If you’ve found live termites in your home, the object of the exercise is to eliminate the termites feeding in the house and eliminate the source nest. This is done by:
- Carrying out a thorough termite inspection to determine where they are feeding in the house and yard.
- Applying a foam (which resembles shaving cream) with an active ingredient to the areas where termites are found, this is all we use and is the safest product to use internally in a house, and has no dust or smells.
The first stage foaming treatment affects the termite’s behavior, stopping them from grooming one another, which is important in the termite colony. If we infect the nest and they stop grooming, a fungus that occurs naturally in the soil around your home attacks the worker termites first and kills them.
Without the worker termites in the nest, there is no-one left to do all the important things like chewing the timber i.e. your house, feeding the young and feeding and tending to the king and queen. Two weeks have passed, and the colony is unable to win the battle between the infection.