Many pests can cause us stress and frustration; however none have the capacity to cause as much financial damage as the common termite. It is for this reason that we strongly recommend our business customers have annual termite inspections. Our trained staff will carry out a thorough inspection for termites and be looking for common signs of existing damage such as:
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
- Gaps in crumbling wooden beams.
- Termite mud tubes which run above ground. These are built by termites as tunnels to avoid exposure.
Termites have been around for over 250 million years, descending from the same ancestor as the cockroach and mantis species. Despite all the different types of termites that exist, there are similarities. Termites are very much like the ant species; they live within highly organized social colonies and survive by ingesting cellulose found in wood and wood products.
In some situations, termites can aid in the decomposition of dead and decaying wood and the return of nutrients to the soil. It is a destruction of wood within our building structures when businesses spend millions trying to prevent and treat each year.
Early detection and treatment is your best approach to preventing significant financial impact to your business; so call us today!
*Please note this is available to South Australian clients only.