The Termite nest was in the backyard for years. The customer got poor advice from a family friend. The friend told him that the mound was not active.
In fact A sticky note with "Termite nest in backyard" was left on the kitchen bench recalls Tony - one of our Senior Termite Inspection Brisbane Inspectors. I continued on with my normal checklist throughout the inside of the house and then made my way outside. Inspecting the fence line the Termite Nest was easy to find. I found active termites in mud leads throughout the fence and these lead me back to the nest. It was active and thriving. I called the customer who was around the corner to come back to the house.
When the customer had seen the active white ants it was a big surprise. The friend told the customer that the termites were dead in the backyard. And to make sure of it the family friend drowned it in diesel. "Let it sit for awhile to let the diesel soak in", that was two years ago.... Talk about poor advice.
Termite Queen white ant nest in backyard
Tony broke up the nest and to his amazement found the queen. "I have found many nests during my years as a pest controller but most of them are inactive, it was a real treat to break open a live nest to find the queen". It is because of Tony's quick thinking of recording the White ant Queen we get to show you this today.
White ants in the backyard
How To Treat A Termite Nest.
So The termite mound in backyard was broken up further and drenched in Termidor. Also i drenched the ground surrounding the nest. The Termite Species was Microcerotermes and while not one of the more aggressive Termites. they still can cause damage to your home.
This was a great find with the customer being ecstatic with the end result. An annual termite inspection would have fixed this years ago and saved the damage to the fence. Scrunching up the "White ant nest in backyard" note. The customer stated he was keen to catch up with the now not so popular family friend.
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