I just wanted to have a quick word about the myth that many people believe that if you have black ants on your property then you don't have termites. You would be surprised how many people actually believe this one. In reality nothing could be further from the truth.
Many home owners live with a false sense of security in their belief of this myth and run the very serious risk of having their home attacked by termites.
The truth in short is that yes, many species of ants are the natural predator of termites. However ants in a way attack a termite colony to farm a small percentage of the termite colony as a protein food source. They do not go so far into the colony as to destroy it in the same way a farmer would not kill all his cattle.
As per the Australian Standard recommendation, annual termite inspections are really a must. Think of annual termite inspections as a form of insurance against having your whole home eaten by termites. If we find termites on an annual inspection we can treat them quickly before too much damage is done, potentially saving you a significant amount in structural building repairs.