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March 7, 2012 / hitmanpestcontrol

How to Avoid Termites

There are a lot of techniques out there about how to avoid termites from invading your house. However, many of these do not actually work, and are just myths. If you constantly use ineffective termite eradication methods, you will be fighting a losing battle.

Before you actually have a termite problem, there are some protection methods that should and can be put in place to avoid termites from munching away at your house. One such method that is often successful in preventing termites is chemical barriers. The chemicals need to be applied to the ground, under concrete slabs, and around the perimeter of the house.

Physical barriers are another great way to avoid a termite problem. The physical barrier needs to separate the house from the ground, where the termites usually nest. Other types of physical barriers are; stainless steel mesh, finely crushed granite placed on the ground. Both of these prevent the termites from actually getting to the house.

With the evolution of technology comes the evolution of termite prevention techniques, such as termite resistant materials like timber. Some types of Australian timber have been developed to resist attacks by termites. The treatment to the timber is applied to reduce the extent of potential damage the termites could cause.

Finally, one of the best and most efficient ways to avoid termites is through regularly inspecting your house for termites, or having a Brisbane pest control expert inspect your house for you. One Brisbane pest control company is Hitman Pest Control and they will do a free termite check with your pest control. This way you are constantly on top of your potential termite problem, and will not have to stress about damage to your house, as you will be checking regularly.

However, if it is too late, and you have signs of a termite problem, it is best to contact pest control in Brisbane, pest control in Gold Coast, or in your local area. A termite problem is best left to the experts, as termites can cause serious damage if not treated properly.

One such Brisbane pest control company who find themself face to face with termites each day is, Hitman. Hitman know termites, and more importantly, how to get rid of them. So, if you are finding damaged wood, and/or termite wings around your property, get in touch with a Hitman today.