Your home or property could be under attack without your knowledge. Termites are tiny pests that in most cases go unnoticed. With over 300 known species in Australia, it is estimated that 1 in 3 homes will experience some sort of termite damage. Termites are known to be pests that can not only cause damage to your home or property but can also cause damage to your physical and mental health.
What are Termites:
Termites are eusocial insects that inhabit organized colonies and typically thrive in areas with moisture or accessible water sources. The sustenance of their colonies is reliant on a continuous supply of moisture or water.
Dietary habits of Termites:
In terms of their dietary habits, termites are known to subsist on cellulose-based materials, particularly wood. As a result, this appetite is indiscriminate and can encompass a wide variety of wooden structures, ranging from trees to the timber framework of buildings. So for this reason, it is important to get your home inspected by a professional team to ensure you do not have a termite infection.
Termites’ impact on health:
Like any pest, termites can influence your health. Having termites present in your home can lead to the growth of mold and other fungi. For anyone that is asthmatic or has other respiratory problems, the presence of mold and other fungi can lead to increased respiratory distress and other problems. Not only can termites have a physical effect on your health, but just their mere presence can cause mental distress to people. Not knowing the damage caused and the extent can cause some significate mental health issues for people.
Effective Strategy for Termite detection:
Before buying or selling any property, it is strongly recommended to get a professional team like Coastal Building Inspections to come and perform a full Building and Pest inspection. The team at Coastal Building Inspections has the training, knowledge, tools, and experience to inspect your property. On completion, you will be provided with a comprehensive, professional, and easy-to-understand report on their findings. With this report, you will be able to know what your next steps are to ensure that your home or property is rid of and safe from termites.