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Everything You Need To Know About Our Worst Enemy: Termites

Updated: Jun 2, 2021


Termites

Everyone knows what the horrific combination of termites and wood floors can bring. They devour their way through wood from the inside, leaving you totally clueless until its too late –damaged property. If you're reading this article with a little of nerves because your whole house is covered with wood, don't be. Let the experts of wood tell you how you can deal with these little pests.


1. Types of termites

2. Learn how to identify them

3. What to do once identified

4. Prevention


1. Types of termites


There are over 2000 species of termites in the world. However, only a handful does damage to properties. Termites in Singapore are categorized into 3 groups. They are dry wood termites, subterranean termites, and damp wood termites. The most common type that does damage to properties is a species of the subterranean group – Coptotermes sp.


Drywood Termites


Drywood Termites

The drywood termite colony is normally found in drywood, often in the structural timber of buildings. Drywood termites are also less dependent on need for moisture and need no access to the soil.


Subterranean Termites


Subterranean Termites
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