3 Reasons You Need To Order A Building and Pest Inspection On a New Home
25 June 2015
New home buyers often believe that they don't need to order a building and pest inspection, but that is a big mistake. Because a new construction does not guarantee that there are not problems with the way the house was built, or that there aren't termites or other pests who have invaded the house during the building process.
Here are five reasons you shouldn't forego a building and pest inspection on your brand new home:
Deterring Termites from a Rental Property: Four Tips for Landlords
22 June 2015
Keeping termites out of any home can be challenging, but keeping them out of a rental property that you don't see on a daily basis can be even more challenging. If you want to keep termites out of a home you own to rent out, check out these ideas. They will help keep your investment property termite free:
1. Make sure all external wood is treated or painted
Treated or painted wood naturally deters termites.
The Redback Spider: What it Is & How to Get Treat Spider Bites
15 June 2015
Many people are afraid of spiders. In the case of the Redback spider this fear is justified, and this arachnid is one you really don't want to find in or around your home. Here's what you need to know about this unwelcome house-guest including what to do should you or a member of your family be bitten.
Identification & habitat
This spider is easily identified. The body of an adult is 1cm long and shiny black with a yellowish-orange or red marking shaped like an hourglass on the underside of its abdomen.
How to Kill Off a Termite Colony
8 June 2015
Termites pose a serious problem for some homeowners. If left unchecked, a colony can inflict a devastating amount of damage to a property's structure. Many people who have had experience of a termite infestation will tell you that the only option is to call a professional pest control company; no home made remedies are fully effective.
While this is a bit of a blanket statement, there is some truth in it.