Termites are Active in Robina
After doing some garden work our client in Robina uncovered some active termites crawling around in the soil of her pot plants.
After investigating further the client removed the pot plants from their original location only to find dozens more termites underneath!
She also noticed dark, moist mud building up around the base of the rear patio post. This had previously been covered over by the foliage of the surrounding pot plants.
Alarmed at the recent discovery, our client called our friendly staff at Amalgamated Pest Control on the Gold Coast.
Due to the urgency of the matter and the stressful situation, our customer service team arranged one of our termite experts to go and investigate the same day.
After completing a full timber pest inspection (not just a ‘termite check’) our technician confirmed the termite activity and located further termite activity throughout the property including
- the entire rear boundary fence,
- garden tree stumps,
- stored timber, and
- the rear patio adjoining the residence.
He identified the type of termites to be Schedorhinotermes. This is a common and very destructive termite genus in Queensland. (See Picture)
If not dealt with promptly, the termite activity would likely spread into the internals of the home.
How we dealt with this termite infestation
In order to find a solution to this problem, our technician formulated his plan of attack in the form of a Property Management Plan Proposal giving a full range of treatment options.
Once the client reviewed her options, our technician was given the “OK” to commence treatment.
At this property we used a specialised product that would not only eradicate the visible termite activity but would have a powerful transfer effect that would aid in passing on the product’s effect to termites nesting in nearby locations.
This product was injected directly into the rear patio structure and all other areas where termite activity was located.
We continued to return to the property to ensure that all visible termite activity had ceased.
Our timber pest technician was then able to install a Chemical Treated Zone to the external perimeter of the home to add protection and aid in preventing any future termite activity to the residence.
What else needs to be done?
As part of any termite management plan for the home, a regular and complete timber pest inspection needs to be carried out at least annually to make sure that nothing has changed and no new threats have emerged.
Have you had a complete termite inspection lately?
If not – you really need to do it!
There is no insurance coverage for termite damage, so make sure you minimise the risk to your home and investment properties today.
Call Amalgamated Pest Control – Gold Coast TODAY on 1300 950 208