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Termites Attack: How to Stay Protected

Jun 26, 2008
Shhh!! Did you hear something? No, it is not a burglary going down but there is danger afoot in your home. Termites [aka white ants] are busy chipping away at your financial investment. It is time to turn the light on these freeloading bugs, and kick them to the curb. Do not wait until they move in permanently and eat you completely out of house.

Termites need food and water, just like any other animal. However, the favourite food of the termite is wood - which makes your home look like a 24 hour buffet to them! Termites feed on the cellulose in wood, which they convert to sugar in their digestive process. Termites get water from leaky faucets and standing water in or outdoors. Don't give termites a free meal!

One of five homes in the Sydney area is affected by these destructive pests. There are ways you can keep these menaces away from your home. You need to find and repair any faulty ventilation which allows for the build-up of moisture. A damp environment will draw termites that are on the lookout for a source of water, which is like putting out a welcome mat for them. Check for cracks in your foundation, these allow termites an easy way into your home.

Termites build their colonies and live their lives mostly underground. They build a labyrinth of tunnels which may go as deep as three feet underground. These tunnels often lead right into your home! When termites invade, they can undermine your home with their tunnels. To prevent termite incursions, you must be vigilant. Remember, these creatures can destroy your biggest and most important investment - your home.

You may not encounter a swarm of termites outside your door, or see any outward signs they are lurking in the shadows. To be on the safe side, it is in your best interest to terminate their existence before they take a big bite out of yours. The price you pay for termite protection now is well worth the expense, compared to costly repairs in the future.

A yearly termite inspection can keep your home safe from these dangerous pests. Remember - if you're trying to sell your home, buyers will demand proof that your home is free of termites. If you've ever had an infestation, it can greatly reduce the value of your home. A termite inspection can protect the value of your property. If you live in an area with an especially high risk of termites, the experts in the pest control field say that twice yearly inspections for termites are warranted. The best way to deal with termite damage is to stop them before they get started. Here in the Sydney area, termites are a serious matter - and just wishing they'd go away isn't going to cut it. As a homeowner, you must take action.

You're going to need professional help to eradicate the threat of termites. A complete inspection can help prevent and detect termite infestation. A professional can help you be prepared for this threat which can destroy your home without warning. Develop a plan for exterminating these pests and you'll protect yourself and your home.
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Author: Darren K. Thompson shows you on how to protect your home from termite invasion and other creepy crawlies. Visit the "PinkPestServices" website for more details on keeping your home safe from termites or other pest problems with the help of experienced experts.
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