Why Termite Inspections Are A Must

Before purchasing a home, there are a number of things to consider, from the size to the location.

Many people are too focused on the features of the home that they don’t realise the importance of having a place that’s been inspected for possible termites. These small, annoying creatures can cause an abundance of trouble on all types of properties.

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Receiving regular termite inspections will allow for your property to be thoroughly checked and for technicians to pick up on a problem before it gets any worse.

Termites are wood destroying structural pests and can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage in homes, offices and other areas that contain wood. Termites love eating cellulose, a chain of sugar molecules that gives wood its strength, these pests eat this substance for nutritional purposes.

Termites don’t digest the wood immediately, it’s the protozoa that live in their guts and breaks down the wood, making it easier for them to absorb. Termites don’t discriminate when it comes to wood; they love it all, which is why it’s so important to get your home checked regularly.

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Termites reside in areas where there is moisture, such as basements and tiny spaces, where those small creatures can begin to cause trouble. As soon as termites enter your home, they can infest any part of it.