How To Tell If You Have Termites

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Despite the fact that termites have a positive ecological impact in the wild due to the fact that they break down debris and add nutrients to the soil, these same behaviours can prove to be quite detrimental to the health of human houses. Termites feed on wood, and as a result they can compromise the strength and durability of a compromised structure. This damage can transform your home into an unliveable construction site, until expensive repairs are completed.


Homes that are constructed primarily of wood are most at risk, however this does not mean that you are only affected if you live in a wooden house. Homes made from other materials can also become nests; as these insects are capable of eating there way through plaster, metal siding, and much more. Termites will then feed on furnishings, cabinets, floors, and ceilings.


Termites are all to often not identified before the damage has occurred, making preventative actions impossible. Homeowners experiencing a termite infestation should contact a reliable pest control expert such as Reliance Pest Control to properly diagnose the problem, and discuss the best course of action for your situation.


Subterranean Termite Damage


Subterranean termites live underground in loose, wet soil. Although this type of ant species is known for being spectacularly aggressive in Africa, this is not true for the ants found in Australia. This is also true for their mounds, which unlike the African ant mounds are not anywhere near as noticeable to the naked eye.


Interior damage can be very hard to spot until full-blown irreversible damage is inflicted. Termite damage can quite easily be mistaken as water damage, with many of the symptoms of termites being almost identical. These signs include buckling wood, swollen floors and ceilings, and visible mazes within walls and furniture.


Professional Pest Control


If you suspect you may have a possible termite infection, it is always best to let a qualified pest technician deal with it! Reliance Pest Control is a Brisbane based company that deals with all types of pest infestations. If you need a professional technician that understands your needs check us out!