A cockroach- what feeling does that bring to you? I’m quite sure it wouldn’t be quite a pleasant one! How about if I introduce you to some relatives of the cockroaches? Yes, termites are tiny relatives of cockroaches that are set out to conquer the wood in your house.
What’s more is that these insects also have a certain working hierarchy and involve themselves in team work so as to accomplish their missions. Their primary source of food is well thought out and planned; they move through tunnels while on the lookout for certain types of cellulose.
I Sense Termites Around- What Do I Do?
If you have the slightest feeling that termites are invading your house, you should call for an action almost immediately. Try being a little careless and you will end up without a house in a few months’ time! Yes, that is the power of termites. These creatures have been into existence for a million of years and their species are very much adaptable to the kind of environment they end up in. This has meant that they can be mainly found in the hotter areas of the world where they adapt into quickly and easily.
When talking about Australia, you can find termites in a couple of categories: the dry-wood, the damp-wood and the subterranean species. The urban areas in Australia are victims of the last kinds; the subterranean ones and these termites can end up destroying a huge deal of residential areas by chomping on the wooden houses. They especially have a feast in the areas where people reside because of the excessive use of timber there.
How Do I Finish Off Termites?
Getting rid of termites is one of the biggest and perhaps most expensive problems you may come across at home. It is not as easy as killing a cockroach- you will need to employ a host of strategies so as to beat the intelligence of these tiny, smart insects.
It is recommended that you get hold of some professional to take the initiative in killing off the termites at your house. This is also so because it is only these professionals who are licensed to help you, advice you, or recommend and perform some corrective measures with regards to the termite problems at your house. Make sure that the person is a member of the pest controllers association. Also, since they are active in the market, they know of the latest advancements and can help guide you with the most effective and economical solutions to termite control.
You can use physical barriers, baiting systems as well as chemical barriers against these termites. Baiting systems are used for more crucial situations; ones where the entire colony is involved in the termite problem.
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