Australia has the most destructive termites in the world. A recent CSIRO survey revealed more than one in every five homes had termite damage, with an estimated damage bill of more than $100 million dollars every year.
Chances are – very little. In fact, you may not even know you have termites in your home, until it is too late. Our most important termite species live in underground nests containing up to two million wood eating termites.
That’s a lot of hungry mouths that travel fifty metres, or more, in search of food. Your home provides them with a smorgasbord to feast upon. The trouble is, as the termites travel underground, and enter your home by concealed mud tunnels, you may have no idea they’re ready to devour your place.
Termites get right inside the timber to feed. So they may be feasting away, hidden in your walls, or hollowing out the support timbers in your roof, without you knowing. They could also be dining on the timbers in your subfloor.
Please don’t think that just because your home is built on a concrete slab you’re safe from marauding termites. Termites build shelter tubes over the edge of slabs, or enter through shrinkage cracks and around pipes. When they’re hungry, and that’s all the time, nothing will stop a termite grabbing a quick lunch.
Man vs Pests would recommend that you include a termite inspection with your annual general pest control programme.
No property is safe from termites! Australia’s subterranean termite species (white ants) are the most destructive termites in the world. In fact it can take as little as 3 months for a termite colony to severely damage almost all the timber in a home.
Independent data compiled by State Forests show 1 in every 5 homes is attacked by termites at some stage, however, CSIRO data indicates that it could be as high as 1 in 3. The Building Code of Australia recommends that inspections be carried out at least every 12 months, or more often in high risk areas by a BSA licensed contractor with the appropriate termite management licence.
If you would like to arrange an appointment for Col to carry out a timber pest inspection at your home, please call us today. We are offering a discount to combine your annual pest control treatment with your inspection so please call for an obligation free quotation.
Thank you for your attention and we look forward to continue to help you to protect and maintain your home.
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