If you're on a tough termite mission, you must know certain things and the proper 'how-tos' in order to succeed in controlling those termite infestations.
First, you must know how to correctly apply termite extermination. Listed here are some methods at efficient pest control:
Before fixing 'chowkhats' or door frames into the building, treat them with anti-termite chemical substances.
Ground level joints must be treated with anti-termite compound treatment.
The soil under plinth protection and close to pipes should also be treated/ Holes need to be made and filled with anti-termite chemical substances to avoid termites from burrowing through them. Make sure the soil underneath floors are dealt with.
Create 300 mm deep holes round the property and fill up these holes with termite-control chemical substances. These will create a chemical barrier which will repel termites.
Additionally apply chemicals at wall and floor junctions.
Before beginning construction focus on the foundation, treat all the bottoms and sides of excavated portions of walls.
Apart from knowing how to exterminate termites, you need to know what attracts them to nest on your property. Remember that termites are sensing bugs. They find access to your property via vulnerable and open areas such as cracks on walls, concrete blocks, foundations, and around utility pipes. Termites may also create access points by eating through cellulose as well as non-cellulose-based material especially when they are moist. Dampness is a key factor that invites termites to a home. Steel water pipes, which excrete moisture, may 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 inside your home.
Pest control takes commitment since it is a long and indefinite process. The risk of termite presence always exists despite an effective termite extermination has been conducted. Pest control must be carried out pre-construction and post-construction. After that frequent termite inspections should be completed to keep things in check.
A comprehensive termite inspection must also be achieved before any treatment is carried out. It'll set up the magnitude of termite invasion and their entry points within the property. Termites multiply quickly with a rich source of cellulose, or plant fiber they consume. In a matter of time, your property may incur great damage. Immediate action should be completed to curtail the property loss. Keep in mind the following tips during termite extermination:
Take extra precaution in treating the soil across the foundation. Make holes around them and fill up these holes with adequate quantity of chemicals. These can create chemical barriers that will ward off termites.
Gaps in the masonry have to be also chemically-treated.
All points of contact involving the ground and wooden buildings of the property should be chemically-treated.
Broken wood work and those which are beyond repair should be replaced.
You can also make use of the latest technology in termite prevention. Called "Bait Stake", this modern technology offers an effective way to reduce termite infestation in and around your home. Bait Stakes exterminate termite colonies by poisoning its members. The "baits" are 4 inch long by 1 inch in size 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 particularly their kings and queens, they transfer the poison with their entire colonies. The poison slowly kills termites. Between 3 to 14 days, all termites in the colonies will be dead.