Commonly found throughout NSW, ACT and VIC -
particularly in urban areas, where buildings are constructed of softwood or oregon
timber framing. This species is responsible for most of the timber pest damage
to buildings in the ACT region, but are also prevalent throughout NSW.
||Nest Location - Coptotermes frenchi most often build their
nest in the root crown or lower trunk area of living trees, particularly
eucalypts. They may also build their nest as a mound in the dryer
areas of western New South Wales.
Destructive Nature - Coptotermes frenchi can cause severe damage to buildings
and other wooden structures. It is common for this species to devour timber framing
leaving only a thin veneer. This species is the most shy of the destructive species;
they will retreat from a location immediately (for the time being) if disturbed.