Termites are ‘silent destroyers’ that munch through wood in your basement or wooden beams in your house stealthily and quietly without your having any inkling of it. There are many different species of termites that can thrive in both damp and dry conditions. Since they work silently, you sit up and take notice only when you get a warning signal, for instance, a timber cave in. Timely and periodic pest inspections Southern Tablelands can help reverse an impending damage.
Termites can cause laminated wooden floors to sag and swell up and the pattern of damages might appear similar to those caused by water or moisture. On closer inspection, you’ll find that termites have made a tunnelling network underneath warped areas or surfaces.
Under such circumstances, the only remedy lies in ripping up the old structure and going for new laminate flooring. You should engage a pest control company or a certified exterminator that’ll carry out thorough pest inspections at least once in a year.
These professionals now make use of the latest techniques like infrared detection mechanism that are not only effective but non-invasive as well.
Damage to ceiling
The level of damage that drywood or damp-wood termites can cause to ceilings including truss or beam joints, joist support, and trim-board panels is beyond the pale of your imagination. Termites have a gluttony for a variety of organic and cellulose substances, books, furniture, window sills and trims, and much more.
Termites have the capacity of undermining ceiling supports to such an extent that they might sag and ultimately the whole structure may come crashing down. The amount that you’d have to spend for redressing ceiling damages will be determined by the extent of invasion and the construction material used. You should engage a reputed pest inspections firm for early detection that’ll save you from unwarranted expenses and worries.