All homeowners, well, at least most, face one significant problem – termite infestation. Termites are small animals but create havoc and bring down huge mansions. They are all over in large number in Australia. However, despite their large numbers, they often go undetected. This is mainly because they prefer to work behind the scenes and only surface when they have caused irreparable damage. Termites feed on the structures of homes including beams and foundations and are as such very easy to see why they are most homeowner’s nightmare.
Even worse is that they work both day and night. Like ants, they are very hard-working insects. As such, the damage on the house spirals out of control fast. That said, it is imperative that you exterminate them once you realize they are present in your home. Employing the right termite treatments is the best route to take. During these treatments, you cannot afford to make any mistakes. Any mistake done may translate into you spending several hundreds of dollars.
That said, below are some mistakes that you should work to avoid.
Do not Try DIY Termite Treatments
This is the number one mistakes most homeowners make when they first discover of the termite infestation. Why is this a mistake you might wonder? Well, first, most homeowners do not have the required knowledge to deal with termites in their home. Sure they could learn and all, but time does not allow for this. Second, very few homeowners if any, are equipped with the right tools that will enable an effective termite treatment. Most often than not, DIY treatments result in the problem reoccurring in the future.
In addition to this, most of the over the counter product are not as effective as they are advertised to be. In the end, after a failed extermination, you end up with agitated termites migrating deeper into the walls of the house to form new and multiple colonies. For the termites, this is a survival instinct – one which spells doom for you in capital letters.
Not Treating the Entire House
When you have a termite infestation on your hands, you need to know just how widespread it is. The thing with termites is that they can be pretty much anywhere there is wood even in the foundation of your home. That said, it is always a better move to treat the entire house just to be sure you have gotten every termite.
Canceling Inspection Services
Termite treatment is not a one off thing but rather, a process. Following a termite treatment is an intense inspection that will ensure your home is completely free of termites. Canceling this service and you have some termite survivors will only leave you with a problem waiting to blow up in your face at a later date.
To avoid the above termite treatments Karana Downs mistakes, it is recommended that you get a professional on your case from the get go.