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Termite Prevention Sydney

Termites are known to cause financial ruin for homeowners, as most insurance policies do not cover damage created by this pest. In fact, termites generate more than $1 billion in property damage every year, a big portion of that is in Sydney. As a result, termite prevention in Sydney’s key in avoiding an infestation in and around your home and having a termite management program in place is vital. Preventing a termite attack is a wise move, since the bills from structural termite damage that we come across range usually between $10,000 all the way up to $150,000. You spend an average of 4% of the total cost of your car in insurance, your home is way more important and valuable than your car so it makes sense to take proactive measures and study ways to prevent termite attacks.

What can a homeowner do to prevent termites?

There are many steps a homeowner can take to help prevent termites from infesting their property.

  • Most importantly, a homeowner should eliminate or reduce moisture in and around their home, which termites need to thrive.
  • Divert water away from your home’s foundation by installing properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.
  • Reduce humidity in crawl spaces with proper ventilation.
  • Trim vines, hedges and other vegetation to prevent them from blocking vents.
  • Remove old form boards, grade stakes, tree trunks and roots near a building, as they may attract termites.
  • Make sure any hot water tank relief value overflow does not discharge close to walls – moisture attracts termites.
  • Don’t stack tiles, timber or other objects against the walls of your house.
  • Waste timber from construction activities is often left in place or stored under the house – remove all timber formwork.
  • Timber can be treated to prevent termite attack, and some timbers are naturally resistant – use treated or naturally resistant timber when it is in contact with, or close to the soil.
  • Have regular termite inspection carried out by a qualified termite inspector.
  • Don’t allow soil to build up over drain or weep holes in brickwork.

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Often we do all we can to prevent termite activity but our neighbours don’t care about these measures and they attract the termites to their house and then yours. Sometimes, the conditions around your property are more suitable for termite attacks, if that is the case, give us a call we can help you to install a preventive termite treatment around the perimeter of your property. In that way we can stop termite activity before they can cause any structural damage to your home. If you want to go further and take proactive measures against termite attacks on your property read more about the Termite Interception and Baiting Systems.

Call now to book in a termite preventative treatment on 0406 983 822, 02 8753 1802 or contact us for a Quote. We will be happy to answer any of your termite control questions.