Our Termite Barrier and Protective Systems Are Effectively Proven

Why is Termi the
trusted choice?

The Termimesh termite management system is the best way to ensure your new home or building is properly protected from termites. Made from our own proprietary ultra-marine grade stainless steel, the mesh apertures are too small for termites to squeeze through, providing a strong barrier system for years to come. One which won’t break down over time.

Successfully installed in over 700,000 homes across Australia and overseas, the Termimesh termite protection system is the preferred choice for both architects and builders. Find out more about the features and benefits here.

Quick Termite Facts You Need to Know

Termites are an insect species that have existed for millions of years.

Termites are commonly called white ants, but are more closely related to cockroaches and, like their cockroach cousins, they are here to stay. Termites are among the world’s longest surviving creatures and can readily adapt to changing environments.

There are more than 2,500 termite species in the world and this number continues to increase as identification techniques improve.

Subterranean termites are the major cause of damage to homes and buildings in Australia.

Termites are social insects and live in colonies with several hierarchical castes:

  • Queen – May live more than 25 years in several species.
  • Soldiers – Main function is to protect the colony from predatory insects like ants. They have prominent jaws and some can emit a chemical repellent.
  • Workers – They construct the characteristic earthen mud tubes or leads, search for and breakdown timber, and provide food to all the other castes. They have no wings, no prominent jaws and have a lighter coloured head than soldiers.
  • Reproductives – Once a colony reaches a certain population density, termites known as alates are produced. They develop wings and when mature they leave the colony to establish new colonies. These are sometimes referred to as flying ants.


Termites are interesting creatures and understanding their biology is paramount to developing more efficient ways to protect our homes and businesses from their damaging behaviour. Visit the damaging species of termites page or keep reading to find out more fascinating facts about termites.

Did You Also Know?

Worker and soldier termites are blind and work 24 hours a day.

  • A large nest may contain several million termites with thousands added each day by the queen.
  • The average worker/soldier lives for up to four years.
  • A termite’s favourite substance of food is cellulose, found in most wood and paper products including grass and debris.
  • Termites can also attack carpets, some plastics and even electrical cabling.
  • Termites need to live in a high humidity environment and establish themselves around moisture prone areas for the colony to survive. They have thin skin which must not dry out, or the termite will die.
  • Termites are attracted to concealed areas in houses such as the cavity wall, bathroom cabinets or wet areas.
  • Termites can squeeze through gaps as small as 1mm.

Termimesh Pledge Guarantee

Only the Termimesh Pledge delivers the first 10 years of protection without the need for compulsory annual termite inspections, plus the option for indefinite ongoing extensions to protect you for the life of the building.

  • 10 Years Upfront, No Compulsory Inspections
  • Extendable with No Limit During Warranty
  • No Dollar Limit on Warranty Claims
  • Our Own Termimesh Warranty Fund
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Why Choose Termi H&C

We back our people and our products with market leading warranties and specialists trained to do it right first time.

Outstanding protection and reassurance it provides homeowners and builders

The Termimesh Pledge and Guarantee is valid for 10 years and is extendable at any time for an additional year if requested within the warranty period.

Skilled, professional technicians and installers

Whether you need pest control, or installation of building maintenance materials to protect your assets, you can rest assured our team have the skills and training to get it done right and solve your challenges.

Servicing residential and commercial clients

Whatever the property type, we apply the same principles that established us as an industry leader over 25 years ago with our original Termimesh termite barrier product.

Installation, care and maintenance guides

Access all the resources you could need as a homeowner, commercial tenant, builder or architect. See our full list of resources for all Termi H&C brands here.

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Termi Home & Commercial services are available right across Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and ACT. We are never too far away to provide an obligation free quote or practical advice.

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