A recent call out to a home in the Ballina area highlighted a common sequence of circumstances that can lead to termite infestations, or in this case, highlight existing ones!
The home owner called for us to deal with what she termed ‘flying ants’. This is a common request, which quite often – including in this case – turns out to be termite ‘alates’, the flying termites whose job is to leave the existing nest and look for a new place to start another colony, once conditions are just right (hot and humid).
Seeing the alates around your home can only mean one of two things – either they have flown in from a nest that is a fair distance away, or they are from a nest that is very close by, often within the home itself. It was the 2nd case that happened here – there was an active termite nest within the home.
Our technician conducted a full Timber Pest Inspection of the property, and found an active termite nest in the back wall of the bathroom. There was a leak in the plumbing, and the high moisture level had attracted the termites initially, which then proceeded to destroy the timber and plasterboard around the area, before growing the colony and sending out their alates to expand to new areas.
After a full treatment, we installed a complete termite management program, fully compliant to Australian standards, and completely managed the problem for the home owners.
If you suspect you may have a similar problem, or would just like the peace of mind that can only come with a full Timber Pest Inspection, then call the experts at Amalgamated Pest Control.
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