Why Regular Termite Inspections Are Crucial
Hot, humid climatic conditions and the large amount of timber the building industry continues to use in constructing Sydney homes, is the right combination for termite attacks. Known also as white ants, termites are notorious as the most destructive insect pest in Australia.
It is not easy to be aware of termites, as the infestation is likely to occur in inaccessible timbers of the house. Their damage can go unnoticed as termites destroy the integrity of timber from the inside out. On the surface everything may look normal and then, on application of pressure, the timber crumbles and disintegrates. A coat of paint may be the only thing holding it up.
Termites are capable of causing large mount of damage in a very short period of time. Regular termite inspections significantly reduces the chance of termites establishing themselves within your property, therefore extensive damage can be avoided.
Images as above, show examples of termite attack and damage in houses throughout various Sydney suburbs. The one thing in common in all of these houses is, that non of them had a termite inspection carried out regularly.