Termites cause an estimated one billion dollars a year damage to timber in structures in Australia. Source: Archicentre

Simple fact is we live & build in their back yard. A termite colony’s need for food (cellulose based) and moisture is insatiable. They randomly forage in the top sections of soil (mainly the first 300mm) until they basically bump into structures. Dead decaying timber releases CO2, which can attract, but our problem is they keep foraging until something stops them – our buildings.

Did you know

  1. A termite queen can live for up to 50 years.
  2. A termite colony can vary in size up to 2-5 million termites.
  3. A termite colony can forage up to 150 metres from the nest.
  4. Termites work all year round. Their metabolism slows in the colder months, which slows movement and eating patterns. Source: CSIRO
  5. Termites are basically blind/light sensitive, hence why they will eat the inside of timber leaving a thin outer shell which may look sound until it gives way.
  6. Termites live in very high humidity which like point 5 above, is why they conceal themselves inside structures.

The termite colony is a social structure consisting of:

  • A queen,
  • Soldiers
  • Workers
  • and Reproductives

Termites have survived for millions of years and we must be vigilant in building them out of our man made structures.

Contact Us For More Information

Please fill out our contact form and one of our friendly team of professionals will get back to you shortly with more information about Termsteel.

We’re also on social media

Postal Boxes

Western Australia
PO Box 1241, Canning Vale DC WA 6970

PO Box 3490, Tingalpa DC QLD 4173

New South Wales
PO Box 473, Parramatta NSW 2124

PO Box 81, Blackburn VIC 3130

South Australia
PO Box 2002, Glynde Plaza SA 5070

Northern Territory
PO Box 899, Darwin NT 0801