Termites don't usually bite humans. However, their presence in or around the home is often a threat to the well-being of wooden furniture items and various structural components of residential buildings (e.g. concrete basements and wooden roof trusses). Termite infestation is often common in residential buildings that have remained unoccupied for extended period of time. Here are a few questions that you may have about termite infestation and control should you be moving into one such house.
Termites are aggressive earthly ant-like creatures that feed on cellulose mainly found in wood. The main source of food for termites is wood, which means that termites will feed on your wooden furniture, roof, floor, ceiling, doors, and window panes. Below are four major mistakes that will certainly attract termites to your home. However, if you observe the precautions suggested, a termite invasion should be the last thing on your mind.
Setting traps can be an effective way of dealing with rats running around your home. However, there is no guarantee that traps will immediately solve your problem and catch the rats that are driving you crazy. If you've set traps and they aren't catching any rats, ask yourself three key questions. Are the Traps in the Right Locations? Rats tend to stick to using the same areas, creating 'rat runs' to travel around.
There's nothing more infuriating than checking your mouse trap only to find that your mouse has eaten the food you used as bait without triggering the trap. Some mice are adept at removing food without setting off traps; others just get lucky. Now that you've encouraged the mouse to eat from the trap, you may need to make it harder for it to get your bait to allow the trap time to do its job.
With spring now steadily on its way, animals everywhere are preparing for the breeding season. As cute as baby animals are, some are far more welcome than others. Rodents, like humans, would prefer to spend their cold winter days indoors. While mice tend to breed wherever there is food, they have bigger and more frequent litters in spring. These two things together can mean household rodent outbreaks in early Australian springs. Calling an exterminator or laying out traps and poison may be a fast way to get rid of them, but many people can't find it within their conscience to kill them.