Subterranean termites are a part of life living in the tropics, and it's not unusual to find subterranean termites somewhere on your property from time to time. Hell, I even find them on mine in tree stumps occasionally.
The main issue is keeping them out of your house and valued belongings like furniture etc.
There are several things you can do around your property to help reduce the risk of having to deal with a termite infestation in your house and belongings, so here are a few tips that will help reduce the risk of your home to a subterranean termite infestation.
Termite Prevention Tips
- Don't affix trellises, fencing or landscaping to exterior walls. - Try and keep your external walls clear of attachments such as these, they can provide a bridge and concealed entry into your homes, leaving these areas free of attachments etc will allow for better visibility of these high risk areas.
- Seal all cracks and holes in your home's foundation, which may provide a handy access point for termites. This is a tricky one as often these cracks and holes aren't visible as they are below the soil levels around your home. But if you do find some exposed cracks and holes seal them up as this will help eliminate a possible entry point.