Termites

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites include species that make tunnels in the ground, usually in the top 200mm, to reach a source of food which is sometimes a considerable distance from the colony. Included in this group are the mound-building and some tree-dwelling (arboreal) species.

Drywood Termites

Drywood termites obtain water from the wood in which they live and do not have contact with soil. The native species live in dead branches, branch stubs, fire scars and logs of a variety of host trees. Attack is mainly restricted to the sapwood, but galleries may extend into outer layers of sound...

Dampwood Termites

Dampwood termites, Termopsidea, are always associated with damp, decaying wood, usually in the form of fallen logs in the forest, but may sometimes be found in decaying wood in buildings or fences. They depend on the moisture in the tree and mostly have galleries in the softer growth rin...

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