Drywood Termites are active in Bundaberg
The large commercial client contacted us to say they had a problem with some sort of gritty stuff appearing on desks that had been vacuumed and wiped down every afternoon and every morning it would reappear.
Amalgamated Pest Control responded by collecting a sample of the ‘grit’ and having it identified and analysed by our resident Entomologist, Gary Cochrane.
In the meantime we continued our investigation and and found live specimens, so we took photo’s under the microscope and forwarded them on to our Entomologist.
These termites were identified as Cryptotermes brevis, commonly known as the West Indian Drywood Termite. This species of termite is a notifiable quarantine pest (not native to Australia).
The grit that was being discovered every day are their droppings – technically called ‘frass’.
What can be done about Drywood Termites?
For native species of drywood termites, Amalgamated Pest Control can provide specific, targeted treatments.
In this case, we notified the DAFF (Department of Agriculture) who will take control of the eradication process.
Our Client was very impressed with our procedures, our expert pest control advice and dedication to helping them through the process.
If you have a termite problem, need termite control or have concerns with any other pest, please give us a call here at Amalgamated Pest Control Bundaberg, and we can send out one of our fully qualified pest control technicians to take care of the problem for you.