Assisting residential and business owners with effective pest control services
- QLD: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Townsville
- NSW: Sydney, Newcastle (Hunter & Central Coast), Wagga Wagga, Nowra
- ACT: Canberra
Effectively removing or controlling these annoying pests
Termites are a common name for numerous species of social insects that can damage wooden structures such as furniture or houses. Termites build various types of nest. Some termites have a totally underground existence without a central nest.
Of about 2000 known species, most are distributed in tropical countries and some inhabit the temperate regions. Termites are sometimes referred to as ‘white ants’ because of their creamy ant-like appearance.
Australia has over 350 species of termites of which some 20 species can damage timber in houses. In nature, they assist in the recycling of organic matter and nutrients back to the soil.
Termite species infest timber and particularly timber which is in an early state of deterioration by wood rotting fungi; some species of timber are resistant to termites but none are entirely termite proof.
Termites will often damage materials they cannot digest, for example, plastics, rubber, metal or mortar. Primarily, this damage occurs when the indigestible items are encountered during the termites search for food.