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Termites or “white ants” as they are often called are not ants at all. Termites are in fact related to cockroaches with a similar two hundred million year history.
Within a termite nest there are members of different castes, each with a different role to perform. These include the queen, king, the winged reproductive (young kings and queens), soldiers and workers.
The queen following her hazardous flight and after mating becomes an egg laying machine; her body becomes hugely enlarged; she can live more than 25 years producing more than 2,000 eggs a day.
The king and queen live in a central chamber and are tended by the workers.
The workers are by far the largest cast in the termite colony and the one that does the damage; they are a creamy translucent colour, soft bodied and carry out all work in the nest, including gathering food (timber and other cellulose); constructing tunnels; repairing and enlarging the termites colony nest; grooming each other and feeding the soldiers, the king, the queen are also caring for the young nymphs until mature.
Worker termites are 3mm to 4mm long, have no wings, are sterile and blind; work 24hours a day for several years life span in some species.
The soldiers commonly have an orange coloured armoured head with mandibulate pinchers which they use to crush an attacker, such as ants; some have hard pointed snout which eject white sticky latex to ensnare their enemies.
The soldier termites are usually the first to be seen in large numbers by the home owner when the termite workings (shelter tubes or damaged timber) are opened and the soldiers rush out to guard the opening whilst the worker termites repair the damage.
The swarmers (reproductive’s) are called “alates” and are commonly seen when they swarm on a hot humid summer evening around dusk; they have eyes; are poor fliers but swept along by the wind; they land, drop their wings, find a mate to become king and queen of a new termite colony.
The swarmers are emitted in their thousands when a mature termite’s nest is large and well established. They land shed their wings and attract a mate by pheromone chemical signal. If you find swarming termites, it is a sure DANGER sign that a large termite colony nest is close by and a thorough inspection of the property by a termite control expert is essential.
We offer Termite Control Solutions for all residential, commercial and industrial situations:
Termite treatments for established buildings
Fremantle Pest control offers a range of termite control measures for termite eradication or protection for established buildings. They range from the environmentally friendly baiting systems to barrier treatments.
We offer a range of chemical and physical barriers which are installed prior to construction of the building.
Termites are a persistent and secretive pest and regular termite inspections are an important part of any home maintenance program. Fremantle Pest Control also carries out pre-purchase termite inspections for prospective buyers. To safeguard consumers, Australian Standards have compiled AS4349.3, which is the only recognized standard for pre-purchase inspections. When you purchase a pre-purchase report make sure it will be done to the current Australian Standard.
Why do I need a termite inspection?
You may have termites and not even know it. Because the termite nest is often beneath the soil surface, entry into buildings can often go unnoticed as severe structural damage may take a long time to become visible. Although some buildings are more prone to termite attack than others, every building is susceptible to termite invasion.
When buying a home it is essential to have a professional termite inspection. An undetected termite invasion can seriously weaken the structure of any building and or cost the owner thousands of dollars in repairs.
A Fremantle Pest Control termite inspection report will provide relevant information on conditions that are conducive to Timber Pest attack and how to protect your property. At Fremantle Pest Control we carry out termite inspections to current Australian Standards by licensed and experienced technicians that are certified to carry out reports to the Australian Standards. This means you can have peace of mind that all relevant aspects of the property are being reported on by a qualified professional, with all pertinent information being provided.