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Termites on the Sunshine Coast: A Look at Our Six-Legged Spring Visitors

Updated: Mar 19


As the days grow longer and the air warmer, many of us on the Sunshine Coast look forward to spending more time outdoors. But there's one group of creatures that are also enjoying the spring weather: termites.

That's right, it's termite season again! And if you live in the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane, you're probably going to see a few of these six-legged visitors around your home.

Don't worry, though, there's no need to panic. Termites are actually pretty harmless creatures. Most of the time, they're just minding their own business, munching away on dead wood.

But there is one time of year when termites can be a real nuisance: during their colonizing flights. This is when they leave their nests to start new colonies.

Colonizing flights usually take place in the spring or early summer, and they can happen at any time of day. But they're most common in the evening, when the weather is cooler.

You'll know a termite colonizing flight is happening if you see a bunch of termites swarming around your lights. They'll be flying around in a frenzy, trying to find a mate.

If you see termites swarming around your home, it's a good idea to have it inspected by a professional pest controller. Termites can cause a lot of damage to your home, so it's important to catch them early.

In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to prevent termites from making your home their new address:

  • Make sure there's no wood in direct contact with the ground.

  • Keep your gutters clean and free of debris.

  • Fix moisture problems around your home.

If you do find termites in your home, don't try to treat them yourself. Call a professional pest controller. They will be able to safely and effectively eliminate the termites from your home.

And remember, if you see termites swarming around your home, don't worry. Just have a good laugh and remember that they're just trying to find a mate.

Important Note:

If you find flying termites in your home, it's important to get your house inspected as soon as possible. Flying termites are a sign that a termite colony is nearby, and it's important to take action to protect your home.

It's also important to know what current termite protection you have. If you're not sure, or if your termite protection is due to expire, contact a professional pest controller.


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