Termites are primitive insects belonging to the order Isoptera. They live in colonies, which have a social organisation similar to that of ants, some bees and some wasps. A colony consists of several castes, which are physically different from each other and have different tasks to perform. All of the individuals are directed towards the maintenance and survival of the colony.
IMPORTANT – Most pest control operators often encounter termites that are unfamiliar to them, and therefore cannot advise their clients on the habits of the termites or whether control is required. Crunch Pest Control are different as we have the knowledge, equipment and skills to accurately identify termite species in Victoria. Please use the information below as a guide only as the identification process with some species is an involved task sometimes requiring us to view the termite under a microscope to separate individual characteristics.