Signs You May Have Termites and Ways to Eliminate Them

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Termites are common pests in Australia that invade homes and destroy wooden furniture and articles. Australian households incur expenses in millions of dollars in reparation, restoration and replacement of the damaged wood. They chew and destroy any type of wood that they can possibly have access to. Termites feed on the cellulose present in the wood. Home-owners should know how to identify the signs that their properties may be infested by termites and what are the ways to eliminate them. This will help them in taking remedial measures such as professional termite treatment Melbourne at an early stage which also is essential to protect an expensive investment that is your home.

Signs of termites:

Termite excreta – 

Termite excreta looks like wood shavings. So, if you come across any wooden dust do not mistake it to be that, as it could be droppings of termites and that could be an infestation.

Damaged wallpaper – 

Termites damage the coats of paint and also the wallpaper. Peeling or discolored wallpaper, dented areas on the walls are also signs of a termite infestation. Further, swollen walls just like right after a water damage are also related to a termite infestation. The damage caused by termites makes the wall bubble up, also reducing its structural strength.

Short circuits – 

Short circuits happening at an increased frequency in your property also suggest the existence of termite population. Termites prefer the heat given out by electrical wirings. Muddy accumulation or build-up near the wiring is another sign of termites inside the property.

Damaged roof or floorboards

Termites are also capable of causing structural damage with their burrowing and chewing tendencies. If you spot cracks, bubbles and gaps in the flooring, skirting boards, ceilings etc. that means there is a termite infestation in your home and you need to get termite protection Melbourne for your home.

If you come across these signs, then it is time you opt for pest control Melbourne for professional treatment and assistance.

Termite Treatment

How to eliminate termites from your property?

  • Inspection

Conduct an inspection of your home to check all the possible areas that have been infested by termites. This will ensure that treatments done for any other wooden furniture or area inside the property does not go to waste. A detailed inspection carried out through a licensed expert also includes checking all the top to bottom dimensions of your home, and a complete check of the external area to map the scope of any termite infestation (existing or in the future).

  • Installing a termite baiting system

This baiting system is fitted in the walls or anywhere in the property where termites exist. The baits contain their food which when consumed by them their own exoskeleton stops growing. They also end up spreading it to the entire colony after which the population slowly gets eliminated.

  • Installing a chemical barrier

Installing a chemical barrier is another way of shielding a property from getting infested with termites. A termite-specific insecticide is sprayed or applied onto the perimeter of the property and the soil around and below the building. The chemical thus applied on the soil around the property stops termites from accessing your property. The chemicals used are absolutely non-toxic and safe for you and your family. Instead, they are highly effective in doing away with all the termites in the nest while also making a barrier so that they do not enter into your property.

  • Nematodes

You can source nematodes from stores near you. These are parasitic worms that feast on termites. For using them you just need to place them in all the places where you have seen termite activity or places where termite nests exist in your home or garden. The nematodes will breed and carry on finding termites and eating them till all of them are gone. These worm varieties are very active and highly effectual at trapping and eliminating termites from your home and around your property.

A termite infestation is the perfect recipe for destroying your home structurally. Opting for pest control Kooyong from an established pest control company guarantees you fool proof results and protection from termites. Connect with the top pest control company offering termite protection and removal by simply dialing 0480018996 for an appointment. We work with experienced termite pest controllers and can provide clients with long-term relief from these destructive pests.


Reviewed by: John Smith, Ph.D., MSc

John Smith is a renowned expert in the pest control industry, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a licensed pest control professional, and has worked for both commercial and residential clients throughout his career.Throughout his career, John has developed innovative and effective pest control strategies, and has helped countless clients rid their homes and businesses of unwanted pests. He takes pride in his work and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients as well as providing technical assistance to branch offices and clients throughout Australia.In addition to his professional work, John is an active member of several pest control industry organizations, and regularly contributes to industry publications. He also prepares scientific reports for Ace Pest Control on any changes or updates to government regulations affecting the Pest Control industry.


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