Keeping your home or business in top-notch safe will usually include preventing pests from taking up residence there. By getting a thorough termites inspection Brisbane residents can make progress toward protecting the infrastructure of their home. You can ensure that the underlying structure of the house remains in great condition for a long time to come.
Termites are frightening because they can quickly attack and eat wood in any location of the house. In some cases, this can occur in out-of-the-way locations that might not be immediately obvious to the homeowner. If the building base is chewed up by the insects, the house could fall into disrepair and may need extensive work, which may cost a large amount of money.
Access points to a home will be examined during the inspection. Firewood that sits near one of the doors to the home will likely cause problems, especially if there has been an infestation in the past. Not only is firewood and mulch a ready source of food for the critters, but wood piles also provide a jumping off point from which the insects can enter the larger house structure.
There are a few signs that termites could be present in a building. One of these is the presence of mud tunnels near the structure. These mud tunnels are usually dry and brown in appearance and act as a conduit from the outside to the inside of the home. If the mud tunnels appear to continue under the home, this is a sure sign that an infestation is likely ongoing in the building’s subterranean area.
Subterranean termites often are identified by mass colonies of winged critters, which indicates that the colony is on the move. This is indicated by piles of discarded wings, which means that the colony is moving to a new location, which may be the basement of your home. If you notice swarms of wings, it’s a good idea to call a termite control professional for a full inspection of the premises.
Inspectors will pay particularly close attention to the walls and floorboards to make sure that they are not showing any signs of deterioration. Even if the infestation has been eliminated, there could still be some weak areas in the building. It is best to do an infrastructure inspection as well to make sure that there are no load-bearing areas that are weaker than they should be.
Wooden furniture items in basements and crawlspaces could be a sign that termites are present. Inspectors will move through the house meticulously and check rarely used rooms to make sure that there are no signs of the insects. Termite colonies have the ability to chew through antique furniture items within a short period of time.
If you suspect that a termite colony could be present, you’ll ultimately want to call in an inspector as soon as possible. Qualified professionals can examine the property and develop an action plan. The insects can be eliminated and your home returned to its previous condition once the treatment has been completed.