Termites (also known as white-ants) are all over Australia causing millions of damage to homes everywhere they can find food. The problem is so bad that insurance companies will not cover termite damage in your home. This means that if your house is infested with termites, you are going to have pay to have them removed and to have the damage repaired.
Termite is the common name of a group of chemically complex insects that live in communities as ants do. They have long been known as white ants however this is not entirely accurate for termites are like ants only in their habits of living together and that they are small in size.
If you are an existing home owner, you will need to get a termite inspection done to start with. This will determine whether or not you have termites. From there you need to discuss with your pest controller what is the best solution that fits your level of affordability.
Do remember though, that simply having one termite inspection done will not solve your problem forever. You will need to have a thorough termite inspection done at least once a year. The reason termite monitoring and interception systems are becoming so popular is because (installed and monitored properly), they are effective as an early warning sign of possible termite infestation.
If you are looking at buying a new home then you will need a pre-purchase termite inspection. This is obligatory anyway as no financial institution will give you a loan without a pre-purchase termite inspection.
A pre-purchase termite inspection will normally take between 1 - 2 hours depending upon where your house is located, how high it is off the ground, how wooded the area is you live in, how accessible the roofing cavity and on and on.
Termite control or termite management is recognised as the most effective way of reducing your long term risk of termite infestation.
A termite monitoring and interception system lays out several monitoring systems which notify you of the presence of termites.
The systems are inspected regularly and as soon as termites become evident, chemicals are added which are specifically designed to kill off the nest.