My Pest Control Quick Tips
Where do termites come from? Termites (also known as ‘white ants’) can travel upwards and horizontally. They build mud tubes to engage in their termite activity and food sourcing in the ground and allow them to travel up and down the tube.
Termites form colony that is established in the soil, and most landed homes are now built in clusters or in a connected row, the risks of getting a termite infestation may be higher. If your neighbour has a history of termite infestation, are you at risk of getting a termite infestation? The answer is a resounding yes!
Termite infestation often start small and less noticeable, and in most cases they are hidden well, either underground, within structures and furniture. Unless detected by pest control professionals, termite signs are not easy to identify and recognise. For instance, drywood droppings resemble sawdust that we can mistook for cleanliness gaps. In addition, we may not pay attention to minor details such as “banging” sounds coming from the wall or the visible cracks and even mud tubes on wall and structures. Weakened stability can be identified as building degeneration or structure wear and tear. Hence, you should leave the doubts and clarification in the hands of termite control experts, that uses technology to detect presence of termite activities.
Besides the termites’ movement and mobility in vertical and horizontal means, there are 2 important factors influencing the spread of infestation.
So what happens if your neighbour has a termite problem or has recently completed a termite control treatment?
Now that you may have one of the answers to where do termites come from, what is the next step you should take to ensure your home has no termite activity? What determines an effective termite control- is it the pest control prices?
The 1st step you should take is to request for a home inspection to identify potential signs or infestation risks.