Common Termite Misconceptions And What They Mean For You

Termites are a nuisance, inconvenient and costly to get rid of. As a homeowner, you may have had your fair share of experience with them, or it may be your first infestation. With all the common termite myths and misconceptions you may have heard, you may not be sure whether you need to hire a company specialising in termite inspections in Tweed Heads.

These are some of the things you may have heard that can be more costly and dangerous than you realise.

Have Ants? Good, That Means No Termites!

The origin of this myth is hazy, but essentially some believe that if you have black ants scurrying around your garden, then you are unlikely to have termite infestations. Black ants are known to eat termites, but termites need to be above ground. And termites hardly ever appear above ground, so this myth is misleading.

Tree Termites? Ignore Them! 

One of the most dangerous termite misconceptions is that infestations of tree stumps and dead trees in your garden can be ignored. Termites travel underground and will eventually move on as they grow in numbers to find new food sources. This leaves your home susceptible to an infestation, and it may take you months to realise that the termites have moved on from tree stumps on your property.

Home Insurance? Covered! 

Homeowners often make the mistake of assuming that their home is covered by insurance against all damage, including termite inspections. But do not fail to read the fine print! Not all providers cover this type of damage, and those that do will stipulate that they will only pay on specific conditions. This can include pre-inspections and regular pest control.

While these misconceptions may seem harmless, they can end up costing you more than you anticipated. Consulting with a professional company is always advised to ensure that you do not end up in an expensive and out-of-control situation.

Friends, family and even neighbours may all have their own opinions about termite removals. Another factor that often influences these types of decisions is cost, and unfortunately, termites do come with bills. These things can discourage you from seeking professional assistance and protecting your home sufficiently.

Do you require termite inspections at your Tweed Heads property? At Hamma Pest Control Solutions, we only use the very best termite treatment as an accredited installer of the leading termite baiting system Trelona. Contact us today to learn more about our affordable options.