Termites (commonly known as white ants) are one of the most destructive pests in Australia. They cause millions of dollars damage to homes and structures throughout Australia every year. According to CSIRO 1 in 3 homes will be affected by termites within the economic life of the structure. Termites are found in the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas all too often, the presence of these home invaders goes undetected until damage is discovered by chance. This damage is not covered by most insurance companies.
Do you think you have Termites?
If you think you have termites or you have found a suspect skirting board or door frame it is very important not to disturb or break open the damaged timber or workings as the termites will shut down the disturbed area and possibly begin damaging elsewhere in your home.
The first thing to do is call us now on 0402 835 113 and speak with one of our specialised termite technicians to guide you through what to do next.
How do you tell if you have termites
Termites eat timber, hollowing it out from the inside this can cause the timber to appear like it is bubbling or wrinkled. Sometimes the termites eat through and will patch the hole up with mud. Inside a home most people find termites in flooring, skirting boards and doorframes. If your flooring feels soft under foot or your vacuum cleaning goes through the skirting board, the first thing to do is call us now on 0402 835 113 and arrange one of our accredited professional termite inspectors to carry out an inspection.
Do you have termites in or around your home?
Here are some signs:
- Damaged timber: A hollowed-out piece of timber that has been damaged by termites usually sounds hollowed.
- Alates: Usually from mid-October till early March, established nests disperse young reproductive, winged termites out to start new colonies. On a warm and humid evening hundreds of them will leave the nest at once,
- so their numbers look like swarms of flying ants. If you spot alates around your home, this could be a sign of termite infestation.
- Termite leads: Termites are fragile insects. They don’t have many defences against predators, and require a moist and humid environment to survive> To get around safely when they are not underground or inside a piece of timber, they build leads, small tunnels made of mud and cellulose. The tubes look like little brown straws.
It’s your home…why risk it? Call us now 1300 751 888