Termites active at Mudgeeraba
Termites, or the “silent intruders” as many call them, certainly live up to their name!
As termites are a natural part of the environment, many people don’t realize the risk they pose particularly here at the Gold Coast. Our tropical climate is perfect termite breeding and attack.
Our client in Mudgeeraba had received our pest control services for many years, but never bothered to get a timber pest inspection.
This year our customer service team suggested to include a timber pest inspection with their regular service.
As our client had a friend that recently had termites in their home, so they decided to get one done “Just in case” – and good thing they did!
After a thorough inspection using the latest technology in termite detection, our technician found termites entering the home through a gap in the mortar of the external brickwork.
Inside there was extensive damage found to the skirting boars, bottom plates and wall studs directly adjacent to the termite entry point.
This had gone unnoticed up until now as there was a large piece of furniture directly in front of the affected area.
After discussing all options with the client we formulated our plan of attack!
Since this home had a unique construction design, the client chose to utilise a baiting and monitoring system. This would fix the infestation as well as take the termite pressure off the home.
This involved the following steps:
- The installation of in-ground bait stations every 3 meters around the external perimeter of the home.
- The Installation of 2 “above ground” stations directly attached to the skirting boards where the termite activity was present.
- Several follow up visits to inspect the stations and replenish bait.
The termite bait is specially designed for the termites to feed for a number of weeks. In this time the bait is transferred throughout the termite colony.
This process is designed to eradicate not only the termites that are there at the current time, but also kill the nest and reduce the risk of future infestations occurring.
Worried about termites around your home?
Call Amalgamated Pest Control – Gold Coast
TODAY on 1300 950 208