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How to tell the difference between Termite vs Ants to identify the pest problem? Termites are discreet pest with insatiable hunger and active all year round. The best way to defend your house from Termite is to conduct regular Termite inspection. Termites creates the most damage in term of cost and compromises safety.
Subterranean Termites are the most aggressive Termite species. They consume wood and impair the structural integrity of property resulting to expensive damages. The evidence of Termites in homes are commonly found by spotting of their Mud Trails or Mud Tubes, and Termite droppings.
Here are some Termite Control tips that you can follow to safeguard your house against these wood- munching insects.
Early detection is very important to ensure that the Termite activities is treated in the fastest way possible. Identifying type of Termite infesting your house is the most important step. There are many species of termite. In this blog we will cover two of the most common termite, the aggressive Subterranean termite and the Slow Drywood termite.
Performing DIY termite control or home remedies, such as neem oil or orange oil, will not fully solve the problem. Innovative Pest Control Professionals can provide a better evaluation of your Termite problem. We have the knowledge to understand the signs of Termites and the expertise to safely administer the right treatment plan.
Subterranean Termite Prevention Treatment
Anti Termite Soil Treatment : Before Building is Constructed
This treatment involves applying a Termiticide to the soil where subterranean termites need to passed from. The Termiticide is placed in dugouts around the premises foundation. The area around the house has been treated acts as a barrier to keep Termites out of your property. For those that are living in an apartment, this method has already been done before the building is built.
Anti Termite Corrective Treatment : After Building is Constructed
This treatment is designed to prevent any Termite colonies from coming through your house. It involves drilling holes in your concrete slab and injecting Liquid Termiticide solution into the affected area. This will act as a barrier around the perimeter of the house. Tree stumps and grass patch will also be treated with the solution.
Subterranean Termite love to start a colony near these areas as the roots has enough moisture for them to strive in. This is what Termite swarms look for during the hunt for location to start a new colony. Termites swarmers are often mistaken for flying ants.
In-Ground Bait Systems
This treatment method involves placing Termite Bait System around the house perimeter. The idea is to get the Subterranean Termites to get attracted to the baits before coming into the house. The In-Ground System acts as a monitoring system to detect Termites in the surrounding areas of your home. It will prevent your home from Termite infestation if spotted early.
Above-Ground Bait System
The Above-Ground Treatment is an effective Termite Treatment method to eradicate the Termite infestation. The baits are normally placed near the Termite activity or Termite damages. The bait does not kill Worker Termites immediately. This provides them with enough time to share the bait with the rest of the colony.
Depending on how big the colony, this treatment can take up to 3 months.
Drywood Termite Control Treatment
Unfortunately, there is no proven methods to eradicate Drywood Termite apart from fumigation or Drywood Termite spray. What items are being infested with Drywood Termite.
- Build in Cabinet
- Parquet Flooring
- Door Frames
For Non-Fixture items, fumigation is the best and most effective way to get rid of the Termite. You will need to send the items away for a fumigation services for at least 24 hours.
For Fixture items , misting is the most effective way to control the Termite infestation. The tricky part of this process is that Drywood Termites are already infesting the wood. Drilling holes in the wood and soaking it with Termiticide will help in controlling the infestation. To understand Drywood Termite you may click this link.
Aside from the aforementioned Termite Control measures, hereunder are additional ways to help keep your house free of termites.
Avoid Wooden Furniture. Wood is the principal food of Termites. Hence, if you have minimal wood in your house, Termites are less likely to be attracted.
Upkeep and Maintaining your Home. Always maintain your house by fixing pipe and drainage leaks, repairing damages roofs, and fixing cracks in the walls and ceilings. Wet wood structures and damp furniture can attract termites.
Dispose and Declutter unnecessary Wood, Cardboards and Paper. These materials are potential food for subterranean termites. Storing them would attract termites to your house.
All type of Termites species do not sleep or need rest and eats their way 24-hours, seven days a week. Home remedy for termites in wood are not guaranteed. There are plenty of Pest Control Companies and ways to prevent them. Ultimately Innovative Pest Control Services is the best Termite Control in Singapore to get rid of Termites problems permanently.
Get a regular termite check-up. Termites never sleep. Contact Innovative Pest Management to conduct regular control services for termites in your home. Be it prevention or treatment, call us at 6100 5266 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org