Q: My home is on a concrete slab, will this prevent termite activity?
No: Termites only need a 1.6mm gap to enter a dwelling which can be present from movement and around waste pipes.
Q: My property is not very old, am I still protected against termites?
No: If the dwelling has not been treated in the last 3-5
Q: How long does the chemical that is protecting the house last for?
A: Chemicals will last between 3-10 years depending on the type of chemical and rate applied, the type of soil conditions under and around the dwelling
Q: Will the termite nest be close to the house if termites are found on our property?
A: A termite nest could be as far as 100 meters away from the house on other properties and even across the road
Q: The house was inspected 2 years ago, is it likely that termites could have affected structural timbers in that time?
A: Yes, termites can damage structural timbers in only months, depends on how close the termite nest is to the house
Q: The house is a solid brick home on a concrete slab, are we at risk by termite attack?
A: Yes, most likely your roof supports are timber and termites have been known to climb up in the brick cavity and attack the roof structure years then it is not protected.
Q: My house is made of brick, does this mean that termites are not a concern?
No: Internal cavities are primarily made from timbers which make a tasty termite dinner.
Some ALARMING NEWS about Termites
Independent studies have revealed the following:
- Termites are the most destructive pests known to man.
- Termites are fast workers and cause structural damage within weeks.
- 1 in 3 homes will be affected by termites at some stage.
- 70% of all Victorian municipalities are designated termite zones.
- Termites are a real threat to most properties.
- Home insurance does not cover termite damage.