Frequently asked questions
A:Subterranean termites (those most commonly seen in homes) are a similar size to a black ant except they are pale in colour. That’s why they are often called “white ants”. If you look closely, termites have two sections to their body while ants have three. Soldier termites have a slightly darkened, or brown, head. You will also see termites with wings, called alates. Sometimes confused for moths, the allates fly out from the colony in search of a new environment in which to reproduce and develop a new colony.
A:Yes, termites are sometimes known as white ants, although the term “termites” is more accurate. Our white ant treatment services are therefore exactly the same as our termite treatments. Take a look at our termite species guide for more information about termites.
A:No, they do not, but they can use treated logs and footings as a bridge into your house.
A:There are simple and very practical steps you can take to greatly reduce the risk of an infestation. Changes can be put in place easily, with possibly no cost to you. See our prevention tips.
A:If you discover termites in your home, you should not attempt to get rid of them yourself. If termites are disturbed, they will simply re-route their activity to another area of the house. Give our termite specialists a call immediately on 1800 891 3994 or take a look at our termite treatments.
A:Most people would look for a well-established company which has the ability to support you and your home for years to come, continuously researches the latest technology, and has experienced and regularly-trained Termite Control Technicians who know your local area.