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  • Writer's pictureRobert Bate

How to Make Your Home Less Attractive to Termites

Reducing the risk of a termite attack

Reduce Moisture

Termites love moisture

Termites love moisture so you should eliminate or reduce moisture where possible around your home. Make sure gutters and down pipes are clear and in good repair to prevent water pooling. Make sure you repair any drainage or plumbing problems promptly to avoid excess moisture around your home and be sure to ventilate damp sub floors or other areas to reduce moisture and make your home less attractive to termites

Don't feed the termites!

timber in direct contact with soil is a termite risk

Be sure to remove all excess timber from around your gardens or from your sub floor. Like all pests, subterranean termites will go where the food is plenty so reducing timbers in direct contact with soil will go a long way to reducing your home's termite risk. Also, take the time to cut back shrubs and bushes so they are not in contact with the home and avoid planting trees and gardens too close. Keep the slab edge clear of gardens and debris as this is a common access point for termites and keeping this area clear will help you and your termite inspector identify if there is termites gaining access to your home.

Maintain any home repairs

Don't let leaks or a crack in the brickwork or foundation slab get out of hand. Making repairs as needed is really the best way to stay on top of things so problems don't spiral out of control. You can be sure that pipe that sprang a leak is only going to get worse the longer it goes un-fixed. Termites love it when a leak goes un-repaired or when there is a crack in the slab or footings as it's like an all access pass for the attacking colony.

Don't take any chances

thermal imaging with termite inspection

Your home is likely your greatest investment so why leave its well being up to chance? At the very least you should have an annual termite inspection done by a licensed timber pest inspector. We can give you all the tips and hints in the world but nothing really compares to having an experienced and qualified professional inspect your home. Years of experience and training has taught them what to look for and where to look for it. They have tools and equipment that you don't like a thermal imaging camera, moisture meter and dongle.

Don't risk your investment, call Results Home Services now on 3823 2500 and have one of our experienced and qualified technicians inspect your home for termites. We back up every one of our inspections with our moisture meter, thermal imaging camera and dongle. We service all of Brisbane including the northern and southern suburbs.

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