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Undetected termites can cause significant damage to your property.

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Termites are the cause of the greatest economic losses of timber in service in Australia

ValleyPest’s effective termite management consists of inspections, treatments and systems installations.

The main pest species in Australia, Cryptotermes spp., are subterranean; and once they have gained access to timber, they mostly excavate it internally. To maintain a high level of humidity and temperature, termites leave a thin layer of wood around their activity, so that their presence is not obvious. Often the first indication of an infestation is the collapse of flooring or of structural bearers and joists. 

Subterranean termite species make tunnels through the soil. These originate from the colony and are the main means of searching for food. Timber in or on the ground is attacked from these underground tunnels.

In the case of the pest species Coptotermes acinaciformis, the subterranean tunnels, which are mostly in the top 20 cm of soil, radiate up to 50 m, and in some soils, they may be deeper and radiate further. Some other subterranean species have similar ranges of activity. The tunnels are used by the workers travelling from the food source to the main colony, although soldiers occur along their length for defence.

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Termite Management

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AS3660.2 Compliant Inspection

Completed so we can identify the species, conducive conditions and the level of infestation

Management Options

If termiticides are required, we only use the latest, most effective and safest available

Full Report

Each inspection is detailed in a full report including findings, photos, conducive conditions and recommendations.

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Common Termite Species

  • This is the most destructive termite species in Australia. It attacks all timber structures and damages forest and ornamental trees as well as fruit trees. Although Mastotermes darwiniensis is the more destructive where both occur together, Mastotermes darwiniensis’ is confined to the top part of Australia, mostly in the tropical areas.

    Soil contact is desirable for this species, but not essential, provided that it has an assured moisture supply and security in its habitat. Colonies have been found on the top of multistorey buildings where there is a constant water supply, but no ground contact. Large colonies have also been found inside wooden barges that do not have contact with the ground, moisture being supplied through the timber from the fresh or salt water. This species has caused fire by shorting out electrical wiring, and in one suburb of Sydney, it so severely damaged the large subterranean cable carrying electric power to a hospital that supply failure blacked out a large and sensitive part of the hospital.

  • The various species of Schedorhinotermes may be serious pests of timber in service. Their attack of wood in buildings at times approaches the intensity of Coptotermes acinaciformis. They reach their food in the same way, by means of subterranean tunnels and shelter tubes.

  • Nasutitermes exitiosus causes damage to sound wood in service, but because of its mound- building habit it is soon detected in most cases. Other species attack weathered or decayed wood, and some are grass feeders. Most Nasutitermes species prefer hardwoods to pine timbers.

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