Meet Your New Friend - The Subterranean Termite

“Hi there! Cellulose and anything that is wood is my favourite food and I eat non-stop for 24 hours a day! I easily crawl through a crack that is just 1.5mm small to get into your home from below ground. You may think that I am a small ant yet what my entire colony and I can do is to eat from inside out your home structures and fittings. By then, it will be too late for you.” 

“And yes, I am one of the most feared pests by home owners- a subterranean termite, also known as ‘white ant’.” 

White ants are silent destroyers, it may become too late when you start to notice them. Termites damage property material which are based on cellulose- documents, furniture and door frames. Some items which are damaged are too valuable, and may not be replaceable. And these include documents and buildings with heritage value. Termite damage can be costly to repair and replace.

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