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Termite Facts And Identification

Termites, which belong to the order Isoptera, are social insects often referred to as white ants. They are known for their exceptional capacity to eat and digest cellulose, the primary constituent of wood and other plant fibres.

Termites reside in well-structured colonies that can house thousands of members. Their colony comprises distinct castes, such as workers, soldiers, and reproductive termites. Workers gather food and look after other colony members, whereas soldiers protect the colony against predators and parasites. Reproductive termites produce new offspring to maintain the colony’s expansion.

Due to their habit of forming extensive and well-structured colonies and hiding well, termites can be difficult to control. At Tom’s Pest Control Canberra, we provide safe and practical solutions to remove termites at reasonable rates. With years of experience in the pest control industry, we are adept at managing all kinds of termite infestations.

Types of Termites

Termites that may enter your homes include:

Dampwood termites control canberra
Dampwood termites are a species of termite that typically inhabit wet and decomposing wood. Their name comes from their fondness for moist and deteriorating wood, which is not commonly found in dry and intact wood. Compared to other termite types, dampwood termites are usually larger and have a brownish colour.

Dampwood Termites

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Drywood Termites Control Canberra

Drywood Termites

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Subterranean termites control canberra
Subterranean termites are a type of social insect that are known for their ability to cause substantial destruction to wooden structures, including houses and buildings. They are a part of the family Rhinotermitidae and are known to construct their colonies in soil located underground. These termites are relatively small, measuring between 3 to 9 mm in length. They have soft bodies and are typically light in colour, ranging from white to light brown.

Subterranean Termites

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Where to Check for Termites?

Termites can hide in numerous locations, both inside and outside a house. Therefore, it is recommended to inspect common areas for potential termite activity, such as window and door frames, decks and patios, foundations, attic spaces, and wooden furniture or shelves. In addition, it is essential to look for any termite droppings, wings, or mud tubes to detect any termite presence.

If any of these signs are detected, it could signify a termite infestation, and it is advisable to conduct a further inspection. However, it is crucial to remember that if any area is suspected to be infested with termites, it should not be disturbed as it may lead to the termites’ spread to other parts of the property.

In such a scenario, it is recommended to contact our pest control professionals to determine the presence of termites and the most effective treatment options.

Termite Inspection and Control

Termite colonies have the potential to increase rapidly, and therefore, it is essential to eliminate them promptly. Please get in touch with our termite pest control experts if you detect any initial signs of infestation. We can take swift action to eradicate the termites at the earliest.

Our licensed pest controllers will thoroughly inspect your property using advanced techniques to identify any termite infestation, even in areas with no visible signs. We will leave no corner unchecked. After the inspection, our inspectors will design and implement an appropriate solution step-by-step.

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If you need help removing termites from your property, don’t hesitate to call our pest control professionals.

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