We were called out to property in Tallai to assess a termite problem that had became apparent by the home owners.
To most people, they would refer to this as a “termite nest” but it is not common that termites build the main nest inside the house. The nest is commonly underground somewhere nearby and after termites gain entry into a house, they can start to build one of these “sub nests” which can be found with our high resolution Thermal Imagaing Cameras a long time before it becomes visual to the naked eye.
After already having a previous termite infestation, the home owners had replaced all of the wall timbers with treated timber but termites not only eat wood, they eat almost anything that contains cellulose ie, plasterboard, many materials and fabrics.
There were high levels of moisture in the other end of the cupboard which was found to be a second point of entry and a window frame was also eaten out.
The real concern was the large hardwood bearer which supports the whole side of the house which had been extensively damaged over a few meters. Here I have just made a small incision with my screw driver to show that it was completely hollow and I applied Termidor foam to eradicate this current activity.
This particular home is uniquely designed and a full and customized long term treatment plan has since been proposed to the home owner for real protection.
If you have found any of these signs of termites in your Tallai home or would like a local professional to conduct a full termite inspection for piece of mind, just contact us at Conquer Termites Gold Coast on 0459 166 396 and let the real investigation begin 🙂