No matter how we want to protect our homes from pest infestation, there are times we still get frustrated to find out that termites and other insects are already gnawing some parts of the house. When termites attack your home, it is indeed a big concern! You should take prompt action before you and your home end up in devastation.
It is also crucial to know that it’s not only your home that can be affected by termite infestation. The health and well-being of your family can also be at risk.
How much do you know about termites?
You might have already read that termites survive in colonies by feeding on cellulose on wood, paper and other wood products. Termite infestation can cause billions of property damage annually. Unfortunately, some of these damages are not covered by insurance; thus, further financial issues may arise.
Termite infestation can go unnoticed at first. However, without the homeowner’s knowledge, they are gradually destroying the parts of the house by building mud tubes and starting to gain their food supply.
So, how do termites impact your health and well-being?
Unlike other insects like ants and cockroaches, termites rarely sting humans and other animals. However, when they do, people may experience extreme pain, tissue swelling, itching, allergies, and even asthma attacks. Pest control professionals recommend that a person who is stung by a termite should seek a doctor.
The following are the common health concerns associated with termite infestation:
Termite infestation can cause asthma due to the formation of mould when the wood starts to decay. Moulds produce spores that can be highly harmful to your health. When these pores are spread through the air and enter the human body, coughing, migraine, chronic asthma, conjunctivitis and runny nose can be experienced.
Keep in mind that mould can put a child’s health in danger because it depresses immunity. Unfortunately, if children are exposed to mould and termite infestation, they might acquire lifetime diseases.
Termite poop, also known as termite pellets, are dangerous to the health. They can cause contact dermatitis and other skin problems. Skin rashes and inflammation can also appear when being exposed to allergens such as mould and dirt.
As previously mentioned, mould that thrive in the decaying wood where termites live can have a detrimental impact on health. In fact, they can also result in some respiratory problems. Mould exposure is a leading cause of upper respiratory symptoms, wheezing and coughing. These can affect both children and adults.
You may think that you’re living safely and sound in your house. However, when termites are hiding and gnawing your house’s structures, your safety can also be in peril. They can also bring damage to your home’s electrical wiring.
If you look closely at the termites, you’ll be surprised that they have strong jaws that can chew cables and electrical wirings. When these wirings become exposed, or your insulation also becomes affected, your life will be at risk of electrocution. The only way to prevent such incidents is to have a thorough inspection of your home, making sure they are free from any pest infestation.
Termites thrive in many areas in Australia. They build large mounds and cause tremendous damage to homeowners. When termites begin infesting your property, you should also be concerned with your whole family’s overall health and well-being. This is because termites can trigger some serious health problems. Luckily, there are professional exterminators that can address the termite problem in your home.
It’s time to exterminate termites in your home. Protect your property by hiring reliable termite pest control in Sydney. The professionals from CROSSFIRE Pest Solutions are always ready to help residential and commercial clients in Croydon, NSW. Call us today!