We recently got called to investigate and treat active termites found at a home in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast. We treated the termites by way of a foaming treatment to the wall void where the termites were found using Termidor. We went back after 14 days to check and ensure that all the termite activity had ceased. We have also recommended to the home owner that we carry out a complete termite inspection to the home.
The above picture shows how the termite damage is above the termite barrier; the termites have not gone through the barrier but have tracked over and around the barrier because when the home was built the wall cladding was laid straight down to the ground creating a bridge over the barrier; the wall cladding should have ended above the barrier and not in direct contact with the ground. It is imperative to maintain your regular termite inspections even if you have a barrier in place as the termite inspector can advise you of any areas that bridge or breach your barrier. Our inspector will also advise you of any conditions in and around the home that are conducive to termite attack and recommendations on how to reduce these conditions thereby reducing the possible termite pressure on the home.