Termites are dangerous to deal with. They look like flying ants but can eat up your house structure without any alarm. Pest control practices have recently changed intending to prevent future invasions. Likewise, termite control methods also changed as opposed to only treating the existing infestations. As a homeowner, if you suspect termite damage in wood lumber, instead of replacing you can follow these steps or get help from professional termite control experts in your area.
Instead of applying DIY treatments, keep termite barriers, physical barriers in & around the home, structure wood treatments & regular termite inspections can save your property from getting damaged by termites.
Generally, whether it’s new construction or an upgrade, people go for borate-treated wood lumbers. It does make up for a popular termite preventing medicine. However, when the medicine dries & wears off quickly, there would be a chance for these termites to attack. Pressure treatments can penetrate deep into the infested wood or new wood lumbers & help the medicine reach inside the wood at least ½ inch & kill any insects or crawlers inside thoroughly. However, topical treatments like wood polishing or spraying can act only on the surface & may last for months. It is not a suitable option if you live in an area that is prone to termite attacks.
Replace The Wood
If you suspect their presence even after pressure treatment, consider replacing the wood structure with a new one and ensure it is termite-proofed. You can even sun-dry them for days to ensure there are no termites in them. No matter how much you check, having a termite inspection done by a professional will help you understand the type of termites invading property and the steps you need to make to prevent future infestations.
If you’re a house owner and want to prevent your property from termites, call experts from M&R Termites to help you out. For termite inspections, call 0413716233.