Unwelcome Visitors: Advice About Pest Control

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Unwelcome Visitors: Advice About Pest Control

Hello all. My name is William and I have always been a farmer. Recently, the farm next door subdivided into one-hectare blocks and a lot of urbanites moved in to enjoy the countryside. Many were excited to start their own vegetable gardens until they realised that there were some unwelcome visitors. Insects, mice and birds seemed to love their crops too! As an old hand at the game, I was able to prevent them from poisoning everything in sight! In some cases, I got them to plant flowers like marigolds to stop particular insects. In other cases I recommended calling in the experts. After all, the idea is to control the pests but keep crops healthy. I know a lot of people are faced with unexpected pests when they move. Hopefully, this blog will provide helpful advice and encourage you to assess the situation calmly. All the best.

Why Every New Home Should Get Termite Control Plans In Place

When you finish building your dream home, the last thing you are probably thinking about is termites, but that is something you will need to take into consideration. Termites are found almost everywhere across the world, and Australia is no exception. Every year, thousands of families find out, often too late, that their home has been infested with the voracious insects, and killing them once they are inside your home can cost thousands in pest control fees and repair bills. That is why you should always put termite control plans in place as soon as you finish the construction of your home.

Barrier Around The Foundations

Many people use wooden piles or other wooden foundation techniques that first attract termites to the property. After all, this is dried wood freely available in a shaded area with few other insects nearby, which makes it a termite's dream dinner. To combat this, termite control experts can lay a chemical barrier which will never allow termites to cross around the foundations of your home. Termites are smart; once a few have wandered through, the rest will realise the area is deadly and move on to a new potential home. This chemical treatment is very safe, does not affect humans and lasts for years.

Bait Traps

If you live in an area where termites are well known to live, then one of the better ways of preventing them from getting into your home is through the use of bait. These little traps are placed at certain intervals around the perimeter of your house and allow you to monitor whether or not any termites are getting close. If, after a few months or years, you notice one trap has been approached by termites, you can better prepare your house for more termite action in the near future. This is the only real way of getting an advanced warning about termites, and it is often used in conjunction with other termite control treatments.

Home Inspection

Another useful option for new homeowners is to get an inspection by a termite control expert. They can check out your property and advise you of personal plans you can undertake to keep your home termite-free. For example, they may advise you to add in a metal border along the bottom of your house to dissuade termites from climbing up and finding the wood. They may apply some internal treatments that will kill any termites that come in through your walls, or they might just tell you the most common places you should keep an eye out for termites in the future. All of these tips and tricks will be helpful knowledge and could save you a bunch of money. 

To learn more, contact a termite control contractor.