Termites are insects belonging to the order Isoptera. They were often called ‘white ants’, however apart from their social habit of living in colonies, they do not resemble true ants.
The size of a termite colony varies from a few hundred, to hundreds of thousands, even millions. Some species build mounds, some nest underground and some create small colonies in trees.
There are over 300 species in Australia, but only those which damage otherwise sound wood are of concern. The most common species that cause damage are Coptotermes acinaciformis, Mastotermes darwiniensis and shedorhinotermes. Once termites invade your home, they can go undetected until the damage is done, costing home-owners hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in damage. Laws in Australia require that new properties and property extensions are treated for termite prevention – which may be barrier protection (usually under the slab on which the property is built) and/or chemical treatments in the soil around the property. It is advised that annual inspections be carried out on all properties, and any reticulation systems that form part of the termite prevention system be topped up.
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