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Why Termites are attracted to Sydney Homes

Updated: Sep 24, 2019

Termites cause billions of damages to Sydney properties every single year. They can chew through your home and through your savings. But how do you know if your house is a hot spot for termite infestations? Well there are a few things termites just love which are commonly found around your home.


Wood & Lumber

Termites love to eat wood, lumber, and paper like material. It’s important that you try not to keep these materials near termite hot spots such as the foundations for your house. Make sure to move your firewood away from your home as Termites prefer this over the better-quality wood (which could be the main course after the firewood).

Dark & Humid Spots

Termites aren’t found running around your home on a sunny day – they love dark and humid spaces such as in-between walls, under your floors, & crawl spaces. It’s important to reduce the moisture in your property by having regular inspections & evaluations for moisture build up.

Moist Soil

Termites are drawn to moisture in soil. The foundation around your home is usually brimming with moisture from being in the shadow of your property all day making it the perfect place for termite infestations. Try to keep the soil around your foundation dry by improving drainage in your area & making sure there are no leaking taps or irrigation systems near your home to try minimizing water.

Sings of a termite infestation

3 most common signs of a termite infestation

Discarded Wings

Found near the foundation, windows, & doors.

Damaged Wood

Found below the surface or between walls of your home.

Mud Tubes

Found near the base of your house and indicates a termite infestation

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How to prevent a termite infestation

Most houses are not active targets for termites. However, once there is a sign of termite damage its normally too late because termites move fast! Use and act upon the information above and keep an eye out for any warning signs of termite infestation.

For a guaranteed and permanent solution its best to call a licensed professional to evaluate and inspect your home for termite damage so they can use special termite pesticides to remove the problem. If you think your home may be the victim of a termite infestation, then schedule an inspection with Urban Pest Management today!


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