A CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) survey revealed that on average 1 in every 5 homes are attacked by termites at some stage during their lives. In some cases it can be as high as 1 in 3 Sydney (brown) is in a high risk area (see Termite Hazard map below).
A study by Griffith University has identified the real impact of termite attacks in Australia. The research goes on to detail that the average cost in one particular area ranged from $18,000 to $60,000 per property, and it was estimated that 10% of Australian houses have had or will be infested by termites, with this figure rising to an 65% in some areas. Thousands of home owners throughout Australia are unwittingly providing Australian Termites with an opportunity to eat their homes leading to thousands of dollars in damage causing an estimated annual cost of 780 million Dollars to houses in Australia.
How Termites Attack Your Home; Termites live in large underground nests containing up to several million timber destroying termites. Your home provides natural shelter and a food source for the termites. They can travel up to 100 metres to enter your home where there is a smorgasbord of timber to feast upon. Even concrete slabs won’t stop them as they search for entry points around the edges of the slab or penetrate through cracks to gain access to your home. Termites may create their nest in the cavity wall of the home without making ground contact and will cause extensive timber damage to the structure of your home.
Just dial the word 02) W.A.R.R.I.O.R.S - 9277 4677 to speak to a technician or book in your Termite Inspection.
Important Information Concerning Your Home
Our Inspectors are trade qualified, licensed, accredited and fully insured. Our visual termite inspections will provide you with extensive information and advice on termite preventatives in our 10 page report. We can also provide you advise and treatments on all other pest problems. If you would like further information please contact us today, as prevention is better than a cure such as costly repairs.
Termite Mud Leads under Subfloor
Termite damage to wall cavity
Important - Do not try to treat termites yourself as they will spread to other areas of your home!!
If you think you may have termites or haven’t yet had your annual termite inspection or you are buying a new home?
Australian Standards recommends an inspection by a Qualified Technician
at a minimum of every 12 months and maintaining your barrier system of your home.
Protect your most valued possession today!!
Did you Know ? Termites cause more damage than fire, floods and storms combined, Causing extensive damage and can cost you thousands of dollars in damages and repairs and is NOT covered by your Home and Building Insurance, We strongly recommend that you consider having a visual termite Inspection completed on your home.
White Ants (Termites) mudding/damage to internal walls behind shower
What do you do if you have seen these mud leads against your slab or under your subfloor?
Or you might hear crunching noises in your walls, and think you might have termites.
Please don’t disturb them!!