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Termites and Their Habitats

Termites can be classified as ‘dampwood’, ‘drywood’, and ‘subterranean’. Dampwod termites generally make their nest in damp logs and pieces of fallen wood covered with moss and filled with moisture. So, if you have any of these near your house, you may want to search them for signs of mites. Drywood termites have no contact with the soil and find their moisture from the wood that they feed on, while subterranean termites are always in contact with these pests‘ homes underground and pose a serious threat to any timber construction (timber in-service) that may have any contact with loose earth around it without any form of protection.

Dampwood termites, also known as Formosan termites in the United States, can be found in areas that are close to beaches, and where the amount of rainfall is generally high. If you live next to a forest or a wooded area, you may need to keep a lookout for these mites as they can even infest plants and trees and can reach inside your homes via their nests built in above-ground areas. In the United States, Formosan termites have now been found to infest houses in the city centre when traditionally they were thought to live only near the coast. This only proves that the range and reach of these insects is increasing and can be further than once thought.

Ants Pest Control Melbourne would be able to detect the exact reason and location from where the mites are coming into your house, and then they would know how to exterminate these mites completely. Most of the time, exterminating mite colonies means pumping mite killer chemicals into the ground where the colony is and then flushing it all out so that there is no danger or a repeat attack.