Is Your Termite Barrier Still Effective

Is Your Termite Barrier Still Effective?

Here in Western Australia, it is recommended that homeowners get a protective termite barrier and keep it updated over time. Here’s why it’s important and how to get it done.

Have You Noticed Signs of Termite Damage?

Termites are unfortunately common in Australia. They’re highly destructive, and research suggests that at least 1/3 of all unprotected properties in Western Australia will be damaged by termites. Termites will attack and destroy any wood that they come into contact with, and this includes the timber that your home is constructed from. At Power Over Pests, we often get calls from people who have noticed damage on timber on their property. Sometimes, people even see the termites crawling around near their home or in a tree stump nearby. These pests can even be present if you don’t see signs of them. They live underground and are difficult to spot.

When Was the Last Termite Inspection?

Most of the time, homes and buildings are inspected for termites as a part of the sale process. Pre-purchase termite inspections are a good way to protect yourself, as the buyer, from purchasing a house that is damaged by termites or other wood-boring insects. But if it has been more than 5 to 10 years since you purchased the home or last got a termite inspection, it’s probably time for another one. A pest inspector will have the tools and sensors needed to detect even the stealthiest termite infestations.

How to Get a Termite Inspection in Perth, WA

First, call an experienced and insured pest control technician who knows how to inspect properties for signs of termites. They will come to your house and determine whether there are currently termites living in your timber. If termites are present, they will come up with a plan to eradicate them. If there are no termites present, they will most likely update your protective termite barrier by spraying a repellent chemical that keeps termites from chewing the wood.

Update Your Termite Barrier to Keep Your Home Safe

At Power Over Pests, we have years of experience providing safe and effective pest control services. The products we use are safe for humans and animals, but tough on termites and other insects. Call us today to schedule a termite inspection and keep your home safe!


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