Termites. The name alone is enough to send a shiver down your spine if you’re a home owner. These tiny insects are responsible for millions of dollars of damage to Queensland homes and businesses every year. You don’t want your property to become another casualty of their insatiable appetite for all things wood. Experts at subterranean subterfuge, termites have the upper hand when it comes to avoiding detection. A termite inspection’s the only way you can really know for sure whether they’ve already moved in. Problem is, do you know when and how often you should get a termite inspection done?
Termites are pervasive across Queensland and they are responsible for millions of dollars worth of damage every year. If left unmanaged, termites are capable of causing catastrophic and often irreparable damage to your home and in some extreme circumstances, render it unliveable. As such, it is important that you possess the means by which to identify termites and take subsequent action, should they enter your home. This guide answers the question of how to identify termites in your home and outlines some of the more pertinent characteristics of termites.
We all love the Gold Coast. It’s no surprise that white ants love the Gold Coast too, though probably not for the same reasons. Like shivering, frostbitten refugees from a Melbourne winter, they’re moving to the Gold Coast in their droves. That’s particularly bad news for you if you own a house or a business that might be susceptible to white ants. Your dream home or investment property could be on the menu for these voracious eaters unless to you take steps to actively dissuade them from dining at (or on) your place.
Our termite targeting team at Pegasus Pest Control have a range of strategies to track and diagnose the presence of termites in your home. When performing termite inspections on the Gold Coast we bring an arsenal of termite detection equipment and we explain how these different technologies work to detect termites efficiently and accurately below.
Termite breeding season is well and truly among us here on the Gold Coast, and with recent rain followed by high humidity, the conditions are set for termites to thrive. This means home owners need to be taking action when it comes to termites NOW.
Here at Pegasus Environmental we understand our customers seek complete peace of mind in the termite treatment they use. For this reason we only work with the most trusted brands of termite control including industry leader Termidor which provides up to $2 million dollar cover for any structural damage. This is provided through BASF, one of the world’s biggest chemical companies. Since nearly all home insurance policies DO NOT cover against termite damage, this is one of the best ways to have complete peace of mind that you are protected against termites.
Several days of above average temperatures followed by rainfall from storms means that termites are multiplying and on the move here on the Gold Coast. This termite swarming season typically starts in November when termites swarm looking for places to mate and breed, and continues during the summer period. Suddenly you could have a fully-fledged infestation on your hands, even if you haven’t yet seen the signs on termites in your home.
But just because the conditions are right for termites, homeowners shouldn’t make it easier for termites to breach their home. There are a few strategies that should be implemented to deter termites in your home, and the termite control experts at Pegasus Pest Control share these below.
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Are you skipping this year’s termite inspection? Don’t. Find out here why, and how badly termites could damage your home.