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Termites not much of a problem here thankfully.


They work on the termites of u can create perimeter barriers and keep them charged with poison, its viable in the city but where I am is surrounded by forest and it’s a losing battle. The termites that do the damage are pretty big so if they go unnoticed for even a short amount of time they will eat substantial amounts of wood. It’s a good thing for nature as large loads of fallen timber do not accumulate and create fireload dangers.
If u are interested google ‘Mastotermes darwiniensis’
I have had them bore holes into my trailer tyres when parked for periods on dirt they are hungry buggers.


“It becomes a major agricultural pest, to the extent that vegetable farming has been virtually abandoned in Northern Australia wherever this termite is numerous“