Termites are insects belonging to Order Isoptera. They were often called “White Ants”; however, apart from their social habit of living in colonies as several forms of castes, in appearance they donot resemble true ants.

Termites are mostly pale brown to white, have no constriction between thorax and abdomen, and have beaded antennae.  Reproductive forms have two pairs of equal wings and one pair of compound eyes. Workers and soldiers are blind, sexless  and wingless and have thin cuticles that are susceptible to desiccation in dry or exposed environments.

Termite Control

When you have termite management services carried out there are two main termite management strategies, either you are trying to create a barrier between the termites and the building to be protected (chemical treatments) or you are trying to eradicate the termite colony (baiting).

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The Australian Standard in relation to termite control requires that when active termites are discovered in a building, an attempt be made to treat them with the intention to eliminate the colony.

 

Pest Control Termite
Termite Prevention

Termite chemical barriers or treated zones (using liquid termiticides). Treated zones stop subterranean termites gaining concealed access into your property. Chemical barriers can be used as a prevention and/or treatment.

Non-repellent termicides are preferred and should be re-applied approx every 5 years.

 

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