Worried what you have found is a termite
But not sure how worried you should be?
First off, take a breath… best part is, if you have discovered a ‘Termite’ a plan can now be made to get rid of them (from your house, shed, garden or tree). They don’t eat kilograms of timber a day, so there is time to identity what exact termite you have.
Here are two way to show us your termite.
Send your actual termite
Our Termite Identification Kit makes simple work of termite Identification and no guessing.
Its as simple as grabbing a termite soldiers (they are the ones with brown heads) and sending the termite to us for physical identification
Receiving the actual solider allows us to identify the less common termites that might be
Take some photos
Tell us a little about what you have found and attach a photo or video. Indicated on this page are some of the recent identifications we’ve undertaken.
Close-up photos of termite soldiers (brown heads) are the most helpful.
We particularly want to see the shape of their heads and their jaws. We can enlarge you photos at our end so it is more important that your photo is in focus even if the insect appears relatively small.
You can easily pick up a soldier if you use a toothpick with a dab of Vaseline or any ointment on one end. Once captured, put the other end in a banana, mandarin or Blu-tac for photographing.
* You may be reluctant to add your phone number thinking you’ll receive sales calls from us. You wont.
Adding your phone number simply allows us to call you if necessary to assist in the process of identification and more effectively advise you what action is required (if any) in your situation.