Protecting your home against termites

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Termite Protection Sunshine Coast

As you know, termites are dangerous insects, which eat trees and wood products — even cardboard and paper. They do untold damage and can destroy a home if effective, appropriate measures are not taken. Termites look like winged ants, but, unlike ants, they shed their wings after they have swarmed and you see piles of fine, papery, pale wings. If you find what looks like sawdust, but is actually frass, or termite droppings, and many tiny holes in wood, then that may be serious. If paint has blistered too, then perhaps termites have tunnelled through your walls and window frames. Check all the wood in your house, and the foundations, and knock on the walls in case they sound hollow. Solid walls should thud and not echo.

The earlier you catch termites, the easier it is to eradicate them

Of course you could try to deal with the termites yourself, in which case you may have to dig a trench around the house and spray heavy doses of termiticide. Termite bait exists too. But that is all rather dangerous and not necessarily effective.

Termites must be exterminated immediately

The most practical thing to do is to call a trustworthy, experienced professional exterminator. That is more affordable than you think, and it is likely to save you money in the long run. A professional exterminator is more likely to spot an infestation earlier than you and find the natural openings termites come through. If you live on the Sunshine Coast and have any reason at all to even suspect the presence of termites, don’t think you are panicking unnecessarily and ignore it. Call Little Critters Pest Control & Termite Management Specialists straight away. We will come right over to check your property and to advise you.

All Little Critters’ technicians are licensed and fully qualified

Little Critters Pest Control & Termite Management Specialists use the most up-to-date pest control techniques and termite barrier technologies, and we offer a guarantee. Our range of pesticides we utilize can include environmentally friendly and all are safe. Our job is to protect your family, property and business effectively and carefully, and to take precautions so that the termites never return. We can advise you on what to do yourself, like making compost out of trimmed wood so that termites cannot infest it, being careful where you mulch, and treating your house and filling in cracks. Don’t wait. At the first suspicion, contact Little Critters.

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