kadi touray

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Phil gardener... Thanks for the reply.  I honestly don't know where they are coming from.  The foundations are concrete and half metre cement blocks in the ground and half metre above.  And the termites usually come half way or high on the wall!  When I cut them out of the roundhouse the nest inside was about 1 metre round And just about wall thickness.... 10 inch or so. Couldn't see any connecting tunnels at all.
On the big house there is a 2 metre veranda all the way round so shouldn't be a water problem.  Roundhouse has only roof overhang.... But only 1 out of 3 roundhouse affected.   Didn't know about the borax for wood,  and not sure if it's available here,  but will keep it in mind in case I do more buikding.

I live in the bush.... Now rapidly developing.... And termites are everywhere.... But I've not really had a problem till a year ago
11 months ago
cob
Not wasps or bees.... I Have those nests absolutely everywhere!  If I knock out the surface plaster the termite nest is in full view.... Too hot to do that today.... And complete with all the little white termite workers... And quite a few guards!  This has been going on for about a year.  It's affecting my big house and one of my 3 roundhouse.  I'm debating with myself whether I should just knock off the outside house.... Just a smallish hole underneath.... Spray it... (not happy about that bit)  plaster and paint.  And see what happens.  As far as I can see they are doing no damage to timbers.... Eucalyptus and mahogany.... But obviously I can't see what's happening underground.  Honestly it's driving me mad!  
11 months ago
cob
Hopefully this is a photo of the termite house
11 months ago
cob
They have tunnelled and nested inside the blocks.... Then come out and build a house on the wall.  Wait a minute... I will get a photo.....
11 months ago
cob
John Daley.... Thanks for taking an interest!  The whole house is plastered in mud and lime mix and painted with several coats of limewash
...i. paint it every year.  The termites are nesting inside the blocks.... Then coming out everywhere.  If I knock out the infested part,  get rid of them,  rebuild,  replaster,  repaint they just spring up somewhere else.  I've been researching this for quite some time.... Can't find an answer anywhere.....
11 months ago
cob
Well,  i built my mud block houses 6 years ago and apart from an odd termite tunnel there has been no problem....until this year. They are coming everywhere.... Nothing one day and then a great big house on the wall the next.  I'm having to break the walls and rebuild...bit by bit.... But it's getting worse not better.  Any help appreciated
11 months ago
cob