Termites Munching On Treated Pine

I was carrying out a Termite Inspection on a property in Killarney Heights recently when I found active Termites in timber wall studs behind the gyprock.
The timber wall studs were treated pine and they had been completely eaten out just leaving a hollow shell of 2ml of timber.
My client was astonished Termites would eat treated pine until I explained to them that treated pine is timber that has been inpregnated with a chemical solution usually copper,chrome & arsenic.

The chemical solution doesn’t penetrate all the way into the timber so when a builder cuts a wall stud to size you have an open end and Termites just march in through the untreated section of the timber, happens a lot if the studs are on a concrete slab and depends on the quality of treated pine used.

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