With so many home pesticides available at hardware stores, some people began to wonder if they still need pest control. It is true that with the vast availability of home pesticide, getting rid of a certain kind of pest becomes much easier. However, there are also certain cases, which would require you to hire the professionals. Termites for example, are very different and persistent than the other kinds of pests. Without the specific insecticide which is made for termites, you would find it difficult to kill them. Different from ants whose movements are still visible, termites work silently and they just need a little time to form an infestation inside your home. Once you notice something is wrong, the infestation might have gone beyond control. So here are you some things you should know about termites so you can consider whether you need the professionals or not.
There are so many types of termites, and you could probably see one without realizing that it is a termite. Among all kinds of insects in the world, the nest of termites is considered the largest. They are also quite difficult to handle because common insecticide would have no effect on them. What is more dangerous is that termites like to devour wood materials. You would find them at any place made with wood materials and exposed to weather. Different from ants which operate even under intense sunlight, termites operate by building tunnels. Termites couldn’t stand the direct heat from sunlight, but in exchange, they are able to build tunnels fast. Because of this trait, builders and contractors have been referring to this pest as silent destroyers. You might not know a termite infestation is happening in your home because they are able to build their tunnels in tiny gaps. Just a small crack is enough to give them an opening, and in just a few days, you would start to notice the damage.
The early sign of infestation would be discarded wings and dark droppings. If in any case you see several unknown wings near a wooden furniture or materials, quickly check for hollow sounds or droppings. Termites have seekers which could fly and discard their wings once they found a potential spot to start an infestation. In a few days, you might notice the tunnels they build as passageways. If this condition keeps going on, in just a few weeks, you would see noticeable changes in wood quality near the infested area. Until this point, you should call for help from professionals and get ready to do a renovation on the infested area.
If you want to prevent termites infestations in your home you could do so with a few simple steps. Make sure to clean your home from leaves, branches, and unnecessary moisture. If it is possible, keep your wood logs and wood piles in a distance from your home. When you see a sign of infestation, quickly consult the professional Sunshine Coast pest control services so that you could get help before it is too late.