Termites are known for the destruction they cause to wooden structures and furniture, Also known as “White-ants”. Owing to their wood-eating habits, many termites’ species can do great damage to unprotected building and other wooden structures. Their presence being undetected until the timbers are severely damaged and exhibits surface changes. Once termites have entered a building, they do not limit themselves to wood, they also damage paper, cloth, carpets and other cellulose materials.
Termites leave a mud path along the sides of the house which helps identify the problem instantly. Often woodborers (causing powdery residue in wooden furniture) are mistaken to be termite issues – they are different. A chemical barrier is created around the perimeter of the house through drilling every foot and injecting with a chemical, and a termiticide is sprayed when drilling is not possible. The process takes about 3-4 hours. An inspection may be required prior, but during the process there is no need to vacate the house. There is usually a long term guarantee on the drilling and injection process.
Prevention Tips for Termites
- Eradicate the collection of moisture by fixing pipes, A/C units, and other home fixtures prone to leaking.
- Ensure drainage sites remain clean and effective.
- Remove excess wood like tree stumps or yard debris.
- Monitor outdoor wooden structures for signs of infestation.
- Our professionals are well trained in termite behaviour. They know where to look for termites and can determine how they got there.
- Not only will our treatment methods eradicate current termite problems, but they will protect your biggest investment for years to come.
- Drilling, injection and spraying is the process for termite control.