Termites in Sydney
Termites in Sydney
Surprisingly, termites in Sydney are related to the cockroach family – Termites have a saying “ Your Home is My Lunch” Termites in Sydney cause a devasting amount of damage to homes and business each year. Many times, property owners do not even know they have termite activity until its too late. Knowing what to look for and seeing early warning signs. Can save you an incredible amount of money and stress.
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In 2012 a report was made that termites in Australia cost 1.5 billion dollars per year. These figures are staggering; however, they do make sense when you take into account. Each home or property affected will cost between $5000 and $10 000 as an average.
When it comes to termite devastation, prevention is the absolute best cure. The simplest and best way of preventing termites is to have an inspection at least once every 12 months. We do advise having an examination every six months if you are in living in one of Sydney’s hotspots for termite activity.
Some of the main termite hotspots in Sydney tend to be in the Western Suburbs and Northern Suburbs of Sydney. Suburbs like Blacktown, Campbelltown, Kellyville, Dural and up to the mountains to the City of Penrith.
Saying this any suburb can be a hotspot at any time. As a rule properties closer to the bush tend to be more prone to termites than properties that are not. If you do believe you have termite activity. Do not hesitate to contact us for a professional response.
How Do Termites Operate?
Termites are extremely intuitive and have powerful instincts. Even if you think you don’t have or have never had contact with termites. Termites can fly meaning that if any of your neighbours have had termite activity in a 5km radius. Termites even that far away can affect your property.
When termites are ready to divide the colony, the soldiers or winged termites will launch themselves and search for a new home for the queen. This new home, of course, can be your home.
Once termites settle in your home, they work quickly and quietly. Depending on where the colony will start feeding will depend on what kind of costs you are going to incur.
What Kind of Damage Can I Expect Termites to Do to My Home?
Firstly the visible damage is what you will deal with first and foremost. Not only will termites make your beloved home an eyesore. They will affect the structural parts of the house. Termites eat away at the walls: floors, sidings and foundational wood.
Meaning you will need to get rid of the colony; then you will need to start on the repairs to make your home safe and stable. Repairs and renovations range vastly; it depends on where the damage has occurred. For example, you may be able to fix walls reasonably easily. However, a wooden floor could cost thousands.
Your Home Will Lose Value.
If in the event your property is attacked by termites and they cause significant damage. Your information is recorded and put on record. Your property has a very good chance at losing 25% in value. Even if you have done the repairs, this is why we cannot stress enough the importance of annual or bi-annual inspections.
Reports have shown that a whopping 80% of buyers will not buy a home once affected by termites. Think about that.
Prevention is Better than the Cure
When it comes to termite attacks prevention is by far your best solution. Please see our termite packages to see the affordable offers. For $250 we offer a complete termite inspection.
A termite inspection will bring you peace of mind and give you and your family the security you need.
If you need termite solutions in Sydney, be sure to contact ABC Pest Control now.