Termites sometimes known as ‘white ants’ live in colonies that, at maturity, number from several hundred to several million. Termites mostly feed on dead plant material, generally in the form of wood, leaf litter, soil, or animal dung. Some indications you may have termites include:
- A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or from the soil around your home.
- Any cracked or bubbling paint.
- Frass (termite droppings).
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
- Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams, or in crawl spaces.
- Discarded wings from swarmers.
What are Termites?The Threat:
The damage from termites is significant, causing serious structural damage to buildings, crops or plantation forests. Once they have invaded a building, they do not limit themselves just to wood, but also paper, cloth, carpet, and other cellulosic materials. The resulting damage from termites can cost millions of ringgit every year.
- In-ground (IG) BaitPreventive measure is possible by using the in-ground station, which is installed outdoor along the perimeter of the premise that also serves as a monitoring purpose. Once termite is found inside the station, the monitoring wood stick will be replaced by the bait.
- Above Ground (AG) BaitBait in general, is a mixture of food (cellulose) and insecticide. For the above ground bait station, it will be installed at an active termite infestation area where the bait will be consumed by the workers and they will subsequently bring the poison food back to the colony (nest) to share with the other members.
- Soil Treatment: Pre-construction
Residual chemical is applied at the soil layer before the building or structure is built on it.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION TREATMENTIn order to properly treat for termites during pre-construction, our experts will spray a layer of chemical onto the soil before the building or structure is built.
Step 1: Residual chemical is applied onto the soil layer.
Step 2: Chemical is absorb into the ground and acts as a protection layer.
- Soil Treatment: Post-construction
Small holes will be drilled along the perimeter of the premise and the chemical solution will be pumped into the holes in order to form a chemical protection layer against termites.
POST-CONSTRUCTION TREATMENTWhen the base of the structure is built, small holes will be drilled along the perimeter of the premise and residual chemical will be pumped into the holes.
Step 1: Small holes are drilled along the perimeter.
Step 2: Residual chemical is pumped into the holes.
Step 3: The chemical spreads and forms a protective barrier against termites.
- Termguard Perimeter & Penetration Reticulation SystemSpecifically designed to continuously deliver termiticide throughout the building, Termguard Reticulation Systems were developed to provide uninterrupted maximum protection against subterranean termites for the life of the building.
- In-ground (IG) Bait