CASE STUDY

SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES

Subterranean termites belong to the Caste System

Charecteristics of Subterranean Termites

  • A Queen subterranean termite can produce up to 20,000 eggs per day
  • A colony can eat up to 2kg of food per day
  • Subterranean termites are able to penetrate through tiny gaps of 1/32 inch
  • Attack all cellulose things

Hazards caused

  • Building may collapse
  • Cause fire due to short circuit

Control Methods

  • Remedial or "Spot Powder" treatment
  • Corrective or post construction treatment
  • Chemical soil or pre-construction treatment
  • Termite Baiting Systemfind out more