Termites are known to have an intricate social structure, and an ability to build subterranean structures 15 feet tall, complete with specialty chambers, air ventilation and cooling systems. They are known to eat away at trees, paper, cardboard, and wooden homes, and do not require sleep. Worker termites have a milky or creamy colour and saw-tooth mandibles. Queen termites lay up to 2,000 eggs a day.
PestBusters offers complete solutions for termite-proofing structures as well as the most effective methods for decimating termite colonies.
The recommended inspection will include visual inspection or the Termatrac Detection Radar (deploying microwave technology to detect active infestation) for any mud trails, which tend to emerge from wall, cracks, crevices and any possible entry points.
Inspect visually for signs of termite infestation like mud trails or possible damages to wooden structures.
Microwave Inspection for wooden areas e.g. parquet flooring, built-in furniture, timber skirting, roof rafters, etc.
Using Microwave to detect termite’s movement beneath the parquet flooring or behind the built-in furniture.
We will scan the area where active infestation is suspected (1m x 1m).
Termicidal Dusting (a slow-acting chemical carried by the bodies of the foraging termites and distributed throughout the colony.)
- Spot treatment: We will only treat the infested area; no inspection will be carried out to the rest of the house. After one week, we will return for follow-up. If there is active infestation during the follow up, we will continue the treatment until there is no active infestation. No guarantees will be given as we are only doing eradication work, and the dusting does not prevent the termites from coming back.
Dusting may not be effective if the level of infestation is heavy, as the amount of powder we dust into the mud trails may not be sufficient to eradicate the whole colony. If there are multiple colonies, the dust powder may not be able to reach all of them.
- Whole house inspection + Treatment: We will inspect the whole house for possible signs of active infesta tion and treat areas where infestation is detected. If there is no active infestation, no treatment will be carried out as the powder does not prevent termites from coming back. After an interval of one week, we will return for a follow-up visit. If there is an active infestation during the follow up, we will continue the treatment until there is no more active infestation detected.
- Treatment – Foaming: We will drill 3-5mm holes and pump chemical substances into the infested areas. This is especially useful for hidden areas such as those beneath the parquet flooring behind built-in furniture, along the timber skirting, or in roof rafters. Two weeks later, we will return for follow-up.
- Treatment – Exterra Above Ground Baiting System: This is a baiting station where baits are placed on the infested areas. Every 2 weeks, we will go back for replenishment of baits until the colonies are eradicated. The time taken for eradication range from 2 to 6 months depending on the size of the colony. The number of stations required will depend on the level of infestation. We will recommend this baiting station only when clients are amenable to the long time frame required, as this is a slower process. However, this will ensure a total eradication of the colony.
- Treatment – Prodding: We will inject chemicals along the base of the tree to eradicate any active termites that could be in the tree. 2 Weeks later we will return for a follow-up. eradication of the colony.
Clients are advised not to scrap or spray any aerosol treatments onto the mud trails as it would only kill the exposed termites and the rest of the colony would disperse and infest elsewhere. No treatment will be done if live infestation cannot be found.
Maintenance Package: Visual inspection is carried out every 2 months (bimonthly) or every 3 months (quarterly). Dusting will be carried out in areas where infestation occurs. After a period of 1 week, we will return for a follow-up. If you would like to use the microwave scan, we will recommend carrying out the scanning once a year, during the first routine. This is recommended if you have parquet flooring, timber skirting, built in furniture etc.
Prevention against subterranean termite activities can be carried out by slab injection. This entails drilling into the ground slab along all pillars and walls, and injecting chemicals to provide a barrier against subterranean termites.
- Able to communicate via pheromones
- Given enough time, termites feed on wood until an empty shell is all that remains
- Feeds on cellulose, found in wood, paper, cardboard, etc