Termite damage is now a widespread problem in Australia, due to various reasons including the climates it offers for successful breeding of the insects, and the popularity of wood as a material for housing. As a result, there are millions and millions of termite colonies all over Australia that are just waiting to devour your home!
So what can you do to control or eliminate termite damage? One basic method is to simply contact a termite pest control company to look into your problem and apply the different treatment methods available. However, you need to ensure the ones chosen should provide permanent destruction of the termite colonies invading your home, instead of a temporary warding off of the bugs.
A very common method used is that of using termite barriers. Barriers are set up around the potential entry points for termites into your home, by placing poison in the ground which can kill these insects. This method, however potent, has its loopholes and it requires constant maintenance. Termites can simply try to find a way round the barriers, so you need to ensure all routes are covered.
As subterranean termites are the most common types found in Australia, most of the pest control companies should be familiar with available measures used to control and destroy these pests. Yet, many pest control companies fail to be around for a long time due to different reasons. This means you have to do your homework and find a termite pest control company that has experienced certain longevity. This will provide some assurance required for long-standing termite maintenance work.
Also look out for companies which provide extra maintenance contractually. Do not worry about being tied to a long standing contract with regard to termite pest control. If you have experienced termite attack and damage in your home, be sure that the problem can and will return despite destruction of existing colonies. This is because due to the climate conditions your home is in, that already provides a potential breeding ground for termites regardless.