Termites are wood eating social insects. in many parts of the world they cause significant economic damage. Invasive termites have been found in New Zealand and MAFBNZ are asking homeowners and other to look for signs of termite infestation.
Termites can live within wood for many years with little or no signs of their presence on the exterior. This makes it diffucult to know hown many infestations of damaging species there are existing in NZ. Native termites do not form large colonies and are not regarded as damaging. The Australian drywood termite is existing in NZ and MAF would like to know more about it's spread.
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