This termite mud-packing was found in a house in Avalon recently. The resident had a partial chemical barrier treatment carried out by another pest control company, but the termites by-passed the barrier & continued unchecked, gaining access beneath the weatherboard cladding, before coming through the wall of the wardrobe.
Because of the recent warm & humid conditions & the fact that the wardrobe doors had not been opened for a couple of months, the termites have been able to construct this amazing structure in a very short space of time. Believe it or not, there is actually a stored computer that has been engulfed by the mudding !
I installed a termite baiting system in late January, which I will check monthly, replenishing all of the consumed bait, until the whole termite colony has been eliminated.
The worker termites carry minute amounts of bait back to the colony. It's then distributed throughout. The bait is a chitin inhibiter, which affects the termite molting process, therefore leading to total destruction of the colony.
I will post progress updates over the coming months, once the termites are established & feeding.
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