How to tell if your Geelong home needs a termite inspection

October 24, 2015

Termites, or white ants as they are sometimes called, literally undermine your foundations. Unfortunately, most of their activity occurs underground – which makes it difficult to detect until considerable damage has already been done. There’s no need to panic though, Bay City Pest Control offers a range of termite inspections in Geelong to combat any stage of infestation.

Although they’re known for feeding on wood, termites can also gnaw through plasters, carpets, metals and other materials. Common signs of termite damage include:

  • marks similar to water damage on wooden surfaces, including swollen floors and ceilings
  • sagging walls
  • raised tunnels in the ground, ususally close to foundations
  • piles of wood or plaster dust
  • small holes in carpets and other
  • cracks in furniture and other surfaces in the home. Sometimes the termite colony or their tunnels will be visible.

Visible damage often indicates a serious infestation, and there’s likely to be serious structural damage. The best course of action is to leave the termites alone and call an expert. If you try to remove the termites, they’ll simply move their nest to a new location and continue to feed on the structures in and around your home.

Our professional termite inspectors are highly trained in identifying specific types of termite. An inspection allows us to monitor their behaviour, habits and nest and determine the best way to permanently rid your home or commercial property of timber pests.

If you’ve previously had termite control methods put in place, and notice signs of new activity, you can call our termite inspection service to¬†assess if any damage has been caused.

Please contact us to book a termite inspection in Geelong and minimise damage costs.