Termite damage worth an estimated $200 million

News 07-09-2015 Without a doubt, you have all heard about how destructive termites can be.

Termites have been around for over 240 million years, constantly adapting to changing environments and are known to destroy home and building constructions within 6 months of entry. Termites are by far the most destructive timber pest in the world and are responsible for causing the greatest economic losses of timber in Australia. Each year, the subterranean termite is responsible for causing more damage to Australian homes and commercial properties than fires, storms, floods and earthquakes combined.  In fact, data compiled by Forestry Corporation show 1 in every 5 homes is attacked by termites with an estimated $200 million worth of damage each year to houses in Australia (CSIRO) as a consequence.

This won’t happen to me and my home might be what you’re thinking now, but you shouldn’t be too sure of yourself.

In January 2014, a massive fire erupted when a wooden power pole collapsed and ignited the dry grass in its’ vicinity. 57 properties in Parkerville and Stoneville in Western Australia were destroyed. The wooden power pole was, in fact, rotten and severely damaged by termites.

Termites are constantly on the lookout for more food (in this case, timber) and they won’t stop, even if they’ve found another food source. So if you’re aware that a neighbour’s home has been infested with termites, ensure you get your home inspected by a trustworthy pest control company.

Flick Anticimex is Australia’s leading pest control company with over 95 years of reliable, safe and professional service. We have branches and depots across Australia and New Zealand, so regardless of where you are, our skilled technicians can come to you and give your pests the Flick!

Flick Anticimex is a market leader in the pest control industry so if you have any questions about pests, give us a call on 1300 270 019 and we can enlighten you about anything and everything pest-related.

Published: 07-09-2015

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