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White ants


White ants are small insects,
similar shape and size as ants.

Many Australians use the term white ant
when they are describing termites.

White ants are close relatives of the cockroaches,
and so are very different to ants.


There are many different types of white ants,
each with different habits.

Of the 3,106 species known, only 183 species cause damage;
83 species cause significant damage to wooden structures.

More than 350 species of termites have been recorded in Australia,
of which 16 species have an economic impact.

Some create subnest(s) in wall voids,
subfloors and roofvoid etc, other types don't.


A white ant queen produces from 2000 eggs to 25.000 eggs PER DAY!  (See video National Geograhic)

When you kill maybe 100 or 1000 termites, this will not kill the nest, but you only disturb them.  

They will move away from that particular area ,

but they know there is food in the area, they leave trails of pheromones, so they will be back. 

White ants attack


Some white ants are very destructive others not.
Different types of termite infestations therefore
need an individually tailored treatment.

Unprofessional approaches often result in
scattering of the white ants throughout the rest of the
property thereby creating even more damage and uncertainty. 


Get a free consult on professional and
cost effective removal of white ants.

Use our free call-out service;
0477 055 044

In the event of extensive live white ants activity,
we explain what the options are and cost involved.
(this service is free of charge and no obligations) 

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White ants

White ants are well organised

family structure

A typical white ants colony contains nymphs, workers, soldiers, and reproductive individuals of both genders,
sometimes containing several egg-laying queens.
Producing up to 30.000 new termites per DAY! (have a look at National Geographic video on the right)

Together these millions of little creatures are able to achieve great things;
building big structures above or below the surface, hollowing huge trees, moving vast amounts of soil,
White ants in soil
Eating any stored items in or around your house made out of cellulose.
When showing signs of fungal decay, this can include your treated fence, retaining walls and/or any other decorative timbers lying around in the garden, next-, in- or underneath your house, these areas become a food source for termites and will attract them.
Usually wooden items start to show the first signs of fungal decay, have a higher moist content than their surroundings and give direct (concealed) access.
When you find white ants in your garden, for example underneath a retaining wall, tree stump or plant pot, do not disturb them, because this will only spread them out over a larger area.
Give us a call and we will professionally get rid of them, so you do not have to worry about it anymore.

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White ants are attracted to moist, dark areas in houses.
Examples are cavity walls, bathroom cabinets or any other wooden structure in or near moist areas.

A large nest may contain several million termites with thousands added each day by the queen.

The average worker/soldier lives for up to four years.
A white ants favourite substance of food is cellulose, found in most wood and paper products
including grass and debris.

Worker and soldier termites are blind
and work 24 hours a day.

White ants can squeeze through gaps as small as 1mm.
All white ants need to live in a high humidity environment and establish themselves around moisture prone areas for the colony to survive.
They have thin skin which must not dry out,
or the termite will die.
White ants can also attack carpets, some plastics and even electrical cabling. Once inside, they often start with the bottom plate inside the wall voids.

flying white ants

Very Hungry and they DO fly!

into roofvoids and over barriers etc.

Always on the lookout for new food sources, they specialise in finding the smallest entry points into a house, either underground or through air.

Beware of any leaking /moisture areas inside, underneath or outside your house, this will attract white ants.

Subterranean white ansts usually operate in the top 20cm of the soil, common entry points
into a building:
- weepholes
- little cracks in the concrete slab
- cracks in the grout covert by soil,
 - moist area behind drainage pipes,
- behind/underneath hot water system
    - next to a dripping tap
- near leaking gutters / downpipes
etc, etc, etc.

If you are not sure if you are dealing with ants or 'white ants', always call a pest professional to verify and be sure;

We use specialised equipment like moisture meters, listening devices, thermal imagaging, etc, etc.

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Different types, different habits

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Just like the huge variations you seen in the ants, white ants are similarly diverse with lots of different life styles.

Different types of termites have different habits,
this is important from the perspective
of controlling white ants.

To be able to give you adequate
advise and do a professional job,
Our licensed timber pest inspectors will always try to identify the exact genus of the white ants.

Because people often panic, they unfortunately disturb termite attacks into their property.

This usually results in white ants attacking the property from all different directions.

White ant inspection
If any white ant activity / damage is present within 50 meters of your property, it is strongly recommended to have a professional look at it.


Our fully licensed timber pest (termite) inspectors will be able to provide detailed information about the extent of the infestation as well as the possible options for eradicating the termites and protecting your property against future infestations.

White ants are termites!


White ant treatment
Eating from the inside out, termite damage can be substantial by the time it is detected.

1) Do not disturb them.
In this way we can treat them in the most effective way

2) Don't panic, just call a licensed Timber Pest inspector
call 0477 055 044.

3) If you find termites/white ants, they probably have been there for a longer time.
So do not spray or disturb them, this will just scatter them over a larger area.

4) A termite queen can lay up to 25.000 eggs PER DAY,
there are many different types of termites. Different behaviour need different treatment.
So you'll need a experienced licensed timber pest inspector to eradicate them effectively.


You found termites, often they are not only at the place where you found them.
Often a termite inspection is required to find out exactly which part of the property is infested.

On the basis of this information we will give you detailed proposal and treatment plan to eradicate the termites

We will also provide you with information how to protect your property against future termite attacks

Being completely independent, we are able to give you advise which is most effective according your budget.


If you are interested in protecting your house against future infestations,
just ask our fully qualified timber pest technician what the options are during the free termite check.

This service we provide FREE OF CHARGE, NO OBLIGATIONS!

White ants signs

White ants are prevalent in subtropical Queensland, and
are the major cause of damage to any wooden structures
inside and outside our homes.

First signs people usually find are little holes in plasterboard,
hollow window or door frames, black/wet spots in ceiling or wall area.

White ants can cause extensive damage to the structure of homes and buildings,
they attack any cellulose containing items including fixtures,
fittings and for example floor coverings.
Often for periods up to 18 months whtite ants might
be active in concealed areas and not be visible.
By then we often find extensive (structural) damage inside the wall voids...

Getting rid of white ants  yourself

Some white ants create sub nest(s) in wall voids, subfloors and roof void etc, other types do not.

Effective white ant treatment and protection requires specialized equipment
such as masonry drills, pumps, large-capacity tanks, and high pressure soil injection rods.

Treatment of live white ant activity inside a property requires a trained professional with specialised tools. Effective eradication of the white ants requires a dust-, foam- or liquid application depending on the conditions. This will minimize the risk of re-infestations and unnecessary damage.
Unprofessional approaches often result in scattering of the white ants throughout the rest of the property resulting in even more damage, stress and costs.
A typical termite barrier may large quantities of termiticide, injected into the ground alongside the foundation, beneath concrete slabs, and within foundation walls.

In short, termite treatment is a job for professionals.

"Do-it-yourself" products, sold to homeowners at retail stores or bought over the internet,
usually end up with an even bigger problem and repair bill. 

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When you find them, do not disturb them. White ants are needed alive to allow a more effective treatment.

Do not spray the area with insecticide or any other product

Any cellulose based materials (wooden piles, wooden articles, cardboard boxes etc.) should not be stored in direct ground contact or underneath houses. These materials provide termites with an excellent food source and, in some cases may assist in creating an entry point for termites into your home.

Do not have gardens, trees, plants, mulch or bark too close to the perimeter (walls) of your home. To avoid conducive conditions for timber pest, a clearance of at least 300mm should be allowed. This also makes termite protection(white ants) an easier task.

Use less susceptible materials (no wood) to to form garden beds or retaining walls.


Any circumstances that may create high moisture (leaking taps, showers, air-conditioning or hot water overflows, etc.) be taken care of as soon as possible to minimize conducive conditions for timber pest. Any effective termites treatment in these areas can only be done when these moisture problems are fixed, otherwise the moisture will wash away the Termiticide.

Subfloor drainage and ventilation should be checked to prevent excess water accumulating. High moisture levels may attract termites to your home.

Moisture is essential to termite(white ants) survival and a major attractant. Minimising moisture from in and around the dwelling is half the termite prevention battle.


Each year we spend hundreds of dollars on car insurance, home

insurance, contents insurance and health insurance.
Unfortunately, many people tend to ignore to protect their home against termite(white ants) infestation or to invest in a termite protection system.

White ant protection is a lot easier than any
cure and certainly a lot less costly.

We offer affordable termite protection, which may save you thousands of dollars in damage bills


White ant inspections should be carried out as a minimum every 12 months, or in high-risk areas, it may be suggested that more frequent termite inspections are necessary.(every 3 or 6 months) A termite protection system is always highly recommended.

A full written White ant inspection report regarding any white ants activety and recommendations will give you a adequate overview about the current state of you property regarding any timber pest activity, conducive conditions and recommendation to improve any problem areas. All this will assist in White ant prevention and White ant control.

Moisture is essential to termite(white ants) survival and a major attractant. Minimising moisture from in and around the dwelling is half the termite prevention battle.