Termites feed on wood and are known as workers or swarmers (soldiers). Workers are cream in color and are roughly 3-4mm long. In contrast, swarmers are the reproductive cast of the termite colony and are approximately 4mm long and are dark brown or black.
Termites usually appear in early spring and can sometimes be seen as a swarm of what looks like flying ants.
The queen can lay up to anything from 100 to 1,000 eggs a day, and when they hatch into larvae, the young termites can become workers or swarmers depending on the types of temperatures and possible pheromones the eggs are exposed to. It is the queen who has the most extended life, spanning on average to 25 years -the other types of termite’s life span vary from 12 to 24 months.
In drier areas, they may nest in trees or stumps, but can sometimes be found in wall cavities or under floors. In some cases, they may even build nests underground in dry areas, only leaving bare earth over the colony.
You’re more likely to see the damage they have created rather than the termites themselves, so look for hollow or papery sounding timber. If your vacuum easily goes through the skirting board indicating it’s been eaten this is also another clear sign.
They tend to leave excrement or ‘mud’ which creates a protective environment that traps moisture and heat, which in turn, makes your timber swell – lookout for swollen windows or doors which make them hard to shut or open.
Once you’ve discovered the termite holes and evidence of the termites and have been able to identify which type you may have, then is the time to call in the professionals.
Termites Infestation Signs & Prevention Tips
It’s always tempting to cut out the professionals and try to rid yourself of your pest issue.
However, if you don’t get rid of this termite and pest problem completely, you’ll be in danger of risking more damage and further cost.
Our methods range from both our in-ground termite monitoring and baiting, and the above the ground baiting, involve using safe liquid chemical barriers. At Buggo we can help you decide which method is best for your situation.
There are various effective termite treatments available, so regardless of how large or small your termite problem may be, give us a call on 0400934315 for our effective termite treatments.
DIY Termite Treatments
You can try DIY termination methods with termite traps or other DIY termite and pest control protection systems. However, this is not recommended to truly rid yourselves of these potential threatening little beasts.
If you are suffering from termite infestations it’s time you called in the professionals for a complete termite protection system.
Buggo is one of Australia’s most experienced and professional pest control providers and has many years of expertise and knowledge in the world of pest control.
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We offer pest inspections, complete termite management systems, and home guards against termites, as well as effective and reliable aftercare.
Don’t just take our word for it – look at our customers’ reviews!
We know how essential it is for you to know your home is your castle, and we make it personal when it comes to ensuring you and your family are safe and healthy in the environments in which you live and work.
We offer termite inspections, complete management systems, and home guards against termites, as well as effective and reliable aftercare.
Why not give one of our experienced and friendly customer service team a ring on 0400 934 315 once you’ve identified what type of pest you have found in your home or office, and then we can give you a sensible and competitive price to solve your problems.