Finding termite nests (of the aggressive species) is usually very difficult as they are beneath the ground but can sometimes be inside the base of large trees and even more common, in a dead tree stump. Beside the home owners carport was a tall dead tree stump that was certainly worth investigating :).
After realizing that it wouldn’t take much to actually push it over by hand, it seemed that this was a true text book scenario. Look closely and see the nest in the middle of the tree stump base. This was a nest of termites known as Schedorhinotermes which are the most common aggressive species found in S/E Queensland.
A nest of this species of termite is identified by the honeycomb like ball that crumbles like an Aerobar and of course, thousands of termites consisting of Workers, Soldiers, Nymphs and Alates which are the reproductive flying termites.
We applied Termidor termiticide directly into the termite nest which eliminated the colony lowering pressure on his home and the rest of his carport. Termite treatments to the structures themselves are true and adequate forms of termite protection but its always nice to eliminate a nearby nest.
If you would like to gain real piece of mind and have a full and comprehensive termite inspection conducted or would like a treatment proposal for your home, just contact us on 0459 166 396 and ………….look out termites!! 🙂