Termites can often be overlooked in strata schemes, however, there is a real need to ensure effective termite management systems are installed and regular inspections are undertaken, as we would a normal stand-alone house.
There are Australian Standards which apply to this work. The work also requires a licensed technician with supervision from a QBCC licensed supervisor. What is best practice for strata schemes? The CSIRO recommends a competent pest inspection at least on an annual basis and in some cases more frequent depending on your risk of termites. At bare minimum, strata schemes should consider an annual inspection of the
A termite inspector will look for warning signs of termites and here are some of them.
Mud tubes are the ways that subterranean termites connect their colonies in the soil underground to their above-ground food sources. These are made out of soil and wood combined with termite saliva. Subterranean termites can't survive without moisture and are vulnerable to dehydration. Therefore, these tubes offer shelter that locks in moisture, and protects the termites from dry air and predators.
What do mud tubes look like?
There tubes are 1/4 to 1 inch in diameter. They are easily noticeable when present along exterior con