Category Archives: Termite behaviour

Top 10 tips to reduce the chance of a termite (white ant) attack

With 1 in 5 homes in Melbourne likely to suffer a termite attack and termite damage not covered by home insurance, it makes sense to do everything you can to protect your home. And don’t think just because your house … Continue reading

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It might be winter but termites are still on the move

Termites can be said to be seasonal especially down here in Victoria where we get particularly cold winters compared to say Brisbane. The cooler weather does affected their mobility and certainly we associate these months with a slowing of activity … Continue reading

A great interview with the ABC with our industry boffin, Dr Don Ewart

Their appetite for destruction knows no bounds and they’ve made many homeowners’ lives a misery, but having spent his life studying termites, Dr Don Ewart has come to respect their skill as “nature’s engineers”, and their complex role within the … Continue reading

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Look Closer – Can you see the termite entry point!

If you look at the corner of between the brick pier and the footing wall of this typical brick veneer in Greensborough you can make out a 2cm wide by 5 cm tall termite tube. It almost looks like a … Continue reading

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Termites Ain’t Termites

Termite aren’t just termites, in fact there are over 350 different species in Australia alone and although the majority of them don’t cause us any issues there are some species that create huge amounts of damage throughout Melbourne. This photo, … Continue reading

Termites flying out of a door achitrave in Ivanhoe, Melbourne

  Termites are predominately a subterranean species but just like most colony organisms each member of the colony has a role to play. In the video you can see an example of the ‘reproductives’ or ‘alate’ termites flying out of … Continue reading

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Termites Entering House Through Stump

Concealed termite entry points are a common way for termites to get into your home. This shows termites (Nasutitermes spp) in a timber stump which was being used to enter a home ‘undetected’. Although this example is of a timber stump, … Continue reading

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