The chances of your home coming under termite attack during its lifetime are as high as 1 in 3 in some areas of Australia. You may think it’s bad luck if your home comes under termite attack... it’s not!
Although termites are everywhere, always looking for more food, there are reasons why they attack one home and not another. If you know what these reasons are, it becomes a lot easier to take actions that will reduce the chances of a termite attack.
For termites to attack your home, firstly they must find it, secondly they must find it attractive and thirdly, they need to find a way in.
How do they find a home?
Termites generally move underground in foraging tunnels, exploring the area around a nest until they find a suitable, large food source. A large food source, such as a fallen tree will create a shaded area on the ground, which means the soil will be cooler. The foundations of a house creates a big shaded area of cooler soil, indicating to the termites there’s a large potential food source above.