Termites Attacking Tax Paperwork
We were recently called to a termite attack in a home in the Middle Park, Jindalee and Kenmore area this week. The owner had discovered termites in the garage and were prompt to call Results Home Services to deal with the infestation. Our senior technician confirmed the owner had indeed found active termites and worse yet, they were eating the owner’s tax paperwork!
This is the second time termites have attacked this home as the owner explained they had termites in the lounge area late last year. These active termites were treated but no chemical barrier was done to prevent a second termite attack.
You may think this kind of termite attack is unusual and whilst it doesn’t happen everyday, our technicians have seen this kind of thing before. The termites had gained entry through a crack between the slab and the brick wall and decided to then make a meal on the stored cardboard boxes in the garage. Cracks in slabs and brick work are very common in older houses around 20-30 years, which is why it’s so important to have up to date termite protection in place to prevent a termite attack because the older a home gets the more vulnerable it becomes to a termite attack.
Nearly everyone knows termites eat timber but in actual fact they will eat any cellulose material like paper, cardboard and timber. After foaming the active subterranean termites with Termidor we informed the owner we’d be back in two weeks to check on the treatment and make sure the termite activity has ceased before we install a continuous perimeter soil treatment to close off the entry point and protect the home from a third termite attack.
If you’re overdue for your termite inspection or if you suspect you may have a termite problem, call Results Home Services on 3823 2500 and have one of our qualified and experienced technicians out to complete a termite inspection. We service all of Brisbane and surrounding suburbs like Jindalee, Middle Park, Kenmore, Fig Tree Pocket and Chapel Hill.