Termites cause great damage to wooden structures in residential and commercial buildings. Their presence is very hard to detect until timber/wood are severely damaged, because of this termites are referred to as silent destroyer. All termites mostly feed on the dead plant, animal dung, soil and any form of wood. Over 3,000 termite species are found on all over the world, Dampwood termites, Drywood termites, Formosan termite and subterranean termite are causing major damages to humans and their properties.
To remove termites from your home/office we follow two stages:
2. Post Construction Stage
In pre-construction stage, we create a chemical barrier between the structure and soil to prevent termites enter the building, this is called as an effective soil treatment. In India, most of the termites infection are start from ground to floors and walls of the building.
Soil treatment is effectively carried out with following steps:
• Top surface plinth-filling treatment.
• Soil at-wall and floor junction treatment.
• Soil along-side external perimeter treatment.
• Soil surrounding utility pipes and conduits treatment.
• Expansion and/or Construction joints treatment.
This stage is carried out as a preventive measure for existing structures which have not been affected by the termites or during the time of construction. This treatment involves drilling holes at the wall and floor corner then fills sufficient quantity of termiticide by pumping it. With this termite control method chemical barrier remains for a longer period of time and protect the building structure.
In order to identify a subterranean termite infestation, pest control professionals perform inspections and may employ monitoring stations. These are placed within soil with suspected infestations. After highly active areas are located, bait stations replace monitoring stations. Bait stations contain slow-acting baits that worker termites bring back and feed to the other members of their colonies. In time, several generations within a colony will be killed.
There are two general categories of termite treatment, liquids and baits. Soil-applied liquid termiticides have been around for decades. Their purpose is to provide a long-lasting chemical barrier that excludes termites in the ground from entering buildings. In most cases, termites in the structure die off as well, since they cannot return to the soil. Most former products wererepellent rather than lethal to termites foraging in the soil. Newer materials, such as Premise® (imidacloprid), Termidor® (fipronil), and Phantom® (chlorfenapyr), are non-repellent and termites tunneling into the treatment zone are killed. Overall the non-repellent products are proving to be more reliable in their ability to resolve termite problems in the first attempt. All registered termiticides (both repellent and non-repellent) can be effective, however, and homeowners should not base their purchasing decision on product alone.
The other broad treatment category is baiting. Termite baits consist of paper, cardboard, or other palatable food, combined with a slow-acting substance lethal to termites. The baits are installed below ground out in the yard in cylindrical plastic stations. Others are sometimes placed indoors over active mud tubes. Foraging termites consume the bait and share it with their nestmates, resulting in a gradual decline in termite numbers. On some properties, baits may constitute the only form of treatment; on others, they may be combined with liquid applications. to areas where termites are observed.