Termite Facts

Here’s 10 things you may or may not know about Subterranean Termites in Perth : 

  1. They are the most common wood-destroying organism in the Australia.
  2. They cause more than $2 billion in damage each year.
  3. They need moisture to survive.
  4. Subterranean Termites are social insects that live in colonies that may contain hundreds of thousands of individuals.
  5. They eat anything containing cellulose but will tunnel and damage a variety of materials in search of food.
  6. Their underground tunnels can reach hundreds of feet in length.
  7. “Worker” Subterranean Termites are actually blind.
  8. Ants are the natural enemy of termites.
  9. Subterranean Termites move soil and water above ground to make mud tubes that allow them to tunnel across exposed areas without the drying effects of air.
  10. The best way to prevent Subterranean Termites is to stop their ability to locate food, moisture and shelter.

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