Termites are small white bodied insects commonly known as white ants. They look very similar to many ant species however, they are not related inane way.
There are many of species of termites in Australia and some are important recyclers of dead and decaying timber while others feed on grasses. There are however, a few economically dangerous species that cause incredible damage to timber and buildings
These stealthy, subterranean termites travel through soil as they forage and evaluate Adelaide homes and buildings for quality and quantity of potential food resources. And if they like what they find, they don't bother knocking, they just move right in.
The CSIRO estimate that the risk of a termite attack and damage is high in South Australia and one in three houses will be attacked at some stage during their economic life.
Be very aware that most home insurance policies do not cover termite damage.