Termite Control: Solving Your Subterranean Termite Invasion

Posted on: August 14, 2018, in Blog

While some pests may display a direct threat to humans, there are others that are dangerous in alternate ways. Subterranean Termites are known as one of the most harmful insects because of their wood destroying capabilities. In order to combat them, it is important to understand their behaviour and habits.

Termites are social insects, and therefore exist in colonies. On average, colonies consist of between 60 000 and 250 000 termites. Many of these are workers, which prioritize the discovery of food. The food they thrive most on is damaged wood, infected by fungus or rotting in some fashion. However, they have no problem feeding on undamaged wood as well. This becomes a huge concern, with the realization that a building can be structural sound but still fall victim to these pests. In a recent article, we covered some steps you can take to naturally get rid of termites in your home. The unfortunate truth is that some infestations need outside assistance. This is where Service Master can assist.

3 Termite Solutions That we Offer

  1. Assessments: Termite treatment begins with a thorough termite inspection to determine the extent of the infestation, points of entry into the structure, moisture problems and the development of a plan of control. The goal in termite control is to provide an effective chemical barrier between the colony in the soil underground and the wood in the structure to be protected.
  2. Spot Treatments: A localised treatment can be done to the affected area but this carries no guarantee, as the termites can simply re-emerge elsewhere in the structure. Remember, termites are not nesting at the point of damage inside your property. The worker ants simply find their way to that point, harvest the wood, and return to their nest some distance away underneath the ground.
  3. 5 Year Guarantee Treatment: With this treatment we offer a long lasting solution.nest some distance away underneath the ground.Holes will be drilled at approximately 1m intervals throughout the exterior cavity walls and the concrete slab of the structure. The holes will penetrate right through the concrete slab to enable the chemical to reach the soil underneath the structure. A registered Termiticide chemical will be pressure injected into the holes, flooding the soil underneath the slab and cavity walls. All holes will be sealed over. This termite treatment is recommended and comes with a 5 year guarantee.

Our team of experts are able to deal termite infestations of any size. Contact us today and let us keep your home pest free.

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