Wood decay is caused by fungi which destroy the cellular content of wood, often leading to collapse. Moisture is essential for the fungi to develop and feed on the cells of the timber.
As wood dries it reaches a moisture content of about 12 to 15% in coastal areas and 8 to 12% in inland areas. Decay fungi will not develop in timber which has a moisture content of less than 20%.
Where there is a sustained high moisture content level, sometimes occurring under laundries, bathrooms and kitchens, it is often due to leaks in the plumbing.
Faulty or damaged guttering around a house can also lead to areas of high moisture which in turn may be affected by fungal decay.
These moist conditions are also attractive to termites, for the decaying timber provides them with wood, fungus and moisture.
It is important to recognize and rectify these conditions.
Call the professionals at Outback Pest Control Pest Management Services to discuss your options and arrange a convenient time for a technician to address your concern/s.
There are several things a homeowner can do to help prevent pest infestations. To maintain a pest free home, take these precautions:
With their shear like mandibles, worker termites can destroy the wood in your home, hollowing out wooden beams, gutting walls and ruining floors. They have been known to chew through vinyl, linoleum, PVC pipe and underground cables.
There are some things that you can do yourself to help reduce the risk of a termite infestation:
Contact the professionals at Outback Pest Control Pest Management Services to do regular inspections. This will also help detect termite activity and allow us to do prompt and proper treatment.
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