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  • Important Notice:  Warning on the
    use of this manual
  • Identifying Termites
  • What does a termite look like.
  • The Donger (Termite detection tool)
  • The fingertip and pressure test
  • The visual check under the carpet edging
  • Inszecting your roof void
  • Inspecting the subfloor
  • Checking your yard
  • Other Items to check
  • Identifying Rot Damage
  • More Precautions you can take
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Before we begin it’s a good idea for you to
know what a termite looks like.  If you
have never seen one, here are some pictures that can you help.






  • The Donger

  • Purchase a cobweb removal broom.  The best to buy is one with an extendable
    handle that you will also find useful later on. Now remove the bristles from
    the head of the brush.




Do not disturb them!

  • If you disturb them, they may abandon their
    workings.  You could lose an excellent
    opportunity to effectively treat them.

  • See the slit that was made in this hollow
    section of window frame.

  • Look along your walls and look for any unusual bulges in the plaster.
  • A Nest between the
    wall studs.




skirting boards.

timber trim around windows and doors.
Did you tap both sides of the doorframes?

beams – cathedral ceilings, under the floor bearers, internal posts.

walls, timber floors, timber ceilings.

other timber features.




and Key Points:

Make a

Start at
the front door.


skirtings and door trims.

walls and listen for any variations in sound.

exposed beams.

for any bulges in your walls as you go.

If you
are unfortunate enough to find termites, don’t disturb them.

Don’t try to treat any termites yourself.  Call a professional.


Fingertip and pressure test.

fingertips are very a sensitive measuring device and are capable of sensing the
slightest difference in texture, width and elasticity..

You should press the timber trim with the tips
of your fingers as you feel for weak spots.

at the front door, use your fingers and thumbs and press the timber firmly all
the way around the frame looking for soft spots.

If you find a soft spot do not break it open.

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