The large storms that rolled through Brisbane and South East Queensland on Saturday afternoon were certainly something to behold from the deafening cracks of thunder to the visual light display and the torrential rain but depending on where you were, it all seemed to pass pretty quickly and innocently. What came after was a fantastic display of nature, it is something happens every year, usually around this time and usually after rain. Some Brisbane locals were privy to the "
With the recent wet weather and the mercury on the rise, conditions are perfect for subterranean termites as we move into their peak season in South-East Queensland. Whilst termites are active year round, they are particularly active in summer foraging longer and further for food to sustain their ever growing colonies. This wouldn't be so ominous if they weren't so destructive, creating a higher repair bill than tropical storms and fires combined. They cost Australian home ow
The swarms of flying "bugs" that are dancing around your lights in the early evening in the last week or so are more than likely alates termites. Millions of termites are leaving their mud nests with one mission, establish a new termite nest and your home could provide the perfect place for the new king and queen termites to establish their new empires. Alates termites are the reproductive king and queen of an already established termite colony. Unlike the worker and the sol
The last few days we've been overwhelmed with calls from Brisbane home owners who are finding "weird brown ants in my house" or something to that effect. Are one of the many Brisbane home owners finding coffee coloured ant like bugs wondering across the patio? We then follow up with, "do some of them have wings?" and the answer is usually "yes!" If you've been following our blog posts or Facebook page you're probably already aware it's flying termite season. Every year new ne
Alate Adjective "Refers to wings or wing like structures. In entomology it usually refers to the winged form of a social insect, especially termites of ants" As you may or may not know it is now flying termite season, hey you, like many Brisbanites may have already noticed these four winged pests clumsily flying around your home. Like a biblical plague, swarming termites are invading our homes as soon as the sun sets. These swarming termites are affectionately known in the pe
Right about this time of year you may start to see flying termites or alates. These are breeding kings and queens from a nearby termite nest looking to start a new colony. Flying termites or alates are light brown in colour and have four wings of the same size, usually over 10mm long. Termite swarms are very common and usually happen late spring or early summer, frequently before or after a thunderstorm. Termites love moisture and humidity which is why they prefer to travel w
A successful termite management plan is a combination of regular termite inspections and the installation of a suitable termite management system to protect your home. An annual termite inspection is the cornerstone of any termite management plan. A proper termite inspection is designed to find any signs of termite activity, including evidence of new or old termite damage or workings. Our trained and qualified termite experts also identify any conditions in your home and ar