Do you know how to protect your home from termites?
2 in every 3 Australian homes will have trouble with termites at some point…
So it’s important you know about termite pest control.
At Dentec Pest Control we have over twenty years experience of pest control in Dubbo. We know a lot about protecting your home from termites…
Here are our professional termite tips:
#1. Protect and prevent…
It’s cheaper and easier to prevent a termite infestation than to treat a termite infestation.
Look after your home and make sure it is not appealing to termites in the beginning. Wood is the biggest termite attraction especially when it starts to get old. Avoid attracting termites by removing all unnecessary wood from your property and taking good care of all interior wood.
Invest in professional termite protection and think about ways of making your home as unappealing as possible to termites. We have some great articles about signs of infestations and termite deterrents on our blog here.
This year we’ve seen some of the worst termite damage in decades in a local Dubbo home. Don’t let this happen to you..
If you don’t allow termites into your home, they can’t damage it.
#2. Keep a keen eye out…
Know and be aware of the key signs of a termite infestation. Check around your home as thoroughly and as regularly as you can.
The best tip for keeping on top of pest control in Dubbo is to always know what’s going on in the local area. If homes around you have termite problems its likely yours may be at risk too.
Talk to your friends and neighbours and pick up tips and advice. Nobody knows your area better than you. Use your local knowledge to protect your home
#3. Know your home…
Be aware of your home’s weak spots and know where termites are likely to get into to.
Never assume your home is safe. There is a very common myth that termites only go for old properties. New homes and units are just as likely to get termites. There are very few buildings that are completely wood free.
Keep an eye on older or more exposed woodwork in your home. Remember that termites eat wood from the inside out meaning damage is often not immediately visible. Check your wood once a month by tapping with your hand or fingers. If you hear a hollow sound or the wood feels spongy you may have a termite problem…
#4. Don’t D.I.Y…
It may be tempting to try a budget termite treatment….
But the truth is cheap termite treatments don’t work. Shop bought sprays and termite traps are rarely as effective as a professional treatment.
To properly deal with a termite infestation you need to find the main nest and eradicate the queen and it’s colony. Unfortunately termites tend to nest in the most undesirable and hard to reach parts of your home. So this normally involves crawling between your foundations…
You’ll then need to sweep around your property looking for and eradicating all other termite colonies before spraying and treating the property thouroughly to prevent future infestations…
Trust us, a professional termite treatment is always the easiest way to get rid of termites.
#5. Talk to a local pest controller
It’s common knowledge that Dubbo has a termite problem.
Luckily there are also some great pest control guys in Dubbo who are happy to answer your questions and help you out.
Modern pest control methods are safe, efficient and affordable. Don’t be put off by rumours that pest control is expensive or a waste of time. Pest control in Dubbo is a necessity.
Discussing small pest control problems with a professional pest controller could stop those problems becoming big and unmanageable ones.
Overall the best advice we can give you is to always look after your home. Be vigilant, look for signs of termite infestation and if in doubt speak to a professional.
Above all we recommend never trying to eradicate a termite infestation in a way that could hurt somebody or damage your property….
However you chose to deal with termites… Always make sure it’s safe.
If you have any questions about pest control in Dubbo, feel free to leave them in the comments below…