Anti Termite Treatment in Chennai

The best treatment for termites is prevention. Hygienic Care Service offers Anti termite treatment in Chennai that can help you with termite prevention services, as well as treatments should you be faced with an active infestation.

Termites are small insects that can eat wooden doors, windows, cabinets, floors, ceilings, Soft wooden frames, and all the wooden furniture by chewing. Termites are one of the most destructive pests to your property and if they are left unnoticed and if not treated on time they are capable of destroying even the basic structure of buildings.

Typically you will notice termite infestation only when it grows in numbers and starts damaging your property. This makes it really hard to get rid of termites without professional help. Hiring a professional termite control service is the right decision to eradicate termite infestation, acquire proper termite control treatment and prevention. Anti-termite treatment is a chemical procedure carried out before and after construction to avoid termite entry into buildings.

Termite prevention measures

The best way to prevent termites is to make your property as inhospitable to them as possible. Here are some simple termite prevention measures to consider:

  • Seal the property, particularly doors and windows – Ensure that termites cannot gain access to the wood skeleton of your property. Seal up cracks in siding and rooftops. Look for access points in the foundation too, and ensure all potential entry points are sealed shut.
  • Repair leaking taps and pipes – Doing so will reduce moisture levels, which attract subterranean termites to your property.
  • Mop up moisture – Moisture is essential for most termite colonies to thrive. Make sure the property is well-aired and kept dry.
  • Regularly inspect wood furniture and floors – In addition to the joists, wooden beams and other wooden structures, termites will gladly feast on wooden deck furniture or hardwood floors around your property.
  • Tidy up clothing piles – You may not think of termites eating clothing, but the cellulose they feed on can be found in fabrics, too.
  • Ensure that vents to subfloor areas are never blocked – Substandard ventilation in the sub-floor areas of your property will result in high humidity and high moisture levels. Good ventilation and extraction fans where necessary are essential to reduce the risk from subterranean termites.
  • Divert all hot water services & air conditioning overflows away from the side of the house – Ensure all downspouts are properly connected.
  • Regularly check that termite shielding is not damaged or breached in any way – While metal strips or ant caps around the foundation of your home do not prevent termite entry, they force termites out into the open where they can be detected with regular termite inspections.

Take steps to protect the entire exterior of your home against termites to ensure no points of entry along the perimeter of the property. Here are some simple termite prevention measures to consider:

  • Remove woodpiles – Do not store stacks of wood against your building and remove old, rotted, damp logs and tree trunks to prevent termites from building nests there.
  • Fix broken roof tiles – Termites don’t require much space to reach the soft, chewy wood skeleton of your property. Broken roof tiles offer the perfect access.
  • Use only termite treated timber in garden beds, retaining walls or fence posts – Do not use untreated timbers to form garden beds or retaining walls, as these will attract termites to your property.
  • Construct timber fences and support posts with a two-inch clearance between the timber and soil – Without the clearance, termites gain easy access without detection. Galvanized post shoes that elevate the timber off the ground are available from most hardware stores.
  • Keep your garden neat – Termites will use overgrowth from gardens or the lawn to gain access to your home. Keep the garden tended, grass trimmed and overgrowth away from the house.
  • Don’t allow climbing plants or bushy gardens to grow against the structure – Climbing plants growing against the side of the structure of your property provide termites undetected entry points.
  • Do not plant trees known to send roots under slabs close to the property – The roots of some plants can penetrate the foundations of your property, allowing termites access that is very difficult to locate.
  • Be aware – Building alterations or additions may change previous termite protection, sometimes rendering them ineffective. Adding a gazebo, new awnings, concrete slab extensions, or even plumbing can provide a route of entry for termites into the property across termite protection previously applied.

Termite Treatment Methods

Categories of Anti termite treatment:

Before considering different methods of termite control, it is important to recognize that there are two major categories of termite treatments based on when the treatment is applied:

  1. Pre-construction anti-termite treatment for new buildings.

Pre-construction anti-termite treatment is treating the layer of soil in immediate contact with the foundation and floor structure of a building with chemicals to kill or repel termites.

2. Post-construction anti termite treatment for old buildings.

Post-construction anti termite treatment is applying chemicals to the existing buildings to eliminate termite infestation.

Different Types of Termite Treatments:

Common methods of termite control include insecticide treatments, as well as various types of physical barriers and construction practices.  Insecticides are the primary method of controlling termites.  Physical barriers are used mainly as supplemental protection in new construction.

1. Non-Chemical Treatments

Some ways to keep termites out do not involve the application of insecticides. For example:

  • One such method is a physical barrier, typically incorporated during construction.
  • Steel mesh and sands of particular sizes have been shown to perform effectively as physical barriers.
  • Biological control agents (nematodes and fungi) have demonstrated some success, particularly in laboratory settings.

Because these methods do not involve the application of an insecticide, EPA does not regulate them.

2. Chemical Treatments

Depending on the severity of the infestation, termite control experts will decide on one of the four methods available.

  • Termiticide Treatments

Termiticides, which control termite populations, come in both liquid and foam formulations. Trained termite control professionals use rods to inject termiticides into the soil around and under a building. These rods are pipes that are pushed into the soil to direct the termiticide to a location below ground. Small rods can be used to inject termiticide into walls, including the voids in concrete block walls.

Liquid termiticide treatment:

Liquid termiticides are insecticides that are diluted in water and applied to the soil immediately under or around the foundation of a building to establish a zone of treated soil that will control termites that attempt to tunnel through it. It is the most commonly used method of controlling termites.

Foam termiticide treatment:

Foam termiticides are insecticides that are diluted in water with a special foaming agent to form an end-use product with a consistency similar to that of shaving cream.

Dry termiticide treatment:

Dry termiticides are specialty products that consist of a dry granular bait substrate impregnated with a small amount of termiticide. Dry termiticides are injected directly into active termite galleries with the goal of having the termites feed on the bait and distribute the toxicant throughout the colony.

  • Termite baits stations observation

Termite baiting stations use low doses of specially selected, slow-acting, non-repellent insecticides that are impregnated into wood or some other attractive substrate to control termites. There are two different types of baiting stations, in-ground stations, and aboveground stations, but in-ground baiting stations are most common. When properly installed and maintained, in-ground baiting stations are an effective long-term method of protecting buildings from termites.

  • Wood treatment

In Direct Wood Treatment technology usually, holes are drilled into the wood to allow the control product to get to where the termites are located. If the product is applied under pressure, the product will move through the termite galleries and through natural crevices in the wood. In addition, surface applications may be made, but as a sole method, these products will not penetrate deeply.

  • Fumigation

During the termite fumigation process, trained termite control professionals place a tent (tarps) over a home before releasing a fumigant throughout the structure. The fumigants circulate throughout the home to reach cracks and crevices between and inside wood where termites can tunnel and thrive. Termites breathe in the fumigant, which then depletes their oxygen, affects their nervous system, and causes their death.

Anti termite treatment options:

A trained termite expert can explain whether bait and monitoring systems, liquid treatment, direct wood treatment, or a combination of these methods will provide the most control and protection for your home.

  • Subterranean Treatment options:
    • Bait stations monitoring
    • Termiticide application
  • Drywood Treatment options:
    • Gas fumigation
    • Targeted termiticide application
  • Dampwood Treatment options:
    • Moisture Removal
    • Termiticide application
Advantages of anti termite treatment:
  1. From termites, rodents, and pests it provides immediate protection to any structure.
  2. For several years it can last.
  3. This treatment eliminates the problem of gaps forming in the protective barrier.
  4. As compared to other forms of termite control liquid termiticides are relatively inexpensive.

There are the following advantages of this treatment such as;

Disadvantages of anti termite treatment:

There are also some disadvantages of this treatment such as;

  1. In areas close to waterways or wetlands anti-termite treatment can lead to water contamination.
  2. It can reduce the strength of the member or structure by drilling into areas that show evidence of termite entry.
  3. With an infestation in the future, any small negligence or left out portion can lead to problems

The best choice for getting rid of termites is to contact Hygienic Care Service for a free termite inspection. Hygienic Care Service provides highly effective Anti termite treatment in Chennai.

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Termites are tiny creatures that live in large groups which mostly feed anything made up of cellulose such as dead wood, live wood, paper &, paper products, wooden furniture & furnishings, and clothing, etc.

Termites love to expand their colony in an environment with moisture, darkness, and nourishment. It builds colonies in the soil and usually works its way above ground to reach wood and eat. Over time, termite damage can become significant on door frames, kitchen cabinets, staircase, and wooden flooring. They do this silently and swiftly, even before you become aware of the damage done.

Most common type of termites:

1. Subterranean Termites

  • Subterranean termites are the most common species found in home infestations. This termite belongs to the family Rhinotermitidae and typically lives in the soil and builds the largest nests. These nests are connected via mud tubes to food sources, such as trees, fence posts and structural timbers in houses.
  • Signs of a subterranean termite infestation include active swarmers, discarded wings, the presence of mud tubes, and damaged wood that appears soft, sounds hollow, or appears rippled, peeling, or bubbled.

2. Drywood Termites

  • Drywood Termites belong to the family Kalotermitidae and typically live in wood, such as dead trees, structural timbers or hardwood floors. Drywood termites do not require contact with soil and don’t produce mud tube. Their colonies are smaller than subterranean termite colonies.
  • Signs of drywood termite infestation include dead swarmers, discarded wings, and appearance of frass (hexagonal fecal pellets that pile up under the wood they infest).

3. Dampwood Termites

  • Dampwood Termites belong to the families family Kalotermitidae and Hodotermitidae and typically live in wood with high moisture content. Most dampwood termites do not require contact with the soil.
  • Dampwood termites are rarely found in homes or other man-made structures, since wood in these structures typically does not have enough moisture.
Sources of Termites:
  • Moisture: Leaky pipes, improper drainage, and poor airflow all create moisture issues that attract termites.
  • Wood that’s in Contact with House Foundations: Wood touching the foundation of homes makes those buildings susceptible to infestation. Mulch, overgrown shrubs, and firewood placed too close to homes are just some types of wood that grant termites access to structural wood.
  • Cracks in Building Exteriors: Any crack or fissure in home foundations or gaps in siding, cracks around windows and doors offer termites the opportunity to come inside and start colonies.
Signs of Termite infestation:
  • Swarmers (winged flying termites)

Swarmers are usually one of the first signs of a termite infestation. Swarmers are winged termites that emerge from nests in large groups. Any sign of a swarm is an indication of an existing colony and soon to form a new colony.

  • Piles of Discarded Wings

Discarded wings are another visible sign of a termite infestation. You may find piles of wings left behind after swarms (often resembling fish scales) around the foundation of the property they are infesting.

  • Mounds of Termite Droppings

Termite Droppings or fecal pellets are key signs of termites, particularly drywood termites. You may find mounds of fecal pellets known as frass (often resembling small piles of sawdust or coffee grounds, pepper, sand, and salt) around the area they are infesting.

  • Mud tubes

Mud tubes are the most common sign of subterranean termite activity which is made of soil and termite droppings, to provide moisture and connect them to their food source. You may find these mud tubes near the foundation of the building.

  • Patterns in furnitures, floors or walls that look like mazes.
  • Head banging or chewing noises

Quiet clicking sounds coming from the walls are another sign of termites. Soldier termites bang their heads against the wood or shake their bodies in order to signal the other termites in the colony when they feel threatened or sense danger.

Damages caused by Termites:
  • Hollowed wood/ Crumbled wood

Hollowed wood can also be a sign of termite activity. Termites eat wood from the inside out, leaving the center of a piece of wood hollow. Damaged wood will sound hollow or papery when tapped.

  • Blistering of wood

Dark areas or blisters in wood flooring can indicate termites feeding within or below.

  • Sagging or squeaky floor boards
  • Stuck windows or doors

Stiff windows and warped doors can also mean termites. The moisture they produce when eating and tunnelling through door and window frames causes the wood to warp, making it tough to open doors and windows.

  • Loose tiles

Tiles loosening from the added moisture termites can introduce to your floor.

  • Discoloured drywall and peeling paint that resembles water damage.
  • Small, pinpoint holes in drywall.
How to prevent termite infestation?

Practices that help to prevent termites infestation include:

  • Get rid of excess moisture
  • Maintain a Distance between Soil and Wood
  • Fix Leaks & seal gaps caused by settling
  • Remove food sources
  • Keep plants away from your home
  • Keep flying termites away during swarming season
  • Use Borate on Wood before Priming or Painting
  • Get regular termite inspections
Termite Control Service in R.A Puram:

Our Termite Control Service in R.A Puram professionals can be expected to:

  1. Initial inspection with the latest equipments and tools.
  2. Confirm the infestation.
  3. Propose detailed treatment plan.
  4. Complete treatment plan.
  5. Discuss service agreement provisions such as re-treatment (s), damage repair or replacement, and guarantees.
  6. Continue service agreement or warranty.