Also known as “white ants”, the three most common groups of termites in Singapore are:
- Subterranean Termite (Coptotermes spp.)
- Drywood Termite (Cryptotermes spp.)
- Dampwood Termite (Neotermes spp.)
Of these, the Subterranean Termite causes approximately 90% of Termite-related damage in Singapore, making them the most worrisome. Termites do not feed on wood, but on the cellulose found in wood. This creates galleries in the wood, which weakens the timber and causes unsightly structural damage.