Q1. When are termites most active
Q2. What do termites like to eat
Q3. What are signs of a termite problem
This is the most common signs of termite infestation. Termite mud working looks like miniature tubes and are often made from dirt or termite droppings. These mud tubes allow for termites to travel across exposed terrain to creep into your home.
Power at your house repeatedly short circuits
Termites are often attracted to warmth that can be found behind walls near electrical fittings. If you start to notice short circuits are regular occurrence at your place, termites might be the reason why. To confirm this, check your electrical fittings and PowerPoints. If you spot a build-up of damp mud or soil, you might have a termite problem.
Floor or ceiling damage
Termites feed on anything that crosses their path causing large damage to structural integrity such as skirting boards, ceiling beams etc. If you notice cracks, sags or blisters to any surface, there is a high possibility that termites are present.
Q4. How can I reduce the risk of a termite’s infestation
- Store wood or cellulose material in a dry, elevated space, safely off the ground
- Fix moisture problems in bathrooms
- Have a professional annual termite inspection
- Don’t put mulch, wood debris, scrap timber, sawdust, firewood close to your home, especially near foundations
- Don’t allow leaves to accumulate in gutters and drains