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Incredible things that termites will eat

You know that termites eat wood, for most people that may be the extent of their knowledge. In fact, termites have a very wide ranging diet. There are several thousand species of termite and many tens Read more >


Termites know the exact direction to flee from danger

Termites, like those other eusocial insects like bees and ants, are an interesting mix of seemingly smart yet somehow stupid at the same time. The contradiction comes from the fact that on their own the termite Read more >


How termites build mounds

The termite mound is a marvel of engineering. Even for contemporary humans, whose buildings tower into the sky, the termite mound is still something to puzzle over. There are many mysteries tied up in the mound, Read more >


What are signs of termites in a house?

For most Australians the family home is the single biggest asset they will ever own. That is why you have insurance for your home, in case something happens that damages that asset. Insurance covers almost everything, Read more >


How termites build mounds

The termite mound is a marvel of engineering. Even for contemporary humans, whose buildings tower into the sky, the termite mound is still something to puzzle over. There are many mysteries tied up in the mound, Read more >


Termite numbers could explode with global warming

You probably think that you have heard everything bad there is to hear about global warming, right? Wrong! Not only are our homes threatened by rising waters caused by the planet heating up but they will Read more >


The cost of termites in Australia

We know that the storms, fires and floods our country experience every year cost us millions of dollars but did you know that these are dwarfed by the cost of termite damage? Yes, the cost of Read more >


Could termites solve our landfill problems?

As a species we are creating a terrible legacy for future generations. We all generate a huge amount of rubbish each and every day and most of this junk just goes into landfills where it will Read more >


Termites use poo to feed bacteria that defend their nests

That termites have a mutually beneficial relationship with a range of microorganisms is already well known. They have a complex gut flora of different amoebas, bacterias and other tiny creatures that help them to digest that Read more >


Can you eradicate termites permanently from property?

Termites have been the bane of human habitation for as long as we have been building our homes out of wood. While there is no way we can eradicate termites completely, nor would we want to Read more >