Termite Control Sydney
Termites have a specific role in their colony and are separated into three groups:
- Queen – can live up to 50 years and pump out millions of baby termites. She will never leave the colony
- King – his job is to fertilise the queen and will not leave the colony except at the start of the colony
- Alates – will form their wings and when the perfect conditions arise they will leave the colony to form new colonies. This is usually when the humidity is just right
Soldiers – they are the front line when it comes to an attack of some sought.
Workers – will carry out all work which is needed such as building the colony and will distribute food.
There are three groups that classify termites.
- Subterranean – will usually build their colony underground, under patios and base of trees. Will build mud leads and underground tunnels.
- Dampwood – will usually build their colonies in timber landscaping, damp subfloors or damp wood.
- Drywood – will usually be found in tropical climates, will nest in drywood and does not need ground contact.
There is two different shaped heads in termites which are:
- Mandibulate head
- Nasute head
|Body segments||Two segments||Three segments|
|Antennae||Very straight beaded antennae||Antennae’s are elbowed|
|Eyes||Blind except Alates||Compounded eyes|
|Colour||Creamy white||Black and reddish brown|
|Wings||Equal length wings||One wing longer than the other|