If termites damage massive trees like this one, what chance does your home that is most likely built with 70mm or 90mm pine frame, timber skirting boards, door frames, architraves, roof timbers, flooring or Windows have? Honestly, not much at all.
Termites damage timbers fast and nest in trees just like this one. Termites that damage homes beyond repair build nests inside trees just like this one and the untrained eye will not see it, even the trained eye can have trouble if no visual signs are evident.
During the warm, humid and summer months Termite Alates (termite reproductives) make a slight cut in the tree, Called a flight cut that they use to exit the nest so they can fly out and start a new colony. This does not mean this nest is no longer have the ability to attack your home. Termite soldiers in the colony will help protect the queen and the subterranean worker termite will be foraging beneath the soil to attack.
Just remember, Termite nests are always in your neighborhood searching for food and moisture, so it’s just a matter of time before they attack the homes that are not protected.
Need termite help, call your local termite protection at 1300 552234.