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Termites are often referred to as 'white ants'. Although they play an important role in nature, a few termite species attack manufactured or constructed wooden structures or objects, earning themselves a reputation as a destructive pest.

Bayside is not a designated termite area. This means that new works are not required to be protected against infestation by subterranean termites; however, there is always a risk of attack so protection against termite infestation should always be considered.

Visit the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association website for more information on termites.