There are thousands of different species of termites around the world. Most species live in their natural environment eating trees or grass or other dead vegetation. However there are some species of termites that have adapted to human development and attack many wooden structures causing immense damage.
Termites cause billions of damage across the world every year. They can cause significant damage to the structure of buildings with wooden content which often requires expensive work to repair.
Detecting termites early and erradicating them before major damage has been done will save you a lot of money.
This is a real unedited smartphone recording of termites
If you’ve ever heard a ticking sound similar to pouring milk over rice bubbles coming from your walls there is a good chance it is termites destroying your home. This sound is the termites warning others in the colony of danger by banging their heads against the walls of their tunnels. This then spreads through the entire colony so every termite is aware soldiers are to report to the threat and workers are to head to the safe centre of the colony.
There is no specific answer to how quickly termites could eat your home
because it depends hugely on the size of the colony. There have been colonies
found with 3 million termites! A colony of that size would have no problems
causing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ damage to your home in very little
Termites don’t just eat wood, there are over 2000 species of termites and some have been seen eating plastic, clothing, truck tyres and even rusty metal! Once they have found their way into your home through a small crack in concrete or a mud tunnel from the ground they will begin eating. It is also important to remember that termites never sleep so they will eat your home 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
In most cases termites go unnoticed for many months and even years causing more and more damage with every day going by. That’s why you need to use Termite Buster regularly to keep your home safe.
Because termites feed mostly on wood they can compromise the strength and safety of an infested structure. Damage can make the structure unliveable until expensive repairs have been completed. Because termites can cause serious damage before being noticed it is advisable that regular inspections are undertaken to catch them early.
Termites can access the food sources through constructed tunnels then buld from saliva, mud and feces. The result of an infestation may leave the walls and other parts of the home hollowed out as they eat the home from within.
Termites are found on every continent other than Antarctica so there is a very good chance that yes there are termites in your area.