The house is your safe place—it has given you peace, offered you comfort, and sheltered you from harm. Amidst turmoil and disarray, the walls stand tall to block out the danger, the roof remains sturdy to shield you from hazards, and the door keeps shut to guard you against peril. Even though you greatly depend on your house for protection, what if this time, it’s your house that needs protecting?
Yes, a house can protect you from storms and global pandemics, but it isn’t invincible. Your house is continuously exposed to various environmental elements—it’s only a matter of time until cracks form and water starts to leak. A house only seems indestructible until you notice the damage.
Termites—Small but Terrible
When compared to your house, a termite can seem harmless—even insignificant. But when these tiny pests band together, they can cause a whole lot of damage that will cost a whole lot of money! If you’re not vigilant enough, termites could gather enough time to chew through your entire house, whether it be wood, flooring, or wallpaper.
There are two types of termites that homeowners should watch out for:
Drywood termites infest dry wood and don’t need contact with soil. They not only attack your roof materials and wooden wall supports but also your furniture, wood flooring, and frames. This type of termite is usually pale brown but can also be dark brown or light yellowish tan.
These termites are the most commonly found in households and are also the most destructive. They form large colonies underground and create mud tubes to gain access to food sources. Subterranean termites can look cream-coloured, brown, or black in appearance.
“Do I Have A Termite Infestation?”
Termites may be tiny, but they are a big deal. Usually, homeowners discover their termites once the little pests have already chewed through every one of their precious furniture, having already nested in their home for years and incurred thousands of dollars worth of damage.
It’s always better to find out early on if you have termites lurking in your home instead of waiting for them to ruin the interior of your house. If you notice these signs in your home, it’s time to call a Sydney termite pest control company:
- Blisters in wood flooring
- Hollowed or damaged wood
- Mud tubes
- Mounds or nests in trees
- Maze-like patterns in furniture or floorboards
Termites Are Not Your Pets
Once you’ve found termites living in your home, don’t let them be! Termites are not your pets; you are not supposed to live with them. People living with termites can develop an allergic reaction or an asthma attack as well. Leaving them be can also cost you a lot of money in the future because of all the damage that they will cause. Given all that, it’s better to get rid of the termites as soon as you can!
Don’t wait for things to get worse. Signs of termite infestations only become visible after they have invaded your home for months or years. Prevent termite infestations by scheduling an appointment with a company that specialises in termite inspections in Sydney.
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