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The Truth About Termites
* According to entomologists, termites can cause more damage than tornadoes and other storms combined!
* According to experts at the University of Florida, termites cost Floridians over $500 million in damages every year!
* A colony of 60,000 worker termites can consume a 1-foot section of a pine board in 118 –157 days!
* Houses built before 1988 were probably treated with a poison called Chlordane, which kills termites for up to 35 years. Houses built since the ban of Chlordane in 1988 were pre-treated with chemicals that only repel termites and are effective for only about 5 years.
* Two out of three Florida homes built since 1988 will experience termiticide failure.