Termite Control

Termite Control

Introduction to Termite Control for better understanding:

We provide termite control and protection that lasts longer than any other pest control provider

Termite control requires trained inspectors from a responsible and registered pest control company. They must use approved and branded chemicals in the right dosages at all critical places. Termites attack quietly, slowly and steadily, over a long period. They are called structural pests as they damage your structures. There is a code of practice recommended by the Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt of India for both pre-construction anti-termite treatment and post-construction anti-termite treatment. You can read through that. We follow the BIS standard as applicable.

 Your Do's & Don'ts along with expert recommendations:

  1. The structure of every house should be inspected by termite control experts. Most of the time, you may not notice that they are silently working behind wooden panels, cupboards, and walls. Your wooden furniture and fixtures are being eaten, damaged, defaced, and discoloured by them.
  2. Your buildings will be infested by termite soil tubes – in the walls, along utility lines (electricity, plumbing, AC ducting, etc.). Walls become weak as a result. When you put off termite control, you multiply your losses.
  3. From switchboards, false ceilings, AC frames, wooden wall panels and flooring, and door frames and window frames, termite soil tubes appear. Termites and the tubes they create also ruin the aesthetics of the property in the absence of a competent termite control expert. Wood becomes soft due to moisture and hollowness. Termites are eating away at the wall, so you need repainting and termite control.
  4. In addition, they damage a variety of documents, including certificates, house papers, passports, precious books, legal documents, and sometimes currency notes. The cost of such damages is much higher than the cost of termite control. We provide you with termite control at a very reasonable cost.
  5. They even damage clothes stored in wardrobes, etc. Many times, you do not use them or shift them for long. From the outside, they look fine. Yet when you pick them up, you find they have mostly been destroyed by these termites on the other side.
  6. False ceilings are often the most severely damaged. You have no other option but to dismantle and redo them after doing the termite control.
  7. The infested house is unhygienic and unsafe due to its weak structure.

Free Preventative Steps we suggest for effective Termite Control

  1. Take proactive action in time and not after you see the damage. In that case, you have already lost a larger part of the battle.
  2. Inspection of your property both inside and outside, as well as nearby areas to find entry points.
  3. Ask for a written report from a professional termite control company. If your building is infested with termites, a termite control expert should visit, and you should discuss and understand the situation. After that, you can opt for treatment. Many people settle their charges over the phone. Do you negotiate the charges with doctors over the phone before meeting the doctor?
  4. They might trace the termite control problem to your neighbours or common areas of your society. Remember, damages may be your fault, but treatment may still be required at your neighbour’s place.

They must also be trained on all the safety aspects including the safety of kids, elders, and even their safety. If the company has written procedures and quality policies, your chances are better. Remember, they also enter your stores and kitchens. If they do not understand “Food Safety”, you better not take chances with them.

Unique Offer from PESTGOGO.COM against Termites

  1. We have Trained Termite Control Technicians capable of explaining to you the problem, the extent of it and solutions.
  2. We have plenty of termite solutions for you such as non – pesticide termite monitoring units. Why drill the structure and weaken it when we can place monitoring units and treat only those places where termites have shown themselves? This is unique and no other pest control companies in India are providing this environment-friendly solution. Ask for more information by calling us at +91 9560 450 376.
  3. When you are buying a newly built home or taking a new property for rent, call us to find out the termite risk. The reason why you should pay later for design flaws is that treating vacant buildings is always easier. No one is providing this professional service of building assessment for termite control.
  4. Location wise we give lots of deals and discounts. Please visit the location page for your area and grab the discount.

Protection of all your door & window frames is very critical in termite control services.

Termites from masonry joints in your door and window frames are treated by the Termite Control Squad. They treat all the masonry joints by DFS techniques. By doing this, the wooden door and window frames are effectively protected and remain protected for a long time.

Termite Control along the wall skirting by DFS treatment

Protecting Your Walls

All along the wall and floor junction, our technicians do the DFS treatment to protect the walls. It is done at one-foot intervals or more than that depending upon the conditions.

A Termite’s Life Cycle

A termite's life cycle begins with the mating flight. Winged males swarm over females in an already established colony and take them to start a new colony. After fertilization, they shed their wings and stay grounded, where they build a new colony of which they become king and queen. They administer the activities of this colony.

The queen then lays eggs that hatch into cream-white larvae, which upon melting grow into termites. Three classes of termites, workers, soldiers and breeders are born this way.

The worker termite makes tunnels, chambers and feeds and takes care of the other termites. Soldier termites are a yellow-brown colour and their heads and mandibles are very big. They are proficient in fighting but they can't even eat on their own. The Breeders are a deep colour and have two sets of wings.

Although researchers haven’t been able to discover which larvae breed which class of termite, it has been proved that there is a strict regulation of the number of termites in a colony e.g. If there is a shortage of workers, the larvae will sprout worker termites. Workers and soldiers live for 1 to 2 years but the queen lives for up to 10 years.

Termite Eggs: 

Termite eggs are small, white, transparent and oval. The first swarm laid by the new queen can have up to 2 dozen eggs. During her life span, the queen can easily keep laying eggs without stopping. They are big enough to be seen by human eyes, although they are kept underground, so it is difficult to find them. Although their life cycle begins with the eggs, humans cannot detect them. They can detect winged termites or dirt tubes from holes in wood.

Termite Larva: 

The stage of termites coming out of their eggs into nymphs and slowly evolving into adults is known as larva, but it should not be confused with the “Complete Metamorphosis” Larva of flies.

Termite larvae are formed within a few weeks of the laying of eggs and they are taken care of and nourished by worker termites. They are the same size as the eggs.

Like other insects, they also go through a melting phase where they shed their skin.

Swarming of Termites: 

Springtime is the perfect time for subterranean termites to swarm. Termites like warm weather for swarming in both wet and dry wood.

Winged Termites: 

Termites are first detected by homeowners when they see winged termites on their doors and windows. They look just like ants except for some key differences. Ants have thin torsos whereas termites do not. Ants have antennas that are at a 90-degree angle whereas termites have straight antennas. Termites have four wings of the same size.

Rain increases the swarming of termites.

Colonies of Subterranean termites: 

Termites are social creatures. They live in a colony that is divided according to class. All three classes of termites look different and have different roles, rights and responsibilities.

Worker termites are the most numerous and are also the most destructive. They enter the house from underneath the floorboards and cause the most damage to the house quietly and without drawing any attention to themselves. They are white and move with the help of their antennae rather than their eyes because they are blind. Their job is to get food and take care of the other classes of termites. They also build a vast network of tunnels in their nest with a mixture of their saliva and dirt.

Soldier Termites have such huge jaws that they can't even eat by themselves and have to be fed by the workers. They have only one job and that is to protect the colony. Their biggest enemy is the ant. Sometimes they also attack colonies of other termites.

Termites are social creatures; they live in a colony that is segregated according to class. All three classes of termites look different and have different roles, rights and responsibilities.

Worker termites are the most numerous and are also the most destructive. They enter the house from underneath the floorboards and cause the most damage to the house quietly and without drawing any attention to themselves. They are white and move with the help of their antennae rather than their eyes because they are blind. Their job is to get food and take care of the other classes of termites. They also build a vast network of tunnels in their nest with a mixture of their saliva and dirt.

Soldier Termites have such huge jaws that they can't even eat by themselves and have to be fed by the workers. They have only one job and that is to protect the colony. Their biggest enemy is the ant. Sometimes they also attack colonies of other termites.

What all can be done that minimizes the chance of termites entering the house

  • Do not let vegetation grow on the outer walls of the house. Keep landscaping the area around the house.
  • Keep manure, firewood, wooden logs etc. Away from the house.
  • You should dispose of dead plants/trees away from your house. Make sure that the foundations of the house are properly maintained and repaired, and that there is no dripping water.
     
  • Leaky roofs, gutters and rainwater drainpipes should be regularly maintained and repaired. Do not let vegetation or moss grow in there and block the pipes, keep them clean.
  • Make sure that water dripping from the A/C and the overflow of a hot water system does not reach the foundation of the building at any cost.
  • Make sure hollow spaces in the house are kept clean and dry, do not allow dampness to spread there.
  • Seal all the cracks and holes that form in the walls surrounding the foundations of the house.
  • In high-risk areas such as places with more vegetation or trees and plants, should be re-inspected and maintained at shorter inspection intervals. Do not trust anyone else to perform preventative measures at these inspections other than trained professionals.
  • Owners and residents should be aware that the outer barrier should not be damaged when adding pesticide to the house.
  • When the outer barrier is breached, termites are easily able to enter the house and begin eating the wood. The following are some reasons that could cause the barrier to break:
  • Using the walls of the house to make turf, paving, a concrete path or potting soil for a garden.
  • Planks of wood lean on the walls of the house.
  • Installation of services such as T.V./cable underground lines that are installed after treatment can cause barriers to break.
  • Construction of a canopy (75mm gaps should be available between the pavement and wooden posts.)
  • Construction of Enclosures, Garages etc. A variety of appliances are connected to the house.
  • The gaps between joints in the bricks of homes close to the ground function to create ventilation and to eliminate dampness, which must be maintained. The lower part of weep holes and upper part of garden bed clearings should be 100mm and the concrete case should be 75 mm

How can you detect yourself if you have a termite problem?

Inside your home: You will start noticing colourless and swollen paints on wooden doors and windows and their frames. Moreover, you may find some kind of spot-on the walls, which might indicate that you have termite problems.

Outside your home: You will find mud tubes around the foundations of the house.

Your Important considerations regarding Termite Control

Termites are efficient in getting into your home, and if you neglect your regular maintenance of the property, you make their job much easier. Keeping in mind the following things will help you make sure that it is not at all easy to enter your home and will discourage termites from even trying:

  1. Be aware & alert: Sometimes we only get to know of a termite infestation when by pure chance, we tap or hit or probe any part of the floor or furniture where wood is used and that portion either disappears or collapses. Before we reach a situation as serious as this we should make inspections and be conscious of whether the paint on the wall is spreading or cracking. We should also be aware of whether the windows show signs of mud or soil tubes. But even if these signs are not visible it does not mean that there are no termites. If even a single shred of evidence of termite infestation is detected, you should plan a call for a pest controller whom you know well. This will enable them to take suitable action. If you do not know a reliable and expert pest controller, then as a second step, you will have to find out. Any further delay is nothing short of sheer foolishness.
  2. Hire a trained professional pest controller and do not fall for a cheap alternative: It is essential to enlist the services of a well-trained professional who is well versed in the biology and behaviour of termites and can easily recognize and treat the situation effectively. They will take the correct preventive measures and will be able to detect where and how the termite infestation is originating and/or gaining access. This will ensure that your home will be safe from future attacks or infestations.
  3. Be wise when choosing companies. If you choose different companies for inspection and treatment, it may lead to a blame game and may not yield positive results for your pest problem situation: A competent, professionally trained pest controller can easily understand a treatment report and know the necessary plan of action. The termites are not only eradicated but all likelihood of them returning in the future is eliminated as well.
  4. Keep regular inspections and examinations scheduled: Getting tested by a doctor once doesn’t mean that the report will last you for the rest of your life and it does not mean that you do not need to get tested ever again. Regular inspections to check whether the termite pesticides are still doing their job and if the house is still termite free is an essential task that has to be undertaken.