Which Conditions Are Conducive To Pest Infestations?

Posted by Nadia Winget on June 10th, 2021

After buying your new home, you want to live in peace and comfort for a long time, and not worry about damages and repairs as soon as you shift in. However, if you don’t get a proper timber pest inspection in Sydney prior to purchasing the new home, then this is exactly what you will get.

Before you think of buying a new house, or even maintaining your current house it is always good to know what conditions are conducive to timber pests. These can include:

-          Soil line – When the soil line is too high or the home’s foundation is too low, the soil gets in contact with the sides of the house. The moisture in the soil is highly conducive to pests, such as carpenter ants and termites.

-          Heavy foliage – Trees and shrubs can have many types of pests which can cause damage to a home, and being closely located to such trees means they could infest your home.

-          Damp wood – If the timber used for the house has not been dried properly, or if you stack things like firewood against the house, these will cause pest infestations.

-          Clogged gutters – When gutters get clogged with leaves and other debris, it can cause water to be stagnant, and when there is nowhere for it to move, it will run down the walls of the house causing rot and decay and creating an environment conducive to pests and insects.

-          Insufficient ventilation – Insufficient ventilation causes moisture to develop and thereby can cause wood decaying fungi and even invite such pests as termites and borers.

Carrying out a timber pest inspection in Sydney on a regular basis for your home, or getting one done before making a decision to buy a new home, is very important, since most of these infestations are not visible to the eye, and only a professional inspector will be able to notice them. It is one of the best ways to secure your investment and avoid huge expenses in the future.

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