Recently a customer who owned an investment property in Algester received our flyer in her letterbox and rang Nick from Conquer Termites South Central to book in a full termite inspection. The home was a typical house in Algester, three bedroom, lowset brick and established gardens. On further inspection it was also noted that the footings of the house was embedded into the soil which unfortunately conceals the termite entry point into the house structure.
While inspecting the gardens our Termite Technician Nick noticed two large palm stumps with termite activity, it is highly recommended that all tree stumps should be stump ground as it can entice termites to nest or forage towards them which makes it very easy for them to make their way into your home. This particular house in Algester also had old wooden sleepers lying on the ground that also had live termites. It is not uncommon that most gardens and timber, treated or not, will have termites at some stage.
After a very thorough inspection using his Thermal Imaging Camera there was no evidence of live termites in the house structure but there was significant moisture around the main shower (please see thermal picture below). The darker pattern on the lower wall indicates moisture or lower surface temperature from water leakage. Due to the excess moisture in the walls around the shower the house is at high risk of subterranean termite attack as termites can detect moisture up to 100 metres away (75% of termite attack is found in the shower & bathroom). It was explained to the customer that since live termites had been found in the garden and excess moisture around the shower, we strongly recommend to install a chemical treatment using the transfer poison Termidor.
So, if you are looking for a pest control, termite inspection or termite treatment, give Conquer Termites Brisbane a call. We are proud to offer a free half hour consultation to assess your property and give you our recommendations for the treatment that will best suit you.
Please feel free to call Nick on 07 3343 3934 or directly on 0432 721 715