Do black ants kill termites?
Apparently not according to Luke Taylor from The Pest Company. In the video you can see the black ants having a go at individual termites but there’s no evidence that ant will make any impact on the termite colony
This is an Exterra station with live actives termites inside. Unless experienced with Termite Identification You won’t notice but the Worker Termites have become a lot whiter in colour, this is a sign of the requiem intoxication, a sign that the termites have consumed the bait. This is now working to eliminate the colony over time – Baiting should occur till colony elimination takes place.
The termite barrier must be installed to the soil down to the top of the footing and 50mm down the side of the footing. This video shows where many installers fail to locate the footing especially on rendered homes where render is left piled on top of footings creating a termite entry point because the render is not removed to expose the footing.
The photos show the termite barriers we install for new houses and the renovations to protect retaining walls
Photos here shows that Termites have eaten 70% of the bait applied after an infestation was located in a monitoring station at customers home, we are now confident the termite colony will be on its way out. The time of colony elimination may vary depending on the size of the Colony.
Many assume that you just install monitoring stations in the ground and when you find active termites, you just spray them with what ever you can find around the house, well this is an uneducated assumption as 99.9% of chemicals solutions you buy off the shelf will never kill the Termite colony through the use of a monitoring and baiting system and will only kill the termites you spray directly, leaving millions of termites still active well beneath the soil/ground on the way t o eat your house.
The Solution being Requiem bait in the above photo once consumed will kill the nest over a period and may not just take one feed, so more baiting maybe required but the result is saving a home owner thousands of dollars in damage repair bills. NOTE: Any Termite monitoring system should state that stations are to be installed every 3 meters and never exceed 6 meters across drive way entries. You do the calculations your self, measure the entire perimeter of the house and divide by 3, ( 75 / 3 = 25 ) this will provide you with the exact amount of stations to install. Remember that if you have concrete areas/paths, then the station may have to be installed in the concrete where the concrete is cored out at around 80mm diameter to install the station.
Ongoing monitoring & Baiting is essential BUT be sure to use the correct “BAIT” before you find your self in even more financial trouble when Termites were just keeping damaging your home.
The Pest Company has just finished protecting another Gold Coast home, by installing a termite barrier, this time at Varsity Lakes.
Luke Taylor from The Pest Company demonstrates the effectiveness of the Exterra Bait Stations which act as an early warning system that termites are nearby. The termite bait stations are inspected every 8 weeks (approximately) and if, termites are found (as the were in the video) the appropriate action is then taken to protect your home.