Termites can do a lot of damage in a relatively short time is undisturbed or left untreated.
No property is safe from termites! Termites are the cause of the greatest economic losses of timber in service in Australia.
Independent data compiled by State Forests shows more than 2 in every 5 homes is attacked by termites at some stage in its life.
Australia's subterranean termite species (white ants) are the most destructive timber pests in the world. In fact it can take "as little as 3 months for a termite colony to severely damage timbers within a home."