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Termites live in colonies, which are assemblages of different individuals with definite functions of the task. The size of the colony varies from few hundreds to a few thousands or even millions, as in mounding building spices. Termites have thin cuticles and are therefore susceptible to desiccation. They spend most of their lives in high humidity and temperature conditions within their workings and colony.
Termites are a destructive pest. It's important to have regular and thorough inspections of your home to detect the early signs of termite activity and infestation.
Termites can cause major structural and economic damage to your homes and commercial buildings by eating the inside of the structure and leaving only a thin shell for protection from the outside environment. It is essential that timber pest technician is able to identify the termite.
Termites can be divided into three categories.
Subterranean: Nest normally found underground, in buildings, under patios and in the base of trees The workings between underground tunnels and above ground for food sources indicated by mud shelter tubes Can be an isolated nest or a subsidiary colony.
Subterranean termites obtain their moisture mostly from the soil, and in this way they maintain the colony’s humidity and also use moisture evaporation for lowering the temperature colony.
Damp wood: Nests in damp wood either tree or timber landscaping – the timber is usually being attacked by fungal decay Found in damp sub-floors and landscaping timbers.
Dry wood: Nests in dry wood. Termites do not require external water sources and obtain their water from the timber in which they feed, attacking timbers in buildings that are at equilibrium moisture content. Difficult to control.
Termite barrier chemical soil treatment.
Pre-construction’ termite treatments.
Termite monitoring and baiting systems.
Termite inspection. ‘Pre-purchase’ inspection.
Termite reticulation systems.
Sub floor ventilation systems.