Did you know most insurance companies in Malaysia do not cover termite damages? The Subterranean termites, also known as white ants, are silent destroyers. More often than not, houses with termite damage are discovered too late.
If an infestation is left untreated, it can lead to serious damages to your home furniture, architectural fittings and parquet flooring. It can cost you from hundreds to thousands of Ringgit to repair these damages. Some items damaged are too valuable, and may not be replaceable. And these include documents and buildings with heritage value. Having termites in your residential home can also subsequently lower the valuation of your property significantly.
Did you know that termites are considered to be the most destructive insect pests in the world? They are responsible for many property and structural damages worth hundreds of thousands Ringgit each year, resulting in huge financial losses. Out of over 200 different species of termites found in Malaysia, the Coptotermes species is responsible for about 90% of property damage in Malaysia, making them the unofficial “public enemy number 1.”
The Coptotermes sp. subterranean termites build their nest in the soil and are very dependent on soil for moisture. They construct mud tubes to avoid getting dried up (desiccation) when looking for food in the open air.
Did you know that a termite queen, depending on its species, can lay up to 30,000 eggs in one day? Termites are also social insect, meaning they live together in colonies.