Flooding caused widespread damage, especially in the Gold Coast and Tweed regions cutting off access to the Pacific Highway and towns, killing a total of 12 people.
Many people had to evacuate their properties and wait for the flood waters to subside. People were left with the clean-up work, mud and debris scattered amongst their belongings. Since the floods, water logged gyprock and timber frames (the skeleton of the home) are the main concern as termites are attracted to:
- high moisture areas;
- timber debris stacked against homes;
- damaged fence palings in contact with soil;
- damaged leaking pipes, substandard drainage; and
Our qualified termite technicians have stated that the most termite-prone areas are Southport, Mudgeeraba, Tallebudgera, Tweed Heads West, Murwillumbah and Cabarita Beach.
“One in three homes throughout Australia is affected by termites”.
Termites, also known as white ants, are able to defy detection because they eat the wood from the inside out. As a result, wooden structures may look solid, but it is in fact hollow. Termites are able to travel across large areas of brick, concrete, metal termite shields and treated wood through mud tubes built from their nest. This makes it possible for termites to reach the upper floors of a structure.
“Prevention is better than a cure”
So, how do you get rid of termites? The aim is to prevent termites from gaining access into your home is by installing effective management programs to help prevent termite attacks. Effective programs include the use of Chemical Treated Zones/Reticulation Systems, Exterra Baiting & Monitoring systems or a localised Termite Treatment to the active areas to eliminate the colony.
If you find termites or suspect termite activity in your home, call Amalgamated Pest Control. You can make a booking for a full Australian Standards Timber Pest Inspection with our termite qualified technicians today!