COMPREHENSIVE TERMITE CONTROL FOR MOUNT GAMBIER AND SURROUNDS
Termites cause more damage that fire, flood and natural disaster combined, yet termite damage is not covered by your general home insurance.
Spiderman SE have extensive termite management experience and are fully licensed to provide a full range of termite protections services; termite inspections, termite treatments and termite protection.
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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM TERMITES
Preventing a termite attack can be challenge but is best achieved through good building design, the installation of a termite management system and regular termite inspections.
HOW DOES A BUILDING DESIGN STOP TERMITE ENTRY?
Termites only need a crack as small as a few millimetres to enter you home. With a good building design, construction elements will create a physical barrier to stop termites getting into your home without being noticed. For example, metal “ant” capping prevents termites moving up inside brick piers. They have to move on the outside of the brick pier to get into the building. When this happens their activity can be spotted.
A good concrete slab (without cracks) also creates a good physical barrier. However, there are still weaknesses in construction design which need to be protected. For example, holes in a concrete slab for pipework need to be protected. These protection measures are put in place during construction, but the installation of a post-construction termite management system is highly recommended to protect your home.
WHY DO I NEED A TERMITE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?
A termite management system consists of either a soil treatment with a liquid termiticide around and under the home or the installation of a termite monitoring and baiting system. These termite management systems are designed to work in combination with the physical elements of the construction to create a termite protection system which prevents termite entering the building without being noticed.
This is the key point – no system provides 100% protection from termites. They are designed to prevent concealed termite access – the termites have to show themselves in order to gain entry into the building. As long as regular termite inspections are carried out, such activity will be spotted and dealt with, and the building will be protected.
THE NEED FOR REGULAR TERMITE INSPECTIONS
Whether or not you have a termite management system in place, governments and building authorities recommend professional termite inspections at least once a year. They are designed to detect termite activity, termite damage and conditions that could make the building more likely to come under termite attack.