Did you know that termites can devalue your property by more than 25%? Termites are considered to be one of the most destructive pests in the world. Many homes are damaged by termites each year resulting in huge financial losses. To avoid costly repair, here are 5 termites hotspots in your home that you should take note of.
1) House Exterior
The exterior of your home, e.g. the roof and air conditioner unit, can often act as a portal to your home, putting it at risk of termite damage. Moisture and damp built up from rainwaters through broken tiles and leaking air conditioners are very attractive to termites.
2) Living room
A living room is a Coptotermes termite gold mine in terms of food. Many furniture and flooring are made of wood. All items close to ground can act as a stepping stone for termites into your home for food.
Besides the living room, your bedroom is filled with food sources for these hungry termites. These include wooden furniture such as bed frames, wardrobes, and bedside cabinets. This may come as a surprise, but your clothes are equally delicious to termites. Cotton clothing contains cellulose, one of termite’s favourite dish, can be devoured if they were left untouched for a period of time.
A kitchen is a haven for termites due to the limitless sources of food and entry points especially windows and doors, leaky pipes and cabinets. During swarming season, windows and doors make it easy for termites to gain access into your home, while leaky drain pipes create moisture and damp which attract termites. Besides that, cabinets which made up with board and wood chips are also food for termites.
Your garden is like a free-for-all buffet with abundant food sources for Macrotermes and Nasutitermes termites, which are also known as garden termites. E.g. tree stumps, garden mulch, fence posts, and decking.
Termites are known as the silent destroyers because they often go undetected while eating up your home. Which is why, having a regular termite inspection by the professional is your first step in preventing major damages to your property. Termite inspection also helps to correctly identify the termite species, which will then enable the professional to choose the most effective method to get rid of them and help to reduce costly repair for your property.
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