Once termites are found to be active, TFN eradicates the colony either directly or by baiting.
Direct Eradication Method: TFN’s preferred method is to directly kill a colony. To do so TFN inspects all trees in the vicinty by drilling a small hole (harmless for the tree) into which a temperature probe is inserted to establish the presence of the termite queen.
Where the tree temperature is about 30-34c its likely a termite queen is actively reproducing. A tree’s lower temperature reading will verify that termites are just feeding on it, rather than the colony residing in it.
Indirect Eradication Method: Occasionally a colony cannot be located, in which case a Bait Trap is set. A Bait trap can be set inside the building where the active termites are currently feeding from or if you already have the TFN trap system installed the bait can be used directly on the active trap. Once the Bait Trap is installed the termites prefer to eat the bait rather than the timber they are feeding on. The bait is then carried back to the nest where it is fed to the entire colony completely eradicating the nest.
Using the described termite baiting system most colonies will be destroyed within 6-12 weeks (can take longer over the winter months). Note: Spraying will not eradicate a termite colony. It may mask the presence of the colony for a time, but unless the nest has been completely eradicated the termites will return.
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,