Termites slowly and quietly steal the structural strength of homes. Do you have a spare $10,000 to $20,000 for repairs? Ignore the possibility of termites and by the time you notice they’ve arrived, that could be your damages bill. In 2005, the Australia Department of Public Works estimated the repair of termite destruction for most attacked homes ranged between $18,000 and $60,000. Termite prevention costs much less than potential repairs.
That’s the damage; the cost of termite control can range from a few thousand dollars for professional services to a few hundred dollars for do-it-yourself kits.
Termite Control Can Maintain Resale Value
The timber pest inspections required by lenders and prudent buyers prior to home sales have a huge effect on resale value. If live termites or even old termite damage is discovered during the inspection, it results in potential buyers deciding not to buy — or they dramatically reduce their offer. Controlling termites and preventing termite attack is nothing more, or less than, good sense.
Do It Yourself or Hire a Professional
Homeowners can now significantly reduce their termite risk by regularly checking their home, purchasing and placing DIY termite monitors and, once monitors have intercepted termites in the backyard, feeding them the household safe termite bait which they carry back to kill off their colony — wherever it is. Amortised over a few years, these DIY products cost you less than $100 a year. Professional pest control labor and materials ranges from $1300 p.a. and up depending on elected services.