Termites

 

Termites are the bane of home owners and like other wood-boring insects they can seriously compromise the structural integrity of the home. Unfortunately their presence isn’t always known until the colony has spread through a large portion of the house or structure. Termites are the arch-nemesis of home owners, especially those who invested a significant amount of money to make their homes beautiful through remodeling and renovation.  A termite colony can make short work of new (and especially old) wood in and around the home.

What may look like a beautiful home on the outside could be slowly crumbling from within due to these colonies.  It is extremely difficult for a home owner to self-treat a home effectively, especially if the infestation is wide-spread (which is often the case). Even with a professional service, several treatments may be needed to completely destroy a colony.  Without treatment, termites will eventually destroy the structural integrity of your home.

 

Size & Appearance

There are over 40 active species of termites throughout the Malaysia, with the most common perpetrator to your home being the dry wood and damp wood termites. These measure from 3/8 inches to ½ inch long. The termite is usually some variation of a pale brown.

 

Behavior

Like many things, termites are an integral part of any local ecosystem and they thrive by breaking down cellulose material all around them. Unfortunately in a residential area this can become a liability for home owners as the termites will target the wood within a home to feast on it. Termites live within the same wood in which they feed, such as in furniture or within the walls of a home where they create elaborate tunnel systems. Unfortunately, termite infestations aren’t discovered until the colony is wide spread – at which point professional treatment is typically required and always recommended.

You may be able to spot an infestation if you discover piles of sawdust and feces (known as frass) that will appear throughout the structure in which the termites live (sheds, garages, your home, etc.) Damp wood termites also feast on wood but they burrow through and feast within the wood that’s been softened by moisture such as that caused by poor ventilation or leaking pipes, bathroom moisture around trim, etc.

 

Control Methods

In order to detect potential pest issue early, we recommend you have regular inspection at your premises. All of our services are tailored to suit the need of your individual business.

  • Termite Baiting

The objective of termite baiting is to place a food source that contains toxicant. Foraging termites that find the baits will consume and share the food containing the toxicant with its nest mates including the Queen and the King through a process called trophallaxis. Elimination process may require approximately 2 to 12 weeks depending on the size of the colony, typically between 6 to 8 weeks. Currently we are using Nemesis® or Sentricon® , two of the most sophisticated and widely recommended system based on the customers requirement.

  • Soil Treatment

Preventive soil treatment is carried out when the property is being built. Termiticide solution will be sprayed over the soil for the entire built up area include the perimeter and sub-floor of a building to eradicate termites attempting to gain entry into the building through a treated soil area.

  • Corrective Treatment

The objective of the treatment is to termite proof a building against termite infestation by creating a Termicidal barrier around the perimeter ground beams and columns of the building. In order to reach the soil under the slab of the building, it is necessary to drill holes through the slab and then injection of Termicidal chemical is applied.

 

© 2020 Copyrights. All Rights Reserved