The Sunshine Coast is considered a high risk area for termite attack. We recommend you carry out periodic maintenance to minimise the risk of termite attack. Below are a few maintenance housekeeping tips we recommend;
- if your home is built on a concrete slab ensure the slab edge is exposed – clear away any excess soil or debris build up as if your slab is exposed you will notice termite mud tunnels entering the building
- if your home has weepholes ensure they are clear and not obstructed as this once again will expose any evidence of termites
- ensure you have no moisture build up in and around the building as termites are attracted to moisture – fix leaking taps, drainpipes and ensure all overflows are re-directed into drains
- remove any scrap timber, trees stumps and debris around the building; as these are a food source for termites
- cut back any vegetation to an approximate distance of 500mm away from the building edge as this could allow concealed access for termites as well as the stumps being a food source
If you notice any termite activity DO NOT disturb the workings or try and treat the termites if a termite track is broken the termites will automatically retreat back underground and pop up elsewhere making treatment more difficult; contact us and we will come to site and provide an obligation free quote and the best advice to treat the termite activity.
As per the Australian Standards we recommend regular termite inspections to your home.