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Melbourne Termites

There are over 300 species of termites in Australia.

Of all those varieties of termites, only a handful cause damage to properties. Sometimes known as white ants termites are actually a completely different insect group that are not directly related to ants. In evolutionary terms, termites are more closely related to cockroaches. Here at All Pests we can you with both, a regular pest inspection is the best way to make sure none of these creepy crawlies find thier way into your woodwork.

Termite Habitats

Termites are one of the most successful species on the planet and can be found on every land mass on Earth with the exception of Antarctica.

Termite colonies that require high humidity will only flourish in locations where there is a constant supply of moisture. These termite workers are generally thin-skinned and without sufficient humidity they with quickly dehydrate and die.

When searching for warning signs for termites a major cause for alarm is the presence of damp areas close to or on structural timber. Our Melbourne termite inspection team will search your property not only for termites, but also notify you of areas where you may have potential to encounter termite infestation.

Termite Species

Coptotermes acinaciformis

This Termite is a subterranean species of termite that is native to Australia and can be found throughout Australia, with the exception of Tasmania and parts of coastal Victoria.

This species of termite will typically build its nest underground or in the base of a tree stump, building subterranean passages that extend outwards from the central nest up to 50m.

When conducting termite inspections in Melbourne, this particular termite is one of the most common culprits we encounter. A termite colony can contain more than a million termites and if left unchecked can cause serious damage to your property.

Termite Warning Signs

This termite species requires high humidity in order to survive. Properties with older plumbing or properties susceptible to leaks should have regular termite inspections carried out in order to ensure that termites do not find themselves a foothold.