Termites

What You Need to Know About Termites
Termites are insects that live in colonies and have body segments and six legs, antennae, and wings.

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.

3 Most Common Types of Termites

Coptotermes

These subterranean termites are white, able-bodied workers who are responsible for the food and the colonies of termites. It can seriously damage any wooden structure it encounters.

Schedorhinotermes

These soldier termites are a significant pest in Australia. They like to build their nests beneath human-made structures as well as in tree stumps and in root crowns. These termites, like the timber they inhabit to be in direct contact with soil, which means the foundations of a property are their favored location, so there’s usually termite damaged wood as evidence of their existence.

Nasutitermes

These termites like to create colonies in urban areas, especially near eucalyptus trees. The colony is usually an above-ground mound and is roughly 30-75 cm high. Their mounds can be up to 100 cm wide.

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.
Clues You Have Termites
If you have termites, it can be hard to tell at first as they like to be in dark and humid environments. This means that sometimes when you do discover you have them there could already be a lot of damage done.

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

Termite Treatments

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.

Professional Service

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.

Don’t just take our word for it – look at our customers’ reviews.

We offer pest inspections, complete termite management systems, and home guards against termites, as well as effective and reliable aftercare.

Buggo is the Best
Buggo is Sydney’s most experienced and professional pest control provider with many years of expertise and knowledge in the world of pest control.

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.

Don’t delay, ring us today.
Termite FAQs
Yes, termites can fly, but they can’t jump as their legs aren’t made for that. The only termites which fly, however, are the reproductive adults in the colony.
As termites live and burrow in wood or near wood, you can usually find wood pellets near their nests. They also leave mud tubes or mounds around their nesting areas. You can also find evidence of termites when your doors or windows don’t shut correctly or if your walls or other wooden structures appear and sound hollow.
They do not bite humans – if they do, it would be by accident. They have poor vision, and you may have just gotten too close to one of the soldiers who want to protect and defend their colony.
All termites want is to have shelter, food, water, and warmth. And that food is primarily wood as it gives them cellulose nourishment, which is found in wood and timber and literally anything that is made with it. Shelter can be from a property’s wooden structure to a lump of firewood in a log pile in your home. Your home and office are also warm, so are great places for them to nest in the cold months.
Let Buggo Take Control of Your Termite Problem

1. Call

Why not give one of our experienced and friendly customer service team a ring on 0400 934 315

2. Quote

Once you’ve identified what type of pest you have found in your home or office, we can solve your problems at a reasonable, competitive price.

Treatment

Using our recognised professional service we will tailor a solution to meet your infestation problem. Using the most up to date and safe techniques to eradicate the problem.

4. Aftercare

We know how essential it is for you to know your home is your castle, and we make it personal with our after care service when it comes to ensuring you and your family are safe and healthy in the environments in which you live and work.

Don’t delay, ring us today.