There are around 360 species of termites in Australia, but only a small number cause damage to timber and other cellulose-based products.

The majority of termites are of great benefit to ecosystems through recycling dead and rotten timber and other plant matter and as a source of food to many animals.

Termites have the ability to cost many thousands of dollars in timber damage to homes, so it is vital that you carry out a timber pest inspection in order to determine if your potential new home is or maybe under threat.