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Unfortunately this is incorrect ... Black Ants are predominantly surface dwellers that you will regularly see around your house and garden, where termites are predominantly subterranean and spend most of their lives concealed under the ground or harbouring above the ground concealed within a timber tree stump or other timber elements. We have observed on many occasions both insects literally living adjacent to each other.

A Full Timber Pest Inspection as per AS 4349.3-2010 or Termite Inspection as per AS 3660.2-2000 at least once a year is always recommended and will provide you with effective Peace of Mind.
Also incorrect ... If you find termites in your garden they are on your property which means ... your house and other timber structures are potentially at risk of attack. Do not disturb the termites in the garden or spray them with fly sprays or other chemicals. This only makes it harder to treat them if required and they are less likely to return to this spot, as you have just inadvertantly disturbed and contaminated the area. This advice is particularly important if you happen to find evidence of termites or potential termite damage inside your house... just remember,

Please do not disturb the location in any way! ... Give us a call straight away to provide you with some free advice as to what you should do next.
Yes ... Usually twice a year around November and February over consecutive nights. These reproductive termites called alates, will leave the main colony usually just after sunset and swarm in large numbers. They are very poor flyers usually being carried by the breeze and quite often moving towards a bright light. This can be alarming for the home owner waking up the following morning to see possibly hundreds of termites with discarded wings crawling around inside the house or under the patio. Rest assured with natural predators like black ants, lizards, birds as well as the hot summer sun the following day, 99.99% off these termites will not survive if they do not pair off and quickly conceal themselves within a moist environment.

If you are still concerned by this natural phenomenon by all means give us a call and we can answer any further questions you may have.