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The Social Termite

Termites have a well ordered social system with amazing engineering capabilities and an acute survival instinct; they obtain moisture from the soil and moist decaying timber, and communicate using pheromone... more
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Worker Termites

The workers are by far the largest cast in the termite colony and the one that does the damage; they are a creamy translucent colour, soft bodied and carry out all work in the nest, including gathering food (timber and other cellulose); constructing tunnels; repairing and enlarging the colony... more
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Termites nests near moisture

Termites often build nests where moisture is allowed to regularly collect inside the wall cavity, say from leaking pipes, shower recess, faulty plumbing, guttering, broken roof tiles,... more
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Termites have a symbiotic digestive system

Only the worker termite caste can digest timber by the use of symbiotic protozoa in their gut. Worker termites feed their partly digested semi-liquid food, regurgitated from their mouth or passing from their anus, to the other termites, a process known as... more
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Soldier Termites

The soldiers commonly have an orange coloured armoured head termiteswith mandibulate pinchers which they use to crush an attacker, such as ants; some have hard pointed snout which eject a white sticky latex to ensnare their enemies. The soldier termite is usually the first to be seen in... more
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Termites that live in the ground can eat your house down ….

Termites are known to destroy the wall and roofing timbers of a home within 3 months of construction. Termites cause more damage to homes in USA than fire, floods, storms and tempest, combined. Termites occur throughout most states of the USA, with a high incidence of attack in virtually... more
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Warmer temperatures bring out Termites

Recent industry surveys suggest that most homes are at risk of a subterranean infestation.  Severe termite damage to buildings is on the increase since the removal of the long lasting soil barrier chemicals; the more common use of softwood building and other landscaping timbers that termites... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Signs of Termite Damage

It is not always possible for an untrained individual to see evidence of termites; however, homeowners can sometimes identify a potential termite problem by being vigilant in and around the home. If you see any of the following, it’s time to contact a pest professional who can immediately... more
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Do you have termites in your home?

How do you know if termites are present in your home? Signs of termite activity include mud tubes and discarded wings from swarming mature termites, most often occurring in the spring. If you tap on wood and it sounds hollow, or push it and it caves in, you might have a problem. Many... more
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Things You Could Be Doing That Attract Termites

What attracts termites? Does mulch? Do pine cones? It's hard to prevent a home termite infestation if you don't know what draws them to your property. Oftentimes, homeowners make a concerted effort to complete seasonal projects around the home to prevent pests from coming inside. However,... more
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