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For most Australians who live in areas where trees are endemic, the sight of a termite nest is a part of everyday life. Similar to getting the newspaper in the morning or drinking water, the sight of termites is much more common than one might expect—especially during certain times throughout the year. Over time, however, the sight of a termite nest near a home can definitely be a cause for concern, and for good reason as well. Read more below and find out why a termite nest might be bad news for your house:

The Reason “DIY” Termite Solutions Don’t Work

If you happen to see a rather-large termite nest on a tree around your home, don’t make the mistake of knocking it down out of fear that they might destroy your home. Trust us; doing this will make the SIGNIFICANTLY worse – leave the broom in the garage – we’ll tell you what to do.

The secret to taking down a termite nest doesn’t lie in “be-gone” insect sprays or dangerous DIY methods such as trying to set them on fire (yes – we’ve had clients try this!).

To better eliminate the presence of termites, we’ll go over everything that you need to know about dealing with a rather-large termite nest on a nearby tree.

What You See Is Different From What You’re Supposed to Treat

Unknown to most people, the termite mounds or nests that you see are only around five to ten per cent of the actual problem (think of an iceberg). The mud nest or termite mound is only a small fraction of the entire termite nest itself, with the rest of the termite nest being comprised of a rather-elaborate network that goes around the tree and underneath the ground.

Consider Your property

Before carrying out any actions for treating the possible termite problem on your property, make sure to take the actual location of the tree into consideration. If the location of a termite nest’s tree is within the bounds of your property, make sure that you call us right away so that we can assist you in treating the problem. Most termite nest problems are solved with a chemical called Termidor, which effectively eradicates an entire colony from the mound to tree without any additional problems. 

On the other hand, if the termite-infested tree is not within your property, but close enough, the best thing you can do is to let your neighbour know that we’re able to help. You don’t want their problem becoming your problem!

When left untreated, a termite nest or population can grow into a big problem that can be very costly in overall damages, which aren’t often covered by house insurance.

EVERY Australian deserves the right to live in a safe environment that poses no threats to their safety or well-being, especially when it comes to termite problems. The presence of a termite nest on a tree is often a sign of another termite nest nearby, so it’s important that you act quickly when you see an issue arise.

If you’re looking for a termite pest control service in Melbourne to help you get rid of termite nests, click here for termite control! We’re happy to help, so much that we will offer you 20% off the service. You can call us today on 0403 616 327