Termite Mud Tubes

Termite Mud Tubes

Living on the Sunshine Coast means that you have probably heard and seen a lot about termites. They give many homeowners nightmares and nearly 1 in 3 homes in the area will likely suffer some kind of damage from them. You may have also heard the term “mud tube” used...
How Do Termites Eat Wood?

How Do Termites Eat Wood?

Termites are some of the most feared of all household pests because of the damage that they can do to homes. The Sunshine Coast is particularly susceptible to termites because of its warm, humid climate. Damage to homes occurs because termites live in and eat wood,...
Why Are There So Many Termites Along the Sunshine Coast?

Why Are There So Many Termites Along the Sunshine Coast?

There’s no question that we have a lot of termites along the Sunshine Coast. Nearly 1 in 3 homes will be affected by termite damage, and CSIRO has ranked our area as “very high risk” on their termite hazard map. Why are there so many termites in this part of...
How to Tell the Difference Between Ants and Termites?

How to Tell the Difference Between Ants and Termites?

Ants and termites are remarkably similar in many ways. They both live in colonies with a caste system consisting of a queen and king, a reproductive class, workers, and soldiers. They are also similar in size and appearance. Being able to accurately identify if the...
How Long Do Termites Live?

How Long Do Termites Live?

Most insects are not known for their long lifespans. A German cockroach’s average lifespan is 3-6 months, house flies can live up to 25 days, and little mayflies live less than 24 hours! These short lifespans may be heartening when it comes to household pests, but...