Homeowners in Australia, especially in South Australia, need to be really careful about termites. Lots of people don’t think that termites will break into their houses, but the truth is that it only takes them a few months to destroy your home.
Termites are very good at hiding themselves and often go unnoticed until they have caused significant damage to your property. Therefore, you need a professional who should carry out a termite inspection at least once a year. It is also important to know what kind of enemy you are dealing with. How to find them and know their characteristics?
Termite mud tubes
A large number of termites living in Australia are subterranean, which means they spend most of their time underground. Mud tubes are shelter tubes that termites build when they need to reach a food source above ground. Thanks to these mud tubes, they are protected from predators and do not dry out. Once you notice these mud tubes on fences and trees around your yard, you know there are termites in the area. Most Australian houses are very close to termite nests. If you see these mud tubes on the outside of your house, in the roof void or even on the sub-floor, you should call a pest control specialist on Adelaide immediately.
Flying termites are found throughout Australia. Warm conditions are ideal for termite colonies as they prefer an average temperature of 25-28 degrees. As summer approaches in Australia, the tropical downpours are the perfect breeding ground for termites. As the season shifts from winter to spring and summer, humidity levels begin to rise and the risk of termite infestation in your home increases. If you see flying termites in your home, it means you already have a termite problem or your home may be infested with termites.
Flying termites are usually light golden in colour and usually have six legs. They have two tiny antennae, usually straight and slightly curved. They have two large translucent wings on each side of their body, sometimes 3 cm in size each.
Sometimes you may wake up in the morning to dead termites on the ground or lots of shed wings (they have lost their wings when they landed to find a new home). This is definitely a sign of termite activity that
Most home insurance does not cover termites damage
Termite damage is not covered by home insurance, mainly because termites are classified as “insects” and unfortunately home insurance does not cover damage caused by insects. Insurance companies consider insects to be a “preventable” problem.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to preventative maintenance. As part of a termite prevention and control programme, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure that they take all measures to ensure that their home is protected and regularly inspected. If you have any concerns that the termite may make your home insurance useless, well you need a arrange a termite inspection.
Termite can make noise
You can hear the sound of termites, especially at night. You may hear a scraping sound, which is because it is termites eating away at the wood of your house. The second kind of sound can be described as a light tapping sound. There are many species of termites that use head-banging as a form of communication. These noises can be heard more clearly by leaning a glass against the wall.
With our years of experience and expertise, we take care of the residential, commercial and building termite inspections in Adelaide and feel comfortable and at peace because there are no more invaders roaming freely around your house. We take an eco-friendly approach to pest eradication and prioritise the most environmentally friendly ways to get rid of termites. So, to ensure your family and home are safe and pest-free, contact our professional team at Bio Pest and our dedicated team of professionals will be happy to help you with any pest problems you may be experiencing. Please call us on (08) 8295 4013 or fill in the contact us form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.