Yes, they are real!!! These termites are known in our industry as Mastotermes or Masto’s. They are commonly found in Northern Australia but in recent times have been found in the Gold Coast Hinterland as you may have seen on A Current Affair.
Sadly, like all other termites, the usual insurance companies don’t insure against these ones either 🙁
If you would like real piece of mind, it’s best to call your insurance company first to ask if you are insured against termites.
If you are not happy with outcome of your call to them, just email us here at Conquer Termites Gold Coast or call 0459 166 396 for a free and no-obligation quote for real termite protection.
As accredited installers, your home may also be suitable for the $100,000 Timber Replacement Insurance through our insurers – Rapid Insurance. This is a legit insurance and only costs $360 for 5 years once a treatment is installed by our firm.