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Baby It's Cold Outside

Posted by  Leigh  Jul 28, 2016

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Some things hibernate in winter – like this wood frog from Alaska.

But termites don’t! They just move in closer to where its warm.


"Baby its cold outside"

So with winter in full swing how many home owners are thinking about pest control in Perth?

When it’s cold outside homeowners tend to think that all the bugs die off and our house gets a clean slate until spring when the little pests come back to life again. But this just isn’t true.

When it is cold outside, pests are more likely to come into your nice warm and snuggly home!

Take termites for instance – people think they die off or go into hiding during winter months, right? Well no, the truth is, your home or business can be attacked by termites all winter long.

It can seem as if termites go into hibernation. Being cold-blooded creatures, termites will slow down when temperatures drop but termites don’t hibernate they just go to where it’s warm.

Termites prefer an environment that is warm, dark, and full of moisture. Through termite tubes, these insects tunnel in and invade your property.

In the winter, termites are not dormant. Under the right conditions, termites can still thrive.

In an area where soil stays warm, termites will continue to send workers into your house. Termites are simple organisms that don't require sleep to build energy, which means they will be feeding on the wood of your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all winter long.

A well-established termite colony that can maintain a moist connection to the soil will not decrease in activity.

It is important to remain vigilant throughout the year. Termite infestations can still damage your home while you remain completely unaware and your home insurance will not cover you!

With winter rains and storms some areas of your property can be affected by water damage which is the perfect environment for termites.

Termites are year-round workers and can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home.

With the exception of Antarctica, termites are everywhere! We could presume it’s the cold in the freezing Antarctic region that they don’t like but the fact there‘s no wood or trees for them to eat in Antarctica sounds more viable!

You need to have a regular termite pest inspection and keep up termite treatments to protect your most valuable asset - your family home.

So call us today “We’ll take your call, book you in and turn up on time.”    9443 9451 .

 

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