Subterranean termites living and nesting in the ground take advantage of a small seam between a garage slab floor and the foundation. They pass from their subterranean nesting area through shelter tubes they have built with soil particles pieced together with there fecal excretions. Their target is the wood structure materials above. Once they have eaten their fill, they return to their ground below to tend to the colony.
Discovering subterranean termite tubes
An effective subterranean termite treatment starts with paying attention to their activity. The best sign is the tubes they use to move from the ground to the wood structure of your home. These aren’t always outside your home or in crawl spaces. They can be in your garage. All it takes is a small crack in the slab. Regular checks will help catch a problem before it gets worse.
A look at the Subterranean Termite tubing from a different perspective.
A subterranean termite worker can be seen passing from the ground, and up the shelter tube, where we broke a small piece away to observe
A Lind Pest Control technician prepares for treatment
Getting down to the colony
The Lind Pest Control technician, seen here, is drilling through the garage slab floor in order to prepare for direct treatment to the soil below where the Subterranean Termites are colonizing.
A closer look at drilling at drilling through the slab floor
The Lind Pest Control technician drills a hole through the slab every 15 inches along the entire wall where the termites were spotted. This ensures the ensuing treatment application surrounds, and directly hits, the colony.
A closer look at the subterranean termite shelter tube.
Removing the subterranean termite tubes
The technician scrapes and sweeps the tubes away. This will allow us to monitor for any future activity.
Additional scraping and removal of the shelter tubes.
The tubes removed
Subterranean termites trailing from the ground to the wood after shelter tubes have been removed.
A closer look at Subterranean termites following their old path.
Sub-slab injection treatment for subterranean termites
A termiticide application rod is inserted through the holes, in the slab, to treat the soil below where the termites are nesting.
A different view of the sub-slab injection soil treatment under the slab.