Termites

TERMITE FACTS

Termites are small soft bodied insects, commonly referred to as white ants. Although they look similar to ants, they are not related. There are hundreds of species of termites in Australia. Some are important recyclers of dead and decaying timber, others feed on grasses, while only a few species cause economic damage to timber.

These economically significant species of subterranean termite travel through soil as they constantly forage and evaluate the size and quality of potential food resources.

CSIRO surveys estimate that the risk of termite attacks and damage is high. One in three houses will be attacked at some stage during their economic life. Bare in mind that most home insurance policies do not cover termite damage.

The termite hazard map below puts Adelaide homes and buildings at high risk of termite attack, therefore, termite control and inspections are essential on all Adelaide homes.

Pest Aid are Adelaide’s Termite specialists.

 

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