All About Termites

If you are on a tough termite mission, you must know certain things and the proper Apartment Pest Inspection ‘how-tos’ in order to succeed in controlling those termite infestations.
First, you must know how to properly implement termite extermination. The following are some methods at effective pest control:
• Before fixing ‘chowkhats’ or door frames into the building, treat them with anti-termite chemicals.
• Ground level joints must also be treated with anti-termite chemical treatment.
• The soil under plinth protection and around pipes must also be treated/ Holes have to be made and filled with anti-termite chemicals to prevent termites from burrowing through them. Make sure the soil underneath floors have been treated.
• Make 300 mm deep holes around the property and fill these holes with termite-control Organic Farming Pesticides chemicals. These will create a chemical barrier that will repel termites.
• Also apply chemicals at wall and floor junctions.
• Before starting construction work on the foundation, treat all the bottoms and sides of excavated portions of walls.
Apart from knowing how to exterminate termites, you should know what attracts them to nest on your property. Keep in mind that termites are sensing creatures. They find access to your property through vulnerable and open areas such as cracks on walls, concrete blocks, foundations, and around utility pipes. Termites can also create access points by chewing through cellulose and non-cellulose-based material especially when they are moist. Dampness is a major factor that invites termites to a property. Metal water pipes, which excrete moisture, can also be vulnerable to termites. Termites chew on any material they can exploit water from. But among all food and water sources, termites like wood products best, especially decomposing wood stumps and wood articles in the house.
Pest control takes commitment because it is a long and indefinite process. The threat of termite presence always exists even after a successful termite extermination has been conducted. Pest control must be done pre-construction and post-construction. Then frequent termite inspections must be done to keep things in check.
A thorough termite inspection must also be done before any treatment is undertaken. It will establish the magnitude of termite invasion and their access points in the property. Termites multiply fast with a rich source of cellulose, or plant fiber they eat. In a matter of time, your property may incur great damage. Immediate action must be done to curtail the property loss. Keep in mind the following tips during termite extermination:
• Take extra precaution in treating the soil around the foundation. Make holes around them and fill these holes with sufficient amount of chemicals. These will create chemical barriers that will ward off termites.
• Gaps in the masonry must be also chemically-treated.
• All points of contact between the ground and wooden structures of the property must be chemically-treated.
• Damaged wood work and those which are beyond repair must be replaced.
You can also use the latest technology in termite prevention. Called “Bait Stake”, this modern technology offers an effective way to reduce termite infestation in and around your house. Bait Stakes exterminate termite colonies by poisoning its members. The “baits” are 4 inch long by 1 inch in diameter corrugated cardboard with red, transparent plastic tubes or stakes. The baits are poisoned but are enveloped with an aroma that entices worker termites to come out of the colonies to eat from them. Since the workers feed the rest of the termite members of the colonies especially their kings and queens, they transfer the poison to their entire colonies. The poison slowly kills termites. Between 3 to 14 days, all termites in the colonies will be dead.

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