Subfloor termite infestation

Recently, a routine visual termite inspection of a home showed the following attack:Outback Pest Control finding termite attack in subfloor

As you can see from the photo, the termites have entered the house undetected, tunnelled up into the floorboards and now have full access to the interior including stud walls, furniture and roof.

Through our quality endorsed process we identified a number of building deficiencies (such as lack of ant caps on piers) and were able to treat immediate infestation before further damage was done, and also allowed preventative actions to be taken to prevent future termite attacks to this property.

This inspection has saved the homeowner considerable repair costs and once again proved the value of 12 monthly inspections.

Termite shields in action

As part of our routine inspections, Outback Pest Control looks under a lot of floors.Termite tunnel subfloor discovered by Outback Pest Control

The tunnel on this pier shows high risk termite activity. The termite shields (or ant caps) have done their job in stopping the undetected entry and providing a warning.

Due to signs of termite activity, treatment is strongly recommended. 

If you’ve seen signs like this on your property, contact Outback Pest Control for our professional advice.