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:
- 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.
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:
- From termites, rodents, and pests it provides immediate protection to any structure.
- For several years it can last.
- This treatment eliminates the problem of gaps forming in the protective barrier.
- 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;
- In areas close to waterways or wetlands anti-termite treatment can lead to water contamination.
- It can reduce the strength of the member or structure by drilling into areas that show evidence of termite entry.
- 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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