Owing to their wood-eating habits, many termite species can do great damage to unprotected buildings and other wooden structures. Their habit of remaining concealed often results in their presence being undetected until the timbers are severely damaged, leaving a thin layer of a wall that protects them from the environment. Hiring a termite pest control in Singapore is good for property maintenance whether you are suspecting an infestation or not. Among the termite genera, Coptotermes has the highest number of pest species of any genus, with 28 species known to cause damage. Less than 10% of drywood termites are pests, but they infect wooden structures and furniture in tropical, subtropical and other regions. Dampwood termites only attack lumber material exposed to rainfall or soil. Of the 3,106 species known, only 183 species of termites can cause damage; 83 of which can cause significant damage to wooden structures. In North America, nine subterranean species are considered pests; in Australia, 16 species have an economic impact; in the Indian subcontinent 26 species are considered pests, and in tropical Africa, 24. In Central America and the West Indies, there are 17 pest species. Singapore is no stranger to termite infestation, thus, it is highly recommended to consult a termite control expert from time to time to ensure that your property is well-protected.
Drywood termites thrive in warm climates, and human activities can enable them to invade homes since they can be transported through contaminated goods, containers and ships. Colonies of termites have been seen thriving in warm buildings located in cold regions.
Soil Treatment is the most effective and cost-efficient form of subterranean termite control or prevention method. The concept behind it is quite simple as well, to establish a termiticide barrier between building and soil to prevent termites from entering into the building. This termite pest control works with most species of termites and is especially helpful for properties surrounded by soil.
For corrective treatment, the target of this termite control is to achieve the same outcome as soil treatment. The only difference is that holes are drilled through the slab to inject these termiticides using a laterally-dispersing pressure hollow rod. This termite pest control measure ensures that the pillars connecting from the soil are protected from possible termite infestation from the ground or underneath the slab.
“Spot” or partial termite control treatments can be very attractive because of their lower cost as compared to other termite pest control procedures. Whether this is a good idea depends on many factors including future plans for the house, your willingness to take risks and the size of your pocketbook. Should you need any advice, you can talk to our pest control experts about this treatment.
Spot treatments with Termite Foam can be made, as a temporary termite pest control measure, in advance of the date when final (complete) treatment of the structure with a soil applied termiticide or other termite management system is completed. Spot treatments with Termite Foam can also be made to drywood termite infestations, making this termite control measure an ideal one for ships, furniture and other wooden things that can carry around the pests.
Termite baits consist of paper, cardboard, or other acceptable termite food, combined with a slow-acting substance lethal to termites, are used in this type of termite pest control. The bait for this termite control must be good enough to compete with the presence of competing tree roots, stumps, woodpiles and structural wood. If the bait kills too quickly, sick or dead termites may accumulate in the vicinity of the bait stations, increasing the chance of avoidance by other termites in the area. Delayed-action or slow-acting bait also enhances transmission of the lethal agent to other termites, including those that never fed on the bait.
Rather than providing a perimeter soil treatment around your home’s foundation to cover areas where termites are active (and some areas where they are not), bait stations provide more targeted termite pest control treatment. This can be used as early detection monitoring to test for the presence of termites as well as a spot treatment for intensive termite control in Singapore.
Parquet treatment is a mini version of corrective termite control treatment. The difference is that we will not drill into your wooden flooring. In this termite pest control procedure, we will inject termiticide via syringe to create the barrier preventing any termites from causing damages. Since the syringe requires lesser intrusion as compared to drilling, it is very effective for already established homes.
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