Termites (commonly known as white ants) are one of the most destructive pests in Australia. They cause over one billion dollars worth of damage to homes and structures throughout Australia every year. According to CSIRO 1 in 3 homes will be affected by termites within the economic life of the structure. Termites are prolific on the Midnorth Coast too often the presence of these home invaders goes undetected until damage is discovered by chance. This damage is not covered by most insurance companies.
Do you think you have Termites?
If you think you have termites or you have found a suspect skirting board or door frame it is very important not to disturb or break open the damaged timber or workings as the termites will shut down the disturbed area and possibly begin damaging elsewhere in your home.
How do you tell if you have termites?
Termites eat timber, hollowing it out from the inside this can cause the timber to appear like it is bubbling or wrinkled. Sometimes the termites eat through and will patch the hole up with mud. Inside a home most people find termites in flooring, skirting boards and door frames.
Do you have termites in or around your home?
Here are some signs:
Termite Prevention Tips
As a homeowner, there are steps you can take to discourage and even prevent termites in your home! Follow these termite prevention tips.