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.
“After discovering that white ants were destroying our floorboards and a number of doorways in our home, we contacted three conventional businesses for advice and quotes on the appropriate treatment.
We were quoted $3,000 for the sentricon system which led us to inquire further and it was suggested we discuss our problems with SA Pest Free Naturally.
Robert Cameron was quick to respond and we had a confidence in him that we did not have with other companies. He injected nematodes into the affected areas which destroyed the white ants within a matter of days and he also set up nematerm lures in the garden and two bait boxes to track down the nest.
He kept a check on the system over the ensuing months and when one of the bait boxes was teeming with white ants this was treated to eliminate the nest.
We have paid less than a third of the cost of the sentricon system.
We would highly recommend SA Pest Free Naturally for their understanding of the termite problem, their prompt and effective action and their economical approach which is chemical free.”
Kathy and Mike Royans,