PROTECT YOUR HOME
FROM WHITE ANTS
White Ants VS Termites for Perth
White Ants is another term use in Perth for Termites. White Ants are not in fact ants at all but termites which are different to ants. However because the term White Ants is such a popular reference for termites we use it interchangeably in our site.
About White Ants
White Ants also known as Termites are small soft bodied insects that are approximately half the size of a match-head. They have caused an immense amount of damage to Australian homes, estimated to have cause more damage then fire, floods and storms combined. So much damage has been caused by White ants that insurance companies won’t cover damage caused by them. This is why it is very important to ensure that your properties is free of white ants or is dealt with as soon as possible.
White Ants can slip under the radar as they tent work slowly and silently eating away at important aspects of your property with out you knowing.
White Ant Facts in Perth Western Australia
- To ensure that your home is free of a White Ant infestation your home should have regular inspections of all accessible timber and all possible white ant entry points.
- If you see flying white ants, this does not indicate that a house is infested.
- Termites also called White Ants are actually more closely related to cockroaches as opposed to ants
- There are more than 2500 termite species around the world.
- The soldier and worker White Ants are blind and work 24 hours a day
- The average life span of a worker or solider White Ant is up to four years.
- An industry survey has indicated that in Western Australia approximately one in three properties are subject to attack by the subterranean termite.
- There is more damage caused to Australian homes and properties due to White Ants than from fire, floods, storms, and tempest combined.
- White Ants are found throughout Western Australia, all urban areas have a high incidence of attack
- Standard Home and Building Insurance Policy’s do NOT cover the costs associated with damage caused by White Ant infestations.
- Mud-tubes are constructed over hard objects by White Ants
- It is possible for a colony of White ants to have more than a million White Ants. They often consit of a queen, king, young immature nymphs, workers, soldiers, and winged reproductive called alates.
- White Ant workers are blind and will use a random criss-cross method of foraging for new timber food sources. They do have a sense of smell however and will follow moisture zones and trail along solid objects such as a concrete slab edge.
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