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We had a termite problem

Our office had a termite infestation. Fortunately, we called Ivey’s Capet Cleaning & Pest Control and they sorted the problem out. Because of the type of termite the whole treatment was also completely subsidised. If you have any termite issues in Fraser Coast and would like to get it checked we highly recommend Ivey’s.

For more information on why it got subsidised check out the report below.


Termites have a place with the creepy-crawly request Isoptera, signifying ‘equivalent wings.’

The stomach-related arrangement of termites contains an assortment of microorganisms to aid the absorption of plant fiber cellulose.

There are in excess of 350 types of termites in Australia, and few are viewed as nuisances. Just around 20 species cause harm to structures. In Victoria, there are five species that cause harm to structures and wooden designs.

Termites assume significant biological parts by giving home openings to reptiles, birds, and possums, separating natural matter, returning supplements to the soil, and helping with soil air circulation.

Termites are frequently wrongly called ‘white subterranean insects.’ This term ought not to be utilized on the grounds that termites are neither white nor insects.

Termite provinces

Termites live and cooperate in homes or provinces. Individuals from the settlement take various structures or ‘positions.’ These include:


Alates, signifying ‘winged ones,’ are genuine grown-up termites.

They have eyes, wings, more obscure shading, and are rich.

Their wings are of equivalent size and shape and twice the length of their body. They shed after the colonizing flight is made. Shed wings are a decent sign of termite presence.


These are the sexual types of the state, including future rulers and sovereigns of settlements yet to be set up.

The regenerative’s live in a focal chamber in the home where a female, or ‘sovereign,’ will lay a large number of eggs every year over her life expectancy of around ten years. Male, or ‘rulers,’ are answerable for preparing the sovereigns. Numerous reproductives are generally noticed.

The youthful termites create in the settlement by shedding fingernail skin toward the finish of every development stage, slowly changing until they arrive at the specialist, trooper, or grown-up (winged structure). On the off chance that sovereigns bite the dust, some advantageous reproductives may carry on the state as neotenic.

Reproductives are, for the most part, more obscure than laborers and warriors. They have useful eyes, and their more strong skin (fingernail skin) can oppose the external climate. After the flight, in contrast to different bugs, the deciduous wings of termites are disposed of, and heaps of shed wings are a decent sign of termite invasions.


Fighters have more obscure, bigger heads than different ranks. They are visually impaired, wingless, and have lacking conceptive organs.

Troopers are harder than different ranks and take more time to kick the bucket from most poisons, openness, or starvation. It is their part to shield the province whenever upset while the harm is fixed by the specialists.

Officers exist in various structures. Most species have warriors with all-around created jaws (mandibles) used to squash assailants, like subterranean insects.

Nature fighters happen in Nasustitermes species and are just seldom found as bugs in Victoria. They have a nose from which they launch a tacky arrangement that bothers and pastes aggressors.

Phragmotic fighters have a huge head, which can be wedged in passages to impede aggressors. The dry wood termites, which utilize this procedure, are just incidental acquaintances with Victoria.


The laborers represent the biggest number of termites inside the province and are, in this way, answerable for the most harm.

They accumulate food, different groom termites, building passages and fix the harm, as well as watching out for the rulers, sovereigns, and their young. These termites are accepted to work 24 hours every day all through their 4-year life range. Specialist termites are, by and large unpigmented. They are visually impaired, wingless, and have lacking conceptive organs.

Eggs and youthful

Termites bring forth eggs that have been tended by their home mates in extraordinarily built nurseries.

When they are mature enough, the youthful work inside the state where occupations change with age and development.

Colonizing flight

When a solitary state turns out to be adequately enormous, it produces winged reproductives which stand by in uncommonly built chambers until prepared to leave home and attempt a colonizing flight.

They leave home as a multitude under states of high mugginess, actually air, and now and again low light. Termites are not solid fliers and normally simply fly up to 1km, despite the fact that breezes and updrafts can convey them much further.

After arriving at almost a reasonable home site, the female sheds her wings and discharges a calling aroma. Guys rapidly react.

They delve in and over the course of the following not many weeks, mate, and deal with their young until enough laborers create to assume control over the consideration jobs.

New provinces are once in a while set up by means of growing. This is accepted to happen when the limits of the state lose contact and become autonomous.


The essential ruler and sovereign are accepted to produce chemicals, which stifle the sexual improvement of the remainder of the state. Nonetheless, this control separates if the domain is excessively enormous or contact with bunches is lost.

Termite life cycle

Termites cooperate in homes or settlements. They bring forth eggs as hatchlings, which are taken care of by grown-up termites. They, at that point, form into four structures or ‘ranks’ of termite:

Alates – have eyes, wings, hazier shading, and are prolific.

Troopers – have enormous, dim heads, are visually impaired, wingless, and have lacking conceptive organs. Warriors are harder than different stations and may take more time to control. A few types of trooper termites have solid jaws (mandibles) used to smash assailants, like insects.

Laborers – are vapid, visually impaired, wingless, and have lacking regenerative organs. Laborers are in the biggest position inside a settlement and are, thusly, answerable for most harm.

Reproductives – that are hazier in shading to different standings have useful eyes and powerful skin. This standing turns into the heads of future states.

The temperature, food quality, and movement of the province will decide what amount of time it requires for a termite to create from egg to grown-up.

Termite homes

Homes and passages are kept clammy in light of the fact that specialist termites can’t bear lowing mugginess for significant stretches of time. The temperature inside the nursery of a huge home reaches between 10 °C, and 35 °C yet infrequently fluctuates more than one degree daily. The overall dampness is roughly 100%. The dampness needed to keep up the temperature and mugginess is gotten from the dirt, spilling plumbing, or rotting wood.

Nuisance termites

It is critical to effectively recognize the kind of vermin termite prior to starting treatment. This will assist you with understanding the propensities for the state, find the home and show the most fitting technique for control.

Termite species are best distinguished by their warrior termites, which have the most unmistakable highlights.


These termites are broadly circulated all through Victoria and are answerable for more than 80% of termite harm to structures.

Coptotermes’ officers have earthy-colored, saber-like jaws. They measure 3.5–6.5 mm long. At the point when upset, these fighters launch a white, rubbery paste-like substance from their pear-formed heads.

A state of Coptotermes ordinarily incorporates a large portion of 1,000,000 termites; however, it may incorporate up to 1 million.

Coptotermes assemble homes in trees (favoring eucalypts), stumps, under a solid deck, in divider depressions, or encased verandahs.

These termites travel, in any event, 50 meters from the settlement by means of a progression of underground passages to discover food. Coptotermes acinaciform send enormous numbers to new food sources and, in this manner, reacts firmly to snare. Interestingly, Coptotermes frenchi generally investigates new food sources and feeds gently at various focuses. They react less emphatically to lure.


Nasutitermes are found all through Australia; notwithstanding, the species are less risky in Victoria.


Nasutitermes exitiosus is basic north of the Incomparable Separating Reach. They develop dim, meager walled hill homes between 30 cm and 75 cm over the ground. These hills are up to 1m in measurement.

Nasutitermes’ vexatious officers are most generally discovered assaulting garden lumbers.

Porotermes Adamson

This is Victoria’s biggest type of termite, some of the time called damp wood termite. They are typically found settling in huge bits of wood (especially more seasoned trees) and are generally normal in wet, hilly territories. They may, nonetheless, additionally be found in the dry lower regions of Melbourne.

Porotermes watch out for life in more modest states than different species and don’t build cover cylinders or travel far underground. They are more handily controlled than different species.


These termites are found all through Australia, yet just in the north of Victoria.

A developed state of Schedorhinotermes will have two particular sizes of troopers, alluded to as ‘major’ and ‘minor’ warriors. Significant fighters grow up to 5.6 mm long, while minor warriors are just 3.6 mm long. The two sorts of warriors have mandibles.

Schedorhinotermes are ruinous and generally migrant instead of keeping a fixed, focal home.

Heterotermes ferox

Heterotermes are generally conveyed all through Australia. Be that as it may, they are just a significant vermin animal category in the Northern Domain.


The officers of this species are up to 4.75 mm long, with protracted, dull jaws and equal-sided heads.

Heterotermes live in little states that assault fence posts, lumber ground surface, and withering walls inside a little span of the home. They are normally found since they feed on little lumbers on the dirt surface.

Irritation termite control – techniques

It is desirable to control settlements prior to introducing actual boundaries.

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