Visible termite mound & damage

Large termite mound

This photo shows a large termite mound.  These mounds can easily be treated.  With termite mounds, what is seen above the ground, there can be a much larger colony below the ground.

 

Damaged timbers

Damaged timbers in a shed near above termite mound

 

Termites are clever!!

Concealed termite entry

Concealed termite entry

A power shortage to this property led to the discovery of a termite mound behind the switchboard.  As you can see, termites are very tricky and used the orange conduit to gain entry undetected.  The only way to treat this problem was to bait the termites out using an above ground bait station.  Please see picture below of the termites eating the bait.

Above ground bait station

Above ground bait station

Termites are clever, but not as clever as our termite baiting system!!

Termites gaining access behind woodpile

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Termite prevention starts at home.  We see lots of situations of wood piled against the home, close & handy for the wood fire inside, but it is also very handy for termites too!!  They have undetected entry to your main investment…..your home.

Wood should not be stored against your house

Wood should not be stored against your house

Keep stored products away from your house.  Note below, the termite tunnels running up the slab edge, hidden behind the wood heap.   Thankfully the owner of this home had a termite inspection completed to the house and yard and now has a termite baiting system in place.

Termite tunnels gaining access to house behind wood heap

Termite tunnels gaining access to house behind wood heap

It is recommended that you have regular termite inspections completed to your property every 12 months for peace of mind.

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.