What attracts termites in the house?

TOP 5 Things That Attract Termites to Your Home

There are termites all over the world – except in Antarctica. And there are plenty on the Sunshine Coast. Their favourite food is cellulose, which is found in wood – softwood and hardwood – plants, paper, cardboard and cotton fibre, although some prefer damp, decaying wood like fallen trees and branches, and stumps and logs. Termite colonies are large, and termites create easily visible mud tubes.

Termites damage over 30,000 Australian homes every year. This is not covered by insurance and the average repair bill is over $10,000.

The main things that will attract termites are:
● Damp areas
● Mulch
● Sawn wood, firewood
● Dead wood
● Clogged gutters and overflowing drains

You’ll hear their clicking and headbanging noises as well as munching and crunching, and see them flying and the discarded wings and droppings they leave behind. There will be small holes in the wood too, and the wood will sound hollow when you tap it. Then you will begin to see signs of damage – mud trails, and blistering, and soft floor boards. And the more quickly you react the less damage there will be.

Things You Could Be Doing That Attract Termites

Little Critters Pest Control & Termite Management Specialists can provide a full termite inspection of your home. If required, we can also provide solutions with a variety of termite treatments to choose from, depending on where your house is and how it is built

We do not recommend any of the many DIY solutions – and you will find plenty on the Internet. It makes far more sense to go straight to an experienced professional. Seriously, don’t panic, don’t disturb them and don’t try to treat them yourself. No one does it better than Little Critters Pest Control & Termite Management Specialists. We know what we are doing and our customised solutions work – and work for a long time. We have a trustworthy team of experts, who use only the safest substances and will adapt them to your needs.

Did you know that Little Critters Pest Control & Termite Management Specialists are offering zero percent finance options on selected termite management systems?

Call Little Critters and let us deal with your termite problems, now and in the future. We can install termite baiting stations to provide early warning of possible termite activity, create a termite barrier with chemical products and other equipment, or just identify the danger areas.