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The importance of investing in termite prevention solutions before you begin to build

Termites are one of the most destructive pests, causing damage to over 100,000 homes across Australia each year. Termites are known to thrive in a wide range of habitats by consuming dead wood and are active all year round. They devour wood, weakening the structural integrity of property, which can result in significant property damage and enormous financial loss. When building a new home or business, it’s imperative to take proactive measures to avoid any risk of termite infestation and extensive property damage in the longer term. 

Why Are Pre-Construction Termite Treatments Important?

As termites like to establish their colonies in inaccessible locations such as in building structures, they can cause considerable damage before an infestation is discovered.

 The cost associated with repairs of termite damage is usually not covered by standard homeowner insurance policies. 

Instead of reacting to an infestation after the property is built, arranging a pre-construction termite treatment can prevent these pests from accessing and damaging your property. As part of your preventive pest control plan, this treatment option helps ensure better long-term protection for properties. 

Some councils require a pre-construction termite treatment to comply with council regulations and by law, all new homes and renovations must have some form of termite management system in place to deter termite attacks. 

How Does the Treatment Work?

Consisting of physical or chemical barriers, these treatments force termites into an inspection area where they can be detected. This reduces the likelihood of termites entering hidden areas of your property. The pest control agent is applied at the appropriate time during the construction process. This enables the treatment to reach places that are typically inaccessible once construction is finished for greater effectiveness.

Benefits of Pre-Construction Termite Control

Pre-construction termite solutions help prevent termites from accessing, invading and damaging your property. Many knowledgeable builders normally include pre-construction treatments in the cost of construction as prospective buyers often require that this procedure is included when building new homes. Prevention is often the most cost-effective option. 
Protect your asset with pre-construction termite pest control. At Rentokil, we understand your needs and also know that each property or project is different. Our approach to your project is always responsive to its unique requirements. 

Contact us today for more information on our pre-construction termite solutions.

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