Protecting Your Home from Termite Problems
TERMITE PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN EXPENSIVE CURE
Termites are the among the most damaging structural pests in Pakistan. Commonly known as white ants, they devour large amounts of wood and all other materials that contain cellulose. Although some structures are more prone to termite attacks, every house is susceptible to a potential termite infestation. While many house owners worry about fire or flooding, termite damage is a much more common problem.
Even if your home is built mainly of brick or stone, there is a risk of termite attacks on structural support and other building elements that are constructed of wood or other cellulose containing materials.
Termites are very secretive insects. Hence, it comes as no surprise that termite activities are usually recognized very late when a lot of damage has already been done. Termite damage weakens wooden structures, and repairs can be a costly affair. In Pakistan, the most commonly encountered pest termites are subterranean termites
1) Dampwood Termites:
Dampwood termites like to live and feed in very moist wood. because they need lots of moisture, Dampwood Termites usually live in damp, dying wood or in houses with leaking plumbing that keeps the wood wet.Dampwood termites do not carry disease and don?t usually bother buildings because there is not enough water in the wood.
To avoid Dampwood termites, make sure water drains away from your house and keep damp wood away from your home.