Is Your Town at Risk of Termite Invasion?

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 08 September 2015 00:44
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Spring is coming and weather is starting to warm up. And with temperatures going up pests also slowly but surely start showing up. The termites who have been hiding out all winter and now looking for food and place where to mate. It's well-known that these insects can cause damages in your home because they can hide in your walls, attic, floor, and crawl spaces, eating all types of wood that come in their way. So this is the right time to prevent them from destroying your home. The easiest and most effective way to get rid of them is to book termite controllers. I use the services of pest control company in Melbourne because close termite encounters is something usual for these parts.


Termites in Australia are categorised under these names: Captotesmes, Miscroceretermes, Mastotermes, Nasutitermes, Heterotermes, and Scedorhinotermes.

Look at the map and check out the risk of termites in cities in Australia. Is your city threatened by these insects?

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Interesting Facts

These interesting facts about termites are scary and will surely make you shiver at least a bit. So get your home checked out the first chance you get.

- Did you know that there are more than two thousand known species of termites and not one of these species is known to sleep? They consume wood all the time – twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. And to make it even worse, their colonies can grow to the astonishing two million insects.

Visit National Pest Management Association to learn more about these pests.

And if you're not scared yet, there are also termites with wings. Now that should have gotten the job done. And the winged termite can fly during the warmer months. Also, if you see sawdust like substance around a wood source, it's good to make an investigation to see if you have termites. These insects prefer rooting, decaying and water-damaged wood because it's easier for them to consume. Termites use pheromones to control each other's behavior and to talk to one another.

Other interesting fact is that the female termite can lay up to ten thousand eggs a day. She lays one egg every fifteen seconds.

Do you know what's vampires and termite have in common? Both don't like sunlight. Because of that termites live in nests either below or above ground. They will actually die if exposed to sunlight.

The termite queen can live for about fifteen to twenty five years. And it's also interesting to note that there are more termites in the world than people.

If you don't know how they look, you can easily recognize them just by looking for ants which are closely related to cockroaches.

Benefits for the Environment

In all fairness, with all the bad things termites cause, there are also a lot of benefits these insects bring about. With the bad things that can cause termites, now it's time to consider the benefits of these insects. They play a prominent part in the decomposition of dead wood, plant debris and in recycling plant nutrients. Their excavations alter the structure of trees and this way make spaces for other animals, like bats, birds, arboreal mammals, and reptiles.

Termites are ecologically beneficial as well. Forests need these insects. The environment is better off because of what termites do.

Have in mind that trying to kill termites is not a DIY task. Termites descend form an ancestor that's similar to the cockroach, so they are much older than the human race. Cockroaches, mantis, and termites all share this ancestor that lived over three thousand million years ago. This fact suggests that these organisms are very resilient. Termites are complex pest that require the intervention of qualified pest controllers.

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