Believe it or not, termite infestations has been one of the scariest cases around the world. The damages caused by this savage little wood eater can be very devastating and very expensive to repair. Some termite infestations can even collapse the whole building. In this article, we have compiled some dramas and unbelievable termite horror stories. Thus, hopefully, the stories written below can describe how dangerous termite infestation is.
These are 3 crazy termite infestation stories for you.
1. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
In 2014, Little Rock, Arkansas have their termite infestation story. Neither home or church is free from the risk of termite swarming. It happened around Christmas 2014 in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The annual Christmas eve services were forced to move from the original location to its Parish hall. All because the building was faced with serious Subterranean termite infestation damage.
The supposed to be merry annual Christmas eve turned into one of the Termite horror stories, the eve full of dread of the church collapsing. All the signs of infestation were visible in the church’s main sanctuary. The result was a need for major reconstruction.
2. Buderim New House
Around mid of 2016, a family started to settle in their newly bought house in Buderim. The joyful family installed things to make it the perfect house. The new LED lighting, carpets and blinds are installed. They also upgraded the kitchen and the lounge room with air conditioning. However, they later discover that the internal structure of their house was completely unstable.
The happy new family story unexpectedly turned as one of the Termite horror stories. The house was deemed as unhabitable by the insurance company as over 75% of the building’s structural integrity had been damaged. One thing that the family has to do is pack up and find a new home. The loss of this case was unbearable.
3. Inner City termites
If you think that termites only hit homes in rural houses and close to waterways, then you are wrong. At the beginning of 2017, a house in the Melbourne’ CBD was found with a termite infestation. The termite can invade as long as they found a sheltered moist area in the city. Melbourne’s Spring and Summer have produced damp nature that easily attracts flies, mosquitoes and the worst, termites.
The home owner’s hope to live far from the termite infestation risk was proven foul. This one of the termite horror stories began with the discovery of termite wings around the home. The homeowner, Lynn, called an exterminator to confirm it. Resulting, the termite in the home has largely damaged the lounge room and turned the majority of his floorboards to dust. This shows that a termite infestation can happen to anyone, anywhere they are.
Hopefully, the stories written above can convince you how important termite control and treatments are. Before the termite infestation turns worst, consider to contact and ask help from professional exterminator like FUMIDA. If you are Singaporean, you can call us for more information about FUMIDA’s treatments and offers. We can help you solve your termite problem and possibly avoid the worst case of termite infestation.