As much as Queenslanders don’t like the rain, unfortunately termites do. Which isn’t great news for home owners and investors, considering some parts of Brisbane had their wettest June since 1967 according to the Bureau of Meteorology. In fact, Alderley recorded nearly four times the average June rainfall.
Combine that with the warmer than average days and nights we’ve been enjoying recently and you have the perfect termite breeding ground, which is often invisible to the eye.
Therefore, homeowners are advised to be extra cautious coming into Spring and at the very least, remove all timber from around the house that is in contact with soil, any dead trees or stumps and fix any leaking pipes or systems running near the house.
Whilst this is a great start to prevent a termite attack, it won’t do much if they have already made their way into the valuable house.
The only way to find this out before the repair bill enters the thousands of dollars is to engage a termite technician to conduct a thorough inspection using thermal imaging cameras etc.
If you’re lucky enough to get the all clear, but live in a risky area, the best protection you can provide your house is a chemical soil barrier which will offer long term prevention.
However, if termites are present, you will need to eradicate them first before definitely installing a chemical soil barrier at a later date.
If you have any questions or concerns or you would like to book a termite inspection, please don’t hesitate to contact us.