As the weather warms in Queensland, it becomes more likely for termites to show up. Signs of termites include hollow sounds when you knock on the wall, wavy-looking and weakened wood, as well as holes in your furniture or wall.
Here’s what you need to know if you suspect termites are lurking on your property.
What does termite activity mean?
Termites wreak havoc on Australian homes every year, causing more than $1.5 billion damage annually. Just one colony of termites can have millions of worker termites that chomp away at your property, causing serious harm.
Here are just some of the damages a termite infestation can do:
- Structural damage to buildings - Termites can even cause floors and ceilings to fall apart or buckle, resulting in the need for costly repairs.
- Wall damage - These pests often cause painted walls to appear bubbled or peeled.
- Chewed-through furniture - Termites can easily ruin furniture, carpeting, and other parts of your home.
- Destroyed timbre - Unfortunately, a termite infestation will continue to destroy your wood unless pest control stops them. You want to stop the termites from breeding excessively because if left untreated, they can grow exponentially.
What should I do if I find termites on my property?
You might try to exterminate the termites by yourself. However, this can actually be dangerous because you end up thinking they are gone, but actually miss a chunk of the colony that ends up reproducing more termites, causing insidious damage that is only noticed later on.
The first step to dealing with an infestation is to contact professional pest control services.
Termite Solutions offers fast and effective ways to deal with termites in Brisbane. With over 35 years of experience, our team uses extensive knowledge and high quality solutions to stop termites from ruining your property.
If you want to have a more long term solution to termites than just a one-time treatment, you can consider installing a termite barrier. This anti-termite barrier system can help you both deter and wipe out termites.
Protect your property from termites today
Contact us online or call 1800 625 499 to organise a termite inspection, treatment, or a free quote for your property today. We can protect your residential or commercial property from pesky termites quickly and effectively so that you have peace of mind.