Termites

By: Bugstoppers  26-Sep-2012
Keywords: Pest Control, Pest Management, Pest Services

Termite Myths

Termites Are Attracted to Moisture

TRUE

Yes termites are attracted to moister and this creates a very high risk of termite infection.

Termites Only Live In Trees

False

Many species of termites build their nests in tree stumps or under patios and can travel over a hundred metres in search of a suitable food source to feed the colony. These ‘subterranean’ termites are generally the most harmful to manmade structures. They are difficult to detect, and are not often located until extensive damage has been done. There are also other species that predominantly live in trees these arboreal termites these termites have a nest that is clearly visible as a growth or dark lump on the tree they can be found in suburbs as well as parkland.

Termites Won’t Exist When Black Ants Are Around

False

Termites can exist by hiding them self from black ants by building mud tubes to conceal their presents from black ants sunlight and other predators.

We Don’t Need Termite Inspections.

False

If you have a chemical or physical barrier you need to have a yearly inspection this protects your warranty (if you have one) and ensures that your property is free from termites and the damage they cause

Termites Won’t Eat Treated Timber

False

Termites under certain circumstance will consume treated timber .These timbers may have a high moister content which will create a significant problem or may not be treated right through the timber which means that the centre may not be treated.

Petrol or solventswill fix my problem

False

By pouring petrol or other solvents over termites you will cause the colony to move elsewhere and make them harder to treat and only kill the termites that the solvent come in contact with

My Home Insurance Will Cover Termite Damage

False

In Australia BILLIONS are spent on termite damage each year and none of it are covered by insurance Termite damage is your responsibility

Keywords: Ant Control, Bees, Cockroach Control, Commercial Pest Control, Flea Control, Mice, Pest Control, Pest Controller, Pest Management, Pest Services, Rat Control, Rats, Rodents, Termite Protection, Termite Services, Termite Treatment, Termites, Wasps, White-Ant Control

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