New Zealand has three species of native termites which don't generally cause major issues to timber in use. Unfortunately there has also been a long introduction history of far more damaging termites to New Zealand which are thought to arrive in imported hardwood. Species including Australian subterranean termite, Australian wet wood termite and West Indian dry wood termite are currently under active eradication programmes in New Zealand.
SPS Biosecurity, in collaboration with Flick Anticimex is contracted to deliver the surveillance and termite eradication when they occur. To date eradication programmes for Australian subterranean termites have been 100% successful.
Key clients and partners are Ministry for Primary Industries, AsureQuality Ltd and Flick Anticimex.