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The Difference between Ants and Termites

When it comes to insects, identification of type and species can be very difficult. Especially in summer when there are numerous insects out and about, many people become confused as to the presence of pests in and around their home. One of the most common mistakes people make is confusing ants for termites. It is easy to mistake flying ants for flying termites (and vice versa) as these insects share a lot of visual similarities.

How Often Should I Have A Termite Inspection?

According to Australian Standard AS3660.2, professional termite inspections should be conducted at least once every 12 months, and ideally more than once for high risk homes. This is especially the case for high risk sites, such as timber or steel and masonry homes located in bushland or built up urban areas. As termites attack buildings from underground, and therefore often unnoticed, it’s best to regularly ensure that your home’s termite barriers are intact and well-maintained.

A Destructive Dilemma: Termite Infestations and How to Stop Them

These virtually silent and often undetected pests can secretly hide (and thrive) in your home, and you might not know they’ve invaded your property until you accidentally bump into a wall, skirting or window sill and find just the paint covering an active infestation. These silent destroyers have the potential to eat away at your home, documents, clothes and just about anything you own once they gain access to it.

What to do if you find Termites over Christmas

If you find termites over the Christmas holiday period… don’t panic. We understand how devastating it can be to find termites in your home and how stressful this can be on top of the Festive Season. From experience, people usually find termite signs in their skirtings, windows or doorframes. This usually occurs when cleaning and also when preparing your home for Christmas and the visitors that come with it.


In dealing with termite infestations, early detection is the best way to go. Knowing where exactly the colonies are located can make the termite management system more focused and efficient. Identifying termite infestations right away can also determine how quickly they can fully damage a structure. So it is best to act immediately once termite activity has been confirmed to prevent them from reaching a point of being destructive.

Digging and Tarp Use

At Termite Doctors our main focus is on how we can properly treat termites in your home. We are also concerned about how we can make the service as easy and convenient to you as possible. From the moment you contact us for assistance, up to the conclusion of the termite treatment, we aim to diminish any disturbance to your property as much as we can. Though we understand how important it is for you to keep your.

Termite Risk Management

Termite infestation is the last thing you want to encounter in your home. We live in a beautiful part of the world, but Queensland does have a high incidence of termite infestations. CSIRO studies identified termite risks across Australia. The risk to an unprotected home on the Sunshine Coast can be higher than 1 in 3 homes being attacked! Therefore one of the best investment decisions that a Queensland property owner can make is Termite Protection.
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