A recent Building and Pest Inspection in Marion revealed active Coptotermes species termites. This inspection was carried out by Chris.  Coptotermes are the most damaging and can cause major structural damage to home quickly. They generally nest in trees or stumps. They are found in all states and territories of mainland Australia.

There are 4 Castes of Adults:

Queen & King –¬†The queen and king are the original winged¬†reproductives¬†(Winged Alates). ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†


Workers – They are the caste that do all the damage, they are responsible for feeding the colony.


 Soldiers РMost distinctive caste and the easiest caste from which to identify a species.


Reproductive – When fully winged known as (Alates) a colonizing flight will occur when humidity and temperature conditions outside approximate the conditions inside the colony, normally in summer months.

Winged termite - Alate


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