TermitesGeneral Termite InformationThe CSIRO reports that termites cause more damage than fire and that more than one in five houses have termite damage with an estimated damage bill of more than $100 million every year. Termites are often referred to as “White Ants” but they share very few characteristics with ants. There are a number of visual ways of distinguishing between Ants and Termites.How Will Cure-All Pest Control Solve my Termite Problem?Cure-All Pest Control has been conducting termite control in Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich areas since 1966 when the business was first established. Our 4 step approach to ridding your home of termites and protecting your property involves: 1. Assess and RecommendationFirst we carry out a termite assessment to evaluate the problem and determine what treatment will deliver the most effective results for your particular circumstances and what it will cost. 2. Inspection and Termite Treatment We then perform a full termite inspection with damage assessment and after extensive investigation, we execute the first stage of our treatment plan to treat the immediate infestation and rid your home of termites. 3. Termite ProtectionThe second stage of our treatment plan is directed at long term control of termites in your home. This ensures that not only are termites eradicated from your home, but you are protected from any future infestation. 4. Follow up We assess the effectiveness of the treatment program, analyse the results and perform follow up inspections if necessary.Watch the video below for further information on how we conduct termite control in Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich areas to protect your home from termites.Termite Identification TableAn important part of termite control in Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich areas, is knowing the characteristics and habits of the different species of termite.ANTSTERMITESHourglass figure with clearly defined 3 segments of head, thorax & abdomen.Reproductives have 2 pairs of wings with longer front wings than rear.Nesting material and shelter tubes (if any) are made of loose material with crumbly larger grains of sand/soilCommon to see moving in openLess distinct figure with weaker definition between thorax and abdomen.Reproductives wings are also paired but front and rear wing are of equal length.Solid harder to break nesting material and shelter tubes.Sun light and are usually only sighted in an outside environment when workings are disturbedMany Termite species are important in relation to our environment and feed on fallen trees and bushland and in doing so replace the lost nutrients and minerals back into the soil. Of the more than 300 species approximately 30 are a significant menace to man.What Is a Termite Colony?Termites are social insects. This means that, like Bees as well as Ants, they have a well developed social order which is controlled by a Queen. The other members of a termite colony or castes are a king, workers, soldiers, reproductives and alates. All of these castes contribute in individual ways to growth of a colony. Each colony can contain up to 1 million termites.Termite QueenThe Queen can lay over 1000 eggs per day and can live for up to 25 years. She and the King initiate the colony and produce the eggs until the colony matures. When the Queen dies a replacement from the chosen reproductives takes her place.Termite SoldierA Soldier's function is to protect the colony from intruders as well as to guard workers when they are absent from the colony gathering food. They are males and females whose reproductive organs and sexual characteristics have not yet formed.Termite WorkerWorker castes do the work in the colony. They are the primary locators of the food source and feeders of the other members of the colony.Termite KingReproductives are the future Kings and Queens of colonies yet to be developed or replacements of existing if they die. They are less susceptible to the outside environment than other castes. When fully developed they acquire wings and swarm in the warmer months leaving their parent colony. These new colonies are usually set up in the bases of trees or where moisture and food is evident.How Do Termites Move From the Colony to My Home?Part of conducting termite control in Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich areas, is understanding how termites can enter your home. Through the construction of tunnels, both underground and over edges of concrete slabs, up subfloor walls and over or through items that appear in their way, termites can travel a radius of at least 50 metres and to a depth of at least 300mm underneath the ground. Shelter Tubes are built if they need to travel above ground over items to get to food and also to protect them from the dry air outside and other insect predators.The common needs of termites is a food source in the form of any cellulose based materials, a moisture source and high humidity. Living trees, grass, timber and timber byproducts including paper and cardboard are all cellulose rich materials. Moisture is a major factor as Termites have thin cuticles which they shed several times during their growth. If a Termite is unable to grow a new skin, it will dehydrate and die. Obviously timber and cellulose based materials also encourage their development. Both of these factors contribute to the continuing development of the several castes which depend on one another for the survival of the colony. Using termite spray is just one of many products used to take out these pesky critters.
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