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...
Termite Anatomy

Termite Anatomy

Termites cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage across Australia every year. Queensland, in particular, is at extreme risk for termites, so it is essential for homeowners to have yearly inspections, implement preventive measures, and know the signs of...
The Scoop on Subterranean Termites

The Scoop on Subterranean Termites

There are many different species and types of termites in Australia, but the most destructive and devastating are subterranean termites. They are the type that most commonly infest wood in buildings and cause millions of dollars worth of damage yearly. Understanding...
When Do You Need a Termite Inspection?

When Do You Need a Termite Inspection?

Termite inspections are extremely important in Australia, where approximately 1 in 3 homes will face a termite infestation. With over 350 species of termites and at least 30 that have gained pest status, Australian homeowners must constantly be on the lookout for...