In a natural environment, termites (also known as “Anay”) are actually useful to the ecology because they help to break down nutrients from dead trees and plants. However, termites become a formidable threat when they invade our living space. Based on a research, an average house repair costs an estimate of P205,000. The bigger the property the higher the cost to repair or renovate it and termites can be the cause of these damages.
In the Philippines, termite damage is actually much more common compared to fire and flood because our tropical environment and high humidity encourage the growth of termite population. As they can feed on wood for 24 hours-a-day without sleeping, a termite infestation can quickly lead to costly repairs and structural failure.