The unseen destroyers
In Northern and Western Queensland, the Giant Termite (Mastotermes darwinensis) has the greatest potential for destruction. It attacks any wood in contact with the ground including shrubs and trees, as well as paper, leather, clothing and other materials. It is a large-bodied primitive species that usually forms small colonies.
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However the most destructive species overall in Australia is Coptotermes acinaciformes.
It can be found throughout our region and uses tree stumps, living trees, spaces under buildings and even walls as nesting sites.
From the nest site, any wooden structure within a 50-metre radius can be attacked via underground tunnels. Although they usually need contact with soil, some nests of this termite species have been found high above ground.
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