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Termites thrive in warmer climates. There are over 360 types of termites in Australia, classified in three main categories according to where they nest and feed: subterranean, drywood and dampwood. Subterranean termites live in a wide range of areas, dampwood termites can be found in coniferous forests, while drywood termites can be found in hardwood forests.
The main safety measures you can take to make sure you stay safe during the pest control treatment, especially if the pest control specialists needs to work inside your home, is to maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres with the technician, avoid physical contact, use digital payments and sanitise any frequently used spaces and surfaces before and after the treatment.
While they are very tiny, termites are visible with the naked eye. They have a soft body and can be grey, white or brown. Same as with other insects they have a head, a thorax and an abdomen. What differentiated them from other insects the most is the fact that their waist and antenna are straight and their wings are the same length (this goes for winged termites).
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How do I know if I have termites? Top 5 signs
Termites can be a serious threat when it comes to home damage. While they mostly target the wood in our homes, they can also cause damage to insulation, books and other items in the home, since aside from wood, they can also eat paper, drywall, and even plastic. In extreme cases, termites can cause a lot of structural and aesthetic damage, and can even bring down an entire house. That's why the first step in dealing with this problem is to learn how to spot termite infestations and find the right baiting or chemical termite treatments that will take care of your problem.
Let's take a look at some of the most common signs to look out for when it comes to termite colonies and termite damage so you can determine if you require termite protection and termite management without calling pest control services right away.