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  • Writer's pictureRobert Bate

Termites attack another brick home

termites attacking a brick home

Today we carried out a termite inspection on another South East Brisbane home with a termite problem. The Landlord had told us that he was under the impression that the termites (white ants) that he’d seen building mud trails on his fence were not the type that eat ‘house timbers’… It’s terribly unfortunate for Brisbane homeowners that myths like these are perpetuated, and result in massive structural repair costs when preventative treatment plans aren’t put in place.

The termites in question were a species called Schedorhinotermes Intermedius, the most commonly found structurally damaging termite species in the Brisbane area, causing millions of dollars worth of damage to homes in all suburbs from Underwood, up to Strathpine and out to River Hills.

Thermal camera used to detect termites

The reason these termite infestations become serious is that the points of entry in most of these cases is below ground level and through the small cracks in brickwork making them undetectable with the naked eye. It is only through the trained use of moisture meters, thermal imaging cameras, and an experienced eye that termite infestations in these homes can be detected before serious damage is done.

The termite treatment was relatively simple, with very localised use of ‘Termidor Dust’ to the damaged areas, and followed by a full perimeter (against the wall) of a concrete & soil injection method with the liquid ‘Termidor’ Termiticide.

Termidor for termites

In this case, as in most cases, we had the termites eradicated from the home on the same day. A follow up inspection is booked for 6 weeks time in order to ensure complete eradication of the colony from the surrounding area.

If it has been awhile since your last termite inspection or termite treatment, feel free to call our client care staff, who can arrange a thorough, detailed report and quote by Brisbane’s best Timber Pest Inspectors at ‘Results Home Services’.

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