Why have regular
Termite Inspections?

In this home, termites have eaten away many of the  wall studs

Unfortunately many of our customers only find out that they have a problem with termites when they have some renovations carried out on their home.

Not only have they got the cost of their new bathroom, kitchen or new rooms, but they have to add in the expense of a termite treatment as well!

It is a scenario we
see too often!!

Did you know that if your home is built on a concrete slab that the following applies:

Homes constructed on concrete slabs pose special problems with respect to termite attack. If the edge of the slab is concealed by concrete paths, patios, pavers, garden beds, lawns, foliage, etc then it is possible for termites to gain concealed entry into the property. They can then cause extensive damage to concealed framing timbers.

With a concrete slab home it is imperative that you expose the edge of the slab and ensure that foliage and garden beds do not cover the slab edge. Weep holes must be kept free of obstructions.

Here the slab edge has been covered by decorative concrete
- a situation that can allow
termites to gain concealed
entry into a home

 

In some cases, it may be possible to install a termite barrier instead of exposing the slab edge.

Owners of this home had  no idea that termites were nesting  in their walls until they carried out renovations

Childs Pest Services recommend that a visual termite inspection be carried out at least annually (more frequently on high termite risk properties).

It is important to remember that when we inspect a property, not only are we looking for termite activity or damage, but we are also looking for conditions that will increase the likelihood of termite attack at your home.

 

For most people, the family home is their most valuable asset! With property values increasing, the cost of an inspection to ensure that termites are not eating away at your home should be part of your annual home maintenance.

If you haven't had an inspection carried out
on your home for a few years, it may be
time to have us carry out one today!!

 


Call Sandy or Glenn on
45777 910
for more information.

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