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I have just notices some wood dust on the door frame of the kithchen (door to the outside), looks like the start of a termite infestation, has anyone any experience of getting rid of these damn critters. Thanks

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Somebody told me to pore petrol over them, I did they came out on motorbikes

if small area get a small plastic bottle of Chaindrite (thais prounounce it  chelldrite )   mix ABOUT  20% or even less  ( with water in small spray container and spray liberally on bottom o

you need a killing sytem that is carried back to the nest which can be many metres(20 plus) from where you can see them, we had to replace all the ceiling down stairs plus remove all the kitchen cupbo

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1 minute ago, rumak said:

if small area get a small plastic bottle of Chaindrite (thais prounounce it  chelldrite )

 

mix ABOUT  20% or even less  ( with water in small spray container and spray liberally on bottom of frame and where it goes into the concrete.

 

can be bought at hardware and building supplies

I have also noticed some of their wood dust by the door lock cut out, so how far up the timber is anyones guess. Luckely my doors are plastic but the surrounds are wood.

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BTW:  all here should learn what termite tunnels look like.   easy to spot on inspections walking around the house ( concrete houses of course easiest)

 

old wooden houses built on the ground or even off it can be difficult to catch unless one inspects often.

 

they live in ground !  and work their way into house  via the tunnels      OR, if wooden posts can eat inside and go up  🙂

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4 minutes ago, rumak said:

if small area get a small plastic bottle of Chaindrite (thais prounounce it  chelldrite )

 

mix ABOUT  20% or even less  ( with water in small spray container and spray liberally on bottom of frame and where it goes into the concrete.

 

can be bought at hardware and building supplies

Vogie you can get that Chaindrite as an aerosol in a can. Comes with a thin metal pipe you put on the nozzle and spray into any gaps you think they might be coming in by.

The "spray" carries on working for a couple of months after you have used it.

The stuff is very strong so I would remove pets and yourselves from the house before you use it and leave the house to vent for an hour or so before going back in. 

Anyway good luck. 

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2 minutes ago, rumak said:

BTW:  all here should learn what termite tunnels look like.   easy to spot on inspections walking around the house ( concrete houses of course easiest)

 

old wooden houses built on the ground or even off it can be difficult to catch unless one inspects often.

 

they live in ground !  and work their way into house  via the tunnels      OR, if wooden posts can eat inside and go up  🙂

The house itself is only about 4 years old, built on the ground and mainly of concrete construction.

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3 minutes ago, rumak said:

BTW:  all here should learn what termite tunnels look like.   easy to spot on inspections walking around the house ( concrete houses of course easiest)

 

old wooden houses built on the ground or even off it can be difficult to catch unless one inspects often.

 

they live in ground !  and work their way into house  via the tunnels      OR, if wooden posts can eat inside and go up  🙂

even concrete structures are at risk...the tunnels can undermine foundations and they can easily live on orgranic matter outside of the house.

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11 minutes ago, xylophone said:

and they did that by digging a shallow trench around the perimeter of the house and in that they placed a pipe system with vent holes and used the vent holes to pour in a solution which effectively surrounded the house.

 

 

You can do that here, if you were to build a new house I strongly advise putting in the pipe system

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Just now, Rookiescot said:

Vogie you can get that Chaindrite as an aerosol in a can. Comes with a thin metal pipe you put on the nozzle and spray into any gaps you think they might be coming in by.

The "spray" carries on working for a couple of months after you have used it.

The stuff is very strong so I would remove pets and yourselves from the house before you use it and leave the house to vent for an hour or so before going back in. 

Anyway good luck. 

Do I have to drill any holes in the door frame for it to penetrate. Would spraying the bottom of the door frame kill the ones higher up in the frame? Thanks

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