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Homeowners urged to be wary of termites

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on17 Jan 2003

Homeowners are being urged to take basic precautions to help limit the
damage being caused by termites to homes across Australia.

Latest figures show termites are causing an estimated $780 million a year
in damage to Australian homes, with Queensland faring the worst of all the

Ron Tanton, from building advisory service Archicentre, says by clearing
old timber and books from under their houses, homeowners can help guard
against termites.

"Getting a responsible pest inspector who's prepared to do a good
inspection rather than just write up a report is a very necessary part of
keeping termites at bay," he said.

"Sometimes, we're recommending that people get them done at least six
monthly, depending on the susceptibility of the property."




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