DAMPWOOD TERMITE FACTS
Dampwood Termite soldiers have a rectangular shaped head and short toothed mandibles about one third of the head length. These termites require decayed wood to start a colony and are not a serious pest of homes, although could invade a building if there was rotting wood there in the first place.
Soldier length: 10mm - 14mm
damp decaying logs, tree stumps
cellulose from wood
Dampwood Termite build small independent nests and often attack sick or dead trees, decaying tree stumps and logs
east coast of Australia from south east Queensland, along New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania
Dampwood termites are rarely found in dry timbers in buildings. They can be controlled by removing the nest from the tree or pole and treating with insecticide.
|Common Name:||Dampwood Termite|