How bad the damage is always depends on how early we can identify termite activity. This is why the national guidelines recommend that you should have a termite inspection carried out on your home every 6-12 months.
Often we discover a termite infestation during a routine termite inspection, if the home owner has kept up with their annual inspections we are catching the termites early on before they have a chance to inflict substantial structural damage.
Sometimes termites can cause visible damage before they have caused substantial structural damage to the house. In these happy circumstances all that is required is a professional treatment of the infestation and ongoing maintenance and inspections to ensure that the infestation does not reoccur. However, normally the first visible signs of termites indicate substantial damage.
Now you might have heard American’s talk a lot about Fumigation as a solution for treating termites.
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