Termite Information

Signs Of Termites In Your Home

  • Mud tubes on external walls

  • Hollow sounding wood

  • Sagging of floor or ceiling 

  • Crumbling wood on any structure

  •  Cracks or distorted paint on wood surface

  • Swarm of winged insects or discarded wings on ground 

  • Hear clicking or head banging sounds in timber or walls 

  • Tunnels in wood

Colonies can take anywhere from 2 to 5 years to create serious damage and mature infestations can range in number between 60,000 termites and 2 million.

When a king and queen first mate, the queen will lay only 10-20 eggs a day but as the colony ages that rate dramatically increases. The queen’s abdomen grows as it matures and after a few years she will be laying as many as 1,000 eggs a day and in some species, by the end of her life cycle the queen can lay up to 40,000 eggs a day! This means the rate of damage Increases as the colony grows in size.

While there are many different termite species in Australia, only a few of these species pose a significant threat to your property. The following are the most problematic termite species in Australia:

  • Coptotermes acinaciformis

  • Coptotermes frenchi

  • Cryptotermes brevis

  • Cryptotermes spp.

  • Heterotermes ferox

  • Mastoternes darwiniensis

  • Natsutitermes fumigatus

  • Natsutitermes walkeri

  • Schedorhinotermes intermedius

Termites cause thousands dollars of damage to homes each year without anyone knowing they are there, the best way to combat these pests is through early detection, here at Diamond Dog Pest Control we pride our selves in protecting your home treating it as if it is our own. With latest equipment and best know how we will protect your home from these nasty little pests contact us today. 

 
 

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