The Termite Situation
Michael says; I have 2 termite nests to confirm how to get rid of, the one on the fence line has been growing very very slowly over more than 4 years but the other at the base of a sheoak has come along quickly over the past 12 months.
The Advice To Kill The Termites
These mounds are the termite species Microcerotermes or Micros and they are very common in your district, in fact, much of SE Qld and the North Coast of NSW.
Follow the advice in our How-to-Guide by thoroughly destroying the termite mound with a pick or crowbar.
You don’t need to use insecticide. The ants, bird and lizards will get most of them but the rest will just dry out and die.
You can easily check if you have done the job successfully: go back a couple of days later and if it is just the way you left it —the job is done! If there is some new mud in the hole where it would indicate repairs were underway —get the tools out again!
As the two main species of damaging termites are all over mainland Australia it is a good idea to place TermiTraps around his house and other structures just in case they are sharing the territory with the micros. (I jest; there is no territorial agreement between termite species).
The Result And Future Termite Monitoring
Michael did the deed successfully the first time. He found other mounds while he was “in the mood”
He also purchased a carton of TermiTraps but decided not to buy Colony Killer Termite Bait until such time as he had serious ones to feed.