The simple answer is……very commonly. Termites generally travel within the first 200mm of ground level due to the ease of travelling within the top-soil and also, this is generally where the food sources are ie. loose timbers, tree stumps and our homes. A standard concrete slab is 100mm thick and therefore, termites have no problems travelling beneath it for meters upon meters to find their desired food source.
Today, we treated a home with active termites which was surrounded by a concrete slab and whilst injecting the termiticide, we were pumping live termites out of the neighbouring drill holes.
This slab is actually a patio slab which is approximately 5m wide from the house wall so termites had no troubles travelling that distance beneath the slab to arrive at their determined destination. This is no unusual situation as termites are persistent creatures and will do what ever it takes to survive, so this situation is really just another day in the office for us termite specialists.
Now that we have treated this home adequately, we have full confidence that we have not only gotten to the current point of entry but have protected this home from termites coming from any direction for years to come.
If you have found something inside your home that you feel could be termites or would like to arrange a full inspection for real piece of mind, just contact us on 0459 166 396 here at Conquer Termites Gold Coast and get the full picture on what’s really and honestly happening at your place.
Knowledge is far more powerful than ignorance and termites are certainly not worth ignoring. Stay positive and on the front foot 😉