Termite Pest Control Service

Pest Control Sydney, Insect Removal, Termite Eradication, Ants

Termites

Termites or white ants are detritivores and create a balance in the ecosystem by eating up dead plants and wood, but in case they attack homes or human living spaces they can destroy million dollar properties in a matter of few months. They look like ants but belong to the cockroach family and live in colonies. Every member of the termite colony has specific tasks, and their shape and size depend on what variety of tasks they perform.

The usual termite size range from 1/4 to 1/2 an inch in length whereas queen and king are a little big, ranging from an inch to few more centimetres. The worker termites have a soft and pale coloured body. Reproductive termites’ have two prominent pairs of wings through which they can fly. Termites feed themselves on dead or living trees, wood, paper, plastic, drywall or even fabric. They are always in search of cellulose containing materials and a moist environment.

 

Varieties of Termites in Australia

There are almost 360 species of termites found in Australia, and it is challenging to identify the exact type of termite. To simplify the classification process-termites have been divided into four classes depending upon their food preferences and living habits.

  • Dampwood Termites
  • Formosan Termites
  • Drywood Termites
  • Subterranean Termites

Why Are Termites Not Favourable For Humans?

Termites are not toxic, but still, they bring serious health problems. Also, you can go through economic and asset loss due to these tiny creatures.

Health Problems

  • In case you are living in a termite infested home or spend several hours in an infested office, there are high chances that you start suffering from asthma and other respiratory problems.
  • Termites bite and sting, though their bite is non-toxic but it can cause allergy and skin problems.
  • Termite breeding process is very fast, and their colonies increase within no time. So, once they start setting their colony inside your home, you can expect them everywhere from the kitchen to bedrooms and toilets.
  • In case any human digests a termite, one insect can give you horrible pain and chronological stomach issues.

Other Issues

  • Termites can decrease the value of your property by 75% and makes it really hard to sell or rent an infested property.
  • They can ruin your book, newspaper, painting or any such collection within a month or two.
  • They can eat the foundation and roof of your homes which might result in a tremendous economic loss.
  • They are destructive for furniture, wooden fixtures, and even plastic products.
  • How Do We Help?
  • Our expert will identify the type of termite disturbing your property.
  • After identification, our next step is to kill them through slow poisoning and other technical methods.
  • Once the infestation process of termites is broken down, we start working on preventing the home from future termite attacks.