Termites & treated timber fallacies,
Fallacies of treated timber & termites. Courtesy of Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.
Important to know:
Unfortunately too many people seem to think that termites will not damage treated timbers and cypress pine. Some pest control operators also think the same way, how misinformed they are.
Well think again!
Here are just a few examples of treated hardwood absolutely destroyed by termites. No timber is absolutely safe from termite attack, treated softwood/hardwood or Cypress Pine.
It may slow them down and they may not like it as much as untreated softwood. If hungry and choices are limited, as you can see by the photos, they will destroy any timber.
Termite track coming up from the ground.
Have you ever seen anything like it?
These termites are so desperate they aren’t using anything as a means for access, they are building tracks from the ground up to seek timber to destroy.
So much for treated timber, these termites are tracking outside of a treated timber stump!
Termites & treated timber fallacies
Here is visual proof that termites will destroy treated timber!
Related information that may help you:
QBCC Termite management notes for homeowners, booklet
For independent Building Inspections Brisbane in all suburbs, Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. qbis.com.au