The incidents of houses in Carindale being found with live termites (white ants) have ominously increased over the summer of 2010/2011. Recently, our company has been requested by Carindale homeowners to treat not one, but several homes in the same street!
Many homeowners are asking us what is causing the increase in termite damage and infestation. The answer to this phenomenon of nature is not in one reason, but many, combining to cause a shocking outcome to many unsuspecting owners.
In our opinion, the primary reason for the increase of termites in Carindale is the fact we have experienced two, above average, wet summers in a row. Water is vital for termite’s survival. They need a continuous supply of water to digest the timber and to cultivate the fungus for their diet. Also, the moist loose soil allows the termites to forage more aggressively and at greater distances.
Another factor that we believe to be causing an upturn in termites in Carindale is the fact that the neighbourhood is maturing and in some places more than 20 years old. This means the original chemical treatments have expired and there is no protection for the increasing numbers of termites. Combine this with the fact that many of the gardens have older trees and stumps that could be harbouring a termite nest.
Please give us a call on 3399 1226 now to arrange a professional licensed technician to check your home thoroughly and offer you treatment options.