Comprehensive Termite Services
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. Of the 3,106 species known, only 183 species cause damage; 83 species cause significant damage to wooden structures. In North America, nine subterranean species are 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. 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.
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 prevention. Concept: To establish a termiticide barrier between building and soil to prevent termites from entering into the building.
For corrective treatment, its target is to achieve the same outcome as soil treatment. The only difference is that holes are drilled through the slab to inject these termiticide using a laterally-dispersing pressure hollow rod.
“Spot” or partial treatments for termites can be very attractive because of their lower cost. 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.
Spot treatments with Termite Foam can be made, as a temporary 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.
Above Ground Baiting Systems
Termite baits consist of paper, cardboard, or other acceptable termite food, combined with a slow-acting substance lethal to termites. The bait 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.
In Ground Baiting Systems
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 treatment. This can be used as early detection monitoring for test for the presence of termites.
Parquet treatment is a mini version of corrective treatment. The difference is that we will not drill into your wooden flooring, we will inject termiticide via syringe to create the barrier preventing any termites to cause damages.