You need to bring in pest control professionals if you even suspect a termite invasion of your home. Termites do extensive damage every year. They eat on any dead organic materials. They especially love untreated lumber in domestic homes. Once a termite colony gets established in your walls, they can move through large amounts of wood quickly. Many people do not know they have termites until they start seeing the damage done to the wood. It might appear as a piece of wood disintegrating. It could be that a wall unexpectedly starts to sag. It might be that you accidentally press against a piece of wood and your finger goes into it. All of this shows a termite invasion.
You should also put out bird houses, bird feeders and bird baths in your garden to attract huge amounts of birds to your garden and yard because birds eat huge amounts of insects.
Another thing to do to prevent termites from getting a strong hold in your house is to inspect your foundation regularly. That means looking for signs that termites may have come in. If you have any wood in contact with the ground, that is a prime location for termites to enter the building. If this wood shows signs of deterioration, you may have termites in the house. Termites also love moist wood. If you have a leak in your plumbing, they will likely migrate into the wood surrounding this moisture. This gives them both a source of food as well as a source of water. A sure sign of a termite invasion is the presence of shelter tubes going up the side of your foundation. If you see any signs of termite invasion, bring in the pest control professionals.
Like ants, termites are fascinated with rotting wood and damp areas. In addition they love burrowing down rocks and will work their strategy to the cornerstone of your house. For those who have a roof that may be leaky check if the water has seeped with the wooden walls and foundations. Rotting and soft wood are exterminators ice cream for termites. They could do extensive problems for your own home so it’s greatest to permit the specialists manage them.
A termite control notice is also in place in the electrical meter box noting that there has been a termite control dust used as an initial treatment around eight months ago. Product used Intrigue.
The termites are still active. Activity exists in the bearers and joists and in the laundry at the rear approx 25 meters away and in the garden at the extreme rear of the property approx 40 meters away.
UPDATE: After using the Attack Wave Ultrasonic devices, we haven’t seen a bat. To be fair, I do not know if it’s due to the seasons changing (I’ve read that bats migrate every Fall) or the devices.