Heterotermes ferox


Heterotermes is a genus of termites in the family Rhinotermitidae. Hetertermes ferox is a species often encountered in and around Ipswich attacking posts, poles, paling fences, and even home flooring. Weathered floorings, such as timber decking and fences, are a favoured feeding site for these termites. They are widely distributed across Australia and can be […]

Schedorhinotermes intermedius


Schedorhinotermes is a South-East Asian and Australasian genus of termites in the family Rhinotermitidae. Schedorhinotermes intermedius occur locally in Ipswich and surrounding areas. They will nest in tree stumps and root crowns of living or dead trees. They will infest timber buried in the ground, under homes, soil-filled verandahs, and fireplaces. They can have multiple […]

Coptotermes acinaciformis


Coptotermes is a genus of termites in the family Rhinotermitidae and is thought to have originated in southeastern Asia. There are about seventy-one species, many of which are economically destructive pests. Coptotermes acinaciformis are native to Australia, and the most destructive termites in Australia are found locally infesting homes in and around Ipswich. Coptotermes acinaciformis […]

What You Need To Know About Australian Subterranean Termites

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Australia has over 300 species of termites, but only a few cause severe economic damage to homes. Most termites are vital for our environment to recycle decaying timbers and plant materials to improve the organic resources in the soil. They are also a source of food for many animals. Termites live in colonies. The size […]