Anti-Termite Treatment

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About Termites

Pestonics Services provides out of the box cost effective and healthy Termite Control in Delhi NCR and suburbs. Termites cause fatal damages to buildings, crops or plantation forests structures and growth. Termites have colonies with millions of individual members together. Avoiding these attacks may put you in big trouble.

  • The termites are also called as White ants. These are social insects living in a colony comprising Queen, king, workers and soldiers. The colonies of subterranean termites are located in soil.
  • Their basic food being anything containing cellulose, in search of food they gain entry into the buildings.
  • Each termite colony has millions of individual members. The tiny cream-colored worker termites invade buildings and cause damage to structure often long before they are discovered.
  • They consume and damage all types of wood, paper, hardboards, books, clothes etc. In search of food they also damage leather, rubber, electrical wire coatings, nylon, neoprene, thermocol practically everything man cherish to own.
  • They enter the buildings through foundation, expansion joints, lift wells, utility ducting such as electrical, telephone cables or tunneling through cracks in the walls.

They also construct mud tubes for their movement, which is a first sign of presence of termites. They have ability to travel long distances in search of food.

The wood eating habit of termites makes them a serious problem for health and your wealth. It is difficult to detect them until major damage is seen. They do not limit themselves to wood but infest other things made up of cellulose and related materials too. Termites mainly enter from soil and start infesting the expensive infrastructure you have and can even be transmitted through soft plastics, plaster, rubber and sealants such as silicon rubber and acrylics and construction materials. Any material which is in direct contact with the soil such as trees, vines or plumbing fixtures helps as the main source of infestation.
There are three important signs of termite presence.
  • Swarmers: Presence of swarmer on the window sills, indoor lights detects the activity of these termites. Swarmers, if found outside the premise is a natural phenomenon occurred, however it should not be taken for granted as it could lead to severe damage if in nearby areas.
  • Wings: Swarmer discards their wings. These discarded wings also indicate future problems.
  • Rotten/ Damaged Wood - Hollow, damaged and rotten wood clues for the presence of termites that can be seen easily on trees and edges of furniture. If a wood gives a thudding sound when hit, should examine for termites treatment. Presence of soil mounds nearby also explains presence of termites and should be treated.
  • Proper Cleaning of the premise and nearby areas.
  • Remove all old wooden chunks, debris, clothes, papers etc.
  • Get your premise an anti-termite treatment pre/ post construction without forgetting.
  • Keep all wooden items away from soil's contact mainly.
  • Go for routine checkup of the premise by professional and experienced termite Control Company to avoid backing of pests again.

Indicators of Termite Infestation

A subterranean termite infestation is usually recognized by the following 2 major indicators.

The termite foraging tubes extend from the ground to the infested wood. The tubes provide shelter for the foraging termites. The tubes are muddy looking in appearance, flattened and about the width of a pencil. They are most obvious when they extend over concrete foundations and other exposed surfaces. However, the tubes are often less visible, running along cracks, underneath flooring, or behind siding and baseboards.
A common indication of subterranean infestation is the presence of dark areas or blisters in wood flooring. However, subterranean termite damage can go unnoticed. Because the termites only eat the internal part of wood leaving the grain and exterior surface intact and filling the eaten portion with soil to prevent it from collapsing.

However, the galleries can be detected by tapping the wood every few inches with the handle of a screwdriver. The damaged wood sounds hollow and the screwdriver may even break through the wood into the galleries. If the galleries are active the worker termites will be observed inside.

Post Construction Anti Termite Treatment

Treatment to wall and floor junction : Holes of 6-12mm diameter 18-20 inches apart will be drilled along the inner junction of wall and floor at depth of 6 inches on the entire ground and 4 inches on the first floor premises. Termiticide solution will be injected under pressure into these holes to create barrier against termites. If heavy infestation is noticed on and above floors the same treatment will be carried out on that particular floor.
Treatment to wooden fixtures : Holes of 6-8mm diameter will be drilled at the base of wooden-fixtures such as window frames and doorframes adjoining the flooring and termiticide solution will be injected. This treatment will be carried out on all floors (except basements/ Terrace). An oil-based termiticide will be sprayed on all the woodwork infested by the termites within the premises. Special care will be taken in case furniture attached to the wall as the termites can easily attack them. Drilling will be carried out at the base of all such fixture and termiticide solution will be injected.

Treatment to termite tubes : Visible shelter mud tubes are first sprayed, to control the existing movement of termites. The mud tube will be then removed and treatment will be given to the infested area.

Treatment along the external perimeter of the building: Trenching or drilling holes of 12mm diameter 12 inches apart along the external walls of the building at depth of 1ft. will be carried out to create a chemical barrier/ killing field around the building. All the drilled holes will be sealed. If the building is on stilt, holes will be drilled only along the column side at ground level. If there is loose earth around the walls of the building, rodding will be done on every ft. adjacent to the external surfaces of the foundation wall upto a depth of 500 mm from the ground level. If building is surrounded by garden, the treatment shall be carried out to soil, which is in immediate contact with the building.

  • Existing furniture shall be shifted and kept at a distance of 2 ft. from the wall to facilitate the drilling treatment.
  • Electricity & water to be provided to carry out the treatment.
  • Details of electric & telephone cables, water lines, conduits or any other service lines concealed in floor/ wall should be informed so as to avoid any chances of damage during drilling operations. Pestonics Services shall not be held responsible in any inadvertent damage caused to the above due to non-availability of the details.
  • A representative from your end should be present during shifting or removing of your property, as our technicians have instructions not to handle owner property.
  • During the course of our treatment there will be some noise of drilling and slight odour of the chemical. Infants, aged or any person having breathing problems or sensitive to chemicals should avoid being present in the premises during the treatment.
  • Human being and pets should avoid contact of treated surface until surfaces are dry. Prevention is better than cure Preventive measures for termite control is essential for any premises, whether it is existing structure, under construction or under renovation. Termite infestations remain undetected until it is too late.

Pre-construction Termite Treatment

As per the Indian standard 6313 specification pre-construction termite treatment consists of four stages

Treatment of bottom surface and sides of the excavations made for column pits, wall trenches and basements.
Treatment of the refill earth on both sides of all built-up walls.
Treatment of the entire leveled surface (before the laying of the floor).
Treat the earth along the external perimeter of the building.

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