Here are a few interesting pictures of termite nests and their workings from our photo library.
Mal found this termite stalacmite during a pre-purchase inspection at Sunnybank Hills. It measured 88 cm. from the ground to the floor joist.
Termites coming down from the flooring looking for moisture
Another angle of a stalacmite showing the wet packing on the side of the mud pack. Thousands of termites were visible working in the wet area building the mud packing higher as the pack started to engulf the floor joist.
This show the intricate termite workings inside a wall cavity.
Old Manly residents would remember Tommy Gormans shop across the road from Manly State school and near the train line. This is what we found when we were engaged to treat the building for what appeared to the new owners to be a small termite problem. It felt like there was a concrete slab under the floor, but it was a huge termite pack. The nest was outside in an old dead mango stump.
Microceretermes species are very active from September to November and here they are seen under a Holland Park home building a home of their own.
Often we find termites nesting under voids such as this patio where conditions are conducive, stable, moist and they can work undisturbed. Some bricks were removed to reveal where the termites had entered the building at Aspley.
Microceretermes species are great climbers, and are seen here bridging from the top of some timber battens under a house, and into the flooring above. Note how tiny the delicate tube is.
Now that this tree has been cut, we can see where the termite nest was located. Even months after the tree had been felled termites were still active inside the tree stump.
This is a Microceretermes nest located in between the rocks in a boulder wall at Carindale.
They say not to have your compost bin anywhere near your house, and in this photo, we see termites have been nesting inside the Compost bin, where conditions were highly conducive.
Here we see several castes of termites inside a termite nest, but predominantly the Alates are visible. Alates are the flying termites that leave their nests from October to February in order to form new colonies.
If you’ve seen these flying termites inside your home, then maybe it’s time for a termite inspection.