Are there termite species which do not damage timber in buildings?

Yes, there are over 400 species of termite in Australia and less than 10 species do significant damage to homes. This is why it's essential to have an accurate identification of any species found so that control options can be carefully chosen according to the particular termite species. In Queensland the are usually termite present in the yard. If the home is protected by a current termite management system this is not an issue however, where a nest is present in the yard a Pest Controller should be consulted to identify the species and destroy or remove the nest as necessary. It is good practice to minimise timber in ground cotact from the yard including dead trees and tree stumps and timber garden edging.