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Subterranean Termites: How They Damage Your House

Origin of Termites

Termite is a deadly insect and ancient as well, if we look at the origin of this insect, more than 100 million years back is its history. Usually they are called white ants due to the similarity to ants but it is not true, they are more similar to cockroaches and now added to cockroach order Blattodea.

Termite personality

If we make groups of termites, they can be grouped into 3 main classes:

1: Dampwood: Such type of termites usually lives in rot pockets and damp logs in trees.

2: Drywood: This type of termites get water from wood and trees where they lives and don’t make contact with soil or any other moisture and humid surface

3: Subterranean: This type of termites is usually made contact with soil and other moisture surface and is the basic danger for wood and timber in surrounding.

Termites cause damage to your house:

It doesn’t matter where you live in Australia, these subterranean termites’ lives in your locality. This subterranean type of termites is greatly responsible for huge financial loss every year as compare to other natural disasters if combined. A rough estimate shows that there are more than 350 species of termites which is recorded, and more than 30 species get success economic importance as pests of timber.

Where do they live?

These types of termites usually live in colonies from few to millions. Within a colony, there is a division of labor, with lots of distinct castes; each of labor is expert in specific duty. Worker termites are responsible for the harm to wood just to find their food, which is usually based on sugars, starch, and cellulose present in timber. This type of termites usually makes their nests in soil, root crown of trunks, trees or mounds. To make connection with soil or water source to get enough moisture and humid to live, subterranean termites make secure soil shelter tubes from their home nest to food source, timbers, furniture, books etc. they usually eat wood from inside and when they visible they already eaten the wood.

How subterranean termites can enter your home

  • They can easily make soil tubes on solid pier
  • Make tunnels to the wood stumps
  • Develop mud tubes from soil to floor under walls
  • They can enter via service pipes like electrical, plumbing and telephone lines
  • They can appear via colonsing flights or with close to building.
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