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ALL ABOUT TERMITES


Termites are often called the "silent destroyer" because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your basement or yard without any immediate signs of damage.  While each termite species thrives in different climates and eats different types of food, all termites require four things to survive — food, moisture, shelter and optimal temperature.

Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide these ideal conditions for termite infestation.

Termites are detrivores, or detritus feeders. They feed on dead plants and trees as well as dead parts of living trees, including wood and wood in the soil. A termite's mouth is capable of tearing large pieces of food.  This ability is what causes concern in human dwellings: while termites only measure approximately one centimetre in length, their feeding habits are capable of causing costly damage to property.  

House foundations, furniture, shelves, books, carpets and insulation are all possible feeding sites for termites.

Subterranean termite homes are usually formed in soil.  Within these mounds, termites build elaborate tunnel systems and mud tunnels through which they access aboveground food sources.

Drywood termites live within the wood they consume and oftentimes infest walls and furniture.

When a colony has matured, winged, swarming termites can be seen around windows and doors. Winged termites are highly attracted to sources of light and are most active in springtime. After mating, these termites locate a new breeding site and create another colony, spreading infestations throughout multiple locations.

The Termite Threat and Identification

Termites (Isoptera) are an ancient order of insects whose origins date back more than 100 million years to the Cretaceous period.

Did you know?

Although they are commonly called 'white ants', the resemblance to ants is superficial and they are more closely related to cockroaches (Blattodea).

What do termites feed on?

They feed on cellulose-based material like woods, books, boxes, furniture and drywall coverings.  Termites are constantly forages and have been found up to 50 metres from a colony.

Why are they a threat to my home?

Termite colonies work 24 hours a day, and signs of termite infestations can go undiscovered until serious damage is done.  Because homeowners insurance typically does not cover termite damage, termite detection & continued termite treatment are the best ways to help your property.

TYPES OF TERMITES

Termites can be grouped into three categories: dampwood, drywood and subterranean.

  • Dampwood Termites

They generally live in damp rotting logs or rot pockets in dead or living trees. 

Drywood termitesobtain water from the wood in which they live and have no contact with the soil, or with any other source of moisture.   Their colonies can be dispersed wiithin your home and can spread, infesting more than one area.

Drywood termites cause considerable damage to timber structures in coastal areas in Queensland. Knowledge of the habits of drywood termites and regular inspections of buildings and houses are the best insurance against these pests.

 

Drywood Termite Pellets

The West Indian drywood termite is a notifiable disease and treatment, at present, is undertaken and supervised without cost to the householder.  Therefore, identification of species is recommended before treatment is implemented.

  • Subterranean termites

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Subterranean termites are generally ground-dwelling or require contact with the soil or some constant source of moisture.  They require moisture from the soil to survive, and can tunnel up to 50 metres to reach feeding sites.  To reach food above ground, they build mud tubes to protect them from exposure to light, air & enemies.

  • Formosan Termites

Formosan Termites are a more aggressive specifics of Subterranean termites that can establish secondary nests above ground.

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