Who’s at Risk?
Rockhampton Termite Control
The Queen occupies a royal cell with the king. She may live up to 25 years, laying many thousands of eggs annually.
Supplementary Reproductives Act as replacements for the queen if she should die. Even if the queen is healthy, they may also product eggs to help increase colony size.
Winged Reproductives You may have seen these termites when they swarm, usually in Spring, signalling a well developed colony. After shedding their wings, reproductives pair off, burrow into the soil and begin a new colony.
Workers Workers represent most of the termites in the colony. Blind and sterile, they forage for the colony’s food. Most damage is caused by worker termites.
Soldiers With their armoured heads and strong jaws, soldiers protect the colony from enemies, most commonly ants.
Egg’s & Nymphs Eggs are cared for by workers during a two-week incubation period before passing into the nymph stage. Nymphs mature into one of the four termite castes shown here