Commonly found in eastern NSW, ACT, VIC and
particularly prevalent along the entire coast-line, along the Great Dividing
Range and western slopes.
Nest Location - this termite species, most often builds it's nest as a mound
up to 2m above ground level, with hard clay walls, so control is easily effected
once located by knocking the top off and insecticide treatment of the nest.
Destructive Nature - Coptotermes lacteus attacks stumps, dead trees, timber
fences, poles and other timber structures that are in contact with the soil,
being softened by weathering or decay. These termites are also known to attack
such timber in damp sub-floor areas.