Geelong termites; Treatment location; Jan Juc 3228.Posted on September 13, 2016
We recently undertook an Inspection in Jan Juc after a concerned call from a homeowner who was having their carpet replaced in several rooms.
When lifting the existing carpet, they found active termites running along the edging strip.
Upon further inspection by us later that day, more activity was found in the wall framing timbers and skirting boards of the same rooms and also on the other side of the building in a nib wall leading to a sunken lounge.
Moving the inspection out to the yard, we noticed a mature native gum only 20 meters from the building with large amounts of mudding in the bottom meter of the trees trunk, after breaking away some of the mud, active termites were found working away quite happily.
This tree was then drilled to see if in fact there was a colony present. Several holes were drilled, one in particular gave way into what felt like a hollow void, in this hole a thermometer was inserted, the outside temperature at the time was a rather fresh 16 degrees, inside the tree void it was a toasty 28 degrees, this told us we were close to the heart of the colony.
Further holes were drilled above and below the suspected colony and it was treated with a foaming control agent.
Several weeks later we returned to check the original areas of activity in the home to find all termite activity had ceased.
We then returned to the tree drilling several more holes and checking again with the thermometer and a camera to find all activity had also ceased here.
Later that week we treated the property chemically to prevent any further termite ingress by any possible neighbouring termite colonies.