Termite Treatment Cost In Singapore
What are termites?
Thriving in the deepest, darkest parts of your house, the “silent destroyer” moves around undiscovered. The worst part is, you won’t know of their existence until you finally notice the extent of damage done to your home. Unbeknownst to you, they have been slowly but eventually breaking down the cellulose in the wooden foundation of your home. By then, their colony would have already expanded and made a home out of your place. These silent destroyers are none other than termites.
You will probably recognise these insects as white ants. But did you know that there are about 200 types of termite species? Fortunately, only a handful of them causes destruction to our property. They feed on dead plants and trees, getting their nutrients from cellulose found in wood and plant matter. The most common species found in Singapore are drywood termites and subterranean termites.
As small as they are, the property damage caused by termites can be immense and costly. Whatever woody material your house has, these termites are more than capable of tearing them apart. This is why there is a need for termite treatment, whether it is in the duration of your home construction or once you have discovered an infestation.
Types of treatment:
The dusting process involves the careful placement of termiticidal powder onto the tracks of the termites. They will then transfer the toxic substance back to the colony and onto one another, affecting the colony. This is one way to eliminate the possibility of termites further damaging other structures of your home.
Another way is using foaming chemicals, which are strategically applied in areas where termites are suspected to be hiding by way of a tiny hole drilled in the immediate vicinity. When these wood-eating insects come into contact with the chemicals, it does not kill them immediately but rather inflict damage on the larger colony when they return there. This method is also especially useful in damp areas where dusting cannot be used.
How you can prevent them:
It is important to know that the larger the termite colony, the more complex it would be to eradicate them. Thus, if you can prevent them, this will save you several hundred dollars of damage to your home.
On your own, you can start by:
- Regularly monitoring wooden areas like your cupboards and door frames for signs of infestation
- Covering cracks formed in your house to prevent termites from entering
- Removing moisture in and around your home
- Tapping on solid wood to check if they sound hollow
- Ensuring good air ventilation within your home to avoid build-up of moisture within your home, which would otherwise be the perfect environment for termites
However, these prevention tips does not guarantee that your house is termite-proof. Early detection and termite inspections done by a professional will eliminate the potential of termites invading your home. If you are afraid of termite infestations in your existing abode, we can help you termite-proof your home by introducing premium chemicals into the soil. Using the Slab Injection method, holes will be drilled along the perimeter of the structure, which allows chemicals to be injected into the soil to form a treated zone for the long-term protection of your property.
But if you have yet to own a house, you can plan to have it pre-treated for termite prevention. Termite-proofing your property during the pre-construction stage is both a worthwhile investment and the surest way of preventing a termite outbreak, and costly remedial treatments or damage replacement. We will apply premium chemicals (Fipronil, Imidacloprid or Thiamethoxam) onto the construction site and this provides a treated zone within the soil that will allow foraging termites to pick up low doses of the chemical. However, the contaminated termites will not die immediately.
As a result, the chemical residue is then passed on virally to other termites in their nest during their feeding and grooming process. This will eradicate the colony and keep your property termite-free.
Additionally, Trithor is a Termite Protection System that forms a physical barrier in the undersurface of the building, repelling and killing termites at all entry points with an environmentally-friendly Deltamethrin solution, offering unparalleled protection against termites.
When it comes to termites, prevention is definitely better than cure. These methods can ultimately prevent these silent destroyers from threatening your personal spaces. Whether it is drywood termites or subterranean termites, Pestbusters will get rid of the termite threat for you to make sure that you and your family are returning to a termite-free home. For more specific pricing, call us at 65-3163-4415.