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TERMITES

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Termites are one of the most destructive and prevalent pests in Cairns. While there is a range of species of termite including dampwood, drywood and subterranean, they are all attracted to wood - the leading cause of infestation in homes.
 
You may be surprised to learn that termites have an important ecological role. The tiny creatures can break down plant fibres and transform the remains of decaying trees into new soil. They can act as efficient and important decomposers in areas where bacteria and fungi cannot function. Though termites can be good for the environment, the fact that your home is built of what they eat means infestations should be dealt with quickly.
 
Termites are secretive, and often infestations go unnoticed until the damage has already been done. They can quickly compromise the structural integrity of a home as they chew through wooden beams and supports. This is why it has become an Australian Standard to have a visual termite inspection carried out at least once a year in homes across Far North Queensland.
 
Our inspections are very thorough and our technicians will not leave until they are satisfied they have found everything there is to find.