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6 Scary Facts About Termites You Should Know

Termites are often cited as the silent destroyer by most homeowners. Did you know how terrifying these little creatures can be? Read on to find out more.

1. Termites feed on cellulose

Termites feed on cellulose

Anything that contains cellulose (wood) will attract these pesky pests. When they attack your home, all your books, expensive paintings, and furniture are at risk of being devoured by termites.

2. They work around the clock


Termite workers are always eating; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Did you know that termites can destroy your entire wooden door or window frame in only 2 weeks? A house, if left unattended, can be eaten inside out within 2 years.

3. They like it dark and humid

termite prefers humid areas

Termites prefer to be in dark and humid environment, hence they do not feed on the surface of wood. That’s why it can be very difficult to detect their presence until it's too late as they tend to eat your house from inside out.

4. They could harm you

termites damage indoor.

Termite infestations that are left untreated can lead to serious damages and cause floors or roof to collapse.

5. Home insurance doesn’t cover termite damages


Did you know that termites cause an estimated RM40 million in property damages every year in Malaysia? These damage can cost up to thousands of ringgit to repair.

6. They reduce your property value


Research shows that a termite-infested property can lose up to 25% of its value.

If you are worried about termites in your home, you may contact our pest experts at Rentokil online or 1300 881 911 today to get an get a free inspection.

From now until 31 Oct 2017, you could win yourself a brand new Air Fryer with any termite treatment. Find out more here.

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