Effective Approaches for Dealing with White Ants
Subterranean termites, commonly referred to as white ants in Australia, pose a pervasive threat across the country. While the majority of termite species in the region are more of a nuisance than destructive, the white ant stands out as a significant problem.
Feeding on materials containing cellulose, such as wood, wood products, fabrics, paper, and various construction materials, these termites also infiltrate insulation and sealant used in building. The term “white ant” is derived from their color and a resemblance to black ants. Young termites leaving the colony may even be mistaken for small moths due to their small wings, depending on the time of year.
Signs of a termite infestation include the noticeable deterioration of wooden structures within homes, characterized by a hollow interior. Mud tubes along the exterior of buildings serve as protected passageways for termites. Indicators like sagging doors and wall cracks also suggest a potential white ant problem.
Addressing these issues requires a thorough inspection by our professional team, who then devise an effective treatment plan. This plan may involve establishing environmentally safe chemical barriers in the soil and locating and eliminating termite nests on the property. The comprehensive white ant treatment in Adelaide not only eradicates existing infestations but also mitigates the risk of future colonies.
Our technicians engage in discussions with property owners about potential landscaping features that could attract white ants, contributing to a proactive treatment approach. This strategic planning, combined with the application of control measures, ensures that the property is well-prepared for potential white ant threats in the future. Visit Flick Pest Control – Adelaide to know more.