As far as insects go, the presence of termites in your home can pose a bigger threat than ants, spiders and cockroaches. Although small in size, the damage that an infestation of termites can cause both inside and outside a property and to human health can be monumental. Termites can chew their way through wood, paper clothing and even infiltrate power lines. If left to feed away on the core structure of your property, the potential damage costs can amount to thousands of dollars. The presence of termites in a property can also have a dramatic effect on its sale value – in fact, many realtors will require evidence of a termite inspection when managing the sale of a property. Add in the fact that termites carry fungi that can damage human health and termites present one pretty big problem for homeowners and business owners.…Read More
Don’t take the risk; if you suspect the presence of termites in your commercial or residential property, get straight on the phone to your local experts – Neighbourhood Pest Control. We are the specialist providers for termite treatment in Hillside, and termite inspection Hillside residents turn to when termites present an issue. We can quickly and effectively identify and treat the presence of termites in houses, apartments, office complexes, shopping malls, warehouses, restaurants and cafes. Our fully insured, licenced and extensively trained team of experts use only the most environmentally friendly materials to perform termite treatments and ensure not to disrupt your property, lifestyle or business operations.
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Professional Termite Treatment in Hillside from Knowledgeable Technicians
Termites are some of the worst pests to find in your home. Often, a lot of damage has already been done by the time you realize there’s a real problem. However, seeing termites doesn’t necessarily mean you have an infestation. Before you panic, it’s always smart to consult with a professional to make sure you have an actual problem.
At Neighbourhood Pest Control, our technicians receive regular updates to their training. This ensures that all our staff has the latest industry information. They know all the signs of termite infestation because their training focuses on insect biology and behaviour.
If you’re looking for professional termite treatment in Hillside, we’re the people you want on your side. Before you schedule your free onsite quote, continue reading to see if your home is truly showing signs for termite infestation.
Signs that Termites have Moved into your home
Seeing termites can be an indication of a problem, but there are also times of year that different species are known to swarm. That means a colony will travel around looking for a new place to settle. It’s not uncommon to see termites in your home during swarming seasons, and it doesn’t mean they’ve nested. It’s completely possible for them to move on without deciding to settle into your structure.
If you see any of the following signs, however, they’re indications that you may have a growing infestation:
- Small holes in the surface of wood, usually around windows or dark and out-of-the-way spaces
- Some species drop their wings once they’ve chosen a location, so termite wings can be an indication that a swarm is settling in
- Fine dust that appears dark brown, usually around termite holes
- Newly creaking floorboards, unexplained soft spots in the floor or doors that suddenly won’t close properly–these are all signs of your home settling from structural damage
- Your home not cooling or warming properly as termites consume insulation in the walls
- Clicking noises that seem to come from the walls
While this is not a comprehensive list, it does comprise some of the most common signs of a termite problem. If you don’t notice these signs around your property, there are still simple measures you should take to protect yourself from swarms in the future.
You can Design your Property to Prevent Infestations
There are very easy ways to create an environment that encourages termites to move along during swarming seasons. To start, try to avoid standing water near your foundation. Spigots near the house may need to be tightened, and any areas prone to puddles should be carefully monitored. Tree stumps and dead wood should always be removed, especially if it’s close to a source of water.
Get an Inspection to make sure You’re Protected
Most wooden structures will likely end up with termites hanging around them at some point. Whether they decide to stay depends on how well you’ve prepared for them. That’s why a yearly inspection can help to prevent a real problem.
Contact us today and we can schedule an appointment for a free onsite quote for removal of an infestation. You can also schedule a preventative termite inspection in the Hillside area and most locations throughout Melbourne.