Kill termites and white ants without poisons
This bloke was the first in the world to create a DIY termite control system. Thousands of Aussie homeowners are using this advice and products. They’re getting the job done themselves, and saving money.
START HERE Australia’s foremost expert on termites and white ants Ion Staunton is an entomologist, former pest technician, TAFE teacher and textbook author.
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This is an excerpt from "Colonies in Collision" A Concatenated Chronicle of Termites and Termiteers in Australia 1788 - 2018 by Doug Howick and Ion Staunton. You can purchase a copy here. How important are termites in Australia anyway? In the beginning... ...there...read more
1788 – 1800 - Colonies collide as settlers settle The soldier took the last morsel of the food that was offered and moved aside to allow the worker to pass. It was good to be on guard in this gallery where the temperature was more consistent than it was outside. The...read more
The inventor of TermiTraps and Tuckerbag Termite bait has just published a major history book on the Termite Wars since 1788. That’s when white colonists arrived in Sydney Cove and were met by termite colonies, pleased about all the timber these humans started using...read more
You might have wrapped yourself in a warmed house, a heated car and some woolies during winter but what about the termites? Cold weather slows them but doesn't stop them. This time of the year, as the TV weather-presenters begin talking up warmer spring days, you...read more
Let's talk about the truth in advertising for a moment. Maybe we should ban adjectives - the words that colour our perceptions, that warm our feelings? While we’re at it, maybe adverbs, words that have a “ly” on the end to praise up our verbs? Ok, enough of such...read more
Humans are smarter than termites…. . . . although to observe some people you begin to wonder, but humans have allocated themselves the title of the most intelligent species on the planet. When you read of conniving and complicated schemes devised to pursue power and...read more
How do white ants/termites find Termite Traps?
Do monitors attract termites to my house?
My house is only three years old. It must have been built to meet Codes including termite preventive measures, and anyway, isn’t there a seven-year builder’s warranty to cover me?
If termites are already in my house can I use Termite Traps to entice them out?
What are the dimensions of a TermiTrap?
Is it legal for homeowners to buy and use your bait?
I’ve read about ‘serious’ and ‘nuisance’ termite species. How can I tell the difference?
How do termites get into the Trap?
My house was built more than twenty years ago and there has been no termite attack, why would I bother putting monitors around?
I understand termites can do $50,000 plus in damage to a house in a short time. Doing something about the termite threat is obviously sensible, however, aren’t chemical barriers better value, even though more costly than termite monitors?
What is a nest?
We have lots of ants which we know are the enemy of termites. Do we still have a termite problem?
Won’t dogs or kids move the Traps?
If you place the Termite Traps around the house with the dog locked in the garage or the car where it can’t see you put the Traps down, there is no reason for the dog to believe they are a movable plaything. When you let the pooch loose, some investigatory sniffing may occur but as it doesn’t play back, the Trap will probably be ignored. In all our trials and after all the cartons we’ve sent out, only one dog story has come back to us. (The Trap was placed inside the dog pen). As for kids? They are supposed to leave things alone if they are told, so tell them. After all, you have your home investment to protect.