Out of over 300 species of termite species in Australia, only a few species are causing much concern to humans, including the Giant termite, the Dry-wood termite, Dampwood termite, the Rhinotermitidae, and the Termitidae. However, the most destructive termite species in Australia is the Captotermes acinaciformes. This species can be found throughout the continent, nesting on living trees, tree stumps, as well as on spaces on walls and floors of buildings. Occasionally, you’ll see mud tunnels, but most of the time, termites are good at covering their tracks so they aren’t easy to spot. If you suspect that termites are invading your home, have a professional do a termite inspection and eradication if necessary. Do-it-yourself termite controls is not a good idea as proper identification of termites is a crucial step in successfully eradicating them.