5371254-3x2-940x627Looking at the forecast recently its easy to see why South East Queensland has a reputation for bad storms.

Wildly humid days, heavy rainfall, fast winds and destruction… we’ve become well acquainted with these conditions lately.

Problem is.. So have the termite population and they’re making the most of it.

Unfortunately for home owners in Brisbane & the Gold Coast, it’s all too common to see the terrible result of increasing termites numbers around the home – deck timbers, wall frames, window frames, cornices, beams, bath tub floors, shower areas – all taken to by termites!

The wet season in SEQ usually being November, December and January, equates to really conducive conditions for termites especially in the sub-floor or roof void where there is a lack of ventilation and light.

Tree stumps and logs in gardens become wet or damp and provide a great food source for our subterranean termites as well. Usually once they have finished with the loose timbers they move onto bigger structures such as the garden shed, the garage and then the house.

It’s very important to keep your yard tidy from these debris, have regular termite inspections and ensure that you have in place a full chemical treatment to stop the termites from destroying your home.

Now is not the time to sit back and relax. You need to be very vigilant, as while it’s raining and you may be staying out of your garden, the termites continue to press on.

Large downpours of rain can even assist termites as the loose dirt and soil provide easy access as they are washed up against your home.

The bottom line is that if your house is left unprotected it is only a matter of time before foraging termites will find it.

Our qualified and trained technicians, who operate all throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast, will conduct a full and comprehensive termite inspection to determine if your home is safe from termites.

Call the Conquer Termites office today on 3088 2100 or email for a free termite check or to book in your inspection.

For more information on how to recognize termites, see our self detection page here.