Termites are active 365 days of the year to ensure the survival of the colony – There are 3 main species of termites that cause most of the damage to homes and buildings in the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland. Look at identifying characteristics such has body shape and colour carefully. And don’t forget we’re here to help solve your problem.

Coptotermes spp.

  • Ranging from 3.5-6.5mm long
  • Have mandibles present
  • Produce a milky latex material from a pore on the head when disturbed
  • Nests can be subterranean or in houses and colonies can be large up to 50 meters away from your home
  • Considered the most destructive of the termites in Australia
  • Colonies can be spotted by their mud packs. They can form sub colonies in buildings and mud will appear around timber damage
  • They are active 365 days if the year in order ensure the survival of the colony

Treatment Options

The Noosa Shire and surrounding districts are prime termite country due to our long warm wet season, ideal conditions for them to prosper. Termites go largely unseen because they travel mostly underground. We have a number of proven treatments for termites so if you are in doubt please don’t hesitate to call us and we can get on top of your problem quickly.

Schedorhinotermes spp

  • Ranging from 3-7.5 mm
  • Do not produce the white latex like Coptotermes spp.
  • Can have large bulbous heads. Mandibles present
  • Often in tree stumps and root crown areas
  • Can nest under patios and verandas and timber buried in the ground like retaining walls
  • Colonies can be mobile
  • Timber can be completely eaten out and the void is packed with mud
  • Workings can appear darker than surrounding soil

Treatment Options

The Noosa Shire and surrounding districts are prime termite country due to our long warm wet season, ideal conditions for them to prosper. Termites go largely unseen because they travel mostly underground. We have a number of proven treatments for termites so if you are in doubt please don’t hesitate to call us and we can get on top of your problem quickly.

Nasutitermes spp.

  • Ranging between 3.6-7mm
  • Mandibles are fused to a point
  • Two dark areas on the top of the head
  • Like to feed on hardwood
  • Nests can be dome shaped ground mounds 30 – 75 cm.
  • Capable of extensive damage to timber, even hardwood structures.
  • Known to build nests under homes and timbers buried in the ground.
  • Subfloor areas need to be thoroughly inspected as these termites easily go undetected until the floor collapses.

Treatment Options

The Noosa Shire and surrounding districts are prime termite country due to our long warm wet season, ideal conditions for them to prosper. Termites go largely unseen because they travel mostly underground. We have a number of proven treatments for termites so if you are in doubt please don’t hesitate to call us and we can get on top of your problem quickly.