Did you know that in 2015, Australia had the fifth highest number of burglaries in the world? Many of those burglaries are successful because homeowners mistakenly believe that their doors are secure against attacks by intruders. Unfortunately, unless you or a locksmith has recently replaced your door and its locks, it may be a point of vulnerability.
If you are worried about whether your front door can withstand a well-placed kick, the following tips can help you decide what to do next.
No matter where you live in Australia, there is always a risk that termites might be on the prowl nearby. This is why it is important that you ensure you don't do anything that might bring foraging termites onto your property. Once termites sense the presence of some tasty deadwood in the vicinity, it can be difficult to get rid of them.
No matter how well you protect your home, if your tree care isn't up to scratch, the termites will come anyway.
When considering buying a property, there are a number of steps that you need to go through to have security and peace of mind in your purchase. If the apartment or property you are buying has some kind of community title, such as a strata title for a body corporate (meaning that it is owned by multiple people), there are several things that you will need to check beyond the property itself.
In the wild, bees usually nest in hollow trees or old mouse nests underground. But in urban environments, when nesting among humans, bees will nest just about anywhere as long as it provides them with shelter and a nearby food source; namely flowers.
When searching for a nest in a residential area, bees will nest in old appliances, under old grass and even in air conditioners. However, if you ever suspect that bees have built a nest in an air conditioner, honeybees will be the likely culprit.