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Handy Tips For Home Owners

Follow these simple tips to reduce the risk of a pest infestation in your home or office:

  • Don’t store timber or heavy items against exterior walls. Ensure the exterior wall is visible so termite and pest entry points are seen.
  • Throw out all shopping bags and boxes (including pizza boxes) ASAP. These often contain hidden cockroach eggs, which can enter your home.
  • If your home has a suspended concrete slab (i.e. under a bathroom), ensure forming timbers are removed, to discourage termite entry.
  • If you have insulation batts in your roof, keep them off top plates. This is the first entry point for termites, so keep top plates visible.
  • Keep exterior walls free of vegetation, so termites, rats, spiders, ants and possums cannot enter your home.
  • Regularly check your shower for leaks and seal the shower to prevent water getting into the subfloor. This will prevent termites from entering your home.
  • Ensure pets do not explore under the house, as the area is a flea haven.
  • If your hot water tank leans against an exterior wall, check for leaks and ensure the overflow pipe is drained away from your wall to prevent termite entry.

Simply following these friendly tips could save you thousands. If you need a pest inspection or treatment, please contact R.I.P. today.