Myths and Facts
Myths & Facts
Myth: Termites can be eliminated by spraying the ground and any other surfaces.
Truth: Termites live in colonies and can be easily detected. Termites can only be eliminated by killing this colony. Anything less is just a ‘band aid’.
Myth: Spraying termites where they are feeding will eliminate the problem.
Truth: Spraying termites where they are feeding will help to eliminate the problem, but unless the main colony is found and treated the infestation is only suppressed not purged.
Myth: One or two traps near your home is adequate.
Truth: Termites can come at your home from any direction, one or two traps would leave your home vunerable. When termites get with in 2.5 metres of an attractant (the trap) they will smell it and source it for food. By using a large timber source of the correct timber traps can be placed 4-5 metres apart.
Myth: If you find termites in a tree, you’ve found their colony.
Truth: In the southern ends of Australia for the coptotermes species CSIRO research found that termites usually establish their nest in a tree but do not use it as a food source. They travel out approx 100 metres from the nest (sometimes further) to gather food. If the tree is being badly eaten more than likely its just a food source.
Myth: Termites can be detected in a tree by using a camera.
Truth: Termites cannot be detected in a tree by using a camera because they usually surround themselves in mud, so the camera lens won’t see them. A temperature probe will reveal their presence.
They’ve gone! Those pesky critters who fed on our door frames and floorboards have been beaten at last. They made a mockery of expensive so-called “pest control” efforts. But yout “Termite Free” team lived up to a promise to find the home base and destroy it. From our first contact we were impressed. My wife and I knew we had found a companyof honest, dedicated people who were determined to help us, and for a reasonable price. you’ve done that Scott and thank tou. We are going to miss the morning cuppas on those return traps of yours to check out bait traps were clear. But rest assured we have told “the world” about finding you and your team.
Lea and Graham McInerney, Victor Harbour
Lea and Graham McInereney,