IF YOU thought the revelation this week a Buderim home was declared uninhabitable because of termite damage was an isolated incident – you would be wrong. Sunshine Coast pest inspector Ben Herbert, from Expect the Best termite experts, said he was called out all the time. “Once, every couple of months, a home on the Sunshine Coast is declared uninhabitable,” Mr Herbert said.

Most, thankfully, can be rescued without knocking the entire home down, but it comes at a considerable cost.Mr Herbert sent through a video of a pest inspection in a roof cavity. At first glance it looked perfectly normal.

But a gentle tap from Mr Herbert and the wooden truss holding the roof up crumbled like a piece of dry bread. For more information on termite prevention and removal on the Sunshine Coast see Stuy at Pest Control Australia – your local pest control guy