Tips To Avoid Booklice

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Published: 25th January 2011
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Nearly all properties worldwide have been affected by some form of termite. These tiny creatures can easily make their way through smallest of the gaps and then grow exponentially to cause damages to the structures and materials they are exposed to. There are many varieties of termites and each one requires a special treatment. Termite control Brisbane is a common problem faced by many homeowners and other property owners. Termite control companies are providing many services for complete inspection and eradication of all types of termites, including the very tiny booklice.

Another insect is the booklice. These are tiny insects and their most important food source is moulds and mildews. They grow in dusty, damp and warm places. Booklice are commonly found where there is a lot of paper such as book stores and libraries. They not only destroy books but can also be transferred on food products like cereals and grains easily. Leather, wood and plaster are also some of their favorite places to rest. They spread very fast and make a new home very easily.

Booklice have no wings and are around one to two millimeters long. They have large square heads, chewing instead of sucking mouthparts and have medium to long antennas. Most of them are colorless but some varieties are grey or light brown. They do not live very long. Their life span is between two to four months.

Booklice, also known as paper lice, do no harm to humans but they are not liked by them. Since they multiply very quickly, it takes them no time to make new homes inside cupboards, walls, books and kitchen cabinets.

It is not very easy to detect booklice but once detected, there are some simple methods to ensure they do not enter the house. These are as follows:

=> 1. The rooms should be well ventilated.

=> 2. All plumbing jobs must be well taken care of.

=> 3. Any leakages must be fixed immediately.

=> 4. All paper and wooden boxes must be kept one to two inches above the floor.

=> 5. Pesticide sprays must be used periodically.

=> 6. Mould and mildew must be removed immediately.

=> 7. All places in the house must be sanitized completely.

To make sure your home or property is free from termites such as booklice, pest inspection is essential. Professional and trained personnel are better able to eradicate these in an efficient manner. The sooner the treatment is applied, the easier it is to control the growth of these termites.


For better pest inspections Brisbane, contact Defence Pest Management services. Termite control Brisbane is done professionally at affordable prices.

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