Termites are usually Australia’s most common enemy because of their migration towards urban areas and as a result, invade people’s homes. That means that any wooden structure within Australia’s mainland is exposed to an unwelcome visit from termites which may infest and devour their house’s structure, damage property and much more.
Termites have first made their appearance millions of years ago and are most commonly found within Australia’s territory. They are divided into three different types of colonies which are referred to as castes, each having a specific purpose:
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Damage caused by pests can be costly. And because of this, it is good to have the knowledge on how to distinguish marks of common pests in your home before it is too late! In reality, these damage-causing insects like mosquitoes, ants and termites happen to cause more devastation than the fused effects of natural calamities like tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning and fires.
Extensive damage to the foundation and structure of your dwelling can be brought about by these termites and would surely cost you a lot of money for renewals and renovation. And do not brush off the fact that there are carpenter ants that does the same thing. It would surely be a great problem if they are left unseen.
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What are Termites?
Termites are soft bodied insects also known as white ants. However, termites aren’t ants at all, they are closely related to cockroaches. Termites have a well structured social system with great engineering capabilities and strong survival instincts. As social insects, they are working and living together in colonies. Each colony has several types of termites that differ in behaviour and body shape (castes). Each caste can perform different tasks – workers, soldiers and king/queen caste. There are almost 2000 identified termite species in the world and they can be found on all continents except Antarctica.
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