Termites love tree stumps. If you see one of these stumps on a property and it has the same appearance the chances are you’ll have live termites. The reality is, either the stump had an active nest within it in the past or it has one now.
Leaving a tree stump lying around a home is fraught with danger. Unfortunately, termites also build nests in trees and tree stumps and 99% of people have no idea a massive termite colony lives inside. Don’t be fooled into thinking just because you can’t see live termites they are not there or just because you see them they are happy in that environment.
The nest/colony is their home, however, they will travel to get food and moisture from whatever that provides them with what they need. They simply do not give up, think you know them, think again.
Avoid removing the stump if live termites are termites are within, best process is to treat the live termites first by a licensee Termite management technician then get the stump removed 30 days later.
Termite Treatments to tree stumps – a treatment to a stump is usually to assist in the process of eliminating the termite colony. The treatment will not provide protection to the stump as it’s pretty much impossible to apply enough chemical beneath the stump to also get the roots that lie beneath. Treatments are effective however not every stump, tree or nest will have the same process for treatment as we also need to deal with the type of termites species found.
If in doubt, call TPC on 1300 552 234