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Nobody in Dubbo likes to find out that termites have invaded their home.

Whether it’s mud tubes you’ve found in your homes foundations or wings from swarmers around the house, homeowners in Dubbo understandably hate these destructive little creatures.

It’s a truly gut-wrenching feeling when you realize your home is being destroyed from the inside out. Their habit of remaining concealed often results in their presence being undetected for quite awhile. By the time they are spotted, the timbers are usually severely damaged already. Worst of all, though, you probably had no clue it was even happening.

You’re not alone.

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Termites can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage

Since termites are found on every continent except Antarctica, most people (at least the one’s who choose not to live on ice) have to deal with termites at some point in their lives.

In fact, it’s now estimated that almost every second homeowner suffers from termites and the damage they cause. And boy will these critters cause some serious damage to be sure.

Pest control damages are the most common and expensive homeowner nightmare. Costing billions of dollars annually around the world, most home insurances companies will not cover termite damage.

With so many homeowners trying to get rid of these pesky invaders, you can be certain many of them try to tackle the issue themselves by using common household products like fly spray. Now this tactic works with some types of bugs, but unfortunately for the unsuspecting homeowner, if they try this with termites, they are making a very destructive, and in the end, a very expensive mistake!

Now, while fly spray will kill termites, it will only kill the termites the spray hits.

The remaining termites will flee and go warn the rest of the colony only causing them to move to other areas of your home.

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Always fix damaged door frames or windows.

These colonies are huge too.

Sometimes containing hundreds of thousands, if not millions of termites.

The colony then finds safer areas to attack and do even more damage. With just a couple of hundred termites killed by prolonged spraying with fly spray, the queen who can lay up to 4,000 eggs per day will take just a few hours to replace those termites your efforts have managed to eradicate.

Once again the homeowner is none the wiser to real damage being done.

The best and the only way to get rid of a termite infestation is by annihilating the colony and most especially the sole breeder of the problem, which is the queen. You have to attack the main cause of the problem to solve your termite issue and that is going to require professional treatment.

So if you think your home has termites remember DO NOT USE FLY SPRAY!

The best thing you can do is get a professional inspection done. If the termite inspection shows signs of termite activity in your home you need to act as quickly as possible to prevent further damage to your home.