Termites and white ants

Termites and white ants can damage houses and units.

They like damp areas and eat wood and can weaken a building structure. House insurance generally does not cover damage by termites and white ants.

In Merri-bek, there are no large areas that have termite infestation. This may change in the future, and there may be small sections of Merri-bek with termites.

Visit Victorian Building Authority for information on termite infested areas in Victoria.

You should put gardens, materials and rainwater tanks away from walls, regularly check decks and wooden verandahs, and repair leaks quickly.