Tips to Reduce the Risk from Termites

Reduce termite risk
There are many things you can do to reduce the risk of termites attacking your home. Termites require moisture, food and warmth to live.

Following is a list of things you can be doing around your home to help reduce the risks from termites. 

  1. Remove stored timber and debris.
  2. Repair leaking taps and pipes.
  3. Ensure that vents to sub-floor areas are never blocked by soil or gardens.
  4. Divert all hot water services and air-conditioning overflows away from the side of the house.
  5. Ensure storm water run-off is properly connected.
  6. Use only treated timber in garden beds, retaining walls or fence posts.
  7. Construct timber fences and support posts with at least a 50 mm clearance between the timbers and the soil.
  8. Don't allow climbing plants or bushy gardens to grow against the structure.
  9. Remove dead trees or stumps.
  10. Ensure that termite shielding is not damaged or breached in any way.