Next time you watch the news on TV, count how many houses catch fire. And, after storms or heavy rain, how many homes were flooded.
Fact: More homes are attacked and damaged by termites each and every year than all the fires and flood put together.
And the reason termite damaged houses don’t make the news?
Because it’s not news.
Over 400 homes are treated for termite attack every day.
Sure, occasionally you’ll see a segment on A Current Affair or similar programs but usually, it’s a story of how someone duped the homeowner.
What is the No.1 reason termites get into and eat houses?
Homeowners do nothing to stop them.
Here are some reasons why homeowners do nothing:
- My house was built to the building codes and Standards
- It was sprayed at the time it was built
- It’s 20 years old and there has been no sign of termites
- None of the neighbours have had termites (or they didn’t admit it?)
- I don’t trust pest controllers
- There are no trees nearby
- It’s too expensive
Yet about 150,000 homes a year are attacked.
Most of them are built to the Standards, were sprayed, many were older than 20 years, there are good pest controllers, trees aren’t essential and yes, it can be expensive to treat and repair — and don’t forget to factor in the maybe $50,000 loss in resale value and the reluctance of buyers to consider a home with termite damage.
Defending your home to avoid termite attack is not expensive, especially if you do the simple job yourself. Maybe you’ll think about sneaky termites every time you see flames roaring out of houses on TV news footage. And maybe you’ll think it’s time to do ‘something’?
DIY termite control is simple, effective and no poisons are used.
An investment of $475 (which you can pay in installments) provides you with a tested system that thousands of Aussie homeowners are using successfully right now.
You’ll get full instructions, and helpful service via phone or email whenever you need it.
So, is there a better time than today?
Ion Staunton and the Termite Trap team.