Looking at single termite might not seem like much, a colony on the other hand starts to suddenly look like Fourways traffic and brings about a certain amount of anxiety. With so much to enjoy in the area, we would like to help you keep termites and pests off of that list. Much like the nightlife guide, we’ve set up a small list of what to look for when choosing termite and pest control in Fourways.
Termites are known to destroy and damage your property in relatively short amount of time, these silent destroyers can be found in the Fourways area:
- Subterranean termites – while having no termites is the best solution, subterranean termites are the most harmful and damaging variant to look out for in your home, office and construction spaces. Building mud tubes, which are long tunnels made of debris, which is part of their character to get easy access to food sources, those being your wooden valuables and structures, this small type of termite can cause critical damage to your building and structures in a short amount of time. Signs of a subterranean termite infestation is the identification of their distinguishable mud tubes, hollow sounding wood, soft wood, darkening wood or sawdust like faeces.
- Drywood termites – these termites build and thrive in their colonies in dry wood, above ground in warm climates where winters are not as harsh as elsewhere in the world. They get into your home and workspaces through exposed wooden structures and wooden furniture that is already infested and survive without any need of water. Destroying your wooden structures from the inside out, may mean that they have taken up residence with time before you have noticed any damage.
- Dampwood termites – much like their name suggests, they feed off of damp, sometimes decaying wood that has been water damaged or is lying close to the ground. Fallen trees, wooden structures, support beams are all at risk when there are dampwood termites present or invading an area. To remain out of sight, unlike other termites, they cover their entry holes with their own faeces to avoid detection. Also resulting in extensive damage before you are aware there is a termite or pest invasion in Fourways.
Specialising in more than just termites, our termite and pest control team in Fourways is ready to track and eradicate even the worst of pest infestations. With years of experience and industry knowledge, we ensure that your home is termite and pest free.
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