TERMITES CAN EAT INTO YOUR SAVINGS (LITERALLY)
LUCKNOW, India - It was an all you can eat buffet at the bank.
An army of termites munched through 10 million rupees ($222,000) in currency notes stored in a steel chest at a bank, police in northern India said Friday.
The bank manager discovered the damage when he opened the reinforced room in an old bank building on Wednesday, police officer Navneet Rana told The Associated Press.
Another good reason to hire Al Hoffer's Termite·Lawn·Pest to protect your home and your money from termites.
Florida has mainly Subterranean and Drywood termites to deal with, constituting over 95% of the termite treatments and damage. There are other types of termites in Florida, but their occurrence is rare.
Subterraneans occur throughout Florida living generally below ground level. Sub means below and terra means earth or ground. Treatment for Subterraneans are usually done where the structure meets the soil. Liquid chemical applications can be used to either kill or repel the termites. Bait systems can be installed to monitor and treat.
Drywood treatments are most recognizable by the Canvas tent fumigation of entire buildings. Drawbacks to tenting include moving out of your house for two days or more, removal of food and possible damage to roofs and plantings. Tent fumigation becomes more necessary as the number and size of infested areas are discovered.
There are numerous alternative treatments for Drywoods which require more skill and time. Some involve technologically complex equipment. Advantages include not having to leave the building and no risk of damage that could be associated with a tent fumigation.
Termites do billions of dollars in damage. We used to say they do more damage than fires floods and hurricanes combined. With our recent record of four hurricanes in one year, I believe that is no longer true. Whether it is a leading cause of damage to your home or only the second leading cause, it warrants concern.