Termites

Do you have a Termite problem in Sydney

At IPM Pest Control we identify the type of Termites effecting your Home or Business. We implement an Environmentally friendly, effective and affordable Pest Control Treatment plan to remove any type of problem you may have, we will continue to come out to your premises until the pest problem is under control and you are 100% satisfied with the results and service. It is not necessary to leave your Home during the treatment process with minimal disruptions to your family or business. We guarantee all domestic pest treatments for 6 months

 

Termites have pale brown to white bodies with a darker head and have no waist between the thorax and abdomen. The antennae have bead-like segments.

 

They are called ‘white ants’, the resemblance to ants is superficial and they are more closely related to cockroaches and in fact have been recently included into the cockroach order Blattodea.

 

Termites can be grouped into three basic categories: dampwood, drywood and subterranean. Dampwood termites generally live in damp rotting logs or dead or trees. Drywood termites obtain water from the wood in which they live and have no contact with the soil, or with any other source of moisture. Subterranean termites are generally ground-dwelling or require contact with the soil or some constant source of moisture and are the main threat posed to timber in the built environment.

 

Termites are social insects, working and living together in groups (colonies). Each colony contains several types (castes) which differ in body shape and behaviour, and each caste is specialised to perform different tasks. Three principal castes are recognised: workers, soldiers and reproductives (the primary king and queen and sometimes supplementary reproductives).

 

 

Damage to Timber

 

Many termite species can do great damage to unprotected buildings and other wooden structures.

 

Their habit of remaining concealed often results in their presence being undetected until the timbers are severely damaged and exhibit surface changes.

 

Once termites have entered a building, they do not limit themselves to wood; they also damage paper, cloth, carpets, and other cellulosic materials.

 


If you do have a Termite problem please use the tips above then Contact IPM Pest Control Immediately on 0451 666 667 or contact us online now to arrange an inspection and for removal.