Termites Can Destroy Your Home
Termites are increasingly causing major structural damage to buildings throughout Philippines and striking fear into the hearts of homeowners. With the home so often the major family asset, and termite infestation being essentially un- insurable, homeowners are desperately seeking reliable protection against termites. Termites can be found throughout the Philippines. They live in a central nest or colony, from which they forage over large areas in search of timber –their staple food. Once a source is found, worker termites strip and partially digest the timber before returning to the nest to feed the colony. Some colonies may contain over one million hungry termites, and the timber used to build homes provides a very attractive meal. Attacking in large numbers, termites can feed to the point of leaving only a thin timber veneer, and this can happen in a matter of months. Since the banning of older but effective chemistry in the 1980’s as a result of environmental concerns, there has been a frenzied search for a termite control product (termiticide) that offers real, long-term control with fast initial kill, no smell and low toxicity to humans and pets.