Humans and termites haven’t always had the greatest of relationships. In fact, aside from several African tribes relishing them as delicacies, you could almost call us enemies. Termites really want to eat our delicious houses, and we really would prefer it if they didn’t. They have the numbers. We have size and technology. But exactly how do you get at them? Pest control in Dandenong, like any other major city, can be problematic due to the age of the dwellings. Good news for the termites (apparently buildings, like a fine wine, improve with age), but bad for us. Here are a few tips for keeping them out of your home:
- Be aware. Look for signs of structural weakness, especially if your house is an old one. And no, just because it’s inner-city doesn’t mean you’re immune. Termites are everywhere.
- Clean up. Those dead branches lying on your front lawn might be a pain to remove, but they could be the perfect breeding ground for hungry termites. The same holds true for any kind of vegetation. Trees that are looking a bit worse for wear often have termite colonies in their trunk, just waiting to expand the family into your home.
- Call a professional pest exterminator. Get the best termite inspections Dandenong has to offer, don’t skimp out and get your cousin Tony to ‘sort it out’. Remember, it’s your house at stake! Ignoring the problem when it comes to termites is only going to end in tears. Termite damage can lead to expensive repairs that need to be made in order to ensure your home is structurally sound.
Finally, don’t shy away from termite inspections simply because of what you’ve seen in the movies. Gone are the days of pest control that involve dousing your house in acidic gas. Nowadays it’s much safer than it used to be. Hopefully you never need to worry about termites; but the time may come when your house is invaded from underneath. The least you can do is make sure you’re ready.