Identifying termite nests in trees.

Part of a good termite inspection involves checking trees for signs of termite activity. Whilst drilling trees to investigate is normally not part of a standard visual inspection, (that's usually a more invasive secondary inspection) it's amazing what can be found during a "tyre kicking" visual inspection of surrounding trees. Particularly when we're talking arboreal nests (that's fancy talk for a nest on or in a tree) which can be clearly visible as you can see in the photos. 

 An arboreal Nasutitermes nest. 

An arboreal Nasutitermes nest. 

 Nasutitermes termites in their nest. 

Nasutitermes termites in their nest. 

 This monster of a termite nest could clearly be seen behind a property. It's a nasutitermes nest, which could be a threat to the home. 

This monster of a termite nest could clearly be seen behind a property. It's a nasutitermes nest, which could be a threat to the home. 

 A nasutitermes nest.

A nasutitermes nest.