Termites are the number one pest on this earth for more than 250 million years. When its come to structural damage to homes. Most of this damage is caused by subterranean or soil-nesting termites in search for food containing cellulose such as wood, paper, clothes etc. They construct pathways or mud tubes from nest to food source. These tubes are sure sign of infestation, as are winged termites seen hovering around light sources during the monsoons. Lack of these tell-tale signs does not mean there are no termites around and damage often goes undetected till it’s too late. When dealing with termites, prevention is definitely better than cure.
ORGANIC TERMITE CARE SERVICE:
Our termite care service is odorless, effective, long lasting with latest quality chemicals, comprises of drilling holes at the junction of wall and floor and makes a chemical barrier in structure.
Termites or white ants are not “Ants” at all. They are more resemble to cockroaches and develop from hundred to two hundred million years evolutionary history. Termites are small, white tan or black colored insect belong order Isoptera. The Latin word Isopteran means equal wings and refers that front set of wings of reproductive termites is similar in size and shape to hindset.
Termites are classified into three type’s viz. Dry Wood, Damp wood and subterranean termites. Subterranean termites are the main culprit, causing major structural timber damage to domestic and commercial buildings in India. Subterranean termites live in underground colonies from where they infiltrate into the buildings through tiny cracks and crevices. A gap of just of 0.5mm. Is enough for them to gain entry once they gain entry they work quickly and silently, moving in the mud shelter tubes and destroys wood work, furniture, paper products and any article having cellulose base in the search of food. Life Cycle of Subterranean termites
Termites are social insects and can form such large nest, colony consisting of very different looking individuals called as termite caste. Each caste having a different role to perform and all interdependent upon each other for survival of the colony. This includes reproductive castes (Queen and King), soldiers, workers and primary reproductive which are called as Swarmed (winged termite) which occur in spring season.
Queen and King: Queen is physically largest individual and her function is only to lay eggs, sometimes thousand in a day, hence called as egg laying machine. The king and queen live in central chamber called as royal chamber and tended by the workers.
Soldiers: The main function of the soldiers is to protect the colony from predator and have large, hard and potential jaws. Workers: This is the damaging caste of termites and the largest in the colony. They are creamy translucent color, soft bodied. They carry out all work in the nest including searching and gathering food, feeding the colony, constructing tunnels, repairing and enlarging colony nest and also caring for the young nymphs until mature. Worker termites are 1/8 to 1/6 inches long, have no wings, are sterile and blind, work 24 hrs a day.
POST CONSTRUCTION ANTI-TERMITE TREATMENT
STAGE 1: Internal area Treatment to wall and floor junction : Holes of 12mm diameter 18-20 inches apart will be drilled along the inner junction of wall and floor at depth of 6''on the entire external building premises. Termiticide solution will be injected under pressure into these holes to create barrier against termites.
STAGE 2: Treatment to wooden fixtures: Holes of 12mm 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.
STAGE 3: 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.
STAGE 4: 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, Roding will be done on every ft. adjacent to the external surfaces of the foundation wall up to 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
Essential requirements of treatment
- Existing furniture shall be shifted and kept at a distance of 2 ft. from the wall to facilitate the drilling treatment.
2) Electricity & water to be provided to carry out the treatment.
3) 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. ORGANIC Pest Control Pvt. Ltd shall not be held responsible in any inadvertent damage caused to the above due to non-availability of the details.
4) A representative from your end should be present during shifting or removing of your property, as our technicians have instructions not to handle owner's property.
5) During the course of our treatment there will be some noise of drilling avoid being present in the premises during the treatment.
6) 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. Organic pest control Pvt. Ltd offers you complete solution to prevent the termites, by providing you treatments for 5 yrs
- ANNUAL SERVICE CONTRACT
PART OF PREMISES ON ANY FLOOR
5 YEARS CONTRACT
- Treatments for Junction of Wall & Floor
- Treatment of top surface of Plinth filling
- Treatment of soil surrounding Pipes/Conduits
- Treatment for Expansion joints
- Treatment of soil along External Perimeter
Post Construction Treatments
- Treatment along outside of foundations
- Treatment at the junction of wall / Floor
- Treatment of voids in masonry
- Treatment at points of contact of fixed woodwork
Roots of entry
- Drainage pipes
- Through walls
- Electric cables
- Service pipelines
- Lift well
- Expansion Joint
- What Are Termites?
- Termites usually are cryptic, meaning that they don't come out into the open making them difficult to detect. They are often called the "silent destroyer" because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your home or yard without any immediate signs of damage. Even when they are visible within the home as flying insects, termites can often be mistaken for ants. Some homeowners will dismiss the termites as pesky ants (which often swarm at the same time of year) and ignore them without taking any preventive or extermination measures. This allows established termite infestations to grow exponentially. Termites can be identified by their straight, beaded antennae, uniform waists, and wings of equal size. (Ants have elbowed antennae, constricted waists and forewings that are longer than the hind wings.)
- While termite workers only measure approximately 1 cm to a few millimeters in length, their feeding habits are capable of causing costly damage to property.
- Termites primarily feed on cellulose, a part of wood, but also damage paper, books, insulation, and even swimming pool liners and filtration systems. All termites feed on detritus (dead plants and trees as well as dead parts of living trees, including wood). Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide cellulose food for termite infestation. House foundations, furniture, shelves and even books are all possible feeding sites for termites. Termites can harm living trees and shrubs, but are more often are a secondary invader of woody plants already in decline.
How to Get Rid of Termites
Ridding a home of termites requires special skills and is a job for professionals. Knowledge of building construction is needed to identify the critical areas where termites are likely to enter. Many of these potential points of entry are hidden and difficult to access.
Termite control also utilizes specialized equipment such as masonry drills, pumps, large-capacity tanks, and soil treatment rods. A typical treatment may involve hundreds of gallons of a liquid pesticide, known as a termiticide, injected into the ground alongside the foundation, beneath concrete slabs, and within foundation walls. "Do-it-yourself" products, sold to homeowners at retail stores or bought over the internet, will seldom eradicate an existing termite problem. Termites feed slowly and taking a few weeks to come to a decision regarding your termite control program makes little difference. It is more important to take your time to select a reputable pest control firm.
Use of insecticides like borates (disodium octaborate tetrahydrate) and/or pressure-treated wood (chromated copper arsenate) protect against termites and wood decay fungi. However, over time, even railroad ties, telephone poles and pressure treated wood can be subject to termite attack.
There are a few things homeowners can do for prevention.
- Eliminate Moisture Problems:
- Avoid moisture accumulation near the foundation. Divert water away with properly maintained clean downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.
- Pull or grade the ground near the foundation in order for surface water to drain away from the building.
- Promptly repair leaking faucets, water pipes, and air conditioning units.
- Seal entry points around water and utility lines or pipes
- Provide proper ventilation in the basement or crawl space to eliminate moisture (e.g., enhance cross ventilation, screen and remove any vegetation covering vents, etc.)
- Remove Termite Food Sources:
- Keep all wooden parts of the house foundation at least 6 inches above the soil, although an 18-inch gap between the soil and wooden portions of the building is ideal. Use concrete or steel supports, steps, etc. when in contact with soil.
- Check decks and wooden fences regularly for damage. A minimum of 6 to 8 inches between ground level and porch steps, lattice work, door or window frames, etc. is recommended.
- Install trellises, vines, and trim plants so that they do not contact the house. Do not build flower planters against the house.
- Avoid or minimize use of wood mulch next to the foundation (no more than a 2-inch depth is recommended). When mulch is used, avoid contact against the wood siding or frames of doors and windows. Pea gravel or crushed stone are much less attractive to termites, ants, millipedes, crickets, etc.
- Remove dead trees, debris, stumps and roots, and stacks of firewood from around the building.
- Regularly inspect cracks or joints in concrete slabs for evidence of termites.