factors.
Termites can get into any part of a house, but they seem to be particularly fond of garages. Perhaps this is because they can grow in number in unoccupied locations more easily while remaining undetected. If you wish to avoid a full infestation of these insects, then it is best to keep an eye open for their presence in all of your outbuildings, including your garage, of course. What are the telltale signs that you should look for during a garage termite inspection?
The planning phase of a home renovation project is an exciting time. You are able to visualise what you want from your home and then put the pieces into place. But during the planning phase, consider inspecting your property for pests.
A pest inspection before a renovation offers several benefits.
1. Prevents Future Infestations
If your area already has pests, such as rats, carpenter ants or termites, then conducting a pest inspection before your renovation would be wise.