There are a number of termite Perth specialists available to provide termite solutions. One of the solutions is to take preemptive measures before termites overwhelm your property. Regular inspections, installation of termite barriers and spraying with chemicals will establish the upper hand with termites.
Termites are about the size of an ant and are pale in color. In Australia they called “white ants” for their white/cream color. However, the soldiers are sometimes darker in color. Termites are not fans of the light and prefer to stay within the darkness of wood such as old tree or a timber within a building. They will sometimes build mud tubes to hide their presence if they are moving from the outside to the inside. The mud tubes will be seen before the termites are observed.
Termites are about the size of a grain of rice and have 6 legs. In the spring dark winged oblates, a type of termite can be seen, but they soon go underground. Termites also have workers and soldiers as well as babies and reproducers. The workers are the ones that perform the destruction and provide the food while the soldiers guard the queen and the reproducing termites as well as the entire colony.
The workers provide the food to the colony by eating it and then regurgitating it for the rest of the colony. If a termite specialist sprays chemicals for the eradication of termites, the workers consume the chemicals and pass it on to the rest of the colony for the further eradication of the termites.
There are some tell tale signs you may have termites and include blistering paint, moisture collecting in unusual places and depressions in wood. A floor or door that suddenly sags might be the victim of termites as well as a warped wall or a hollow sounding beam or timber. Trails of mud on the sides of walls and within the wall voids might be hiding a parade of termites as they move to a new work area. Wood rot may appear as an area attacked by termites, but a termite specialist will be able to tell the difference.