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Pictures of Termites Sydney, Australia

“Many clients of ours are often confused about what termites look like and how to identify them. Often they won’t see them at all as they are well concealed inside their workings and loathe light. Very rarely are they exposed outside of their workings and timbers, excepted when they are disturbed.  I wrote this article to help people properly identify what termites (sometimes known as “White Ant” look like and how we treat them.”

Roughly how many native or indigenous termite species are there extant in Australia?

There are a lot more species than most laypersons would realise. Roughly of the 360 species of termites currently in Australia, of these only about 10-15 are of economic importance. Source: “Termite Biology and Ecology”. Division of Technology, Industry and Economics Chemicals Branch. United Nations Environment Programme.

There are 3 main ecological groups of termites in Australia:

Subterranean, Drywood, & Dampwood termites.

The termite family Kalotermitidae are commonly known as Dampwood Termites. They are seen in most homes, except if there are very wet timbers leading from the exteriors or sub-floors of Australian properties.

The termite families of Rhinotermitidae and Termitidae, commonly known as Subterranean Termites are more prevalent and are very common throughout rural and urban areas.  They will normally live in the soil and spread out in random searching for timber to consume and take back to their nests.

Subterranean Termites


Dampwood Termites

Porotermes Adamsoni
Neotermes insularis

Drywood Termites


Below are pictures of termite soldier caste heads of the important species that attack building structures in Australia.

Termite Soldier Heads

If termites are a problem for you, then we are your solution! We will rid your home or business from these timber destroying pests that are causing you problems. Guaranteed!

If white-ants (actually it’s a misnomer, they are the same as termites) are a problem for you, please call us without delay on 0417 251 911, or send us a message for a free quote and advice about Pest Control Sydney Metropolitan area in NSW

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If you are required to have a building inspection when buying or selling homes, we provide concise pest reports, termite reports and advise you on protection against TERMITES. Coptotermes Soldier

We also consult to other timber inspection firms for problem jobs that have undertaken certified inspection reports that haven’t picked up problems because of lack of access.

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Termite Life Cycle


Heads of Termite Soldier Castes


Differences between ants and termites

"We first used A1 Pest Control a few years ago when we noticed a few termites under a wine barrell in the rear yard of our home. We asked A1 Pest Control Sydney to pay us a visit to have a thorough termite inspection of our home. Bruce and his crew were on time, and very well presented. They explained how they would get rid of the termite infestation using a low toxic method and how their Thermal cameras worked, It worked very well and now we can sleep at night!"
Gary and Carol Harman
"We have been using Bruce form A1 Pest Control for over 4 years now. We bought our new house on the Hills Area, and moved in. our neighbours had problem with rodents and spiders so they are using A1 next door. I asked them if they could come over and treat our house too, as i didn't want to chase pest around our home. The service was not only effective, but carried out without any smelly fumes that we have experienced in our last house. They solved problem next door and I haven't seen a bug since."
Melissa Topper
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Amanda Wu
"Bruce solved our commercial pest control problem in Castle Hill. Cockroaches were throughout our factory and they were completely gone after two visits from his exterminators. Just seeing one cockroach can lose us clients. I know now everyhing is ok, and our reputation is intact"
Raj Beri, Europa International
"Bruce from A1 Help us get rid of a bad spider infestation that have been troubling us for a while. It was done with low toxic spray and his crew even game me some cockroach and ant baits to get rid of them. I have recommended A1 to all my friends and family"
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