Termite Inspections and Treatments in Shoalhaven
We’ve been doing a lot of timber pest inspections on homes this week in the Shoalhaven Region. On almost every occasion we’re finding homes that either have termites active now or have had evidence of timber pest activity in the past.
When we complete a timber pest inspection on your home, we’re looking for termites and other common timber pests Wood Borers and Wood Decay Fungi.
All of these timber pests have the ability to cause serious damage to buildings. In extreme cases they can cause severe structural damage.
Home owners should be concerned about all of these timber pests.
The pest that causes most economic damage, and that every home owner fears, is termites. The most destructive termite is a group of termites known as Subterranean Termites. These termites can cause tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.
How do Termites Get in?
Subterranean termites move around just below the surface of the soil, and they need to maintain contact with the soil. That’s how they obtain their moisture source.
Subterranean termites will usually enter you home from the ground up. Obviously all structures differ and there are various ways to construct a building.
Any point touching the ground can provide a possible way into the building.
The picture below shows a mud lead in the corner of the foundation wall of this particular structure. Subterranean Termites have constructed this lead and are moving up and down the wall inside the lead. It’s like a highway tunnel full of hungry insects that destroy timber.
What does Termite Damage Look Like?
Damage from termites comes in a couple of forms. Damage to actual timber, which can be obvious or very inconspicuous.
Here is a picture of termite damage found to a door frame in a home. This is very obvious and noticeable even to the untrained eye.
These pictures below show some damage to some timber flooring in a home.
It might not look like much in this photo, but the floorboard on the right, closest to the skirting is showing some concerning signs. Termites are actually currently inside this floorboard feeding away, unknown to the home owner.
This is what your kitchen looks like after its had been removed after a termite infestation.
The termites in this particular home had been active for some time.
Regular timber pest inspections could have picked the termite activity up saving thousands of dollars of damage.
Timber Pest Inspections must be a priority
Timber pest inspections should be front of mind for every home owner.
We do so much maintenance on our homes every year. Inspections for timber pests should fall into every home owner’s yearly maintenance schedule and budget.
The cost to repair the damage these pests can do to your home regularly runs into the tens of thousands of dollars.
A timber pest inspection, depending on the size of your home can start at around $242.00.
Treatments for these pests can range from a few hundred to a few thousand.
The real cost however is when termites have been in your home happily chomping away at your structure without you knowing.
When you finally notice that you may have a problem, the costs are already mounting up.
Get a timber pest inspection today
Be proactive. Taking preventative action is the key to ensuring you don’t end up with big repair bills on your home.
Call Amalgamated Pest Control.
We service the entire Shoalhaven Region, Kiama and down into Eurobodalla Shire.
If there’s termites in your home, we’ll find them. We’ll also provide you with the information you do need to protect your home.
Call us here at Amalgamated Pest Control Shoalhaven today.
1300 860 970