Termite entry points - In subfloors.

A good termite inspection involves searching for potential entry points in a building. Therefore there's no better place to search than the subfloor. This is where the most obvious signs of subterranean termite activity will likely be. It's also a great place to search for conditions that invite termites in, such as timber and water leaks!

This large entry point for termites may seem obvious, but requires a thorough search in a tight subfloor space to locate. Also, having large amounts of unnecessary timber in the subfloor is just an open invitation for termites.  This was discovered in a building where previous inspectors had failed to note the threat to the building.

This large entry point for termites may seem obvious, but requires a thorough search in a tight subfloor space to locate. Also, having large amounts of unnecessary timber in the subfloor is just an open invitation for termites.  This was discovered in a building where previous inspectors had failed to note the threat to the building.

This large mud tube shows that a major feeding site has been struck. It may look obvious now but was very difficult to find. The height of this crawl space was about 250mm, so it was a lot of work to get to this location. However, it was like striking gold once we found it! The Termites were promptly eradicated. 

This large mud tube shows that a major feeding site has been struck. It may look obvious now but was very difficult to find. The height of this crawl space was about 250mm, so it was a lot of work to get to this location. However, it was like striking gold once we found it! The Termites were promptly eradicated. 

Thus mud shelter tube was found in a subfloor space. It shows how the termites used existing structures to conceal themselves. In this instance they were relying on a steel door jamb into the subfloor as a little highway that kept them hidden. 

Thus mud shelter tube was found in a subfloor space. It shows how the termites used existing structures to conceal themselves. In this instance they were relying on a steel door jamb into the subfloor as a little highway that kept them hidden.